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 2017, you’ll find a selection of top events for all the family.

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Valérian et Laureline, en mission pour la cité

Exhibition
from 13 June 2017 to 14 January 2018
Cité des sciences et de l'industrie - 30 avenue Corentin Cariou, Paris

Climb aboard Valerian and Laureline’s spaceship for an exciting voyage through science fiction!

Halloween at Disneyland® Paris

Celebration
from 01 October 2017 to 05 November 2017
Disneyland Paris - Disneyland Paris, Marne-la-Vallée
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Encounter Disney goodies and baddies at Disney’s Halloween Festival

Cirque Alexis Gruss - Quintessence

Show - circus
from 14 October 2017 to 04 March 2018
Cirque National Alexis Gruss - Carrefour des Cascades - Porte de Passy, Paris

Alexis Grüss and the Farfadais return with 'Quintessence', an equestrial-aerial show.

Cirque Bouglione

Show - circus
from 14 October 2017 to 11 March 2018
Cirque d'Hiver Bouglione - 110 rue Amelot, Paris

The Cirque Bouglione is back at the Cirque d’Hiver with its new show 'Exploit'

KIDEXPO

Exhibition | Trade fair, trade show
from 26 October 2017 to 30 October 2017
Paris expo Porte de Versailles - VIPARIS - 1 place de la Porte de Versailles, Paris

The big family event at the Porte de Versailles.

Mon Premier Festival - 12th edition

Festival | Show - miscellaneous
from 25 October 2017 to 31 October 2017
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...

Paris Chocolate Show

Trade fair, trade show
from 28 October 2017 to 01 November 2017
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 highlight for chocolate-loving children and adult...

Salon du cheval de Paris, Horse Expo

Trade fair, trade show, exhibition
from 25 November 2017 to 03 December 2017
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 45 years.