Dubbed La Ville Rose (The Pink City) for its many pink-hued brick buildings, there are so many things to do in Toulouse with kids. In the Old Town, there’s a wonderful mix of rosy red brick buildings, stunning Gothic architecture, and cobbled streets to explore. Toulouse offers a whole variety of tours including the very child friendly Les Trains Touristiques de Toulouse (The Little Tourist Trains of Toulouse) which take visitors on audio guided tours of the most important historical sites in Toulouse.
A river cruise is also a great way for families to see Toulouse. The Canal du Midi borders the old town running from the city of Toulouse down to the Mediterranean port of Sète. The Canal du Midi is arguably the most beautiful and well-known stretch of inland waterway in Southern France.
There are many exciting things to do in Toulouse with kids indoors including child friendly museums like Cité de l’Espace, full of hands on activities. Pavillon Blanc in Colomiers offers workshops and conferences in light modern arts space and a library with a striking concrete shell. There you can find media and artistic workshops for school age children.
Here is a useful list of things to do in Toulouse with kids, as recommended by our online community of local parents living in Toulouse. If you have a recommendation for this section please get in touch via email firstname.lastname@example.org.