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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

Parc Montpelliertsouris

Parc Montpelliertsouris

Parc Montsouris is a public park in the 14th arrondissement at the southern edge of Paris. The fifteen-hectare park was created by landscape architect Adolphe Alphand and has wide lawns, a lake, sculptures, playgrounds and a grotto. ...
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Bois de Vincennes

Bois de Vincennes

The Bois de Vincennes, located on the edge of the 12th arrondissement, is the largest public park in the city. It was created between 1855 and 1866 by the Emperor Napoleon III. The Chateau de Vincennes is a magnificent example of medieval ...
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Jardin du Luxembourg

Jardin du Luxembourg

Situated between Saint-Germain-des-Prés and the Latin Quarter, the Luxembourg Gardens were created upon the initiative of Queen Marie de Medici in 1612. Covering 23 hectares, it is one of the most popular gardens in Paris. The main part of the park ...
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Parc Astérix Paris

Parc Astérix Paris

Parc Astérix is an amusement park, located approximately 35km north of Paris, based on the comic book series Astérix. They have a variety of rides for all ages including rollar coasters, water slides, swinging ships and rapid rivers. It is open ...
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Disneyland Paris

Disneyland Paris

Disneyland Paris, supposedly the biggest tourist attraction in Europe, attracts around 15 million visitors a year with its 5 magical lands, endless attractions, Disney characters, family parades and shows. Disneyland promises a fun day out for all ...
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Le Centquatre cultural arts centre

Le Centquatre cultural arts centre

Also known as the 104, this is a unique cultural centre of artistic creativity with exhibition spaces, auditoriums, restaurants and more in a renovated historical building. Tickets for the exhibitions and the shows do vary in cost depending upon ...
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Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine

Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine

Explore 1,000 years of the history of architecture at the Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine located in the Palais de Chaillot. Some examples include life-size productions of the doorway of Chartres cathedral, the painted cupola of the ...
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Trinity Tots, Maisons-Laffitte

Trinity Tots, Maisons-Laffitte

Trinity Tots is a non-profit making Association founded by volunteer parents with the aim of offering anglophone children in the community an environment in which to develop culturally and linguistically by doing artistic and educational activities ...
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Dojo de Grenelle

Dojo de Grenelle

A martial arts school in Paris for adults and children of all ages including toddlers, children and teenagers. Generations of children and teenagers have been trained in this friendly and family atmosphere. As well as many different types of ...
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Babyland, Saint-Pierre-du-Perray

Babyland, Saint-Pierre-du-Perray

Amusement and theme park in Saint-Pierre-du-Perray, around 40 km outside of Paris, dedicated to children from 1 to 12 years. There is a range of funfair attractions such as carousels, trains and flying chairs. ...
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