Children love visiting theme parks, and the Paris region has a good (and varied) selection of them: the indomitable Gauls at the Parc Astérix, Disney magic at the two parks of Disneyland Paris, a Wild West adventure at the Mer de sable, the tropical setting of Robinson Crusoe’s island at L'île de Robinson, the ‘world in miniature’ at France Miniature and 40 exciting attractions at the Parc Saint-Paul. A memorable outing for all the family!
On rainy days, there are indoor entertainment options like the huge Playmobil Funpark. Older children will enjoy the interactive games at Laser Paris and Koezio. Then there’s HintHunt, the first live escape game in Paris. Teams of players are locked into a room, and the only way out is to solve a puzzle by tracking down clues. This fast-paced new mystery game is ideal for problem solvers of any age.
LeavinRoom is another escape game to try with the kids. This one is personalized: you pick the theme for your prison setting (e.g. ‘Around the World in 80 Days’) and gradually move towards the exit as you solve clue after clue.
La tête dans les Nuages is the biggest leisure and gaming centre in Europe, with no fewer than 130 attractions. It has a special area for kids aged 3 years and over, with mini table football and a mini bowling arcade, so the little ones won’t feel left out of the fun.
Royal Kids, an indoor entertainment centre with several locations near Paris, provides a safe play environment for children, with a host of attractions to keep them busy and happy. It is also the perfect place to throw a kids’ birthday party.
Nautil Parc, a waterpark near Paris, is another great place to go with the family. There are lots of water-based activities for kids, and you can rent bikes to cycle around the estate. More family fun can be had on the 50-hectare lake, with canoes and pedalos available to use in the afternoon.
And for fans of giant water slides, there’s no need to leave central Paris: Aquaboulevard in the 15th arrondissment offers lots of splashy fun for both kids and adults, plus an enormous swimming pool.