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 2020, you’ll find a selection of top events for all the family.

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Top 10 family outings in Paris

JAM Capsule

Exhibition
from 23 June 2020 to 12 September 2020
Grande Halle de La Villette - Parc de la Villette - 211 avenue Jean Jaurès, Paris
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The Grande Halle welcomes a sensory exhibition that combines the arts and science

Night at Les Invalides

Show - miscellaneous | Celebration
from 18 July 2020 to 29 August 2020
Hôtel national des Invalides - Esplanade des Invalides, Paris

The monumental sound and light show is back!

Paris Plages

Celebration | Festival
from 18 July 2020 to 30 August 2020
Tout Paris - Paris, Paris

Over the summer, Paris becomes a seaside resort with the Paris Plages (Paris Beaches) event.

Open Air Cinema at La Villette

Festival | Show - miscellaneous
from 22 July 2020 to 23 August 2020
Parc de La Villette - Plein Air - 211 avenue Jean Jaurès, Paris

A cultural highlight every summer, the festival welcomes thousands of film fans with a programme of French and international films

Cirque Bouglione - Défi

Show - circus
November 2020 - March 2021
Cirque d'Hiver Bouglione - 110 rue Amelot, Paris

The new show from the Cirque Bouglione, packed with magic, laughter and surprises

Harlem Globetrotters

Sport
from 14 October 2020 to 14 October 2020
Accor Arena - 8 boulevard de Bercy, Paris

The internationally famous exhibition basketball legends will stop off in Paris