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 2018, you’ll find a selection of top events for all the family.

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Top 10 family outings in Paris

Once upon a Time… Science in Fairy Tales

Exhibition
from 03 October 2017 to 18 November 2018
Cité des sciences et de l'industrie - 30 avenue Corentin Cariou, Paris

The science of fairy tales at the Cité des Sciences

Froid (cold)

Exhibition
from 05 December 2017 to 26 August 2018
Cité des sciences et de l'industrie - 30 avenue Corentin Cariou, Paris

The Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie focuses on the theme of the cold in this temporary exhibition

Teamlab: au-delà des limites (no boundaries)

Exhibition
from 15 May 2018 to 09 September 2018
Grande Halle de La Villette - Parc de la Villette - 211 avenue Jean Jaurès, Paris

Welcome to the dreamlike world of the TeamLab collective.

Un T.rex à Paris

Exhibition
from 06 June 2018 to 04 November 2018
Galerie de Minéralogie et de Géologie - Muséum national d 'Histoire naturelle - 36 rue Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, Paris

A Tyrannosaurus Rex on the banks of the Seine

Les Pestacles Festival

Festival
from 13 June 2018 to 05 September 2018
Parc Floral de Paris - Jardin botanique de Paris - Esplanade du Château de Vincennes, Paris

Every year from June to September, the Parc Floral in Paris plays host to Les Pestacles, a festival for kids and their families.

Fête desTuileries

Celebration
from 23 June 2018 to 26 August 2018
Jardin des Tuileries - Place de la Concorde, Paris

Children and adults, Parisians and visitors all enjoy the 60 or so attractions at this two-month-long funfair