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.

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.

Ice rink on the 1st floor of the Eiffel Tower

Celebration
Decembre 2017 - February 2018
La tour Eiffel - 5 avenue Anatole France - Champ de Mars, Paris

Each year between Decembre and February, an ice rink is set up on the first floor of the Eiffel Tower.

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 2016

from 17 December 2016 to 18 December 2016
Paris Event Center - 20 avenue de la Porte de la Villette, Paris

The electro music festival is back this winter!

Christmas merry-go-rounds in Paris

Celebration
mid-December 2017 to early January 2018
Tout Paris - ., Paris

During the end of year festive season several merry-go-rounds are installed in Paris.

Festival du Merveilleux

Celebration
Late December 2016 - early January 2017
Pavillons de Bercy - Musée des Arts Forains - 53 avenue des Terroirs de France, Paris

Le Festival du merveilleux is opening to the public for ten days at the end of the year. Merry go round, street artists, magicians

The Grande Parade on the Champs-Elysées

Celebration
from 01 January 2017 to 01 January 2017
Avenue des Champs-Élysées - ., Paris

There will be a Grande Parade on the Champs-Elysées to ring in the New Year on 1 January: carnival floats, brass bands...

Ciné Junior

Festival | Show - miscellaneous
from 25 January 2017 to 07 February 2017
Val-de-Marne - ., Val-de-Marne

‘Ciné Junior’, an international cinema festival for children seeks to introduce kids and teens to cinema

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.