Jardin d'Acclimatation

10 Activities for Kids in Paris this Summer

As school slowly unwinds and summer vacation creeps up on us, there are so many fun activities to do in Paris. With the beautiful weather, it basically feels like vacation in the city already!

Whether you are a tourist visiting Paris, or a local looking for activities for your kids, here are ten ideas that might just inspire you!

1. Jardin d’Acclimatation

After 9 months of extensive rennovation the Jardin d’acclimatation has reopened its doors! With 500 animals, 40 rides, playgrounds, grassy picnic areas and various other workshops and shows for kids, this is the place to be. There is also a special ticket rate in which kids can ride more with paying less.

Jardin d'Acclimatation

Jardin d’Acclimatation
Bois de Boulogne, Rue du Bois de Boulogne
75116 Paris
Métro : Les Sablons

2.3e Festival des arts d’Hawai’i

From June 22nd – July 4th, it’s time to discover Hawaii.  This festival presents a plethora of concerts, activities and workshops throughout Paris.   Wednesday, June 27thin particular, is Keiki Day (keiki means children in Hawaiian) with a workshop to make your own puppet, Hawaiian storytelling, and also an initiation to learning hula dance. You can consult the calendar of events below for more info.

Festival Arts d'Hawai'i

3. La Felicità

This new spot located at Station F, presented by the Big Mamma group offers a 4500 m2 (+ 1000 m2 of outdoor tables) food market with 5 kitchens and 3 bars. During the day, La Felicità offers creative workshops for kids in which parents can leave their children during two hours for free while eating “kid-free”.

La Felicità
55, boulevard Vincent Auriol
75013 Paris

Métro : Chevaleret or Campo Formio
Caffeteria open 24h/24, 7j/7.
Restaurants & bars: Monday and Tuesday from noon – 3PM, Wednesday – Sunday from noon – 2AM.

Restaurant La Felicità


It’s difficult to explain this imaginative and interactive exhibition without seeing it with your own eyes.  In order to discover this “new world”, it is advised to take your time and  observe the world around you.  Teamlab, has created a digital universe, in which kids can color and scan their drawings that are then integrated in to the exhibition.

Grande Halle de la Villette
211 Avenue Jean Jaurès
75019 Paris
metro : Porte de la Villette
Until September 9, 2018

teamLab : au-delà des limites - La Villette

5. Le Hasard Ludique

This ancient train station has been renovated into a creative cantine used for concerts and workshops ( art, english, and also yoga) for kids.  There are several activities offered for both young and old in this cultural hybrid center.

Le Hasard Ludique
128 Ave. De St Ouen
Métro: Porte de St Ouen

Le Hasard Ludique

6. Flea Markets

When the weather is nice, it’s the perfect moment to go on the look out for special vintage treasures at a good price. It’s the official flea market season in Paris! Here is a list of  flea markets that can be found in and around Paris.

7. Apprends et rêve

This association offers fun, cultural activities for kids.  The aim is to open young people’s minds and develop their interests.  Apprends et rêve offers workshops for kids and also teens.

Apprends et rêve
69 rue de l’Assomption
Paris 75016

Apprends et Rêve

8. Le Studio Ghibli

We love Studio Ghibli! Therefore, this retrospective is perfect for discovering all of the various films for all ages.

La Cinémathèque française
51, rue de Bercy
75012 PARIS
June 6, 2018 – July 22, 2018

Le Studio Ghibli

9. La Fête des Tuileries

From June 24th until August 27th,  the Jardin des Tuileries festival is open. Kids will surely enjoy all of the rides and the ferris wheel is the perfect occasion for families to have an amazing view over the city of Paris.

© Mary Quincy
© Mary Quincy

10. Musée des Arts Décoratifs

During summer, MAD has a packed program of workshops for kids ages 4 and up. From designing jewellery inspired by Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque, to creating a paper wall sculpture, or creating a model of an interior of a home, your child will surely find an activity that they will enjoy.

Mad Ateliers Paris






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