WORLD 7 Father's Day activities for Shanghai dads and kids

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7 Father's Day activities for Shanghai dads and kids

Heng Hui Mei | TimeOut

05:58, June 17, 2018



Photograph: Ferenc Horvath via Unsplash


It's hard figuring out ways to show Dad just how important he is. These seven Father's Day (June 17 this year, partners and kids) activities might be a start.

Check out some art

HOW Art Museum


Photograph: HOW Art Museum

HOW Art Museum

Get the creative juices flowing at HOW Art Museum, dubbed Shanghai’s first ‘night museum’ for its late opening hours. HOW opened last year and showcases modern art from China and the wider world. Currently at the museum, ogle the works of Zaha Hadid as well as diverse displays of furniture and home accessories. Then, check out Leandro Erlich's Instagrammable solo exhibition 'Construction of Reality' which plays on optical illusions. 

Shanghai Museum of Glass

Shanghai Museum of Glass

Located out in Baoshan district, the Kids Museum of Glass might have ‘kids’ in the name but it's also one parents will enjoy (and is a winner of three Red Dot Design Awards, which design-savvy dads will appreciate). It’s really an indoor playground that calls itself a museum. Take a day trip to glass city to wander through different zones titled 'The Beach', 'The Circus' and 'The Factory'.

Get active

K Ground


Photograph: courtesy K Ground

K Ground

For the man who’s unstoppable, treat him to a day on a 500-metre track at indoor go-kart spot K Ground in Hongkou. With no pedestrians dashing out when the light turns green and no cyclist appearing out of nowhere, it’s sure to ease some of the stress of dealing with Shanghai traffic on the daily. Plus there's a bar next to it for a celebratory pint and soda afterwards.

Discovery Adventures Moganshan Park


Photograph: Discovery Adventures Park

Discovery Adventures Moganshan Park

Critics' pick

Thrill-seeker Dads will get a kick out of Discovery Adventures Moganshan Parka newly opened extreme sports hub 200 kilometres from downtown. A good chance to get some fresh air and be at one with nature while clutching to the sides of your hot air balloon as it rises to give you a great view of the mountain. Challenge Dad with rock climbing, zip lining and take in what Moganshan has to offer.

Dole Island Trampoline Park

Dole Island Trampoline Park

Unleash his inner athlete by doing flips in the foam pit or jumping off the trampoline walls or simply playing basketball. Listen to dad as he reminisces the good old days climbing trees or giving grandma trouble.

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Dole Island Trampoline Park , 4F, 65 Yin Gao Lu (殷高路65号4楼) Baoshan Shanghai Shanghai16 JunBuy tickets

Switch up your style

Doc Guthrie's (Jingan)

Doc Guthrie's (Jingan)

Don't miss DOc Guthrie's the father-son special, where one men’s and one boy’s cut will run you 428RMB (vouchers available for Father's Day, too). A discount from the original 516RMB, this deal also offers dad a free whiskey or beer and younger dudes a Coke.

IdleBeats Screen Printing Studio

IdleBeats Screen Printing Studio

Three-hour workshops from IdleBeat teaches participants the basics of screen printing and they'll get to walk away with their own custom t-shirt. Debates still out on whether or not it's cool to have matching outfits, though. Add WeChat contact 'IdleBeatsIBPrintClub' for more. 



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