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Family entertainment in Paris

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 Plage, 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 Pinacothèque, 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.

Intérieur du chapiteau du Cirque Diana Moreno Bormann, Paris © DR

from 01 Jan. 2015 to 31 Dec. 2016

Show - circus

112 rue de la Haie Coq

All public, Children

Every year this traditional and family circus, the Cirque Diana Moreno, is popular with the public
Les grands singes, orang-Outan, Museum d'histoire naturelle, Paris © MNHN - Bernard Faye

from 11 Feb. 2015 to 21 Mar 2016

Exhibition

Museum national d'Histoire naturelle - Grande Galerie de l’Evolution

All public, Children, Young people

The Museum national d’Histoire naturelle invites the public to public to get to know more about great apes, man's closest relatives
Affiche du spectacle "Rire" cirque Bouglione, Paris © DR

from 10 Oct. 2015 to 06 Mar 2016

Show - circus

Cirque d'Hiver Bouglione

All public, Children

The Cirque Bouglione is back at the Cirque d’Hiver with a new show titled "Rire"
Grande roue de la Concorde © Sophie Robichon - Mairie de Paris

From November 13th

Celebration

Place de la Concorde

All public, Children, Young people

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

from 03 Feb. 2016 to 16 Feb. 2016

Festival
Show - miscellaneous

Paris et Ile-de-France

Children, Young people

‘Ciné Junior’, an international cinema festival for children seeks to introduce kids and teens to cinema
Heiva i Paris 2015 © Destination Tahiti

from 11 Sept. 2015 to 12 Sept. 2015

Festival
Show - miscellaneous

Espace Reuilly

All public, Children

Paris au rythme de Papeete.
Le Grand feu du domaine de Saint-Cloud © DR - Nicolas Chavance

Saturday 12 Sept. 2015

Show - miscellaneous

Domaine de Saint-Cloud - Centre des Monuments Nationaux

FREE - All public, Children

The biggest fireworks display in Europe.
Tous au restaurant © DR

from 21 Sept. 2015 to 04 Oct. 2015

Celebration

Paris et Ile-de-France

All public, Children

Le bon plan gourmand revient à Paris pour sa 6e édition. Des découvertes gustatives en perspective !
Repas au restaurant © Thinkstock

from 23 Sept. 2016 to 25 Sept. 2016

Celebration

Paris et Ile-de-France

All public, Children

The Fête de la Gastronomie is all about food and cooking
Cats - Affiche du spectacle, Paris © DR Stage Entertainment

From 1 October 2015

Musical theatre, musical

Théâtre Mogador

All public

'Cats', the world-famous musical will be at the Théâtre Mogador from 1 October 2015
Chien en laisse © Thinkstock

from 10 Oct. 2015 to 11 Oct. 2015

Trade fair, trade show, exhibition

Parc Floral de Paris - Jardin botanique de la Ville de Paris

All public, Children

Animal expo returns to the Parc Floral for the 24th year. A major event for pet lovers
Affiche du spectacle "Rire" cirque Bouglione, Paris © DR

from 10 Oct. 2015 to 06 Mar 2016

Show - circus

Cirque d'Hiver Bouglione

All public, Children

The Cirque Bouglione is back at the Cirque d’Hiver with a new show titled "Rire"
Palais de la découverte - Autour des dinosaures © N. Breton

from 29 Sept. 2015 to 16 Aug. 2016

Exhibition

Palais de la découverte

All public, Children

Une immersion dans le monde des reptiles du passé.
Macarons © Thinkstock

from 12 Oct. 2015 to 18 Oct. 2015

Celebration

Paris et Ile-de-France

All public, Children

A celebration of tastes!
Marché de Noël Avenue des Champs Elysées, Paris © OTCP - Amélie Dupont

from 13 Nov. 2015 to 03 Jan. 2016

Celebration

Avenue des Champs-Élysées

All public

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