In Guangzhou with the kids? Check out the Dongfang Amusement Park, which offers fairground rides, including a roller coaster and a Ferris wheel, as well as a lake with boats. The park is also home to souvenir shops, acrobatics, and street performers, such as magicians and conjurers. One major highlight is Oriental Studio 2000, an entertainment complex with two movie sets that represent the area’s most popular movie genres: kung fu and the legendary past of Shanghai. There are three 15-minute performances daily that feature all the equipment used in real studios, including collapsible facades, flying wires, and smokeblowers and snowmakers. There are also eateries based on old films

Another option is Yuexiu Park, located on Dahei Road. This enormous park features seven hills, three lakes, the Conquering the Sea Tower, the Monument to Sun Yat-sen, the Statue of Five Rams, and the Seaman’s Pavilion—and, best of all, the Jinyin Children’s Amusement Ground and a swimming pool.

And the Xiangjiang Safari Park is sure to be a hit as it is China's leading zoological institute. Located in Dashi Town, Panyu District, Guangzhou, it is the largest zoo in China. There are more than 20,000 animals representing 460 different species, including the giant panda, golden-haired monkey, polar bears, koalas (the only koala's in mainland China), bengal tigers, white-tigers, giraffes and elephants.