Things to do with kids in Shanghai
We have twins; six year olds and will be in Shanghai for a few weeks following on from a scouting trip. Please give us some suggestions for stuff to do afterwards: ideally stuff you can only do in Shanghai as we will travel elsewhere later; things like hands on activities, good ideas for day-tips most appreciated.
Edited 4/29/2017 11:56:19 AM by bendecko ...View History
Answer @ 1/12/2017 9:33:43 AM by BettyC
Good day trips: Suzhou, Hangzhou, Nanjing, water towns (I like Hangzhou best, all are accessible via bullet train, in itself a fun experience for kids and adults). Shanghai Disney? In SH a few ideas: Natural History museum (and, if it's a nice day, spend some time in the sculpture park surrounding), Zotter Chocolate factory, lots of parks, walking around Yu gardens area (anything you can do on weekdays would be a wise idea as crowds on weekends are crazy).
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    Spot on.
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    A well known water town is Nanxun in Zhejiang. That province has Maogan mountain which is pretty
Answer @ 1/11/2017 4:33:43 AM by optimalshop
Disney, Mr. X, Jump 360, Shanghai Circus World, Legoland, Shanghai Circuit Go Karting, Disneyland, Hello Kitty Theme Park (in Zhejiang), Chocolate Factory
Answer @ 1/14/2017 5:33:43 AM by TristanK1988
Shanghai water towns are awesome. I recommend Zhujuajiao and Tongli. I liked Shanghai Circus World for the evening. The Shanghai Aquarium is amazing and right in the heart of liujiazui. The Natural History Museum and Science and Technology museum are good. The science and tech museum has an underground fake market there which is good for cheap souvenirs. Jing An temple and going into the temple itself is nice, and so is the old town and Yuyuan a Gardens nearby. Tianzifang is interesting as is Xintiandi. The Peace Hotel does a nice afternoon tea and I heard their restaurant does good Shanghai food. It's worth a visit even if you don't eat there. It's free to go in. Watch out for tea scams, people wanting to practice English with you, and the art gallery scam. Basically just don't talk to anyone who approaches you in tourist areas.
Answer @ 1/16/2017 5:33:43 PM by cantankerousspoonfu
Lots of great ideas here! I also have a 6 year old. Happy to set up a play date if you would like with a few kids while you are here. Not sure where you will be looking, but many places like Kung Fu Kids, gymnastics, etc offer a free trial class.
Answer @ 1/16/2017 3:33:43 PM by bloodyladdertruck
Nanjing has hotsprings in tangshan, Purple mountain and Sun yat sen masuloeum, ming tombs and linggu temple, Qixia mountain and temple
Answer @ 1/13/2017 6:33:43 AM by WillFisher
Strawberry picking in Qingpu (it's now the season)

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