Top 10 Things to Do for Kids in Shanghai

Shanghai can be a wonderful place for a family vacation and has plenty to offer in terms of kids friendly attractions. So if your kids need some kid-centric time during your Shanghai Tour, now follow me to search and explore these top 10 Shanghai child friendly things to do.

Happy Valley Amusement Park, Shanghai (上海欢乐谷)
Shanghai Happy Valley was officially opened to public on August 16, 2009, which has become the largest, the most beautiful and the highest technology theme park in Shanghai, even in China. Covering an area of 90 Hectares and with an investment of more than 4 billion yuan, Shanghai Happy Valley is located in the core region of Sheshan National Tourism Resort in Songjiang District.

Address: No.888, Linhu Road, Songjiang District, Shanghai
Entrance Fee: CNY 200; CNY100 (for kids1.2-1.4m tall); Free for kids under 1.2m.
Opening Hours: 9:00-18:00
Telephone: (021) 33552222
Bus Routes: take Subway Line 9 from Xujiahui Station to Sheshan Station. Cross the overpass and find the free shuttle bus in orange color to the park directly.

Happy Valley Amusement Park, Shanghai
Happy Valley Amusement Park, Shanghai
Shanghai Disneyland Resort (上海迪斯尼)
The Shanghai Disneyland Resort Project Application Report for the Pudong, Shanghai was submitted by Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, and was approved by the Chinese government on November 4, 2009. The resort is planned to be operational by 2014/15. The construction has already begun and a major road has began construction to get the materials for the rest of the park.
Address: Chuansha Town, Pudong New Area, Shanghai
Entrance Fee: undetermined
Opening Hours: undetermined
Bus Routes: Special Line to Shanghai Disneyland Resort is under construction

Shanghai Library (上海图书馆)
Shanghai Library is the second largest library in China after the National Library of China in Beijing. At 24 stories and 348 feet (106 meters) tall, it is the tallest library in the world. The building has a tower that looks like a giant lighthouse.Address: 1555 Huaihai Middle Road, Shanghai

Entrance Fee: CNY 10
Opening Hours: 13: 30-20:00 (Monday); 08:30-20:00 (other days)
Telephone: 021-64455555
Bus Routes: take Metro Line 1 to Changshu Station or take Buses No. 93, 911, 945, 26, 548, etc.
Shanghai Library
Shanghai Library
Shanghai Wild Animal Zoo (上海野生动物园)
Shanghai Wild Animal Zoo is located in XuanQiaoTown of Nanhui District in Pudong New Area. In the walking area, you can enjoy the world rare animals such as white lion, white tiger, white kangaroo, giant panda, Chinese alligator and so on. In the small animal garden, you can hug the small animal,feed lovely monkey, and have the experience of keeper to see personally the miraculously generating.
Address: Highway 178, South Six, Xuanqiao Town, Nanhui District, Pudong New Area, Shanghai

Entrance Fee: CNY 100
Opening Hours: 08:00-17:00 (March to November); 08;30-16:30 (December to February)
Telephone: 86 21 61180000
Bus Routes: Nanxin Special Line, Huisong Line, Tourism Bus at Shanghai Stadium…

Shanghai Wild Animal Zoo
Shanghai Wild Animal Zoo
Shanghai Ocean Aquarium (上海海洋水族馆)
Shanghai Ocean Aquarium (SOA) is the biggest aquarium in Shanghai and one of the most beautiful ones in the world. The aquarium has a total built in area of 20,500 square meters. It is divided into 9 different thematic zones. The main highlights from these various zones include the Chinese sturgeon, Giant Salamander, Electric Eels, Spotted seals, Weedy Seadragons, Jellyfish, Sand Tiger Sharks… and many more!
Address: No. 1388 Lujiazui Ring Road, Pudong New Area, Shanghai

Entrance Fee: CNY 135
Opening Hours: 9:00 – 18:00
Telephone: 86 21 58779988

Bus Routes: Buses No.81, 82, 85, 583, 774, 795, 798, 799, 870, 961, 971, 985, 992, 993, 996…

Shanghai Ocean Aquarium
Shanghai Ocean Aquarium
Chang Feng Ocean World Aquarium (长风海洋世界)
Shanghai Changfeng Ocean World, which was opened in April 1994 at the cost of 25 million dollars, is 13 meters under the surface of the Silver Shovel Lake in Changfeng Park. The aquarium is the only marine life-themed show stadium in China, which is home to thousands of creatures from oceans and rivers all over the world. Chang Feng Ocean World Aquarium provides visitors with fresh and exciting experience of marine sightseeing.
Address: No.451, Daduhe Road, Putuo District, Shanghai

Entrance Fee: CNY140
Opening Hours:  08:00-20:00
Telephone: 021-62238888

Bus Routes: Buses No. 44, 67, 94, 754, 837, 846…

Jin Jiang Amusement Park (锦江乐园)

Jinjiang Action Park provides visitors with the international advanced and domestic first-calss entertainment experience. Accompanied by the consummate ancillary facilities such as shopping, dining and car service, Jinjiang Action Park is indeed a paradise for everyone. 

Address: 201 Hongmei Road, Shanghai

Entrance Fee: CNY30 for 2 projects and CNY 60 for 6 projects
Opening Hours: 08:45-17:00
Telephone: 021-54204956

Bus Routes: Metro No.1 line, Buses No.50, 131, 704

Jin Jiang Amusement Park
Jin Jiang Amusement Park
Shanghai Sculpture Park  (上海月湖雕塑公园)
Shanghai Sculpture Park opened in May 2005. The park covers an area of 86.7 hectares, and is located in Sheshan National Travel & Holiday Area, west Shanghai. The sculpture park is surrounded by the Sheshan mountains with Yuehu (Moon Lake) at its center. In this beautiful natural location, more than 70 contemporary sculptures create a magnificent combination of art and nature.
Address: 1158, Linyin New Road, Sheshan Travel & Holiday Area, Shanghai, China
Entrance Fee: CNY 120
Opening Hours: 9:00-18:00
Telephone: +86-21-57798090
Bus Routes: take Special Tourist Bus, or Y B1, Hu-chen Line…

Shanghai Zoo (上海动物园)
Shanghai Zoo is the main zoological garden in the Chinese city of Shanghai. The zoo houses and exhibits more than 6,000 animals, among which are 600 Chinese animals that include the giant panda, golden snub-nosed monkey, South China Tiger, hoopoe, black bulbul, great hornbills and bractian camels. The zoo is constantly developing and improving the animal enclosures in order to provide better environments for the animals and a pleasurable experience for visitors.

Address: 2381 Hongqiao Road, Shanghai

Entrance Fee: 86-21-62687775
Opening Hours: 07:00-17:00(Nov. to the next Feb.); 07:00-17:30 (March and April)
Telephone: 021-62687775

Bus Routes: take Buses No. 709, 945, 748, 911, 519…

Shanghai Zoo
Shanghai Zoo
Dino Beach (上海热带风暴)
Dino Beach, which is located at Xinzhen Road of Minhang District, is the only aquatic theme park in Shanghai. During summer, it is the best place to go where you can throw yourself in the water and enjoy the fun from the numerous entertainment facilities in the park.
Address: No.78 Xin Zhen Road, Min Hang District, Shanghai

Entrance Fee: CNY 150
Opening Hours: 08:00-18:00
Telephone: 021-64783333

Bus Routes: Xin Zhuang Station of Metro No.1 then Taxi

Dino Beach
Dino Beach

Add on:
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4 thoughts on “Top 10 Things to Do for Kids in Shanghai

  1. Hello Me,

    Yes, it is a bit higher than people expect. Maybe we need the competition among these amusement parks. The prices will go down When Shanghai Disneyland is finished in 2 years.

  2. I would like to know the market place in Pudong, where clothes etc are sold on the the market every day or on particular days.
    Also which mall has good shops selling name cheap brand clothes . And household kitchen things.

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