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.

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.

Saint Germain des Prés Village of Father Christmas

Celebration | Trade fair, trade show, exhibition
December 2015
Église Saint-Germain-des-Prés - 3 place Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Paris

Autour de l'église Saint-Germain-des-Prés, une trentaine de cabanes décorées accueillent le village du Père Noël

Christmas market at Montparnasse

Celebration | Trade fair, trade show, exhibition
From
Quartier de Montparnasse - ., Paris

Situated below the Montparnasse tower block, this Christmas village has a wonderful selection of regional products.

Vaux le Vicomte celebrates Christmas

Celebration
from 26 November 2016 to 31 December 2016
Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte - Vaux-le-Vicomte, Maincy

The Château de Vaux le Vicomte is decked out in an enchanting decor for the festive season

Christmas at the Château de Breteuil

Celebration
from 19 December 2015 to 03 January 2016
Château de Breteuil - Allée du Château, Choisel

The Château de Breteuil has just been trimmed up with festive decorations, lights and lots of Christmas activities

Christmas merry-go-rounds in Paris

Celebration
mid-December 2016 to early January 2017
Tout Paris - ., Paris

During the end of year festive season several merry-go-rounds are installed in Paris.

Charlety on the snow

Celebration
from 17 December 2016 to 29 December 2016
Stade Sébastien Charlety - 99 boulevard Kellermann, Paris

Area for leisure activities and winter sports, for 3 to 16-year-olds

Ciné Junior

Festival | Show - miscellaneous
from 25 January 2017 to 07 February 2017
Val-de-Marne - ., Val-de-Marne

‘Ciné Junior’, an international cinema festival for children seeks to introduce kids and teens to cinema

International Agricultural Show

Trade fair, trade show, exhibition
from 25 February 2017 to 05 March 2017
Paris expo Porte de Versailles - VIPARIS - 1 place de la Porte de Versailles, Paris

This unmissable event showcases livestock, terroir products and regional gastronomy.

Printemps des rues

Celebration | Show - miscellaneous
May 2017
Canal Saint-Martin - Quai de Jemmapes, Paris

During this weekend in May, it's all about street arts in Paris : theatre, puppet shows, singing, circus, dance, magic...

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