May Family Events

By Stuart Lancaster 2019-04-26 17:00:22

Unmissable Family Events

Longgines Global Champions Tour

Fresh from The Americas, the Tour makes its next stop in the spectacular destination of Shanghai, during 3rd-5th May. Shanghai, renowned for its record-breaking skyscrapers, has an ever-growing number of new show jumping fans in the region where passion for the sport is developing fast. Previous winners here include Harrie Smolders (NED), Marco Kutscher (GER) and Gregory Wathelet (BEL) who can tame the dragon in the heart of Asia this year?

Find It: South of China Art Museum, Hongshan Road, near Xueye Road Pudong Shanghai


RECAP:The Shanghai Family International School Expo 2019

The Shanghai Family International School Expo 2019 was a roaring success! The expo was co-sponsored by HumaNiuwa. There was a wide spectrum of events including a round-table panel discussing education, featuring prominent parents and international principals and interactive art activities for children to enjoy. In addition to the forum and 2018-19 Art&Writing awards ceremony there was a charity auction which successfully raised money for Shanghai Aihao Children Rehabilitation Centre. There were over 40 of the most esteemed international schools, bilingual kindergartens, bilingual schools, international senior high schools and educational training facilities. We would like to thank everyone who participated and supported this wonderful event that we hope has strengthened the educational community.


Support a great cause!


This May get your trainers out and join in with a wonderful cause. More Than Aware raise money for those recovering from breast cancer and to raise awareness there will be a 5k annual fun run. Children under 5 can run for free. If you do not participate then sponsor someone who is taking part and help support a great charity in the Shanghai Community.

Find It: Century Park, Pudong, Saturday May 11th, 200rmb


Daventures Mountain Sports Carnival and Race

Want to get outside and do something active with the family this summer? Whether you’re an aspiring pro competitor or simply a spectator along for the ride, the event will have something for you, including an on-site bazaar with an array of goodies, including fashionable fitness wear and delectable local delicacies. There’ll be live music each evening to keep the summertime vibe going, so join us and make the most of a weekend escape from the Shanghai hustle..

Find It: Discovery Adventures Park, Moganshan Town, Deqing County, When: May 31-June 2, 2019 Price: 299 RMB Tel: 400-9005-177


Slime Classes


Join Craft'd for a special SLIME MAKING workshop! This has been one of our most popular party options this year and they have been asked many times to deliver a workshop on this... so it is back by popular demand! Your child can make 6 types of slime in this 2 hour workshop! They will be taught the science of making slime and be given lots of bits and pieces to customise their slime!

Find It: 2nd Floor, 382 Shaanxi South Road 


The Crazy 5k Play Tour


This crazy obstacle course involves channeling your inner child to deal with a succession of novelty barriers, slides, etc. The 5K run is coming back to Shanghai due to popular demand. Made with grown up kids in mind, there is still plenty of scope for families.


Find it: Venue: Shanghai Auto-Expo, 7555 Boyuan Road, Jiading, Shanghai


Mother's Day

Enjoy the approaching Mother's Day with a 30 minute spa: steam and sauna. The treatment consits of a lifestyle shower; ice-fountain and following these indulgences take a 60 minute de-stressor massage with pure and therapeutic Do-Terra oils that have been distilled from plants. The spa allows complementary access to their exclusive pool and gym. As well as the spa there is a 30 minute wellness class (their weekday wellness class will take place at 8:00 am and at weekend at 9:30 am)

Find It: The Peninsula Hotel, 32 Zhongshan East No. One Road, Peninsula Shanghai.

Price 980Rmb


Forest Stories

Forest Stories is a shadow play performance of classic stories and other animal classic represented in the wonder of shadow. The classic fables that we grew up with will be brought back to life. If your child has never seen a story through this medium then why not give it a go?

Find It: 5F, Ciro's Plaza, 388 Nanjing West Road, Huangpu.




The glorious Russian State Ballet company perform a classic children’s tale set to music by Prokofiev. Whilst her mad/bad stepmother and her ill-mannered daughters prepare for the Royal Ball, poor Cinderella can only dream of dancing with the handsome Prince. Later that evening, her rags become a glittering gown and she is swept magically to the Ball. Founded by Vyacheslav Gordeev in 1984, the "Russian State Ballet" Theatre over 20 years remains one of the leading Russian Ballet companies. The repertoire includes masterpieces of the world ballet classical repertoire and the best samples of modern choreography.

Find It: Shanghai Oriental Art Centre, 425 Dingxiang Road, Pudong.

Date May 9th


New Vegan Menu

Bund venues risk style over substance but modern tapas restaurant el Willy has struck a fine balance over the last ten years. Their busy dining room is both friendly and classy, with entertaining plates (giant lobsters, crabs with built in lids) adding to the sense of fun. El Willy continues to advance its menu selections with extra-healthy items, including vegetarian and now vegan dishes, a fast growing favourite with visitors from India and other places with many dedicated vegan food lovers. Bring your kids for a sunlit lunch then a walk along the riverfront this month.

Find It: 5th Floor, 22 Zhongshan East No.2 Road