Visiting Paris: Top 5 Family Activities

A visit to the iconic city of Paris with children doesn’t have to be a daunting experience. With a range of fun and often educational activities available, the whole family are sure to love holidays to France’s capital city. If you don’t know where to start planning your itinerary, here are five activities that are guaranteed to leave all family members grinning from ear to ear:

1.       Disneyland Paris

No family trip to Paris is complete without a fun-filled adventure at Disneyland Paris. Hold on to your hats as you encounter Big Thunder Mountain in Frontierland or buckle up on Space Mountain: Mission 2 in Discoveryland, as it blasts you through space.

Younger kids will love shows like the ‘Disney Dance Express’ and ‘Aladdin’s Magic Lamp’ before ending the day with the magical ‘Once Upon a Dream Parade’, featuring all popular Disney stars on eight magical floats.

2.       The Ménagerie du Jardin des Plantes

Dozens of species of rare animals can be found at the Ménagerie du Jardin des Plantes. As the oldest civil zoological garden in the world, the Ménagerie has a real charm about it and is ideal for a family of animal-lovers. The zoo is home to all sorts of creatures, from monkeys and snakes to birds of prey and turtles.

3.       Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie

Learn about science in a fun and educational way at the Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie (The Museum of Science and Industry), the largest science museum in Europe. There is a huge variety of interactive exhibitions designed to catch the imagination of children – and adults might even learn a few things too!

4.       Foire du Trône

Every spring, the Foire du Trône brings fair attractions and amusements to the city. It may not be as big and grand as Paris Disneyland, but it’s equally as fun. Enjoy classic fairground rides like bumper cars and a huge Ferris wheel, as well as more daring rides that will have you flying through the Parisian skies.

5.       Musée Grevin

Established in 1882, the Musée Grevin is one of the oldest wax museums in Europe. Featuring the likes of Leonardo da Vinci and Marilyn Monroe, the museum is a fun day out for everyone. With 300 life-sized figures on display, it’s worth the trip to see the surprise on your friends’ faces when they flick through your holiday snaps!