10 exciting things to do with kids in Paris
1. Macaron en Famille Class at Cook’n with Class Paris
The newest addition to Cook’n with Class Paris is a Macaron en Famille Class! These delicious, bite-size, French treats craved by both children and adults are the center of this special family cooking class in Paris. You not only taste macarons but also learn how to bake them!
2. La Parc de la Villette
La Villette is an immense park that offers a music concert hall (Le Zenith), numerous gardens, a science museum, and the incredible new, Paris Philharmonic. For the kids, there are many activities to discover such as multiple playgrounds and the little Villette! The little Villette offers daily free activities as well as seasonal events for children and their families. You will never run out of things to do in this park with your children! To read more on La Parc de la Villette, check out another blog of ours, Things to do in Paris with a toddler – Parc de la Villette!
3. Natural History Museum – Galerie des enfants
Discover the Galerie des enfants with your family! Whether you have small children or teens, this museum of biodiversity is the place to learn and experience. Full of activities and things to see this museum awaits you as it opens a whole new world and way of thinking to your little ones.
4. Le Jardin d’Acclimatation
With its many varieties of experiences and beauty, Le Jardin d’Acclimatation is the perfect place to spend a day with your kids. The many attractions and activities plus numerous routes for strolling around in the park are endless! You could easily pass a day here discovering this beautiful and fun-filled park. Check out the website for everything you can do!
5. Paris Carnival
The earliest noted date was 1658 for the Paris de Carnival. This lively and colorful fête takes place in February mostly but sometimes in early March, basically, two days before whenever Mardi Gras falls under the auspicious title of Promenade du Bœuf Gras! “Let us be worthy of our illustrious elders!” They knew how to laugh and have fun at times when life was much harder than today. On this day we will follow the advice of a friend of the Carnival of Paris in the nineteenth century, who wrote: “let us amuse ourselves and put off our serious business until tomorrow!” Each year has its theme but every year is full of fanfare so join in the fun and play a little dress-up while you are at it.
6. CinéKids – Kids Cinema at Forum des Images
Every Sunday and Wednesday the Cinema at Forum des Images offers films from around the world for kids from 18 months to 8 years old! Be sure to check out the schedule as this is a fun activity for both children and adults.
7. Cuisine en Famille Class at Cook’n with Class Paris
Of course, we need to add ourselves in here! Come and enjoy a French cooking class with your child in Paris! In this Cuisine en Famille class, you will work together as a team to create a delicious 3-course French meal that you can duplicate back at home! Give your child an unforgettable memory of Paris and family fun and friendly experience at our French cooking school in Paris.
8. Jardin des Plantes: La Galérie de L’Évolution
If you are looking for things to do with kids in Paris (especially on a rainy day), you should consider a visit to the Jardin des Plantes: La Galérie de l’Évolution. This museum takes you through a discovery of animals from both land and sea. There are 7,000 incredibly lifelike specimens placed in the museum which creates a mythical yet modern view of history and science. While there are a few pre-historic remains, it is primarily about modern creatures. There is a children’s gallery as well that you can include in your visit for an additional fee. This gallery serves as a discovery zone for children big and small to learn about the habitats and behaviors of various fauna.
9. Cooking with Kids at Cook’n with Class Paris
This French cooking class for kids is just perfect for your petit chef! Your aspiring little chef will learn how to bake from scratch four delicious French recipes from savory to sweet all with the help of the Chef. Parents can watch but can’t get their hands dirty this time! This is all up to the kids!
10. Escape Game – Palais Garnier
The Palais Garnier offers the public a brand new concept that is great for families! INSIDE OPERA, is a life-size game combining an escape game and immersive adventure in the footsteps of the Phantom of the Opera. The aim of the game is to solve the Curse of the Phantom of the Opera and set him free forever by deciphering a series of riddles in the Palais Garnier. This adventure provides participation of various actors in period costumes who bring the game to life!