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8 Fun Family-Friendly Events for the Rest of the Week

Beat the boredom, grab the folks and join in on the fun.
2020-09-15 11:00:00
Baking courses, cartoon exhibitions, festivals galore; this September week is jam-packed with events suitable for families. From parenting courses to afternoon markets, here’s a "what’s up" and "where to" for the folks at home.

September 16

Sibling Rivalry Workshop

September 16, 10am-noon, 7-9pm @ American-Sino Women's & Children's Hospital

Brothers, sisters, bickering and fighting. What are the causes, and can it be made better? More harmonious? This Wednesday, maternity and pediatric nurse Shlomit Entes is hosting workshops for parents of young kids (newborns to 9 years) on how to handle sibling rivalry. Come either in the morning or in the evening, as singles or couples. Make sure to scan the QR code, group sizes are limited.

September 18

Embrace the 2020 Change

September 18, 9am-noon @ Community Center Shanghai (Pudong)

Community Center Shanghai is hosting an orientation where professionals and experts of industries share their insight and knowledge about living in Shanghai. Expect topics relating to the medical system, banking, work and family. People are welcome to attend this free event; all they need to do is scan the QR code to reserve their place.

The Weekend

Family day Carnival

September 19, 8.30am-8.30pm @ Huacao Community Center

A festival for families! The International Family Day Carnival is being held at the Huacao Community Center. Along with the classics of live musical performances and food stalls, a family triathlon is also going to be held. Scan the QR code to sign-up.

Commune Market

September 19 to September 20, 11am @ Yong Ping Lane

The Commune Market this Weekend! Patrons can come by and have themselves a merry afternoon, filled with snacks, treats, and a bevy of gift stalls. The Books Swap is also back, as a fresh new load of books are ready for eager young readers.

Jing'an Courtyard Festival

September 19 to September 20, 2-10pm @ Tonglefang

Golly gosh, that's three for three this weekend, it’s practically a party palooza! Located at Tonglefang is the Jing’an Courtyard Festival. Food, drink, a craft market, live performances, workshops & DIY activities and, critical, a playground for the children.

Mooncake Baking Class

September 20, 2-3pm @ Geneva

Geneva is hosting a baking class for kids aged 2-12 on how to make the dessert so good it was named after a planetary body. Tickets are 88rmb per child.


Chibi Maruko-Chan 30th Anniversary Exhibition

Daily until September 27, 10am-9pm @ Takashimaya

Takashimaya has a three-floor exhibit for the beloved Japanese anime, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary. Merchandise, memorabilia and plenty of fun photo-ops. Admission is 88rmb for a single ticket, but there are also group deals; 159rmb for two and 139rmb for families.

MoCA Snoopy 70th Anniversary

Daily until January 4, 10am-6pm @ Museum of Contemporary Art Shanghai

This ol’ dog has turned 70, wow! In celebration of Snoopy and the Peanuts characters, MoCa Shanghai has put on an art exhibition: there's a collection of originals from creator Charles M. Shultz, as well as the works of 20 independent artists from across Asia, who created brand new pieces. All are welcome, museum is open every day (including holidays), and admission is 80rmb. Keep in mind it's half-price for students and elderly.


Looking for more things to do with the family? Check out our Kids & Family Events section!