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

Exhibition
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

Celebration
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.

Barbie

Exhibition
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

The Art of Blue Sky Studios

Exhibition
from 25 March 2016 to 18 September 2016
Art Ludique - Le Musée - 34 quai d'Austerlitz - Les Docks - Cité de la Mode et du Design, Paris

A new exhibition with modern heroes - Rio, Epic, Robots, Ice Age - from Blue Sky Studios

Les Pestacles Festival

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.

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

Celebration
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

Autour des dinosaures

Exhibition
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

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

A celebration of tastes!

Champs-Elysées Christmas village

Celebration
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 15 October 2015 to 18 October 2015
Paris Porte de Versailles - VIPARIS - 1 place de la Porte de Versailles, Paris

Contemporary art show.

Festival du Merveilleux

Celebration
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

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