Have you been looking for something special to do with the kids on a nice summer day? Well, look no further! We’ve done some digging and put together our favorite ideas for families who want to get out of their house or hotel and discover the region.
Thoiry Zoo and its novelties 2018
The Thoiry Chateau and estate are now offering a new activity, that is closely linked to important ecological issues today - endangered wildlife preservation. Families can experience the “Grand Défi du labyrinthe,” a fun maze that brings visitors closer to both real and imaginary animals.
Paris Jardin d'Acclimatation new Theme Park
Paris Jardin d’Acclimatation is getting a makeover and opens from May 1, 2018, a new park featuring 40 attractions including 17 unique rides. The whole in a SteamPunk atmosphere like old-fashioned Paris. Rides for teens too, a park with preserved nature with animals and a sporting tour, as many arguments to renew this theme park, the leisure spot you can’t miss in Paris.
R de jeux, Outdoor Arcade at République Plaza in Paris
Play board games, skill-based games and building games all for free at the “R de Jeux” outdoor arcade in the square at Place de la République! It’s not only a fun family outing but you can enjoy the nice summer weather and get outside a bit!
Les Jardins Passagers de la Villette
Les Jardins Passagers are some of the gardens at La Villette where visitors of all ages come to enjoy a bit of fresh air and greenery. Come with the whole family to this landscaped garden for learning about plants and all of their secrets. There are also hands-on workshops for all ages, including cooking, gardening, or even learning about insects!
L'été du Canal, l'Ourcq en Fête
The annual summer event l'Eté du Canal will take place all along the banks of the Canal de l’Ourcq from July 7 to August 26, 2018. This canal links Paris to Seine-Saint-Denis, and for the event it will be hosting a whole range of festive activities like water magic, boats, dancing, shows, beaches, biking and walks! So if cooling off by the water is the type of activity you’re looking for, l'Eté du Canal is for you!
Marvel super heroes are coming to Disneyland Paris
From June 10 to September 30, 2018, Disneyland Paris welcomes Marvel super heroes at Walt Disney Studios. This is the occasion to meet Spider-Man, Captain America and consorts and to live new experiences.
Jardin Plage (Beach Garden) at the Jardin d'Acclimatation (2017)
In the 16th arrondissement of Paris, the Jardin d’Acclimatation is opening a new beach space this summer called “Jardin-Plage!” Deck chairs, wading pools, water games, water misting and canons create the ultimate space for relaxation and cooling off. So grab the kids, and head to the Jardin d’Acclimatation and its carousels, petting zoos and park games this summer!
Summer Garden at the Musée du Quai Branly (2017)
The superb Musée du Quai Branly has a great summer program planned this year, offering many different kinds of festive events and activities in the gardens throughout the summer. Take it easy while you enjoy readings, stories, workshops, shows, treasure hunts, classes, and even special DJ sets!
Musiques au Jardin d’Acclimatation (2017)
For the sunny season, the Jardin d’Acclimatation is holding the “Un Printemps en Musique au Jardin” event(Springtime in Music at the Garden.) The program includes concerts for the whole family on Saturdays and Sundays from April 2nd to July 14th, 2016.
Discover Paris by Night from the Ballon Générali (2016)
The Ballon Générali is an amazing spot in Paris. It’s the world’s largest tethered air balloon, stationed in one of Paris’s parks, where groups of up to 30 visitors can be lifted up to catch a breathtaking view of the city, from about 500ft in the air, by day or by night. Try it out from May 6th to September 3rd, 2016!
Night Visits at the Parc Zoologique de Paris
The Parc Zoologique de Paris makes the best of summer to make you live out new experiences! Attend the feeding of sea-lions, or the guided bedtime of animals from the African plain. It will happen on Thursdays from June to July 2018. On summertime, the zoo remains open until late in the evening and here is good news: starting from 9:30 p.m., the admission is free of charge!
If your children love horses or ponies, then you should know that there are several places in Paris and the neighboring suburbs for pony rides with kids! Ride ponies in some of the most beautiful and wooded areas in the capital. This is an outing that your children are sure to love!
Les Labyrinthes de Gally
Want a bit of suspense, adventure and discovery, all while getting some fresh air? Try the Gally labyrinths! Open exclusively for the summer season (because the labyrinth is made out of plants and have to be fully grown) these giant mazes are an excellent idea for a fun family day!
Legend of the Knights: The Medieval Show in Provins
From March 31 to November 4, 2018, Provins Legend of The Knights where equestrian art mixes with the magic of the historical ramparts. A show to make children and adults dream! It's also the occasion to discover Eagles of the Remparts!
Fountains Shows of Versailles
For over 350, the Palace of Versailles and its royal gardens have been delighting visitors’ eyes. From March 27 to October 30, 2018, come and discover a new season of strolls around the estate thickets and fountains. The Musical Fountains shows, the Musical Gardens, the Night Fountains Show and the Royal Serenade expect you. In the weekend, at the pace of music, 55 fountains scattered across the 850-acre Versailles gardens offer an incredible show inherited from the Sun King!
So take your pick and enjoy your outing with the whole family in the Paris region!