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 2018, you’ll find a selection of top events for all the family.

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Top 10 family outings in Paris

Archaeology Goes Graphic

Exhibition
from 26 September 2018 to 01 July 2019
Musée du Louvre - Pyramide du Louvre, Paris

A fun way of discovering Antiquity

Cirque Bouglione

Show - circus
https://www.cirquedhiver.com/spectacles/extra/
Cirque d'Hiver Bouglione - 110 rue Amelot, Paris

The new show from the Cirque Bouglione, packed with magic, laughter and surprises

Cirque Alexis Gruss – Origines

Show - miscellaneous
from 20 October 2018 to 10 March 2019
Cirque Alexis Gruss - Carrefour des Cascades - Porte de Passy, Paris

This new show by the Alexis Gruss family pays tribute to the beginnings of the equestrian circus

Ciné Junior

Festival | Show - miscellaneous
from 13 February 2019 to 26 February 2019
Val-de-Marne - Département du 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 23 February 2019 to 03 March 2019
Paris expo Porte de Versailles - VIPARIS - 1 place de la Porte de Versailles, Paris

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

Holiday on Ice, Showtime

Show - miscellaneous
from 28 February 2019 to 05 March 2019
Dôme de Paris - Palais des Sports - 34 boulevard Victor, Paris

Dazzling acrobatics on display in the Holiday on Ice show at Paris’s Palais des Sports

Livre Paris

Trade fair, trade show
from 15 March 2019 to 18 March 2019
Paris expo Porte de Versailles - VIPARIS - 1 place de la Porte de Versailles, Paris

The readers’ rendez vous

Tutankhamun, the Treasure of the Pharaoh

Exhibition
from 23 March 2019 to 15 September 2019
Grande Halle de La Villette - Parc de la Villette - 211 avenue Jean Jaurès, Paris

Save the date! The fascinating collection from the Cairo Museum opens in Paris.

Foire du Trône

Celebration
from 06 April 2019 to 02 June 2019
Pelouse de Reuilly - Bois de Vincennes, Paris

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