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Kids need to be at least 16 years old to visit Chuan Spa at The Langham, Xintiandi, Shanghai. The Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel does not have an in-house babysitting service, so while hotel guests can call down to the concierge 24 hours in advance to arrange for a sitter, those coming in from the outside will need to figure out an alternative plan. If your child is old enough to go to The Langham’s pool by him or herself, taking a dip is a lovely way to pass an hour or two. Another alternative is to drop your child off at Xintiandi, which is directly across the street from the hotel. Xintiandi is a collection of restored shikumen — traditional Shanghainese stone houses — that accommodate shops and all manner of restaurants and cafes (including Starbucks), many of which have outdoor seating that is great for people watching.