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.

 More family outings in Paris

Top 10 family outings in Paris

Forts

Exhibition
from 22 December 2018 to 05 January 2020
Cité des sciences et de l'industrie - 30 avenue Corentin Cariou, Paris

Discover forts just like your childhood favourites at la Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie

Van Gogh, Starry Night

Exhibition
from 22 February 2019 to 05 January 2020
Atelier des Lumières - 38 rue Saint-Maur, Paris

An immersion into Van Gogh's greatest masterpieces!

Ocean: Diving into the Unknown

Exhibition
from 03 April 2019 to 05 January 2020
Grande Galerie de l'Évolution - Muséum national d'histoire naturelle - 36 rue Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, Paris
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Discover the biodiversity of our oceans

Leonardo da Vinci

Exhibition
from 24 October 2019 to 24 February 2020
Musée du Louvre - Pyramide du Louvre, Paris

Drawing, painting, philosophy and science brought together in one man

Disney’s Enchanted Christmas

Celebration
from 09 November 2019 to 06 January 2020
Disneyland® Paris - Disneyland® Paris, Marne-la-Vallée
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The magic of Christmas is back at Disneyland® Paris.On the programme: the Disney parade, a giant Christmas tree, Disney Dreams®......

Cirque de Paname - The World of Jalèya

Show - circus | Show - miscellaneous
from 14 November 2019 to 23 February 2020
Cirque de Paname - Avenue de l'Hippodrome, Cirque de Paname, Paris
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An enthralling show at the Hippodrome Paris Longchamp!

Illuminated Ocean

Exhibition
from 18 November 2019 to 19 January 2020
Le Jardin des Plantes - Muséum national d'histoire naturelle - Place Valhubert, Paris

The great Parisian exhibition and its illuminous sculptures returns to the Jardin des Plantes

Disney On Ice, Dream Big

Show - miscellaneous
December 2019
Zénith Paris - La Villette - 211 avenue Jean Jaurès, Paris

The new Disney on Ice show is a full-on celebration of Disney magic

Le Grand Palais des Glaces

Celebration
from 13 December 2019 to 08 January 2020
Grand Palais - 3 avenue du Général Eisenhower, Paris

For the festive season, the Nave of the Grand Palais plays host to the largest ice rink in France