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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

La Fabullerie

La Fabullerie

La Fabullerie is a new, trendy cafe for parents and children in Lyon located a stone’s throw from Place Carnot. The café and restaurant is dedicated to families, with activities for all. La Fabullerie has a packed schedule of diverse ...
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Le Tout Petit Café

Le Tout Petit Café

Located close to the Foch metro stop, Le Tout Petit Café is a popular “cafe poussette”, or family friendly cafe complete with children’s area with games, colouring in and plenty of books. The modern, cosy setting is ideal for parents to enjoy ...
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Wakoo Park

Wakoo Park

Wakoo Park is an outdoor 2500 m2 leisure and play park in the heart of Parilly Park near the centre of Lyon. There are endless activities for children aged 2 to 12 years, including trampolines, inflatable bouncy structures, go-karting, zip lining ...
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Tonka Croix-Rousse

Tonka Croix-Rousse

Tonka is a cosy tea room serving a delicious mix of sweet and savoury cupcakes, and other home baked treats made from fresh products. Tonka also hosts baking and patisserie workshops for adults and children from around 7-8 years and up, supervised ...
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Fun Island

Fun Island

Fun Island is a covered play centre for children up to 14 years old. This family-friendly leisure space provides excellent entertainment for children, and a relaxing space for parents to unwind. There is a dedicated space for babies and toddlers up ...
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Priti Yoga

Priti Yoga

Laeticia is a friendly, experienced yoga instructor offering specially adapted prenatal yoga classes for pregnant women at home. These calming sessions are an ideal way for women to connect with their body and practice self care throughout their ...
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Les Petits Bilingues, Lyon

Les Petits Bilingues, Lyon

Throughout the year, including during school holidays, Les Petits Bilingues offer a variety of classes, workshops and mini-groups in English for all ages from 1 to 99 years old. First Step offers English awakening workshops for toddlers from 12 to ...
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