Family and Kids in Shanghai

Looking out for what can you do with kids and family in Shanghai? Here are the things that you should not miss out on a family vacation with kids, toddlers, or babies. Discover the ultimate places for kids in Shanghai, be it water parks, theme parks, or playgrounds. Children will have fun, learn new things, get good food and will not get bored in long queues. Keep reading to know about awesome places and activities to enjoy with your kids in Shanghai.
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Let's explore our list of kid-friendly attractions in Shanghai for perfect family outings and getaways.

  1. Visit to experience unparalleled fun for kids
    Yuyuan Garden


    The Yuyuan Garden or the Yu Garden is another commonly frequented tourist destination in Shanghai. Situated in the northeastern part of the ‘Old City’, this garden attracts a lot of foreign tourists on an annual basis. The history connected with the construction of this garden is quite bittersweet in nature. Built in 1577, this garden took up a huge amount of resources during the r...Read more
  2. A place for children with all kinds of interests
    Oriental Pearl Tower


    This tower held the position of the tallest structure in China till 2007 before it was overtaken by the Jin Mao Tower and the SFWC tower. The function of the tower serves as a Radio and Television broadcast tower but has become a landmark location in the city. The tower has eleven spheres and fifteen observatory towers. The tower comprises a shopping mall, exhibition facilities, restaurants an...Read more
  3. A guaranteed fun space for the kids
    Shanghai Museum

    Family and Kids

    The Shanghai Museum is only one of the main attractions that people can view in the Peoples Square. The foundations of this museum were laid in 1952 and it has predominantly remained an art museum. The architecture of the museum building is built with strict accordance to Chinese perception and philosophies. Local architect Xing Tonghe designed the building with a round top upon a square base....Read more
  4. Amazing Shanghai attraction for kids
    Science And Technology Museum

    Science Museum

    This large museum is located in the Pudong area in Shanghai and is the largest park located inside the inner districts of this majestic city. Covering a floor space of ninety eight thousand square meters, this museum attracts more than three million tourists on an annual basis. You can rest assured that the sights you will see in this museum will leave you flabbergasted and in awe of the huge s...Read more
  5. Can keep your kids busy for days
    Zhujiajiao Ancient Town

    Family and Kids

    This locality is affectionately referred to as the Venice of Shanghai. This suburb is a water town which has a rich and vibrant history that dates back over 1700 years. Zhujiajiao is not only famous in Shanghai but is also one of the most popular tourist destinations throughout China. Surrounded by lakes and mountains, this small town covers around forty seven square kilometers. The government ...Read more
  6. Perfect for kids day out in Shanghai
    Huangpu River Cruise

    Family and Kids

    The Huangpu River flows through the heart of the city of Shanghai. It is also a much frequented waterway. There are numerous river cruises that can be availed by tourists. Being the longest river in Shanghai and the last and most important tributary of the Yangtze River, this waterway is extremely important for the city and the country. Normally, the river cruises are offered by many different ...Read more
  7. Fun place to go for kids
    Shanghai Glass Museum

    Family and Kids

    The Shanghai Glass Museum is one of the most innovative and modern museums in Shanghai. There are numerous attractions that draw people to this museum. Chief among them are the temporary exhibits, the most popular among them which is on display now is the exhibit called “Keep it Glassy”. Another exciting part of the museum is the glass blowing exhibition. Here, tourists can watch pr...Read more
  8. A cool place to see with kids
    Qibao Ancient Town

    Family and Kids

    The word Qibao literally translates to ‘seven treasures’. This town located in the Minhang district of Shanghai is an ancient part of the city, the origins of which can be traced as far back as the ‘Five Dynasties and Ten kingdoms Period’. This town is especially well known for its own brand of food involving crickets, a specialty spicy pork dish and other local delicaci...Read more
  9. A fantastic place for refreshing break for children
    Mao Zedongs Former Residence

    Educational Site

    Everyone who has even the most basic historical knowledge will recognize Mao Zedong. The communist leader had visited Shanghai on numerous occasions and hence, his small residence on Maoming Lu is today a popular tourist destination. This former residence is the only one open to the public and is mostly frequented by Chinese nationals or people with communist sensibilities. Nonetheless, this ho...Read more
  10. One of the awesome things children enjoy the most
    Shanghai Ocean Aquarium


    This oceanic aquarium is considered to be one of the best in the world. There are numerous species of fishes and oceanic animals that are housed in this aquarium. The main draw of this aquarium is a one hundred and twenty meter tunnel like aquarium that provides tourists with a number of marine habitats. The parts of the tunnel simulate an open ocean, a coastal reef, a shark cove, a kelp cave a...Read more
  11. The best option for younger visitors
    Jingan Temple

    Family and Kids

    Located on the West Nanjing Road in the Jing’an District, the name of this temple literally translates to Temple of Peace and Tranquility. The original temple was constructed in 247 AD during the Period of the Three Kingdoms under the commission of the Wu Dynasty. In 1216, the Buddhist temple was relocated to its current location by the rulers of the Song Dynasty. The temple premise consi...Read more
  12. A place where kids enjoy and have fun
    Longhua Pagoda

    Family and Kids

    This pagoda is considered to be a part of the Longhua Temple and is one of the most beautiful and imposing structures in the area. One of the 16 pagodas that are located in Shanghai, the Longhua Pagoda is the most famous and well maintained among them all. The floor layout follows an octagonal plan and each of the seven storeys decrease in size from bottom to the top. Keeping true to traditions...Read more
  13. A place perfect for families with kids
    Longhua Temple

    Family and Kids

    The Longhua Temple can be considered to be the main tourist attraction in the Longhua Tourist City. This temple is a shining example of the style of architecture that rose to prominence under the Long Dynasty and the construction of the temple reflects the sensibilities of the Buddhist Chan sect. Being one of the largest temples in the city, the Longhua temple is also one of the largest and bes...Read more
  14. A favorite place to take the kids in the city
    Lupu Bridge

    Family and Kids

    The name Lupu is a juxtaposition of the names of two of the areas which the bridge connects, the Luwan and Pudong Districts. The Lupu Bridge holds records for being the second longest steel arch bridge in the world. The bridge was completed in 2002 after two years of construction and was primarily designed to lessen the congestion of traffic and to service the area around the Huangpu River. The...Read more
  15. It's just one of those places to visit and hang out
    Chenshan Botanic Gardens

    Botanical Garden

    Among the numerous well known locations in Shanghai, it often happens that some of the lesser known but equally beautiful places stay hidden from the public eye. This is one such place. The Chenshan Botanic Gardens are located near Jiasong Lu in the Songjiang district. There are over nine thousand species of plants that are displayed in this park. Also, there are numerous gardens that house cac...Read more