Family entertainment in Paris

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

Cinéaqua aquarium enfant | 630x405 | © OTCP - Marc Bertrand I 159-27

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.

Autour des dinosaures

from 29 September 2015 to 16 August 2016
Palais de la découverte - Avenue Franklin D. Roosevelt, Paris

Une immersion dans le monde des reptiles du passé.

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.


from 10 March 2016 to 18 September 2016
Les Arts Décoratifs - Musée des Arts Décoratifs - 107 rue de Rivoli, Paris

Doll star at the museum

Foire du Trône

from 25 March 2016 to 23 May 2016
Pelouse de Reuilly - Bois de Vincennes, Paris

Some 350 attractions on more than 10 hectares of land at the Pelouse de Reuilly.

Pop-up expo at Au Pullman

from 01 April 2016 to 31 May 2016
Au Pullman - 70 rue d'Amsterdam, Paris

A pop-up exhibition for the anniversary of France’s oldest miniature train shop.

Le grand feu de Saint-Cloud

Show - miscellaneous
from 12 September 2015 to 12 September 2015
Domaine de Saint-Cloud - Centre des Monuments Nationaux - Domaine national de Saint-Cloud, Saint-Cloud

The biggest fireworks display in Europe.

Musique côté jardins

Festival | Classical music | Musique - jazz | Show - miscellaneous
from 01 May 2016 to 30 September 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

'Cats', the musical

Musical theatre, musical
from 01 October 2015 to 05 July 2016
Théâtre Mogador - 25 rue de Mogador, Paris

'Cats', the world-famous musical will be at the Théâtre Mogador from 1 October 2015

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
from 01 October 2016 to 31 March 2017
Cirque d'Hiver Bouglione - 110 rue Amelot, Paris

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

Autour des dinosaures

from 29 September 2015 to 16 August 2016
Palais de la découverte - Avenue Franklin D. Roosevelt, Paris

Une immersion dans le monde des reptiles du passé.

The Week of Tastes

from 12 October 2015 to 18 October 2015
Paris et Ile-de-France - ., Paris

A celebration of tastes!

Champs-Elysées Christmas village

from 13 November 2016 to 03 January 2017
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 15 October 2015 to 18 October 2015
Paris Porte de Versailles - VIPARIS - 1 place de la Porte de Versailles, Paris

Contemporary art show.

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