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!

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'

Windows displays at Galeries Lafayette

Celebration
from 08 November 2017 to 30 December 2017
Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann - 40 boulevard Haussmann, Paris

The Galeries Lafayette Christmas: animated window displays, an illuminated façade and a giant tree under the dome.

The Big Wheel at Place de la Concorde

Celebration
from 17 November 2017 to 05 May 2018
Place de la Concorde - Place de la Concorde, Paris

Each year, as Christmas approaches, the Big Wheel is set up on the Place de la Concorde.

Come along and sing with T’choupi

from 18 November 2017 to 07 January 2018
Casino de Paris - 16 rue de Clichy, Paris

The Casino de Paris once again welcomes the highly popular show ‘Come along and sing with T’choupi’

Christmas lights, avenue des Champs Elysées

Celebration
from 22 November 2017 to 08 January 2018
Avenue des Champs-Élysées - De l'Arc de Triomphe à la place de la Concorde, Paris

The avenue des Champs-Elysées is decorated with lights and stunning decorations for Christmas and the New Year.

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.