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Things to Do with Kids in Shanghai

By Viator, February 2018

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It might not seem so at first glance, but if you look carefully, Shanghai is a surprisingly family-friendly destination with a lot to keep children of all ages entertained. From boat trips to hands-on classes, here are some of the best things to do with kids in Shanghai.

  • Don’t miss an acrobatic show at Shanghai Circus World featuring Chinese martial arts and impressive special effects.
  • Spend a day at Shanghai Disneyland enjoying the amusement park’s rides and shows, and Disney’s largest castle.
  • Ride a boat through Zhujiajiao, a nearby ancient water town, to learn about its 1,700-year history. 
  • Get your hands dirty during an interactive pottery-making class to experience the ancient Chinese art firsthand.
  • Tour the Shanghai Zotter Chocolate Theatre and see how chocolate is made while tasting along the way.
  • Take advantage of the hop-on hop-off bus to visit kid-friendly attractions like the Huangpu River, Century Park, People’s Square, Oriental Pearl Tower, and many observation decks.
  • Ride the high-speed Maglev train to Pudong International Airport to experience speeds of up to 267 miles (430 kilometers) per hour—the fastest passenger train in the world.

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Shanghai Circus World: ERA Intersection of Time Acrobatics Show, Shanghai, null
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Shanghai Circus World: ERA Intersection of Time Acrobatics Show

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 149 Reviews

While in Shanghai, don't miss this stunning acrobatic show that combines fascinating history, traditional Chinese martial arts and stunning special effects. ...  Read more

Location: Shanghai, China
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $23.90
Shanghai Bus Tour Hop-on Hop-off Premium Ticket including City Top Attraction Admissions, Shanghai, ... 
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Shanghai Bus Tour Hop-on Hop-off Premium Ticket including City Top Attraction Admissions

4 star rating: Recommended 62 Reviews

See Shanghai’s highlights on this hop-on hop-off tour! Visit Jade Buddha Temple, Nanpu Bridge, the Bund, Jing’an Temple, Xintiandi, the People’s Plaza and ...  Read more

Location: Shanghai, China
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $30.80
Private Zhujiajiao Water Town Boating Tour with Fruit Picking or Tea Tasting, Shanghai, Hop-on ... 
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Private Zhujiajiao Water Town Boating Tour with Fruit Picking or Tea Tasting

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Shanghai Zhaotun village is well-known as "the hometown of Strawberry" in China as there are hundreds of strawberry greenhouses in the area (around ...  Read more

Location: Shanghai, China
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $66.19
Shanghai Zotter Chocolate Theatre Admission Ticket Including Tasting Tour, Shanghai, Gondola Cruises
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Shanghai Zotter Chocolate Theatre Admission Ticket Including Tasting Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

How is chocolate created? What do freshly roasted cocoa beans or cheese in chocolate taste like? The Chocolate Theatre offers an exciting tasting expedition ...  Read more

Location: Shanghai, China
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $28.00
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Shanghai Jin Mao Tower Observation Desk Admission Ticket

Jin Mao Tower is one of the most iconic buildings in the modern area of Pudong in Shanghai. Get your entrance ticket in advance and enjoy the 88th Floor ...  Read more

Location: Shanghai, China
Duration: Flexible

From USD $18.00
Shanghai Tower Observation Deck Admission Ticket, Shanghai, Attraction Tickets
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Shanghai Tower Observation Deck Admission Ticket

Shanghai Tower is nowadays one of the highest buildings in the world and a top attraction in China. The observation deck on the 118th floor offers you ...  Read more

Location: Shanghai, China
Duration: Flexible

From USD $27.00
Private Family Friendly Shanghai City Tour with Maglev Train Ride and Lunch, Shanghai, Attraction ... 
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Private Family Friendly Shanghai City Tour with Maglev Train Ride and Lunch

This private sightseeing tour of Shanghai with selected attractions for families with children. You will experience fun Maglev train ride and visit  ...  Read more

Location: Shanghai, China
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $104.00
Experience Shanghai: Chinese Pottery Class, Shanghai, Kid Friendly Tours & Activities
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Experience Shanghai: Chinese Pottery Class

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Experience one of China's time-honored cultural traditions during this private 2-hour pottery-making class in Shanghai. A perfect activity for the whole ...  Read more

Location: Shanghai, China
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $80.12
Shanghai Zhujiajiao Ancient Town Admission Ticket, Shanghai, Cultural Tours
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Shanghai Zhujiajiao Ancient Town Admission Ticket

Zhujiajiao is one of the four most famous cultural towns within Shanghai region. This ancient water town has a history of more then 1700 years and shows the ...  Read more

Location: Shanghai, China
Duration: 1 to 8 hrs

From USD $9.09

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