Things to do in Paris Region with your kids this spring
Immersive and playful exhibitions, an enchanted birthday party, shows and outdoor activities, a complete programme for days of family fun and discovery before the summer.
Here are our top tips for occupying the kids during the 2022 spring.
News for the 2022 spring - not to be missed!
Pop Air at La Villette, an “inflated” exhibition experience
This spring, enjoy a hugely immersive experience at the Grande Halle de La Villette. Colourful balls and inflatables bring you a new approach to art designed to amaze children of all ages. Your inner child will thank you for it!
Experience the perfume-maker’s trade
The Fragonard Perfume Museum of Paris has just reopened. This is a great opportunity for children aged 12 years old and up to slip into the shoes of a professional perfume-maker by discovering the secrets of this amazing and creative profession during special workshops.
Royal festivities at Vaux-le-Vicomte
This spring, the estate of Vaux-le-Vicomte is reinventing itself, with new activities for the whole family. Equipped with headphones, follow in the footsteps of Nicolas Fouquet in an immersive and original spatialized audio tour in which your guide is none other than Jean de La Fontaine. himself! Vatel takes charge of the château’s kitchens to recreate his famous feast of 17 August 1661. A new experience, skilfully brought to life by actors during the weekend, along with a tasting session.
Disneyland®Paris celebrates its 30th anniversary!
Mickey Mouse and his friends invite you to celebrate the most wonderful anniversary ever with magical gardens and amazing shows and parades. When evening falls, don’t miss the Disney D-Light, a fantastic and grandiose sound and light show set in the Sleeping Beauty Castle.
Les Grandes Eaux Musicales... royally yours!
In spring, gardens offer the perfect place to enjoy a stroll and those of the Palace of Versailles are no exception. To admire them in all their beauty, enjoy the Musical Fountains event , during which the royal fountains come to life against a backdrop of Baroque music whisking you back to the time of the Sun King. An enchanting outing to celebrate the return of the fine weather.
The eagles on the ramparts in Provins
A little trip back in time to the days of knights and castles. At the foot of the old medieval town walls, actors, riders and trainers take you on a journey back in time a few hundred years. Come and admire the owls, eagles, buzzards, falcons and vultures in flight, portraying the ancient practice of hunting with birds of prey.
Top outdoor activities for families
The Paris Region Adventures Treasure Hunt!
Paris and its region are transformed into a giant treasure hunt with the Paris Region Aventures free application. Thanks to 35 adventures to share with your family, discover the region and its many treasures. From La Villette to Fontainebleau, from Rambouillet to Provins, via Saint-Denis, the Louvre or the Pompidou Centre, take up the many challenges you may encounter along the way and add to your gallery of collectable characters! (With missions adapted for 5-12 year olds)
A host of sensations at the Jardin d’Acclimatation
More than just somewhere to walk and relax, this garden is an enchanting place dedicated to children of all ages. With the return of the warm weather, enjoy the farm for animal lovers, the workshops for creative kids or the many rides and attractions for the more adventurous among you. There’s so much to do, you can spend a whole day having fun!
Gardens of the world in Boulogne-Billancourt
The Albert Kahn Museum has just reopened and with it its famous gardens. Take your children on a world tour of natural areas, on a journey from the French mountains to the Japanese countryside, and through the forests of the America’s Colorado. A nature-themed outing that’s just a stone’s throw from the capital, and what’s more, it’s accessible by metro!
It’s a sailor’s life for me... on the canal
With the Freshwater Mariner, you can take part in the urban sailors game as a family. In your small electric boat, travel up the Ourcq Canal from the La Villette Basin. Discover a new facet of the Parisian landscape, on a trip combining urban scenery and relaxation along the water. Children can even try their hand at sailing in the mini port of Moussaillon on board replicas of iconic boats. The icing on the cake is that your children can go away with a “Freshwater Sailor’s” diploma as a souvenir. Up anchor!
A journey through a miniature France
At France Miniature park, take a tour through France as if you were a giant. See the most emblematic French heritage attractions in an XXS version, from the Palace of Versailles, to Mont Saint-Michel not forgetting the City of Carcassonne and of course the Eiffel Tower. New for 2022, experience what it’s like to be a competitor on Koh-Lanta during fun events with water and avoidance games. Are you ready?
Parrot world: discovering animals from faraway lands
Come and meet the wildlife of South America 30 kilometres from Paris. At Parrot World, see the bright colours of the parrots flying overhead, admire the majestic gait of the jaguar, the suppleness of the giant Amazonian otter and the peaceful air of the capybara. A wonderful journey in an exotic setting reminiscent of the green landscapes of the tropics.
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