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

Meteorites: Between Sky and Earth

Exhibition
from 18 October 2017 to 06 January 2019
Grande Galerie de l'Évolution - Muséum national d'histoire naturelle - 36 rue Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, Paris

The natural history museum looks skyward

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

Come and sing with T’choupi

Show - miscellaneous
from 20 October 2018 to 06 January 2019
Théâtre Gymnase - 38 boulevard Bonne Nouvelle, Paris

A show for children

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

Disney’s Enchanted Christmas

Celebration
from 10 November 2018 to 06 January 2019
Disneyland® Paris - Disneyland® Paris, Marne-la-Vallée
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The magic of Christmas is back at Disneyland® Paris.On the programme: the Disney parade, a giant Christmas tree, Disney Dreams®......

Shining a light on species

Celebration | Exhibition
from 16 November 2018 to 15 January 2019
Le Jardin des Plantes - Muséum national d'histoire naturelle - Place Valhubert, Paris

A one-of-a-kind exhibition at Paris’s natural history museum

Salon du cheval de Paris

Trade fair, trade show, exhibition
from 24 November 2018 to 02 December 2018
Paris Nord Villepinte - VIPARIS - 82 avenue des nations - Zac Paris Nord 2, Villepinte

The Salon du Cheval has been putting the spotlight on the world of horses for the last 47 years.