The Shanghai Sculpture Park is a wonderful day out, especially with a dog! The Park opened in 2005 and is located in Sheshan area in West Shanghai. It covers an area of 85+ hectares, surrounded by the Sheshan mountains with Lake Yuehu (Moon Lake) at the center. It is a beautiful location with more than 70 sculptures located around the park. They were truly magnificent and the park encourage you to touch them, sit on them and experience them!
On a lovely sunshine day, the whole family plus Tetley piled into the car for the 1 hour drive across to the other side of town. We had prepared a picnic so that we could spend the day enjoying the sunshine. John, Dan, Luke and their dog, Poppy, also joined us for the day.
This park is quite unique in China as you are allowed to have your dog off leash. Tetley and Poppy both loved this and were racing around all day. Poppy (being a Labrador) was in the water as soon as she saw it! Tetley was so busy chasing her around that she was in soon after, much to her disgust!!
The walk around the lake takes some time if you are doing it at a leisurely pace. About half way around there is a man made beach (with people sculptures on the beach too!). There is a small amusement park, several attractions for kids and places to eat and drink.
Oliver got quite wet here – thank goodness it was a hot and sunny day!
One of the activities in this area of the park is a giant bouncy sculpture. It is called the Fuma Fuma Dome and is a cross between an inflatable bouncy and a trampoline. I had a go with the kids. They loved it and spent considerable time running, bouncing and rolling around on this huge bouncy “thing”.
As you can see from the photos, this park is not crowded. It was an absolute delight to discover this park that is well maintained, clean, quiet, fun and a great day out.
I can highly recommend this day out.