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 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.

 More family outings in Paris

Top 10 family outings in Paris

Bormann circus show

Show - circus
from 01 January 2015 to 31 December 2016
Cirque Bormann - 5 rue Lucien Bossoutrot, Paris
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Every year this traditional and family circus, the Cirque Bormann, is popular with the public

Disney’s Enchanted Christmas

Celebration
from 13 November 2021 to 09 January 2022
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®......

The Lion King

Musical theatre, musical
from 06 November 2021 to 31 July 2022
Théâtre Mogador - 25 rue de Mogador, Paris
Book

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

Noah: the will to live

Show - miscellaneous
from 27 November 2021 to 30 January 2022
Hippodrome ParisLongchamp - Bois de Boulogne - 2 route des Tribunes, Paris
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A family-friendly show

Murder party

Celebration
from 17 October 2021 to 27 November 2021
Conciergerie - 2 boulevard du Palais, Paris

Take part in a Murder Party at the Conciergerie and solve the mystery!

Vaux-le-Vicomte's illuminations

Celebration
from 20 November 2021 to 02 January 2022
Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte - Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte, Maincy

All the magic of Christmas at the Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte

Thoiry Lumières Sauvages

Celebration
from 31 October 2021 to 06 March 2022
Thoiry ZooSafari - Château et parc zoologique de Thoiry, Thoiry

Giant illuminated sculptures on show this winter at the Thoiry ZooSafari

Cirque Bouglione - Dingue

Show - circus
from 23 October 2021 to 06 March 2022
Cirque d'Hiver Bouglione - 110 rue Amelot, Paris

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

Lantern Parade

Celebration
from 04 December 2021 to 04 December 2021
Parc de La Villette - Plein Air - 211 avenue Jean Jaurès, Paris

A lantern parade lights up the pathways of the big Parisian park