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.

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Les Pestacles Festival

Festival
from 07 June 2017 to 27 September 2017
Parc Floral de Paris - Jardin botanique de la Ville de Paris - Route du Champ de Manœuvre, Paris

Every year from June to September, the Parc Floral in Paris plays host to Les Pestacles, a festival for kids and their families.

Valérian et Laureline, en mission pour la cité

Exhibition
from 13 June 2017 to 14 January 2018
Cité des sciences et de l'industrie - 30 avenue Corentin Cariou, Paris

Climb aboard Valerian and Laureline’s spaceship for an exciting voyage through science fiction!

Famillathlon

Sport | Celebration
from 30 September 2017 to 30 September 2017
Parc du Champ-de-Mars - Quai Branly - Avenue de la Motte Picquet, Paris

Famillathlon, 30 September 2017, on the Champs de Mars, the big meeting point for families and athletes

Cirque Bouglione

Show - circus
from 14 October 2017 to 11 March 2018
Cirque d'Hiver Bouglione - 110 rue Amelot, Paris

The Cirque Bouglione is back at the Cirque d’Hiver with its new show 'Exploit'

KIDEXPO

Exhibition | Trade fair, trade show
from 26 October 2017 to 30 October 2017
Paris expo Porte de Versailles - VIPARIS - 1 place de la Porte de Versailles, Paris

The big family event at the Porte de Versailles.

Salon du cheval de Paris, Horse Expo

Trade fair, trade show, exhibition
from 25 November 2017 to 03 December 2017
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.