Stroller Around Town! Fun Spots to Take Your Baby

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Need inspiration on places to go with your baby and stroller? All these spots have been checked out, so you can plan an adult meet up with your baby. How did we check each spot? We consider each location based on its interior spaciousness, minimal stairs and ease for hopping on and getting off a taxi. Enjoy mammas!

Binjiang Avenue

Traffic: Can be picked up and dropped off easily at the entrance even though there is no specific designated area

Sidewalk congestion: None, you are pulling up to a restaurant entrance

Stroller Ramp location: (Entrance) 216 Fu Cheng Lu

Limited Parking is Available

This is one of our personal favorite stroller spots. Yes, Pudong can be a little inconvenient but what a view! Now, getting on here is tricky. First, you exit at the address above and then go on the ramp.

Once you exit, you will see a ramp. Walk towards it keep on moving forward on the walking path and you will come across a bunch of exciting restaurants such as PaulanerStarbucks and…. the new Chili’s! If you want to go down onto the boardwalk to get closer to the waterfront it will need a bit of arm muscle to bring the stroller down. On a side note, if you want more restaurant choices just stick to the address of 216 Fu Cheng Lu and push in the directions of the Oriental Pearl Tower, there you can have restaurant varieties like Vapiano, Brownstone and Fat Cow.

Depending on your stroller size you can push down the steps, but if your baby’s ride is a little larger the restaurant managers can help.

Columbia Circle

Traffic: Can be picked up and dropped off easily at the entrance even though there is no specific designated area

Sidewalk congestion: None

Address: Yan’an West Road 1262

Limited Parking is Available

This spot has a ton of historical buildings and plenty more cafes and restaurants. Perfect to go if you want to have a leisurely walk and meet up with some friends. From eating at Parlour or grabbing a coffee at Seesaw, there is something for everyone. All the restaurants are accessible by ramp and is worth a weekday mid-afternoon trip when it is not so crowded.  Places to note, Circo in Columbia Circle has a great mocktail selection. Pretty to look at, they also have an all-day breakfast menu. If you have carb cravings, hit up Italian bakery Saporedipane.

HKRI Taikoo Hui

Photo credit: Shanghai WOW!

Traffic: Can be picked up and dropped off easily at the mall entrance drive in on Shimen Lu

Sidewalk congestion: None

Location: (Entrance) 789 Nanjing West Road

Parking is Available

Not only is HKRI Taikoo Hui the home to the world’s biggest Starbucks Roastery, but there is also plenty you can do and see with your tiny one. First, the mall is spacious. You can go strolling and visit the Disney Store, the Lego store. Everything is elevator accessible. If you want a nice coffee, there is Cafe Grey Deluxe at the Middle House. There is a changing table in their bathroom (huge bonus!)

Photo credit: Shanghai WOW!

The cafe is quiet, spacious and even has a little outdoor terrace. Not the ideal place if your kiddo is a loud screamer, but if he/she is taking a nap and mommy needs a coffee break this is a spot to consider.

photo credit: Shanghai WOW!

Also, on the first floor you got Zizzi’s as a dining option and also Italian restaurant Frasca with a lovely outdoor area so you can get your al fresco dining.

West Bund-Xuhui Riverside Park

Traffic: Can be picked up and dropped off easily at the entrance even though there is no specific designated area

Sidewalk congestion: The usual suspects of bike shares and electric bikes

Address: 2555 Longteng Avenue

Parking: No streetside parking

On the West Bund, you will see Xuhui Riverside Park. This is a popular spot by the Long Museum. If you want a picnic with a view, this is your spot. You are allowed to sit on the grass, and if you need there are also some coffee shops nearby if you suddenly decide the sun is too much to handle—or if you need to use the bathroom.

JIng’an Kerry Center

Traffic: Driveway for cars with designated drop-off spot

Sidewalk congestion: none

Address: 1515 Nanjing Xi Lu

Parking Available

Great F&B hub with an abundance of restaurant selections on the first floor. Plus, there are designated pick up and drop off spots, which makes it ideal for any mom coming with a car. If you have a tiny toddler, their water fountain is on and kids can walk through it.

A Motherworks store, as well as Lollipop is also located inside. If any moms need to make a quick stop to buy pacifiers or soothers, an outing to Kerry Center may just be for you!

Pudong Kerry Center

Traffic: Driveway for cars with designated drop-off spot

Sidewalk congestion: none

Address: 1378 Huamu Lu

Parking Available

In the massive compound which is also attached to the Kerry Hotel, this is one place that never fails to entertain. It has a great selection of kids brands–Legos, Sketchers, Clarks. Plus, if you eat at the Kerry Hotel you can get a voucher to hit up Adventure Zone. There is also a Motherswork, so if you are in need of any supplies, you are taken care of.

Century Link Mall

Traffic: Driveway for cars with designated drop-off spot

Address:  1192 Century Avenue

Parking is Available

Lots going on in this mega-mall. Opened just last year, this place has all the comfort you need while taking your baby out for a stroll. First, there is another branch of Twinkle Cafe here, which is always a plus if you plan to have an outing with a few other mommies.

Wine cellar at Deli Life

Second, there is a large supermarket called Deli Life which has over  5,000㎡  of food space which includes a supermarket and also food kiosks. There is also a food court in the basement that is kitschy but fun to walk through and mommy to grab a bite to eat.

Global Harbour

Traffic: Driveway for cars with designated drop-off spot

Address:  3300 Zhongshan North Lu

Parking is Available

From shopping to enjoying a baby spa and for a quick cuppa coffee, there are plenty of fun activities for moms and babies here. On level B1, there is Mothercare where you can buy all your baby things. And, if you need some fashionable onesies or outfits, there is a baby H&M and The Children’s Place. There is also a baby spa in the lower level!

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