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

Once upon a Time… Science in Fairy Tales

Exhibition
from 03 October 2017 to 18 November 2018
Cité des sciences et de l'industrie - 30 avenue Corentin Cariou, Paris

The science of fairy tales at the Cité des Sciences

Cyclops

Exhibition
from 03 October 2017 to 02 September 2018
Aquarium tropical de la Porte Dorée - Palais de la Porte Dorée - 293 avenue Daumesnil, Paris

A la découverte des fonds marins

Jungle Book

Show - miscellaneous
from 08 October 2017 to 02 March 2018
Théâtre des Variétés - 7 boulevard Montmartre, Paris

Mowgli and Baloo dance and sing at the Théâtre des Variétés

Cirque Alexis Gruss - Quintessence

Show - circus
from 14 October 2017 to 04 March 2018
Cirque National Alexis Gruss - Carrefour des Cascades - Porte de Passy, Paris

Alexis Grüss and the Farfadais return with 'Quintessence', an equestrial-aerial show.

Cirque Bouglione

Show - circus
from 14 October 2017 to 11 March 2018
Cirque d'Hiver Bouglione - 110 rue Amelot, Paris

The Cirque Bouglione is back at the Cirque d’Hiver with its new show 'Exploit'

Ciné Junior

Festival | Show - miscellaneous
from 31 January 2018 to 13 February 2018
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 24 February 2018 to 04 March 2018
Paris expo Porte de Versailles - VIPARIS - 1 place de la Porte de Versailles, Paris

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

Livre Paris

Trade fair, trade show
from 16 March 2018 to 19 March 2018
Paris expo Porte de Versailles - VIPARIS - 1 place de la Porte de Versailles, Paris

The readers’ rendezvous

La Nuit des musées

Celebration | Exhibition
from 19 May 2018 to 19 May 2018
Paris et Ile-de-France - Paris et Île-de-France, Paris

During this one special night, you can visit or revisit the top museums in the French capital (activities, encounters, shows...)