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.

 More family outings in Paris

Top 10 family outings in Paris

Cirque Bouglione - Défi

Show - circus
from 12 October 2019 to 15 March 2020
Cirque d'Hiver Bouglione - 110 rue Amelot, Paris

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

Leonardo da Vinci

Exhibition
from 24 October 2019 to 24 February 2020
Musée du Louvre - Pyramide du Louvre, Paris

Drawing, painting, philosophy and science brought together in one man

Cirque de Paname - The World of Jalèya

Show - circus | Show - miscellaneous
from 14 November 2019 to 23 February 2020
Cirque de Paname - Avenue de l'Hippodrome, Cirque de Paname, Paris
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An enthralling show at the Hippodrome Paris Longchamp!

Illuminated Ocean

Exhibition
from 18 November 2019 to 19 January 2020
Le Jardin des Plantes - Muséum national d'histoire naturelle - Place Valhubert, Paris

The great Parisian exhibition and its illuminous sculptures returns to the Jardin des Plantes

Thoiry Lumières Sauvages

Celebration
from 27 October 2019 to 08 March 2020
Parc zoologique de Thoiry - Château et parc zoologique de Thoiry, Thoiry

Giant illuminated sculptures on show this winter at the Thoiry ZooSafari

Paris Animal Show

Trade fair, trade show, exhibition
from 25 January 2020 to 26 January 2020
Paris expo Porte de Versailles - VIPARIS - 1 place de la Porte de Versailles, Paris

Paris’s top show devoted to pets is taking place at the Parc des Expositions at Porte de Versailles

International Agricultural Show

Trade fair, trade show, exhibition
from 22 February 2020 to 01 March 2020
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

Show - miscellaneous
from 27 February 2020 to 01 March 2020
Dôme de Paris - Palais des Sports - 34 boulevard Victor, Paris

The show on ice returns with Supernova, a new magical show

Livre Paris

Trade fair, trade show
from 20 March 2020 to 23 March 2020
Paris expo Porte de Versailles - VIPARIS - 1 place de la Porte de Versailles, Paris

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