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.

Vaux le Vicomte celebrates Christmas

Celebration
from 26 November 2016 to 31 December 2016
Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte - Vaux-le-Vicomte, Maincy

The Château de Vaux le Vicomte is decked out in an enchanting decor for the festive season

Christmas market at Montparnasse

Celebration | Trade fair, trade show, exhibition
From
Quartier de Montparnasse - ., Paris

Situated below the Montparnasse tower block, this Christmas village has a wonderful selection of regional products.

Charlety on the snow

Celebration
from 17 December 2016 to 29 December 2016
Stade Sébastien Charlety - 99 boulevard Kellermann, Paris

Area for leisure activities and winter sports, for 3 to 16-year-olds

Weather Winter

6-7 October 2017
Paris Event Center - 20 avenue de la Porte de la Villette, Paris

The electro music festival is back this winter!

Videobox Festival

Art vidéo
from 27 April 2017 to 29 April 2017
Le Carreau du Temple - 2 rue Perrée, Paris

Videobox, video art festival held annually at the Carreau du Temple.

Musique côté jardins

Festival | Classical music | Jazz music | Show - miscellaneous
From May to October 2016
Tout Paris - ., Paris

From May to October, the city of Paris organises numerous festivals in its parks and gardens : theatre, concerts, shows

Belleville artists' open studios

Exhibition | Trade fair, trade show, exhibition
May 2018
Quartier de Belleville - ., Paris

More than 250 artists open the doors of their studios to the public, free of charge