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.

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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 Halloween Festival

Celebration
from 01 October 2021 to 07 November 2021
Disneyland® Paris - Disneyland® Paris, Marne-la-Vallée
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For Halloween, Disney goodies and baddies are at Disney’s Halloween Festival

The Lion King

Musical theatre, musical
from 06 November 2021 to 31 July 2022
Théâtre Mogador - 25 rue de Mogador, Paris
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The famous musical makes its grand return to Paris on stage at the Mogador theatre.

Kidexpo

Trade fair, trade show, exhibition
from 04 November 2021 to 07 November 2021
Paris expo Porte de Versailles - VIPARIS - 1 place de la Porte de Versailles, Paris

The big family event at the Porte de Versailles.

Paris manga & sci-fi show

Trade fair, trade show, exhibition
from 06 November 2021 to 07 November 2021
Paris expo Porte de Versailles - VIPARIS - 1 place de la Porte de Versailles, Paris

The not-to-miss event for manga and science fiction fans.

Mon Premier Festival

Festival | Show - miscellaneous
from 20 October 2021 to 29 October 2021
Tout Paris - Paris, Paris

Mon Premier Festival gives children – from 2 years – the opportunity to discover cinema and the diversity of films for young audie...

Les Folies Gruss à Paris

Show - miscellaneous
from 18 September 2021 to 06 March 2022
Les Folies Gruss - Carrefour des Cascades - Porte de Passy, Paris

A sensational equestrian show for all the family!

Cirque Arlette Gruss - Excentrik

Show - circus
from 03 December 2021 to 12 December 2021
Pelouse de Reuilly - Bois de Vincennes, Paris

To celebrate its 30th anniversary, the famous Arlette Gruss circus offers us an amazing show