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

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

Thoiry Lumières Sauvages

Celebration
from 27 October 2019 to 08 March 2020
Thoiry ZooSafari - Château et parc zoologique de Thoiry, Thoiry

Giant illuminated sculptures on show this winter at the Thoiry ZooSafari

Foire du Trône (Postponed)

Celebration
Event scheduled for 28 march to 24 may 2020, postponed
Pelouse de Reuilly - Bois de Vincennes, Paris

Some 350 attractions on more than 10 hectares of land at the Pelouse de Reuilly.

Harlem Globetrotters (Postponed)

Sport
Event scheduled for 4 april 2020, postponed to 20 june 2020
AccorHotels Arena - 8 boulevard de Bercy, Paris

The internationally famous exhibition basketball legends will stop off in Paris

La Nuit des musées (Postponed)

Celebration | Exhibition
Event scheduled for 16 May 2020, postponed to 14 November 2020
Paris et Ile-de-France - Paris et Île-de-France, Paris

During this one special night, you can visit or revisit the top museums in the French capital (activities, encounters, shows...)