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.

Les Pestacles Festival

Festival
from 07 June 2017 to 27 September 2017
Parc Floral de Paris - Jardin botanique de la Ville de Paris - Esplanade du château de Vincennes - Route de la Pyramide, 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 des Tuileries

Celebration
from 24 June 2017 to 27 August 2017
Jardin des Tuileries - Place de la Concorde, Paris

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

Paris Plages

Celebration | Festival
from 08 July 2017 to 03 September 2017
Tout Paris - ., Paris

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

Cirque Bormann Moreno

Show - circus
from 01 January 2015 to 31 December 2016
Cirque Bormann Moreno - 1 place Skanderbeg, Paris

Every year this traditional and family circus, the Cirque Bormann Moreno, is popular with the public

Christmas at the Château de Breteuil

Celebration
from 19 December 2015 to 03 January 2016
Château de Breteuil - Allée du Château, Choisel

The Château de Breteuil has just been trimmed up with festive decorations, lights and lots of Christmas activities

Baby Animals, Tiny Heroes

Exhibition
from 19 April 2016 to 20 August 2017
Cité des sciences et de l'industrie - 30 avenue Corentin Cariou, Paris

The exhbition that traces the evolution of the life of animals so that children can follow their own

Mondial du modélisme

Trade fair, trade show, exhibition
June 2016
Paris expo Porte de Versailles - VIPARIS - 1 place de la Porte de Versailles, Paris

A world in miniature.

Animal expo

Trade fair, trade show, exhibition
from 08 October 2016 to 09 October 2016
Parc Floral de Paris - Jardin botanique de la Ville de Paris - Esplanade du château de Vincennes - Route de la Pyramide, Paris

Animal expo returns to the Parc Floral for the 25th year. A major event for pet lovers

The Week of Tastes

Celebration
from 10 October 2016 to 16 October 2016
Paris et Ile-de-France - ., Paris

A celebration of tastes!

Mon Premier Festival - 12th edition

Festival | Show - miscellaneous
from 25 October 2017 to 31 October 2017
Tout Paris - ., Paris

Mon Premier Festival gives children – from 2 years – the opportunity to discover cinema and the diversity of films for young audie...

Romanès Cirque tzigane

Show - circus
From 22 October 2016
Cirque Romanès - Square Parodi - Boulevard de l'Amiral Bruix, Paris

Authentic tzigane circus, Romanès invites us into a festive and colourful world

Cirque Arlette Gruss

Show - circus
from 18 November 2016 to 11 December 2016
Pelouse de Reuilly - Bois de Vincennes, Paris

To celebrate its 30th anniversary, the famous Arlette Gruss circus offers us an amazing show

Salon du cheval de Paris, Horse Expo

Trade fair, trade show, exhibition
from 26 November 2016 to 04 December 2016
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.