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.

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Top 10 family outings in Paris

Corps & Sport (Sports & the body)

Exhibition
from 16 October 2018 to 05 January 2020
Cité des sciences et de l'industrie - 30 avenue Corentin Cariou, Paris

Immersive exhibition showing how playing sport affects the body

Forts

Exhibition
from 22 December 2018 to 05 January 2020
Cité des sciences et de l'industrie - 30 avenue Corentin Cariou, Paris

Discover forts just like your childhood favourites at la Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie

Van Gogh, Starry Night

Exhibition
from 22 February 2019 to 31 December 2019
Atelier des Lumières - 38 rue Saint-Maur, Paris

An immersion into Van Gogh's greatest masterpieces!

Ocean: Diving into the Unknown

Exhibition
from 03 April 2019 to 05 January 2020
Grande Galerie de l'Évolution - Muséum national d'histoire naturelle - 36 rue Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, Paris
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Discover the biodiversity of our oceans

The Smurf Experience

Exhibition
from 30 May 2019 to 20 October 2019
Paris expo Porte de Versailles - VIPARIS - 1 place de la Porte de Versailles, Paris
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Immerse yourself in the incredible village of our friends the Smurfs!

Halloween at the Parc Astérix

Celebration
from 05 October 2019 to 03 November 2019
Parc Astérix - Autoroute A1 - Entre les sorties 7 et 8, Plailly

Evil characters at the attractions, haunted houses, spooky scenes in Dogmatix’s Forest: the Parc Asterix is scary!

Kidexpo

Exhibition | Trade fair, trade show
from 23 October 2019 to 27 October 2019
Paris expo Porte de Versailles - VIPARIS - 1 place de la Porte de Versailles, Paris

The big family event at the Porte de Versailles.

Salon du Chocolat (Paris Chocolate Show)

Trade fair, trade show
from 30 October 2019 to 03 November 2019
Paris expo Porte de Versailles - VIPARIS - 1 place de la Porte de Versailles, Paris

For over 20 years, the Salon du Chocolat or Paris Chocolate Show has been a real treat for chocolate-loving children and adults.

Salon du cheval de Paris

Trade fair, trade show, exhibition
from 04 December 2019 to 08 December 2019
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 48 years.