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.

The Big Wheel at Place de la Concorde

Celebration
from 11 November 2016 to 15 May 2017
Place de la Concorde - ., Paris

Each year, as Christmas approaches, the Big Wheel is set up on the Place de la Concorde.

Champs-Elysées Christmas village

Celebration
from 11 November 2016 to 08 January 2017
Avenue des Champs-Élysées - ., Paris

Christmas market, Ice rink, Big Wheel, Grande parade... The biggest event of the Paris festive season will be taking place on the ...

Christmas village on La Défense esplanade

Celebration | Trade fair, trade show, exhibition
from 17 November 2016 to 27 December 2016
La Défense et son esplanade - Parvis de la Défense, Paris La Défense

Village over 10,000m ² with more than 300 chalets with traditional arts and crafts, 400 m ² of festive decorations

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

Christmas lights, avenue des Champs Elysées

Celebration
from 21 November 2016 to 08 January 2017
Avenue des Champs-Élysées - ., Paris

The avenue des Champs-Elysées is decorated with lights and stunning decorations for Christmas and the New Year

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.

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.

Eiffel on ice

Celebration | Trade fair, trade show, exhibition
from 15 December 2016 to 03 January 2017
Parc du Champ-de-Mars - Quai Branly - Avenue de la Motte Picquet, Paris

Activities, winter sports and tastings await you at Eiffel on ice, at the foot of the Eiffel Tower.