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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 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 77 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
Shanghai Tower Observation Deck Admission Ticket, Shanghai, Hop-on Hop-off Tours
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Shanghai Tower Observation Deck Admission Ticket

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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: 1 to 12 hrs

From USD $27.00
Private Zhujiajiao Water Town Boating Tour with Fruit Picking, Shanghai, Attraction Tickets
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Private Zhujiajiao Water Town Boating Tour with Fruit Picking

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

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 $59.57
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Shanghai Zotter Chocolate Factory Admission Ticket including Tasting Tour, Shanghai, Gondola Cruises
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Shanghai Zotter Chocolate Factory 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
Shanghai Jin Mao Tower Observation Desk Admission Ticket, Shanghai, Attraction Tickets
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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: 1 to 13 hrs

From USD $18.00
Shanghai Yu Garden Admission Ticket, Shanghai, Attraction Tickets
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Shanghai Yu Garden Admission Ticket

Yuyuan or Yu Garden is believed to have been built in the Ming Dynasty, more than 400 years ago. The exquisite layout, beautiful scenery, and the artistic ...  Read more

Location: Shanghai, China
Duration: 1 to 8 hrs

From USD $6.45
Shanghai Zhujiajiao Ancient Town Admission Ticket, Shanghai, Attraction Tickets
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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
Private Transfer between Shanghai Zoo and City Hotel, Shanghai, Attraction Tickets
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Private Transfer between Shanghai Zoo and City Hotel

Enjoy a half day in Shanghai Zoo (located in Changning district) to see the cute panda bears, tiger, monkey and many other animal. Enjoy door-to-door service ...  Read more

Location: Shanghai, China
Duration: 3 to 5 hrs

From USD $6.50
Private Transfer between Shanghai Wild Animal Park and City Hotel, Shanghai, Private Transfers
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Private Transfer between Shanghai Wild Animal Park and City Hotel

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Spend a fun day in Shanghai Wild Animal Park to see the cute panda bears, tiger, monkey and many other animal. Enjoy door-to-door service in a comfortable ...  Read more

Location: Shanghai, China
Duration: 6 to 8 hrs

From USD $10.00
Shanghai Qibao Old Town Food Tour with Cricket Fighting Culture Experience, Shanghai, Private ... 
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Shanghai Qibao Old Town Food Tour with Cricket Fighting Culture Experience

Qibao, a mini version of water town of China, now features a bustling tourist old street teeming with variegated snacks. More than mere twenty years ago when ...  Read more

Location: Shanghai, China
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $67.00

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