Activities for Kids Lyon

There are seemingly endless fun outdoor activities for kids in Lyon, and many international families are drawn to the city’s outdoorsy lifestyle and favourable climate. The city’s many urban parks and gardens are popular for picnics, and little ones can run around and play, with many different free outdoor activities for kids throughout the year. 

 

Lyon is home to many different sports clubs with indoor and outdoor facilities, with team sports like football and rugby making great outdoor group activities for kids after school. Some more unusual summer outdoor activities for kids that are specific to the local area include water jousting – a popular and competitive sport in Lyon. Older kids will love the numerous zip-lining and treetop adventure parks and outdoor laser tag in Lyon too.

 

Lyon has many excellent activities to do with kids indoors, with dynamic culture, vibrant gastronomy scene and world-class museums, exhibits and attractions. The city has a great cinema museum, combining the art of creating miniatures with the tricks and secrets of special effects in film, featuring actual props used in many well known films. 

 

Little ones will love colourful the many indoor play centres in Lyon, with areas designed for children of different ages, providing endless inside activities for toddlers. There are also several bilingual mother and baby groups around the city where international parents can meet while their little ones interact and play. There are plenty of different fun educational courses, creative workshops and English summer camps in Lyon, perfect for rainy days in the city and working parents in need of fun and flexible childcare alternatives during the famously long French summer holidays.

 

There is an enormous chocolate factory not far from the city centre, with tours teaching kids about the process of making chocolate, with fun demonstrations and tastings. Sports clubs in Lyon with indoor facilities include rock climbing centres and yoga workshops for kids. Other chocolate-makers in the city also offer fantastic chocolate-making workshops for children of different ages, and there are all kinds of different cookery and baking courses available for foodie kids and tweens. 

 

This is the MumAbroad.com list of the best activities for kids in Lyon, each tried and suggested by local families based in the city and surrounding areas. If you have a recommendation for this section please get in touch via email info@mumabroad.com

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

France Aventures, Lyon

France Aventures, Lyon

Located close to the city centre, a few minutes walk from Fourvière funicular, France Aventures is an aerial adventure park in the treetops. There are different levels of circuits for various age groups and abilities (including a specially designed ...

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Paul Huger Singing Lessons

Paul Huger Singing Lessons

Paul Huger and his team teach group singing lessons, giving your child the opportunity to practice singing in a fun way and benefit from an introduction to theatre and puppetry too. These workshops are aimed at children who like to sing and are ...

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Musée Sève

Musée Sève

Richard Sève is considered one of the best chocolate makers in France. The Musée Sève is set within the 1500m2 factory space, with windows overlooking engines in motion, chocolate blenders and cacao crushers. The museum depicts the history of cocoa ...

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Le Complexe du Rire

Le Complexe du Rire

Located in the heart of Lyon, the Complexe is one of the most beautiful cafe-theatres in city. They host plenty of shows tailored to young audiences and recently opened a school organising workshops for adults, children and teens. Their packed ...

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La Compagnie du Chien Jaune

La Compagnie du Chien Jaune

Located on the Croix-Rousse plateau, the Compagnie du Chien Jaune has run theatre workshops for adults and children from 5 years old for over 10 years. Their courses throughout the school year end with performances in June (each annual fee includes ...

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French As You Like It

French As You Like It

French As You Like It offers a personable, individualised approach to learning French in France. It is their mission to help you achieve your French learning goals as fast as possible. Their private French lessons for children are perfectly ...

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Démostalie

Démostalie

Démostalie offer playful group workshops combining science with artistic creativity for children from 8 years old and young people. Workshops can accommodate up to 12 children of the same age group for 1h30. Based around one of a dozen scientific ...

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European Bison Reserve, Lozère

European Bison Reserve, Lozère

This European bison reserve in one of the most beautiful parks in France.The forest is the natural habitat of the European bison. With a weight of up to one ton and a girth of 2 meters, the bison is undoubtedly the largest European land mammal. In ...

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La Mise en Bouche Theatre Workshops

La Mise en Bouche Theatre Workshops

La Mise en Bouche theatre workshops appeal to children’s joyful ability to play, imagine and marvel. Their theatre workshops emphasise movement, storytelling, dance and improvisation, exploring unknown countries, becoming exotic animals and ...

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The Sweetspot Lyon

The Sweetspot Lyon

Ideally located on the Presqu’île, Sweetspot is Lyon’s first “bar à pâtes à tartiner” – or “bar of things to spread on bread” (it is slightly less catchy in English!). Founder Josephine wanted to create a haven for other lovers of tartines ...

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