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Things to do with Kids in Lyon 

There are seemingly endless fun things to do with kids in Lyon, 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.

 

For a neat list of 10 things to do with your family in Lyon (inc. karting, Lyon’s Parc de la Tête d’Or, macarons and a puppet factory) check out this list from Hotels.com.

 

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

Au Pré de Justin

Au Pré de Justin

Au Pré de Justin is a non-profit association which organises adapted physical activities that are inclusive to all, in particular young people with disabilities. Their primary aim is for each person to enjoy what they are doing and develop their ...
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Le Parc de la Tȇte D’Or

Le Parc de la Tȇte D’Or

Lyon’s most iconic park in the city centre and the largest city park in France. Le Parc de la Tȇte D’Or is one of the best free things to do with kids in Lyon. The park is home to a small zoo, several different playgrounds, electric and surrey bike ...
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Ludi Lyon

Ludi Lyon

Ludi Lyon is a cultural association sharing Lyon’s fascinating heritage through fun and immersive activities for children from 4-6 and 7-12 years old. Their enthusiastic guides organise treasure hunts, police investigations, museum visits and ...
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Délicatessen Factory

Délicatessen Factory

Délicatessen Factory is a brand new series of workshops based around all things culinary. Based in Lyon for over a decade, owner and mother Jeanne is passionate about cooking and has thoughtfully created workshops designed to fuel children and ...
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CréAMI

CréAMI

CréAMI is an association that offers creative and DIY workshops for adults and children from the age of 5. Some of their workshops include sewing, knitting, scrapbooking, jewellery making, candle decorating and more. If individuals have their own ...
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Atelier Laurencin

Atelier Laurencin

Atelier Laurencin is a friendly art studio in the heart of Lyon, where children and young people can learn and enjoy free expression through painting. During their 1h30 workshops, children are encouraged to release their creativity in a fun, laid ...
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Studiobox

Studiobox

Studiobox offer contemporary music workshops for kids from 4 years and up, based in their recording studio. Children and teens are able to explore their creativity through current music and use their imaginations through various workshops. ...
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Mini World Lyon

Mini World Lyon

Mini World Lyon is the largest animated miniature park in France. Covering more than 3,000 m², it is made up of 3 miniature worlds (the city, the mountains, the countryside) that took 70,000 hours to build. Mini World Lyon is populated by 30,000 ...
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iFly Lyon

iFly Lyon

iFly is an indoor free fall centre near Lyon Saint-Priest. Experience the unique sensation of flying in a specially adapted wind tunnel, accompanied by professionals. This sky diving simulator is child friendly, and really popular with teens and ...
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Ecole de Cirque de Lyon

Ecole de Cirque de Lyon

In the heart of the Ménival district, the Circus School of Lyon offers workshops in the circus arts: clowning, juggling, balance, aerial, acrobatics. Open to children from age 3 and up, their workshops encourage creativity, movement and above all ...
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