Summer Activities For Children In... Paris

Wednesday, 26.07.2017 at 05:25PM

The French capital might be one of the most romantic places on earth for adults but it’s also so much fun for your children too. The summer season offers plenty for youngsters to let off some steam, with a list as long as your arm of attractions and activities perfect for parents and nannies to keep under your hat for a quiet weekend!

It can be frustrating for youngsters living in Parisian apartments without outside space and a garden to enjoy, but the city’s powers that be have responded in kind by ensuring that there is something for boys and girls of all ages to put a smile on their face.


For the little ones


  • One of the oldest theme parks in the city, Jardin dAcclimatation has a great array of things to see and do. For animal lovers, there’s a Normandy-esque farmyard and an aviary and you can let the kids expend some energy with their friends in the Enchanted House and nearby playgrounds.
  • Les Guignols is a must-see for new residents to Paris – think Punch and Judy with a typically gallic twist! This Parisian puppet show has entertained young children for generations and although the show is in French, it’ll be easy for the kids to understand what’s going on, bridging that language gap nicely.


For the big kids


  • The Natural History Museum is a great way to wile away a few hours with the children. Situated in the heart of Jardin des Plantes, there’s lots to feast your eyes upon: from the fascinating collection of animal skeletons and a stunning butterfly display to the world’s oldest public zoo, it’s crammed with natural wonders.
  • Take their model sailing boats and head straight for Luxembourg Gardens. There’s so much to love about this park; the beautiful architecture, the fountain pond for model boat sailing and the vintage carousel.


For the young teens


  • Why not explore central Paris together on two wheels? Fat Tire Bike Tours is a great tour for all ages, with guides joining you along the way, providing a wealth of information en-route. The tours tend to last four hours, keeping them occupied for a full afternoon. They also offer a night tour that’s better suited to teens and heaps of fun too.
  • From cycling along Parisian streets, you get a flavour for the atmosphere and culture that emanates throughout the city. However, the Eiffel Tower is a must-visit to get a true sense of the city’s skyline. You can either take the lift or walk up the stairs together – bear in mind that the latter will take some time!