What to do in Paris with toddlers?

Activities and outings ideas with children from 0 to 6 years old
Outdoor activities for sunny days or indoor activities for rainy days or extreme cold. Recommendations from shows designed for children (sometimes as early as 1 year), or fromexhibitions and of concerts that will also appeal to toddlers. Discover all our suggestions to enjoy Paris with little ones.

Activities with children in Paris are very limited at present due to the health situation.
You will find below the few possible exits at the moment:

EXPO : The Cat Wandersthe free outdoor exhibition
SEE ANIMALS : Visit of the farm of Gally and of Rainbow Urban Farm
PASTRY SHOPS : at Sweet Bazaar in the 1st
GUIGNOL : Island Punch (in Issy-les-Moulineaux)
PARENT/CHILD COOKING WORKSHOPS : (or grandparents/children) in the 11th arrondissement in Paris. : recovery from containment

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TO DO AGAIN, HOPEFULLY VERY SOON.
1- ESSENTIAL WITH YOUNG CHILDREN

PONY RIDES

From 15 months

A great classic with the little ones, when it's not raining: at the Luxembourg garden (6th), at Lake Daumesnil with Poneys TROTT'IN, at the Lake Saint-Mandé with ANIMAPONEY, at Montsouris Park (in the 14th), at Georges Brassens Park (in the 15th), at the lower lake of the Bois de Boulogne (16th), at Parc Monceau (in the 17th), to Buttes-Chaumont (in the 19th).

PUPPET SHOWS

From 2/3 years old

8 kiosks in Paris to go and see Guignol: les Marionnettes du Luxembourg (6th), the Puppets of the Champ-de-Mars (7th), the Puppets of the Champs-Élysées (8th), the Guignol du Parc Monceau (8th and 17th), the Punch from the Floral Park (12th), the Puppets of the Parc Montsouris (14th), the puppets of the Georges-Brassens Park (15th), the puppets of the Park Buttes-Chaumont (19e). At what age should you take a child to see Punch? It depends on the shows, but generally recommended from 3 years old.

2- CONCERTS FOR TODDLERS

CONCERTS BABIES (0 to 5 years)

Salle Gaveau (75008) and Théâtre du Conservatoire (75009)

All dates have been suspended due to the health situation. It is hoped that they will resume very soon.

JAZZ AND TASTE (from 2 years old)

At the Sunset Sunside (75001)

Every Sundaytwo concerts of about 50mn (at 3pm and 5pm).
In this jazz club in Paris (in the 1st one): we listen, we learn, we share. Jazz, what!

3- ALL YEAR ROUND IN PARIS AND ILE-DE-FRANCE WITH LITTLE ONES

Click on the labels to learn more
<noscript><img src="The Cat Wanders": Exhibition on the Champs-Elysées">

"The Cat Wanders": Exhibition on the Champs-Elysées


  • Free outdoor exhibition in the gardens of the Champs-Elysées
  • Ideal to discover with your family


<noscript><img src=Opposite, the toddler expo">

Opposite, the toddler expo

  • A sensory and playful wandering
  • For 2 / 7 year olds
  • At the Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie (19th)


<noscript><img src=In the Land of Santa Claus">

In the Land of Santa Claus

  • Santa and his elves. Funny, upbeat and participatory
  • Ideal from 3 years old
  • Mathurins Theater (Paris 8th)
  • Reduced rate: up to - 35%


<noscript><img src=Help, Prince Aubert has disappeared">

Help, Prince Aubert has disappeared

  • A hilarious police investigation
  • From 4 years
  • At the theatre le Bout (Paris 9ème)
  • Reduced rate: up to -23%


<noscript><img src=The Princess at the Pea in the Head">

The Princess at the Pea in the Head

  • A hilarious and participatory play
  • From 3 to 6 years
  • At the theatre le Bout (Paris 9th)
  • Reduced rate: up to -23%


<noscript><img src=La ferme de Gally - Sartrouville">

La ferme de Gally - Sartrouville


  • Covid: it is open to the public
  • Top with kids
  • In the Yvelines (78)
  • Less than 5€ per person


<noscript><img src=The national sheepfold in Rambouillet">

The national sheepfold in Rambouillet


  • Covid: currently closed
  • Every day (during school holidays)
  • In Rambouillet in the Yvelines (78)
  • An outing at a low price


<noscript><img src=Rainbow Urban Farm">

Rainbow Urban Farm


  • Covid: it is open to the public
  • Top with kids
  • In the Val-de-Marne (94)
  • Max. 5€ per person


<noscript><img src=Educational farms around Paris">

Educational farms around Paris


  • A great outdoor activity
  • In family, ideal with children
  • Less than 50km from Paris


<noscript><img src=Gally's farm (Saint-Cyr-l'école)">

Gally's farm (Saint-Cyr-l'école)


  • Covid: it is open to the public
  • Top with kids
  • In the Yvelines (78)
  • Less than 5€ per person


<noscript><img src=The great Gallery of Evolution">

The great Gallery of Evolution

  • 7000 specimens from the terrestrial and aquatic worlds
  • From 8 years old
  • In the Jardin des Plantes (5th)
  • Free for under 18s (under 26s if EU citizen)


<noscript><img src=The Aquarium of Paris Cinéaqua">

The Aquarium of Paris Cinéaqua

  • More than 13,000 specimens in 70 ponds
  • For everyone, also ideal with toddlers.
  • Discounted rates all year round


<noscript><img src=The Paris Zoological Park">

The Paris Zoological Park

  • A very nice family outing
  • For everyone, even the little ones...
  • A wide range of activities for children


<noscript><img src=The menagerie, zoo of the Jardin des Plantes">

The menagerie, zoo of the Jardin des Plantes

  • A beautiful zoo in the heart of Paris
  • Ideal with children
  • Free for children under 3 years


<noscript><img src=The SEA LIFE aquarium in Val d'Europe (Serris - 77)">

The SEA LIFE aquarium in Val d'Europe (Serris - 77)

  • A super educational aquarium
  • Next to the Vallée Village (Val d'Europe)
  • Free for children under 3 years old


<noscript><img src=Visit of a donkey farm (l'Asinerie Franciliane)">

Visit of a donkey farm (l'Asinerie Franciliane)


  • One of our favorites
  • Small budget: 3,50€ (child) and 5€ (adult) for a guided tour.
  • In Chennevières-sur-Marne (94)
  • Free uncommented visit for all


<noscript><img src=Thoiry Safari Zoo">

Thoiry Safari Zoo

  • An exceptional outing in a unique place
  • In the 78, an hour's drive from the centre of Paris.


<noscript><img src=The farm of Paris">

The farm of Paris


  • An educational farm
  • In the Bois de Vincennes
  • Free for all


<noscript><img src=The Zoo du Bois d'Attilly, a nice family outing!">

The Zoo du Bois d'Attilly, a nice family outing!


  • A small zoo concerned about the welfare of animals
  • In the 77, about 40 km from Paris
  • Free for children under 3 years


<noscript><img src=The guided tour "Paris in cartoons"">

The guided tour "Paris in cartoons"

  • An original and regressive theme
  • Duration 1h30 - Course 2 km
  • FAMILY OFFER: 10% DISCOUNT


<noscript><img src=Guided tour in the footsteps of "Dilili in Paris"">

Guided tour in the footsteps of "Dilili in Paris"

  • A visit with the animated film "Dilili" in the background
  • Duration 1h30 - Course 2 km
  • FAMILY OFFER: 10% DISCOUNT


<noscript><img src=The Tuileries garden">

The Tuileries garden


  • One of the largest parks in Paris
  • Top with kids
  • In the centre of Paris (75001)
  • Ideal as a family


<noscript><img src=The Paris Arboretum">

The Paris Arboretum


  • 13 hectares of nature - more than 800 varieties of trees
  • An ideal family outing
  • Free for everyone all year round


<noscript><img src=The Arboretum of Versailles-Chevreloup">

The Arboretum of Versailles-Chevreloup


  • 200 hectares of nature - more than 2500 varieties of trees
  • Free for everyone every 1st Sunday of the month


<noscript><img src=Puppet and puppet shows">

Puppet and puppet shows


  • A classic for little ones
  • From 2 to 3 years
  • In the 8th, the 17th and in the 92nd
  • Low cost activity


<noscript><img src=Outdoor Puppet shows">

Outdoor Puppet shows


  • Guignol's outdoor shows
  • Ideally from 2/3 years old
  • In the 8th, the 17th and in the 92nd


<noscript><img src=The André Citroën Park">

The André Citroën Park


  • In the 15th
  • Free access


<noscript><img src=The Buttes-Chaumont">

The Buttes-Chaumont


  • In the 19th century, 25 ha in the heart of Paris
  • Free access


<noscript><img src=Monceau Park as a family">

Monceau Park as a family


  • Very pretty park with lawns open to all
  • In the 8th
  • Free access


<noscript><img src=Garden plants">

Garden plants


  • In the 5th
  • Free access


<noscript><img src=The Luxembourg Garden">

The Luxembourg Garden


  • In the 6th
  • Free access, paying activities


<noscript><img src=The Floral Park of Paris">

The Floral Park of Paris


  • In the 12th (on the edge of the Bois de Vincennes)
  • Paid access (except in low season)


<noscript><img src=The garden of acclimatization">

The garden of acclimatization


  • In the Bois de Boulogne
  • A great mini amusement park for kids
  • Paid access


<noscript><img src=Boating in or near Paris">

Boating in or near Paris


  • 3 lakes in Paris to go boating
  • Rental at less than 15€ for 1 hour


<noscript><img src=GoodPlanet Foundation">

GoodPlanet Foundation


  • In the Bois-de-Boulogne
  • Free access


<noscript><img src=Puppet and puppet shows">

Puppet and puppet shows


  • A classic for little ones
  • From 2 to 3 years
  • In the 8th, the 17th and in the 92nd
  • Low cost activity


<noscript><img src=Cooking and baking classes for children and teenagers">

Cooking and baking classes for children and teenagers


  • Several formulas
  • With or without parents
  • In Paris (1st and 11th)


<noscript><img src=L'Aquaboulevard, with family or teenagers">

L'Aquaboulevard, with family or teenagers

  • 7,000 m² of pools, giant slides, jacuzzis, series of waves...
  • Ideal for all - from 3 years old
  • At the Porte de Versailles (Paris 15th)


<noscript><img src=The pool Pailleron">

The pool Pailleron


  • A swimming pool classified as a historical monument
  • Fun pools and a sports pool
  • In the 19th
  • Less than 5€ per entry (adult and child)


<noscript><img src=My mini-session, the RV cinema for 3/6 year olds">

My mini-session, the RV cinema for 3/6 year olds


  • Cinema for toddlers, at very low prices
  • in 8 cinemas in Paris and 8 cinemas in the Paris region
  • 5€ per session


<noscript><img src=Pools with a small pool or paddling pool">

Pools with a small pool or paddling pool


  • 14 swimming pools with small pool for children in Paris
  • Ideal with toddlers


<noscript><img src=The Lab of the City of Babies">

The Lab of the City of Babies


  • The new and original space for babies
  • Reserved for 0 - 2 years
  • At the Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie (19th)
  • Free on reservation


<noscript><img src=Vertical'Art : indoor climbing">

Vertical'Art : indoor climbing


  • The 100% experience climbs, 100% chill!
  • For all, from 4 years old
  • In the 18th


<noscript><img src=Restaurants and cafes with play areas">

Restaurants and cafes with play areas


  • The children play, the parents are quiet
  • Up to about 10 years
  • Several addresses in Paris


<noscript><img src=Cine Kids at the Forum des Images">

Cine Kids at the Forum des Images


  • a movie, a snack and animations
  • From 18 months to 8 years
  • At the Forum des Images (1st)
  • 4 € (the film + animation + taste)


<noscript><img src=Tuk-tuk ride in Paris">

Tuk-tuk ride in Paris

  • The fun and original ride! Up to 6 people on board the Tuk-tuk
  • Ideal with family or friends
  • Guided walk with commentary
  • Free for a child under 12 years old and for children under 5 years old


<noscript><img src=La ferme de Gally - Sartrouville">

La ferme de Gally - Sartrouville


  • Covid: it is open to the public
  • Top with kids
  • In the Yvelines (78)
  • Less than 5€ per person


<noscript><img src=The national sheepfold in Rambouillet">

The national sheepfold in Rambouillet


  • Covid: currently closed
  • Every day (during school holidays)
  • In Rambouillet in the Yvelines (78)
  • An outing at a low price


<noscript><img src=Rainbow Urban Farm">

Rainbow Urban Farm


  • Covid: it is open to the public
  • Top with kids
  • In the Val-de-Marne (94)
  • Max. 5€ per person


<noscript><img src=Educational farms around Paris">

Educational farms around Paris


  • A great outdoor activity
  • In family, ideal with children
  • Less than 50km from Paris


<noscript><img src=Gally's farm (Saint-Cyr-l'école)">

Gally's farm (Saint-Cyr-l'école)


  • Covid: it is open to the public
  • Top with kids
  • In the Yvelines (78)
  • Less than 5€ per person


<noscript><img src=Picking farms around Paris">

Picking farms around Paris


  • A great outdoor activity
  • In family, ideal with children
  • Less than 50km from Paris


<noscript><img src=Puppet and puppet shows">

Puppet and puppet shows


  • A classic for little ones
  • From 2 to 3 years
  • In the 8th, the 17th and in the 92nd
  • Low cost activity


<noscript><img src=Provins and its surroundings with your family">

Provins and its surroundings with your family


  • walks
  • With young children or teenagers
  • In the 77 (Seine-et-Marne)


<noscript><img src=From the Canal Saint-Martin to the Parc de la Villette">

From the Canal Saint-Martin to the Parc de la Villette


  • A park, water, animations, exhibitions...
  • Family (with children and teenagers)


<noscript><img src=Sherwood Park and its 41 treetop adventure courses">

Sherwood Park and its 41 treetop adventure courses

  • 41 tree climbing courses
  • Between 5€ and 95€, depending on the activities
  • A Viarmes (in 95)


<noscript><img src=L'Aquaboulevard, with family or teenagers">

L'Aquaboulevard, with family or teenagers

  • 7,000 m² of pools, giant slides, jacuzzis, series of waves...
  • Ideal for all - from 3 years old
  • At the Porte de Versailles (Paris 15th)


<noscript><img src=Electric boat rental in Paris">

Electric boat rental in Paris


  • Ideal with family or friends
  • On the basin of La Villette (19th)


<noscript><img src=Boating in or near Paris">

Boating in or near Paris


  • 3 lakes in Paris to go boating
  • Rental at less than 15€ for 1 hour


<noscript><img src=Pony rides for the little ones">

Pony rides for the little ones


  • 8 addresses in Paris (outdoor or newsstand)
  • With the little ones from about 15 months of age
  • Low-budget outing


<noscript><img src=The castle of Vaux-le-Vicomte">

The castle of Vaux-le-Vicomte

  • One of our favorites
  • Costumed visits, fun activities
  • In Maincy (77950)
  • Free for children 6 and under


<noscript><img src=The castle of Breteuil">

The castle of Breteuil


  • The castle of Charles Perrault's tales
  • In Choisel (in the Yvelines - 78)
  • Free for children under 5


<noscript><img src=The castle of Champs-sur-Marne">

The castle of Champs-sur-Marne

  • A jewel of classical architecture in the Paris Region
  • A Champs sur Marne (77)
  • Free for under 18s (under 26s if EU citizen)


<noscript><img src=The visit of the Palace of Versailles">

The visit of the Palace of Versailles

  • The immoderation of the castle, the splendour of the park
  • In Versailles (78)
  • Free for under 18s (under 26s if EU citizen)


<noscript><img src=The Domaine de Chantilly">

The Domaine de Chantilly

  • Chantilly, the castle, the gardens, the horse museum...
  • In Chantilly (60500)
  • Free for children under 7 years old