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.

Japan expo

Trade fair, trade show, exhibition
July 2018
Paris Nord Villepinte - VIPARIS - 82 avenue des nations - Zac Paris Nord 2, Villepinte

Meet your Japanese heroes.

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.

Paris Treasure Hunt

Celebration
July 2018
Paris et Ile-de-France - ., Paris

Go it alone or join a team as you set off to explore Paris!

Bastille Day, 14th July

Celebration
from 13 July 2018 to 14 July 2018
Paris et Ile-de-France - ., Paris

French National Day.

Firemen's ball

Celebration
from 13 July 2018 to 14 July 2018
Paris et Ile-de-France - ., Paris

On danse pour pour la Fête Nationale dans les casernes de pompiers.

July 14th fireworks display

Celebration
from 14 July 2018 to 14 July 2018
Jardins du Trocadéro - Place du Trocadéro, Paris

Each year Bastille Day, or just le quatorze juillet (14th of July) is celebrated with gusto in Paris.

Festival Paris l'Eté (Paris Summer Festival)

Festival | Music - miscellaneous | Show - miscellaneous
from 17 July 2017 to 05 August 2017
Paris et Ile-de-France - ., Paris

Some fifteen shows in Paris and the Paris region with dance, theatre and music.

Lollapalooza Paris

Festival | Modern music
from 22 July 2017 to 23 July 2017
Hippodrome de Longchamp - Bois de Boulogne, Paris

The famous American festival sets up base in Paris!

Tréteaux nomades

Festival | Show - theatre
from 21 August 2017 to 03 September 2017
Paris et Ile-de-France - ., Paris

This festival presents a series of shows, including various types of performing arts, burlesque theatre, music, poetry and popular...