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

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

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

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.

Japan expo

Trade fair, trade show, exhibition
from 06 July 2017 to 09 July 2017
Paris Nord Villepinte - VIPARIS - 82 avenue des nations - Zac Paris Nord 2, Villepinte

Meet your Japanese heroes.


September 2017
Paris et Ile-de-France - ., Paris

The festival eco-citizen returns in 2016 for a 8th edition.

Paris Treasure Hunt

July 2017
Paris et Ile-de-France - ., Paris

Go it alone or join a team as you set off to explore Paris!

Bastille Day, 14th July

from 13 July 2017 to 14 July 2017
Paris et Ile-de-France - ., Paris

French National Day.

Paris Plages

Celebration | Festival
from 22 July 2017 to 13 August 2017
Tout Paris - ., Paris

Over the summer, Paris becomes a seaside resort with the Paris Plages (Paris Beaches) event.

Tréteaux nomades

Festival | Show - theatre
End of August to the beginning of September 2017
Paris et Ile-de-France - ., Paris

This festival presents a series of shows, including various types of performing arts, burlesque theatre, music, poetry and popular...

Festival at the Bois de Boulogne

September 2017
Bois de Boulogne - Bois de Boulogne, Paris

After a summer of relaxation and fun, why not continue with a little more frivolous enjoyment at this funfair?