And just like that, a holiday weekend or week of vacation can be ruined by rain in the weather forecast. You might have to forget the gardens, Disneyland Paris or other outdoor activities, but luckily the city has a ton of indoor activities and ways to have fun even without the sun!
Here's a list of our top picks for things to do on a rainy day with the little ones. Take a look and you’ll find that kids can have just as much fun in Paris while staying indoors!
Letting off steam:
Illucity, the first Virtual Reality park in Paris reopens
VR fans, here’s something for you! Let’s run to Illucity, the first virtual reality park that has just opened a stone’s from Paris Cité des Sciences in the 19th arrondissement. Escape rooms, games and other immersive experiences… Come and discover the place’s activities from June 24, 2020.
The Playmobil Funpark is an indoor park for small children. It’s a park where kids can play all year long, in any weather! All of the Playmbobil spaces and worlds appreciated by kids are there to enjoy. This isn’t an amusement park, but simply a huge space full of games where kids can use their creativity and curiosity to invent new games and activities. And good news, the park is open during school vacation!
A brand-new theme park has just opened in La Villette: Yoo Moov Stations. Leave for an intergalactic trip you shouldn’t miss!
La tête dans les nuages (Head in the Clouds)
Paris is home to Europe’s largest family arcade, called “La Tête dans Les Nuages,” or Head in the Clouds. The arcade now is even more spacious and modern than before and has added a new food court. It’s the perfect spot for families and friends to get in some good ol’ game time!
It’s the waterpark of all waterparks in the Paris area, and since it’s indoors, the water and the air inside are the perfect temperature all year long. No matter how restless the kids are, they’ll never get bored at this park filled with wave machines, giant slides, bubble baths and waterfalls. We’re sure the kids will take to Aquaboulevard like ducks to water!
Indoor playgrounds are the go-to solution when the kids are restless and it’s raining or snowing outside. For children ages 0-12, this guide lays out a whole range of possibilities in the Ile de France region.
Koezio, the New Game Park for Special Agents
Sick of playing the same old laser quest game? Looking for something new and sensational? For a one-of-a-kind adventure game that uses cutting edge technologies like RFID chips and multi-touch tables, try out Koezio!
Koezio Cergy, A New Location
Koezio is a large, team-based adventure game that is the only one of its kind in the world. Mixing physical challenges and puzzles to solve, Koezio has been such a huge success in Lille and Carré Sénart that they’re opening a new location in Cergy.
Laser Game Evolution, 2 rooms in Paris Denfert-Rochereau neighborhood
Are you ready to fight against your friends? In the heart of the Denfert-Rochereau neighborhood, Laser Game Evolution awaits you with its two evil rooms!
Reopening of iFLY: We tried the Indoor Skydiving in Paris
iFLY Vill’up is the world’s most beautiful indoor Skydiving. 14-m high, this tunnel is entirely glazed and enables you (from 5 years old) to discover how skydiving feels like. No need to worry about the weather anymore, whether you’re an expert or a novice, come and safely feel the sensations provided by a skydive. Reopening on June 22, 2020.
Spartrack-VR, the immersive VR shooting game at La Défense CNIT
Espace Team Break, used to offer quality escape games, welcomes a very fascinating VR experience. Entitled Spartrack-VR, this experience invites laser game enthusiasts to challenge robot enemies of planet Firos at La Défense CNIT.
Sparkling VR: Paris biggest loft devoted to virtual reality
Created by FX de Seze, Sparkling VR has opened the biggest loft devoted to virtual reality in Paris. In the heart of Paris 8th arrondissement, a new VR temple has just opened.
Illucity, the first Virtual Reality park in Paris
VR fans, here’s something for you! Let’s run to Illucity, the first virtual reality park that has just opened a stone’s from Paris Cité des Sciences in the 19th arrondissement. Escape rooms, games and other immersive experiences… Come and discover the place’s activities!
VR activities in Paris
Virtual reality and games of all kinds fans, are you looking for a place to satisfy your geek passion? Or maybe you just want to travel? We offer you a guide for VR activities in Paris, to live experiences out of the beaten paths.
Paris Aquarium – Cinéaqua by the Trocadéro – reopening
Aquarium de Paris Cinéaqua reopens on June 22, 2020. Set at the foot of the Trocadéro, this historic aquarium houses 13,000 fishes and 35 sharks in over 50 pools. All year around, Paris aquarium offers entertainments for children as well as scientific events you do not want to miss.
If you're looking for museums, be sure to take a look at:
The Museum of Illusions opens in Paris
The Museum of Illusions opens in Paris 1st arrondissement. Starting December 20, 2019 come and live a unique and playful experience with your family! Dive into a fascinating world shaking your senses up… A multisensory visit you really don’t want to miss.
Mad Dimension, the new immersive and 100% Insta-worthy museum reopens
Alert, this is an event in Paris! The Mad Dimension is the latest and buzzing museum that is 100% immersive and 100% Insta-worthy. This temporary museum reopens from June 6, 2020 and has wonderful surprises in store. Book your session and enjoy an exclusive experience.
Araignées, Lucioles et Papillons, the artistic-scientific exhibition at Paris Musée en Herbe
Paris Musée en Herbe welcomes children and adults so that they can discover the mysterious world of the small insects living in our world. The “Araignées, Lucioles et Papillons” (Spiders, Lightning Bugs and Butterflies) exhibition expects you from June 13, 2020 to January 3, 2021. Discover this display with your family and enjoy the many works and other vivarium to learn more while having fun!
The new Grévin Paris reopens
Grévin Paris underwent a makeover last year, and expects us from June 18, 2020. The famous museum set on Boulevard Montartre is finally ready to welcome visitors again so that they can find an always increasing collection of celebrities. The Parisian museum production has been redesigned and the decors entirely remade to offer a more modern tour.
Monet, Renoir, Chagall… Journeys around the Mediterranean, the immersive exhibition reopens at the Atelier des Lumières
The Atelier des Lumières presents the visual experience Monet, Renoir, Chagall, Journeys around the Mediterranean again from May 26 to December 31, 2020. Designed as a visual experience, this exhibition takes us to the heart of masterpieces by 20 artists including Renoir, Monet, Pissarro, Matisse, Signac, Derain, Vlaminck, Dufy, Chagall for a walk across the history of art in the 19th and 20th centuries, from impressionism to modernity via pointillism and fauvism. CAREFUL: With the new health measure, your ticket may no longer be valid.
Dernier repas à Pompéi, the historic exhibition at the Musée de l’Homme, new dates
The Musée de l’Homme invites you to share one last meal, but not any kind. The “Dernier repas à Pompéi” (Last Meal in Pompei) exhibition takes us to discover the food and leftovers found during the archaeological digs. Items and works exhibited leave Italy for the first time: you don’t want to miss this exhibition running from July 8, 2020 to January 4, 2020.
Espions, the spy exhibition at Paris Cité des Sciences - reopening and extra time
Become a spy with Paris Cité des Sciences! In partnership with the national intelligence services and French TV series Le Bureau des Légendes [The Bureau], let’s put on the shoes of an agent who has to investigate a nuclear test abroad. The exhibition is back on June 27, 2020 and extended to August 1, 2021.
The Musée des Arts Décoratifs reopens
As France keeps on exiting containment, in Paris, the Musée des Arts Décoratifs gradually reopens from June 15, 2020.
Hoct&Loca, the luscious chocolate bar open for take-away
Chocolate lovers, this is for you. Hoct& Loca, aka the melted chocolate temple expects you. 6 different chocolates, waffles, ice creams and other treats, you won’t be able to resist.
Glace Room, the brand-new ice cream parlor at the Place de la Bastille
Glace Room, a brand-new ice cream parlor is opening not far from the Place de la Bastille, just in time for sunny and warm days.
Pierre Hermé’s summer 2020 ice creams available for delivery and soon to take away
Pierre Hermé unveils a new ice cream range for summer 2020. Already available for delivery, they will come to stores from June 8, 2020. To be enjoyed to your heart's content.
Now you're ready, so get out there and spend some fun time with the kids in Paris, in any kind of weather!