Amusement & Leisure Parks

Jing An Park
Park located across from Jingan Temple. Former site of Bubbling Well Cemetery. Garden, pond and walking areas. Nearby to tourist attractions. No. 1649 Nanjing Road. Located in Jingan District.
Shanghai Zoo
With over 600 species, Shanghai Zoo is one of Chinas best, though the bar is set rather low, particularyly with regard to animal treatment. The pandas, however, are well taken care of and worth the trip. 6:30am-5:30pm. 2381 Hongqiao Lu, by Hongxu Lu.
Daning Lingshi Park
This walled park, often overlooked by expats and the largest in Puxi, offers plenty of areas to find urban solotude. 5am-5pm. 288 Guangzhong Xi Lu, Zhabei District.
Jinjiang Amusement Park
Amusement park with a looping roller coaster, merry-go-rounds, a haunted house, bumper cars and a Ferris wheel. 08:30-21:00. 201 Hongmei Lu, by Meilong Lu.
Shanghai Wild Animal Park
Animal park in Shanghai. 200 kinds of rare animals. 10,000 animals total. Bus and walking visit areas. Restaurant dining available. No.178 Nanliu Main Road. Located in Pudong New Area.
Allows children to reenact their fantasies with the aid of professional photographers. Open daily 10:00-22:00. 6-7/F Super Brand Mall, 168 Lujiazui Xi Lu.
Gongqing Forest Park
Natural wildlife park. Holiday and conference facilities, gardens, lakes, bamboo forest, and over 30 entertainment facilities. No. 2000 Jungong Road. Located in Yangpu District.
Chess 4 Kidz
Teaches children chess moves and strategies. Open Saturday 10:30-12:00. Rm. 603, 868 Maotai Lu, Zhongshan Park.
Zhabei Park
Not far from Daning Lingshi Park, this smaller park has a decidedly more local feel and is often bustling with socializing seniors. Its interesting and worth a stroll. 6am-6pm. 1555 Gonghe Xin Lu, by Luochuan Dong Lu.
Ch’i Life Studio Shanghai
Offers private and group martial arts and yoga classes for all ages. 447-2 Jin Feng Road, Min Hang, Shanghai 201107.
Changfeng Park
Leisure park with lake and aquarium. Open 06:00-17:30. Boating lake, go-karting picnic areas, aquarium and man-made hill. No. 525 Zaoyang Road. Located in Putuo District.
Peoples Square Amusement Park
Most expat residents of the French Concession dont realize that there is an amusement park tucked away in the greenery of Peoples Square. Its safe and affordable for kids aged 7-12. 9am-7pm. Peoples park, Nanjing Xi Lu Side.
Fun Dazzle
A staffed children’s play area within Zhongshan Park featuring mazes, swings, slides, ropes and ball pits. Open daily 10:00-19:00. 780 Changning Lu (in Zhong Shan Park).
Youth organization of Community Center Shanghai offering events such as bowling, paintball and community service projects.
Happy Valley Amusement Park
Features various rollercoasters as well as smaller rides for children. 18 Linying Dadao.
Adventure Zone
Features a 700 square meter indoor playground with three large slides and three adjoining themed party rooms. Open Monday to Friday 10:00-21:00; Saturday to Sunday 09:00-22:00. 4/F Kerry Hotel, 1388 Hua Mu Lu, Pudong, Shanghai 201204.
Shanghai Ocean Aquarium
Shanghai Ocean Aquarium is located in the Lujiazui ring (close to the Orient Pearl TV Tower). Visit their website for booking details. Paid parking lot available but only limited slots.
Century Park
Sprawlidng and open Century Park, located at the end of Century Avenue in Pudong, covers 140 hectares. The open green lawns, wooded areas and various facilities make it an ideal place for family outing during the warmer months. 7am-6pm. 1001 Jinxi Lu.
Shanghai Natural Wild Insect Kingdom
Visitors are free to feed the rabbits, goats and chinchillas. Admission is RMB40 per adult and RMB25 per child, with discounts for familities. 9am-5pm. 1 Fenghe Lu, by Lujiazui Xi Lu.
Color-Me Kids Experience Center
Provides children age 12 and under with afterschool programs, birthday parties and family-related events to build character and life skills. Open Wednesday to Sunday 09:00-18:00. 1502 Huai Hai Zhong Road, Xuhui.
Changfeng Ocean World
South American-themed aquatic park featuring penguins, sharks, sea lions and glass bottom boat rides. Open daily 08:30-17:00. Gate 4, Changfeng Park, 451 Daduehe Lu, Putuo.
Fuxing Park
The French-style landscaping gem is the central park of the French Concession. To get the most out your experience visit early in the morning when its filled with dancers, mahjong players and tai chi practitioners. 6am-6pm. 105 Yandang Rd.