Activities for Kids Lyon

There are seemingly endless fun things to do in Lyon for kids, and many international families are drawn to the city’s outdoorsy lifestyle and favourable climate. There are activities in Lyon for all seasons, from indoor activities to outdoor parks and sports as well as numerous day trips from Lyon within easy reach. 

 

There is a handful of friendly, bilingual mother and baby groups around the city where English-speaking parents in Lyon can meet while their little ones interact and play. For older children and teenagers, there are plenty of educational courses, creative workshops and English summer camps in Lyon during the famously long French summer holidays. 

 

Fun things to do in Lyon outdoors

The city’s many urban parks and gardens are popular for picnics, and little ones can run around and play, with many different free activities for kids throughout the year.  Lyon is home to many different sports clubs with indoor and outdoor facilities, with team sports like football and rugby making great outdoor group activities for kids after school. Some of the best outdoor activities Lyon has to offer include water jousting – a popular thing to do in Lyon in the Summer.

 

The best indoor things to do in Lyon for families

With dynamic culture, a vibrant gastronomy scene and world-class museums, there are many excellent things to do in Lyon with kids indoors, The city is home to a cinema museum and little ones will love the many indoor play centres in Lyon for toddlers. More indoor things to do in Lyon include rock climbing centres and yoga workshops for kids and there are many chocolate-making workshops, cookery and baking courses available for foodie children and tweens. 

 

Exciting day Trips from Lyon

The countryside in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region offers magnificent day trips from Lyon within easy reach. There is an enormous chocolate factory not far from the city centre, with tours teaching the process of making chocolate, fun demonstrations and tastings. Older kids will love the numerous zip-lining and treetop adventure parks and outdoor laser tag within easy driving distance from Lyon too. 

 

As Paris is just two hours away by TGV (high-speed train), it’s possible to visit the city at the weekend or make day trips from Lyon during school holidays.

 

This is the MumAbroad.com list of the best indoor and outdoor things to do in Lyon and day trips from Lyon, tried and suggested by local families based in the city and surrounding areas. If you have a recommendation for this section please get in touch via email info@mumabroad.com

INDOOR & OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS, TWEENS AND TEENS – PLAY CENTRES, INDOOR FACILITIES, MUSEUMS, EXHIBITS, SPORTS, WORKSHOPS, ADVENTURE PARKS, GARDENS AND SUMMER CAMPS

France Aventures, Lyon

France Aventures, Lyon

Located close to the city centre, a few minutes walk from Fourvière funicular, France Aventures is an aerial adventure park in the treetops. There are different levels of circuits for various age groups and abilities (including a specially designed ...
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Paul Huger Singing Lessons

Paul Huger Singing Lessons

Paul Huger and his team teach group singing lessons, giving your child the opportunity to practice singing in a fun way and benefit from an introduction to theatre and puppetry too. These workshops are aimed at children who like to sing and are ...
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Musée Sève

Musée Sève

Richard Sève is considered one of the best chocolate makers in France. The Musée Sève is set within the 1500m2 factory space, with windows overlooking engines in motion, chocolate blenders and cacao crushers. The museum depicts the history of cocoa ...
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Le Complexe du Rire

Le Complexe du Rire

Located in the heart of Lyon, the Complexe is one of the most beautiful cafe-theatres in city. They host plenty of shows tailored to young audiences and recently opened a school organising workshops for adults, children and teens. Their packed ...
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La Compagnie du Chien Jaune

La Compagnie du Chien Jaune

Located on the Croix-Rousse plateau, the Compagnie du Chien Jaune has run theatre workshops for adults and children from 5 years old for over 10 years. Their courses throughout the school year end with performances in June (each annual fee includes ...
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French As You Like It

French As You Like It

French As You Like It offers a personable, individualised approach to learning French in France. It is their mission to help you achieve your French learning goals as fast as possible. Their private French lessons for children are perfectly ...
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Démostalie

Démostalie

Démostalie offer playful group workshops combining science with artistic creativity for children from 8 years old and young people. Workshops can accommodate up to 12 children of the same age group for 1h30. Based around one of a dozen scientific ...
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European Bison Reserve, Lozère

European Bison Reserve, Lozère

This European bison reserve in one of the most beautiful parks in France.The forest is the natural habitat of the European bison. With a weight of up to one ton and a girth of 2 meters, the bison is undoubtedly the largest European land mammal. In ...
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La Mise en Bouche Theatre Workshops

La Mise en Bouche Theatre Workshops

La Mise en Bouche theatre workshops appeal to children’s joyful ability to play, imagine and marvel. Their theatre workshops emphasise movement, storytelling, dance and improvisation, exploring unknown countries, becoming exotic animals and ...
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Lyon Laser Ouest

Lyon Laser Ouest

Lyon Laser Ouest brings the popular laser tag concept to you! The team are equipped everything you need for a round of laser tag at your home, in an outdoor park, a gym, anywhere! Fully supervised by a qualified sports educator, the game is ...
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