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Things to do in Paris with kids

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. 

 

Outdoor things to do in Paris with kids

Other fun activities and things to do in Paris with 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. 

 

Things to do with kids in Paris indoors

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.

 

Other child-friendly things to do in Paris

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 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.

 

Sports Clubs and after-school activities Paris

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 things to do in Paris with kids, 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. Visit MumAbroad.com for more tips and recommendations from local families, including the best family services in Paris.

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

L’Enfance de l’Art Cinéma

L’Enfance de l’Art Cinéma

L’Enfance de l’Art is a programme of films selected to allow young audiences to discover cinematographic creation in all its diversity and richness. The films on offer are works in their own right, chosen for their cinematographic ...
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Dance Parties, Paris

Dance Parties, Paris

Alexandra de Willermin is a certified 5Rhythms® teacher who specializes in working with children. She offers Birthday and Party Dances for Children and classes for Families in and around Paris (in English, French or Spanish). The 5Rhythms® enable ...
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Roaming Schoolhouse, Paris

Roaming Schoolhouse, Paris

Roaming Schoolhouse has been providing after school activities for English speaking children in the Paris area since 2006. Through their classes and camps, your child maintains cultural and linguistic links unachievable at home. Qualified teachers ...
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Little Tykes Theatre, Paris

Little Tykes Theatre, Paris

Charlotte Chiew is the Founder and Artistic Director of Little Tykes Theatre. The company started out in 2007 as an answer to a very real need for quality and fun workshops for kids and parent-child classes for the 3-year-olds and under in Paris. ...
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Cinemas Utopia

Cinemas Utopia

Beautifully designed cinemas that show children’s films in original version. There are cinemas in Avignon, Bordeaux, Montpellier, Pontoise Saint-Ouen l’Aumône and Tournefeuille. ...
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La Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie

La Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie

The Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie is the biggest science museum in Europe. Located in Parc de la Villette in Paris, it is one of the three dozen French Cultural Centers of Science, Technology and Industry, promoting science and science ...
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Musée des Arts et Métiers

Musée des Arts et Métiers

Founded in 1794 by Henri Grégoire, the Conservatoire national des arts et métiers, “a store of new and useful inventions,” is a museum of technological innovation. The Musée des arts et métiers was refurbished in 2000, and now exhibits ...
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Cafézoïde, La Villette

Cafézoïde, La Villette

Cafézoïde, Le café des enfants, is the only café in Paris which is reserved exclusively for children from 0 to 16 years old (accompanied by a parent)! Every day, this unusual venue hosts games, shows, exhibitions, encounters, chats, outdoor games ...
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Les 400 Coups, Cinémathèque Française

Les 400 Coups, Cinémathèque Française

Les 400 Coups is located at the Cinémathèque Française. There is a different menu every day and with the chef being Japanese the food is often a French/Japanese fusion. The restaurant includes an indoor play area adjoining the main restaurant and ...
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Bus Bilingue

Bus Bilingue

The Bilingual Bus facilitates the learning of English in a fun and collective way for children from 3 to 11 years old. Founder Kathryn Baxter-Cravatte is a Mom of 2 bilingual children. Her mission is to build the foundations of bilingualism in ...
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