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.