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5 activities to do in Paris with Kids

For all local Parisian kids, the Toussaint vacation is almost over! However, we still have a few extra days to enjoy relaxing and exploring the city of Paris.  Here are five inspiring activities to discover with your kids in Paris and in the île de France.  As most of these activities are indoors, they are ideal for the Fall and Winter season. Enjoy!  😉

1. Effets spéciaux, crevez l’écran ! (Special Effects Expo)EFFETS SPÉCIAUX CREVEZ L'ÉCRAN !

Cité des sciences et de l’industrie 
30, avenue Corentin-Cariou
75019 Paris

During the vacation period, La Cité is open everyday until 19h from Monday the 23rd – Sunday November 5th.

Kids can learn all about special effects and participate hands on as an actor, graphic artist, designer, and director in order to make their very own movie preview to be viewed at the end of the expo and also on the internet after going home.

2. La Ménagerie, the Jardin des Plantes Zoo

Rencontres avec les soigneurs de la Ménagerie
Zoo du jardin des Plantes
57 Rue Cuvier
75005 Paris

For all animal lovers, families can discover how to take care of specific animals. What do they eat? How do they live? The zookeepers will show kids more about the animals at the zoo.

Here is the agenda:
Seychelles Turtles (may depend on weather conditions) – 11:30AM
Orangatans – 2:45PM
Tapir malais – 3:30PM
Red Pandas – 4:15PM
Feeding of feline animals – Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays & Sundays at 4:30PM

3. Arkose Nation Bloc Park

Le blocpark Arkose Nation

Arkose Nation
35 rue des Grands Champs,
75020 Paris
Tél : +33 (0)1 71 93 14 34


Monday – Friday 8AM – midnight
Weekend & Holidays 9AM – midnight

With 1000m2 dedicated to indoor rock climbing, Arkose is a modern and eco-friendly spot with a special kids area including a castle, slide and net to jump into and climb.

4. Trampoline Parks – Urban JumpTrampoline City, O’Jump or Space Jump

© Urban Jump
© Urban Jump

Just a few minutes outside of Paris, but also relatively easy to access via public transportation,  kids can jump to their hearts’ content and also participate in Free space, Dodgeball, Space Dunk, and Wall Run.

They will be completely exhausted. 🙂

5. «Hello My Game Is…» at the Musée en Herbe

If you haven’t already been to this exhibition, now is the moment to discover the Space Invaders! Due to a big success, the expo is extended until January 7, 2017.

© Lionel Belluteau

Musée en Herbe
23, rue de L’Arbre-Sec
75001 Paris
Tél : 01 40 67 97 66

Open Monday – Sunday from 10AM – 7PM. Late night closing on Thursdays until 9PM.



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