Family entertainment in Paris

Paris and its surroundings offer numerous events and recreational activities, designed with children in mind.

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In Paris, many places specialize in activities for children. Puppet shows, circuses, magicians, storytellers, and singers … So many quality performances for great family outings! Once again this year, there is a huge choice for little ones.

And cultural surprises are in store for kids too with big exhibitions, as well as trade shows. Like the famous and much-loved ‘Pestacles’ children’s festival at the Parc Floral, the majority of shows outdoors (Paris Plages, Festival Paris Quartier d’Eté, etc.) are open to children and are the opportunity to get together for a family picnic.

Finally, the Art workshops at some museums such as the Louvre, Orsay, the Musée en Herbe, the Palais de Tokyo and the Centre Pompidou, may make your kids into famous artists.Paris has so much choice to keep children occupied, familiarize them with art, and offer them many wonderful surprises!

Throughout the year 2016, you’ll find a selection of top events for all the family.

The Big Wheel on Place de la Concorde

from 13 November 2015 to 23 September 2016
Place de la Concorde - ., Paris

This year, as Christmas approaches, the Big Wheel will once again be set up on the Place de la Concorde.

Les Pestacles Festival

from 08 June 2016 to 28 September 2016
Parc Floral de Paris - Jardin botanique de la Ville de Paris - Esplanade du château de Vincennes - Route de la Pyramide, Paris

Every year from June to September, the Parc Floral in Paris plays host to Les Pestacles, a festival for kids and their families.

The Great Animal Orchestra

from 02 July 2016 to 08 January 2017
Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain - 261 boulevard Raspail, Paris

This exhibition invites families to plunge into the marvellous but evermore-threatened animal kingdom.

Festival at the Bois de Boulogne

from 03 September 2016 to 09 October 2016
Bois de Boulogne - Bois de Boulogne, Paris

After a summer of relaxation and fun, why not continue with a little more frivolous enjoyment at this funfair?

Disney on Ice –100 Years of Dreams

Show - miscellaneous
from 07 December 2016 to 18 December 2016
Zénith Paris - La Villette - 211 avenue Jean Jaurès, Paris

Relive a century of magic with the Disney on Ice show - 100 Years of Dreams

Le grand feu de Saint-Cloud

Show - miscellaneous
from 12 September 2015 to 12 September 2015
Domaine de Saint-Cloud - Domaine national de Saint-Cloud, Saint-Cloud

The biggest fireworks display in Europe.

Musique côté jardins

Festival | Classical music | Jazz music | Show - miscellaneous
From May to October 2016
Tout Paris - ., Paris

From May to October, the city of Paris organises numerous festivals in its parks and gardens : theatre, concerts, shows

Fête de la gastronomie

from 23 September 2016 to 25 September 2016
Paris et Ile-de-France - ., Paris

The Fête de la Gastronomie is all about food and cooking

Animal expo

Trade fair, trade show, exhibition
from 08 October 2016 to 09 October 2016
Parc Floral de Paris - Jardin botanique de la Ville de Paris - Esplanade du château de Vincennes - Route de la Pyramide, Paris

Animal expo returns to the Parc Floral for the 25th year. A major event for pet lovers

Cirque Bouglione

Show - circus
October 2016 to march 2017
Cirque d'Hiver Bouglione - 110 rue Amelot, Paris

The Cirque Bouglione is back at the Cirque d’Hiver with a new show

The Week of Tastes

from 10 October 2016 to 16 October 2016
Paris et Ile-de-France - ., Paris

A celebration of tastes!

Champs-Elysées Christmas village

December 2016
Avenue des Champs-Élysées - Avenue des Champs-Élysées, Paris

Christmas market, Ice rink, Big Wheel, Grande parade... The biggest event of the Paris festive season will be taking place on the ...

Salon d'automne

Festival | Exhibition
from 13 October 2016 to 16 October 2016
Paris Porte de Versailles - VIPARIS - 1 place de la Porte de Versailles, Paris

Contemporary art show.

Festival du Merveilleux

Late December 2016 - early January 2017
Pavillons de Bercy - Musée des Arts Forains - 53 avenue des Terroirs de France, Paris

Le Festival du merveilleux is opening to the public for ten days at the end of the year. Merry go round, street artists, magicians


Exhibition | Room
from 20 October 2016 to 24 October 2016
Paris Porte de Versailles - VIPARIS - 1 place de la Porte de Versailles, Paris

The big family event at the Porte de Versailles.

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