It's that time of year again when That’s Shanghai and Urban Family take over Green City in Jinqiao for our Annual Family Festival.
This year's theme will be Sport, Entertainment & Carnival!
It will all take place this weekend, May 20-21, and will be packed with all sorts of exciting activities, from music to sport to delicious treats from Shanghai’s favorite restaurants.
Expect glorious sunshine and numerous festivities, including a mini roller coaster, bouncy castles, trampolines, sports, archery, fencing, martial arts, skateboarding, a maze, arts & crafts, a football tournament.
You'll have the chance to win prizes in the challenge area, and there will also be some fantastic musical performances... including a high school Battle of the Bands!
READ MORE: WIN! Tickets to Our Fun-Filled Family Festival
Here's what we have in store this year...
Fun & Games
Leisure and entertainment areas will take over the green space. Be it labyrinths, basketball machines, VR virtual devices, super trampolines, archery, children's electric vehicles or bouncy castles, a serious amount of fun is to be had!
Food & Drink
There will be a whole load of fine food and drinks from around the world available, including salads, pizzas, burgers, fresh juices, Mexican tacos, Brazilian BBQ, and Vietnamese homemade delights.
Not only that, but your entrance ticket includes two RMB10 food and drink vouchers to purchase something yummy.
Music & Performances
Music and other entertaining shows will be taking place throughout the entire weekend, culminating in our annual Battle of the Bands for charity on Sunday afternoon. Who will be crowned the champions this year?
A highlight of the event, the Sports Zone will feature challenges for older children and adults, as well as interactive experiences and parent-child programs for younger ones.
The following is just some of the sports on offer over the weekend...
SPORTSWORLD & SWIMLAND
Since 2010, SPORTSWORLD has seen more than 50,000+ local and foreign children between the ages of 3 to 10 participating in sports camps, as well as providing PE courses for 10 international bilingual kindergartens in Shanghai.
They have accumulated rich experience in children's sports education and established an international system, becoming the leading international children's physical education institution in Shanghai.
They will be onsite putting on a number of fun games, including Chopsticks Ball, Twister, Football Games, Tank Rolling, Magic Flying Carpet, Water Carrying and Moving Water Balloon.
SWIMLAND is an Austswim-accredited swim school, and all swimming teachers and coaches hold qualifications certified by Austswim.
They firmly believe that quality instruction can have a profound impact on a child's life. That's why they use an international, knowledge-based curriculum that emphasizes fun and engagement.
Their approach, known as 'the SWIMLAND way,' helps children improve their swimming skills while also shaping their individual qualities.
As an Austswim Accredited Swim School, their experienced teachers and coaches are committed to providing the highest standards of instruction and safety.
By enrolling your child in the SWIMLAND program, you can be confident that they will receive expert guidance and support as they learn and grow in the water.
Professional skateboard company MOREPRK will be in attendance and teaching you how to do all the gnarliest tricks.
WorldStrides Global Camps
WorldStrides Global Camps is a famous American style summer camp providing campers with various programs in an English language immersion format.
Their core value is to cultivate campers’ confidence, creativity, and communication skills. Throughout their programs they stimulate campers' creative thinking, strengthen their sense of independence, and improve their linguistic communication abilities.
They'll be hosting a number of games over the weekend...
Gagaball combines dodging, striking, running, and jumping, with the objective of being the last person standing.
Players hit the ball at each other with their hands and are eliminated if the ball strikes them on or below the knee.
The game can be played by a group of individual players or with teams, as well as in one-on-one matches.
Lacrosse is a team sport played with a lacrosse stick and a lacrosse ball. Players use the head of the lacrosse stick to carry, pass, catch, and shoot the ball into the goal.
Mini Olympic Games will be organized by our WorldStrides Global Camps counselors, including an obstacle race, sack race and ball games.
Eden Material Arts Academy (EMAA)
Eden Material Arts Academy is a modern and community based martial arts and fitness academy who love to pass on their fighting philosophy.
EMAA's Kickboxing, Boxing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai programs are designed specifically for their members, and not only focus on the technical, but also make sure everyone can enjoy the sports.
Maggie & Rose Family Club
Maggie & Rose Family Club has joined forces with the Lions Club, the only private charity organization approved by the State Council under the China Disabled Persons' Federation, and the Amity Foundation, one of the first public welfare organizations established after Reform and Opening Up.
At the event, they will be offering creative tent graffiti for kids and donating the money from the sales to the charities.
Tickets are just RMB120 a day per adult – under 16s are completely free!
Oh, and that price also includes two RMB10 vouchers to purchase food and drink.
Get yours now by scanning the QR on the poster below:
Thanks to Our Sponsors
Dulwich College Shanghai Pudong, Shanghai Pinghe School, Concordia International School Shanghai, Ambassy Club, Shanghai United Family Hospital Pudong, HUAEN OVERSEAS, SportsWorld, SwimLand, Maggie & Rose, HEETRAVEL, RDEC, Allelique Skincare, China Unicom, HSBC, SkyRemit, HANG SENG BANK, Asian Tigers, Eden Material Arts Academy, Silk Mandarin, Shanghai Chess Academy, GuanMei Musical Theater, Little Medical School, XMEDIC, TSK Dental, WorldStrides Global Camps, MOREPRK Skateboarding, FD Football Academy, Adcote Kids Academy, WFL Education, WEST&EAST Art, LAURASTAR, miboi, LaLaport, Future Beauty, Beauty Farm, Lann, Hairology, Golden Ballet Dance, La Coyota Mexican Food, Vietnamese Homemade, Pistolera, Latina, Dole, Blue Marlin, Dream & Coffee, 喜霜龙.
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