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Activities for Kids Paris

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 Visit for more tips and recommendations from local families, including the best family services in Paris.


Kingooroo, Aubervillers

Kingooroo, Aubervillers

Kingooroo is a huge indoor play-area based outside of Paris. A huge choice of games and activities including a giant labyrinth, mega slides, suspension bridges, bouncy castle, ball pool and a special reserved area for toddlers. There is also a ...
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Ludimax, Villepreux

Ludimax, Villepreux

Ludimax is a huge indoor play-area based outside of Paris. This large space has 3 play areas for babies from 0 to 18 months, 18 months to 5 years and 6-12 years. It offers toboggans, labyrinths and ball pools that your children will love.Open every ...
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Les Petits Bilingues, Paris

Les Petits Bilingues, Paris

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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