Family entertainment in Paris

Paris and its surroundings offer numerous events and recreational activities, designed with children in mind.

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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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Overseas. In all their glory

from 19 September 2020 to 17 January 2021
Jardin du Luxembourg - Rue de Médicis - Rue de Vaugirard, Paris

101 photos highlight the nature and biodiversity of the 13 French overseas territories.

Thoiry Lumières Sauvages

from 25 October 2020 to 07 March 2021
Thoiry ZooSafari - Château et parc zoologique de Thoiry, Thoiry

Giant illuminated sculptures on show this winter at the Thoiry ZooSafari

Paris Animal Show

Trade fair, trade show, exhibition
from 19 March 2021 to 21 March 2021
Paris expo Porte de Versailles - VIPARIS - 1 place de la Porte de Versailles, Paris

Paris’s top show devoted to pets is taking place at the Parc des Expositions at Porte de Versailles

The Lion King

Musical theatre, musical
from 04 September 2021 to 22 March 2022
Théâtre Mogador - 25 rue de Mogador, Paris

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


Trade fair, trade show, exhibition
from 21 October 2021 to 24 October 2021
Paris expo Porte de Versailles - VIPARIS - 1 place de la Porte de Versailles, Paris

The big family event at the Porte de Versailles.