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, the Giacometti Institute 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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The Lion King

Musical theatre, musical
from 08 September 2022 to 31 December 2022
Théâtre Mogador - 25 rue de Mogador, Paris

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

Miraculous Cruise

from 11 June 2022 to 30 November 2022
Bateaux Parisiens - Port de la Bourdonnais, Paris

Discover Paris with the family on an immersive sightseeing cruise on the theme of the series ‘Miraculous’.

Fragiles !

from 19 February 2022 to 08 January 2023
Cité des sciences et de l'industrie - 30 avenue Corentin Cariou, Paris

An entertaining exhibition about the fragility of objects for 2-to-6-year-olds.

Animal expo

Trade fair, trade show, exhibition
from 01 October 2022 to 02 October 2022
Parc Floral de Paris - Jardin botanique de Paris - Esplanade du château de Vincennes, Paris

Animal expo returns to the Parc Floral for the 29th year. A major event for pet lovers

Wild encounters this autumn

from 23 September 2022 to 06 November 2022
Parc zoologique de Paris - Muséum national d’histoire naturelle - Croisement de l'avenue Daumesnil et de la route de la Ceinture du Lac, Paris

Special costumed activities and race trails to find out more about animals in a new and fun way


Trade fair, trade show, exhibition
from 27 October 2022 to 30 October 2022
Paris expo Porte de Versailles - VIPARIS - 1 place de la Porte de Versailles, Paris

The big family event at the Porte de Versailles.