Activities for Kids Paris

Paris’ picturesque squares, green urban parks and historic manicured gardens are ideal for little ones to let off steam and provide endless free outdoor activities for kids. Previously an additional driving lane, the banks of the Seine have recently been pedestrianised, making for a beautiful pathway to stroll along the riverbanks, taking in the French capital’s world famous monuments and unique architecture from a different perspective. 

 

Other fun outdoor activities for kids include the popular river cruises on typical “bateaux mouches” which run year-round, ideal for enjoying a sunny day on deck. In the summer, many spots along the river are transformed into sandy urban beaches with deck chairs and pop-up street food stalls that kids will love. There are several great family-friendly walking and cycling tours of Paris, ideal for older kids to learn about the city of light’s fascinating history and hidden corners in a fun interactive way. 

 

The French capital is home to countless family-friendly indoor attractions, including a plethora of world-class museums, indoor play centres and a popular aquarium complete with live mermaid shows and plenty of sharks. Paris has so many educational indoor activities for children and young people, from iconic art galleries to interactive  exhibits and creative workshops focusing on France’s incredible culture and history.

 

Children of all ages will also love visiting the city’s many iconic sites, from the Eiffel Tower, to the ancient Notre Dame cathedral. Many of the river boats, (or bateaux mouches) offering trips up and down the Seine have glass roofs for staying cosy and dry in the winter months without missing out on panoramic views of the city from the river. 

 

There are also various different sports clubs in Paris with indoor facilities and plenty of family-friendly courses and workshops after school, at weekends and throughout the school holidays. 

 

Here is a useful list of  activities for kids in Paris, as recommended by expat families in the French capital. If you have a recommendation for this section please get in touch via email info@mumabroad.com

 

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

Happy French Language School

Happy French Language School

Happy French is a wonderful language school for kids and young people based in Paris, offering a wide range of different lessons and workshops suited to your family’s individual needs and preferences. The school provides both private French lessons ...
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Musée Gourmand du Chocolat Choco-Story 

Musée Gourmand du Chocolat Choco-Story 

Choco-Story is a gourmet chocolate museum (opened by a well known Belgian chocolate producing family who run popular museums in Brussels, Bruges, Prague and Mexico City) taking visitors on an immersive journey through 4000 years of history of cocoa ...
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Musée Grevin

Musée Grevin

This French counterpart of waxworks museum Madame Tussauds, the Musée Grevin is hugely popular with kids and tweens, who love having their picture taken with lifelike depictions of famous celebrities and historical figures.  The museum is divided ...
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Paris Plages

Paris Plages

Every Summer, the banks of the Seine are transformed into “Paris Plages”; urban beaches lined with real sand, deckchairs, palm trees, street food stalls and games. The perfect place to cool off on hot summer days (they even install misting fans), ...
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France Miniature

France Miniature

Located in Élancourt, around 5 minutes by from Versailles, France Miniature is an incredibly realistic reproduction of France with 117 tiny models set across 5 hectares of land.  Little ones will love feeling like giants and getting to visit all of ...
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L’Atelier des Lumières

L’Atelier des Lumières

Set within a former iron foundry, this recently opened 300m2 studio space is dedicated to digital art, sharing iconic works of some of the world’s most famous artists in a unique and engaging way.  Focusing on one renowned artist a time (for, ...
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MU:V

MU:V

MU:V is a concept space designed for the whole family, with four distinct areas dedicated to food, fitness, play and movement. Their playful, relaxed approach to fitness encourages a healthy lifestyle in a fun and really thoughtful way through ...
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Baby Musiking at L’Ecole Koenig

Baby Musiking at L’Ecole Koenig

Baby Musiking are fantastic, fun, engaging classes for parents and their babies and toddlers to learn through play, movement and music. The programme begins when babies are really tiny, moving through their first steps, then a multi-instrumental ...
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Musée de la Poupée, Paris

Musée de la Poupée, Paris

The Paris Doll Museum is a lovely museum well suited to children. It has 300 French dolls from 1850 to the present, displayed as part of lively Parisian scenes. A few metres away from Centre Pompidou modern art museum, on the edge of Le Marais ...
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Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature

Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature

The Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature is a private museum of hunting and nature located in the 3rd arrondissement of Paris. The museum is served by the Rambuteau Paris Métro station. Exhibits focus on the relationship between humans and the ...
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