Events in Paris for children

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

Des enfants au Parc Zoologique de Paris © OTCP - Daniel Thierry

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

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The Lion King

Musical theatre, musical
from 08 September 2022 to 07 May 2023
Théâtre Mogador - 25 rue de Mogador, Paris

The famous musical makes its grand return to Paris on stage at the Mogador theatre.

My First Cabaret

Show - miscellaneous | Show - cabaret
from 14 December 2022 to 23 June 2023
Paradis Latin - 28 rue du Cardinal Lemoine, Paris

A festive family cabaret show, specially adapted for children, to enjoy during the holiday season.

Ramses the Great. The Gold of the Pharaohs

from 07 April 2023 to 06 September 2023
Grande Halle de La Villette - Parc de la Villette - 211 avenue Jean Jaurès, Paris

Discover the treasures of ancient Egypt with the blockbuster exhibition dedicated to the Pharaoh Ramses at La Villette

Mini Monsters

from 22 October 2022 to 23 April 2023
Galerie de minéralogie et de géologie - Muséum national d'histoire naturelle - 36 rue Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, Paris

A fun, family-friendly exhibition on little beasts that can be parasites.

Les Folies Gruss in Paris

Show - miscellaneous
from 01 October 2022 to 05 March 2023
Les Folies Gruss - Carrefour des Cascades - Porte de Passy, Paris

A sensational equestrian show for all the family!

Harry Potter: the exhibition

From 21 April 2023
Paris expo Porte de Versailles - VIPARIS - 1 place de la Porte de Versailles, Paris

A major immersive exhibition that will enchant fans of the Harry Potter saga

Ciné Junior

Festival | Show - miscellaneous
from 01 February 2023 to 14 February 2023
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 25 February 2023 to 05 March 2023
Paris expo Porte de Versailles - VIPARIS - 1 place de la Porte de Versailles, Paris

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

Thoiry Lumières Sauvages

from 30 October 2022 to 05 March 2023
Thoiry ZooSafari - Château et parc zoologique de Thoiry, Thoiry

Giant illuminated sculptures on show this winter at the Thoiry ZooSafari