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 firstname.lastname@example.org