Family entertainment in Paris

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

Cinéaqua, Paris © OTCP - Marc Bertrand

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.

Baby Animals, Tiny Heroes

Exhibition
from 19 April 2016 to 20 August 2017
Cité des sciences et de l'industrie - 30 avenue Corentin Cariou, Paris

The exhbition that traces the evolution of the life of animals so that children can follow their own

The Big Wheel at Place de la Concorde

Celebration
from 11 November 2016 to 15 May 2017
Place de la Concorde - ., Paris

Each year, as Christmas approaches, the Big Wheel is set up on the Place de la Concorde.

Foire du Trône

Celebration
from 31 March 2017 to 28 May 2017
Pelouse de Reuilly - Bois de Vincennes, Paris

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

Musical Fountains Show at the Palace of Versailles

Celebration | Show - miscellaneous
from 01 April 2017 to 29 October 2017
Château de Versailles Spectacles - Grille du Dragon - Pavillon des Roulettes, Versailles

A majestic walk in the gardens of the Sun King

Internationational Aeronautical and Space Fair

Trade fair, trade show, exhibition
from 19 June 2017 to 25 June 2017
Paris et Ile-de-France - ., Paris

Taking place every two years, the International Aeronautical and Space Fair is to be hosted in Paris-Le Bourget.

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 22 September 2017 to 24 September 2017
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

Festival Paris l'été

Festival | Music - miscellaneous | Show - miscellaneous
from 17 July 2017 to 05 August 2017
Paris et Ile-de-France - ., Paris

Paris quartier d'été festival offers around 15 shows with over 100 performances encompassing dance, music and theatre

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

Marais film festival

Festival
Début novembre 2017
Cinéma Luminor - Hôtel de ville - 20 rue du Temple, Paris

Short films and feature films based around homosexuality.

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
from 11 November 2016 to 08 January 2017
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 ...