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.

Bear species!

Exhibition
from 12 October 2016 to 19 June 2017
Grande Galerie de l'Évolution - Muséum national d 'Histoire naturelle - 36 rue Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, Paris

Everything you ever wanted to know about bears

Foire du Trône

Celebration
from 31 March 2017 to 28 May 2017
Pelouse de Reuilly - Bois de Vincennes, Paris

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

The International Paris Air Show

Trade fair, trade show, exhibition
from 19 June 2017 to 25 June 2017
Paris le Bourget - VIPARIS - Parc des Expositions, Le Bourget

Taking place every two years, the International Paris Air Show is held at Paris-Le Bourget.

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.

Festival Musique en l'Ile

Festival | Classical music
from 05 June 2016 to 28 August 2016
Église Saint-Louis-en-l'Île - 19 bis rue Saint-Louis-en-l'Île, Paris

Musique en l'Ile offers a rich and varied programme including Corsican polyphony, Russian popular songs, secular music...

Kiosquorama

Festival
September 2017
Paris et Ile-de-France - ., Paris

The festival eco-citizen returns in 2016 for a 8th edition.

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

Cirque Bouglione

Show - circus
October 2016 to march 2017
Cirque d'Hiver Bouglione - 110 rue Amelot, Paris

The Cirque Bouglione is back at the Cirque d’Hiver with a new show

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 19 October 2016 to 25 October 2016
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

Windows displays at Galeries Lafayette

Celebration
From 8 November 2016
Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann - 40 boulevard Haussmann, Paris

The Galeries Lafayette Christmas: animated window displays, an illuminated façade and a giant tree under the dome.