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CC Thiais Village, 3 Rue de la Résistance 94320 Thiais
ZI Des Ebisoires, 12 Rue Paul Langevin 78370 Plaisir

Here’s a place where you can let your kids run wild, jump and climb to their hearts’ content without attracting nasty glares from people around you. Acrochats runs two indoor adventure playgrounds just outside of Paris (Thiais and Plaisir), with climbing frames, ball pits and obstacles for kids up to 12 years old. You can also privatize their themed cabins for a birthday party and sit back and relax with a book in their café complete with wifi.

Acrochats Thiais Village
Tel: + 33 (0)1 56 70 60 10

Acrochats Plaisir
Tel: +33 (0)1 34 89 98 73

 

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10 Boulevard de Courcelles, 75017 Paris, France
6 Rue Dupont des Loges, 75007 Paris, France
4 Rue Papillon, 75009 Paris, France
+33 (0)1 42 12 03 60+33 (0)1 42 12 03 60
+33 (0)6 60 37 25 68+33 (0)6 60 37 25 68

Specialist children’s hairdressers with TVs at each seat, a playroom for waiting, and a small toy when finished. They’ve been a fixture in the 17th near Parc Monceau for 15 years and are now in the 7th and 9th arrondissements .  Also, the owner recently designed her own children’s clothing line which is available for purchase in the salons.

30 Avenue Corentin Cariou, 75019 Paris, France

Metro: Porte de la Villette (line 7)

Inside this modern Museum of Science and Industry you’ll find permanent exhibitions on the universe, mathematics, transportation and more, plus regularly rotating temporary exhibitions. Inside this big sister to the Palais de la Découverte, families will also love the fabulous Cité des Enfants, a totally hands-on science adventure playground with hands-on exhibits including a water zone, mock recording studio, construction zone and much more. There are two distinct areas, for 2-7 year olds and 5-12 year olds, so parents with kids in two different age groups better bring another adult! Reservations highly recommended.

Love science? Get an annual Universcience pass to visit both the Palais de la Découverte and Cité throughout the year.

41 Rue Pasteur, 92210 Saint-Cloud, France

The American School of Paris (ASP), was the first international school established in Europe, in 1946. Their mission is to provide an American education centered on the individual, in an international setting underlined by a philosophy of respect and responsibility.

ASP offers the International Baccalaureate program and a range of  Advanced Placement (AP) courses. In addition, it has a rich technology, arts and sports program.

Through their popular Extension Program, open to non-ASP students as well, they offer language courses on Wednesdays and Saturdays and an art workshop in English on Tuesdays and Fridays; in addition, they have intensive week-long language classes, sports and other activities led in English during the major school holidays.

 

5 Rue Curial, 75019 Paris, France

Metros: Riquet (line 7) and Stalingrad (lines 2, 5, 7)

The unique and vibrant Centquatre (104) Paris, a multi-purpose hub of arts and culture (including cinema, culinary, dance, music, theatre, video, digital and urban art) whose Maison des Petits is a modern space dedicated to little ones up to 5 and their parents. You can sign up for FREE artistic activities en famille on Wednesday afternoons, as well as a variety of artistic workshops for kids 6 to 12 during school holidays.

41 Rue du Temple, 75004 Paris, France

Metro: Hôtel de Ville (line 1)

The Centre Danse du Marais offers over 40 different dance disciplines for children and adults, from beginners to the most advanced dancers. Choose from Classical ballet, African, Bollywood, Balinese, Belly dancing, Tap, Flamenco, Salsa, Tango, Hip Hop, Martial arts, Pilates, Yoga and much more. English is spoken.

Get more ideas about after-school and weekend activities in our ultimate guide to kid’s activities!

Cirque d'hiver, 110 Rue Amelot, 75011 Paris, France
+33 (0)1 47 00 28 81+33 (0)1 47 00 28 81

Metro: Filles du Calvaire (line 8), Oberkampf (lines 5 and 9)

For a traditional circus, the Cirque d’Hiver is an institution in ParisWatch lions and tigers, elephants and clowns in an authentic, round, high-top arena. The Bouglione Circus has been dazzling audiences with its shows for over 170 years and brings you new thematic shows each season.

You can also rent out their space for medium to large-scale private events such as corporate parties, meetings and concerts.

Check out more family activity ideas in our guide to 15 Indoor Activities for Children in Paris on Rainy Days!

73 Rue du Docteur Vaillant, 78210 Saint-Cyr-l'École, France
+33 (0)1 30 14 60 60+33 (0)1 30 14 60 60

A wonderful family activity just outside of Paris! You can pick your own fresh fruits and vegetables, visit the farm animals, and shop in the country store for homemade products. Think apples and pumpkins in the fall and strawberries and raspberries in the summer! They offer regular workshops and presentations for the whole family.

Paris, France

Do you love children’s books and writing or illustrating for children? Join SCBWI France, a professional association open to both published and unpublished writers/illustrators. SCBWI organizes a wide range of activities, including evenings with children’s book publishers, authors and illustrators, writers’ workshops, exhibitions of works by illustrators in the group and writing contests.

When you join, as a member, you benefit from preferential rates for participation in all SCBWI events worldwide, which offer an invaluable network for improving your craft and sharing your work.

11-13 Rue George Bernard Shaw, 75015 Paris, France

Metro: Dupleix (line 6)

For their next birthday party, kids 6 and up can invite their friends to become patissiers for 90 minutes as they don chef’s aprons and learn to bake bread. They leave with the yummy fruits of their labor and a diploma in hand.

Wednesdays – Sundays

Paris, France
+33 (0) 1 40 71 61 60+33 (0) 1 40 71 61 60

Gymboree, which some of you know from other locations abroad, is a great place for kids from 0 to 6 years old and their parents to have fun together while allowing the little ones to develop their motricity, English, gymnastic and musical skills in a colorful, padded play area. It’s also a fun birthday party venue. Ask for a FREE trial session!

3 locations in Paris (10th, 15th and 16th arrondisssments) and one in Lille la Pilaterie.

53 Avenue des Terroirs de France, 75012 Paris, France
+33 (0)1 43 40 16 22+33 (0)1 43 40 16 22

Metro: Cour St-Emilion (line 14)

One of the best kept secrets in town is the enchanting Musée des Arts Forains, or Museum of Carnival Arts. Discover a stunning collection of beautiful, old amusement park rides and other carnival-related attractions in a magical space hidden in Bercy Village, southeast Paris. The gorgeous craft and workmanship of these carousels will astound you.

As mentioned in our Guide to After School and Weekend Activities and 15 Indoor Activities for Children in Paris on Rainy Days!

19 Rue Fantin Latour, 75016 Paris, France

Metro: Porte de St-Cloud (line 9)

A team of “mad scientists”, who make learning about science fun, are at your service to put on a fun and engaging, interactive show at your event or children’s party. Choose from various age-appropriate themes, and they’ll come prepared to entertain the kids with fun scientific experiments. You just provide the laboratory and the cake. Also offering made-to-measure workshops on numerous science topics in schools and at various Savants Fous locations around France. They also organize daily and weekly workshops during school holidays.

70 Rue du Théâtre, 75015 Paris, France
65 Rue du Théâtre, 75015 Paris, France
15 Rue Edgar Faure, 75015 Paris, France
141 Avenue de Suffren, 75007 Paris, France

Founded in 1954, École Jeannine Manuel has now become the largest non-denominational independent school in France. With a mission to promote international understanding through the bilingual education of a multicultural community of students and parents, they now educate 2,900 students, representing over 65 nationalities, between their Paris and Lille locations.

For new non-French speaking students beginning in CE1 (~age 7) and up to seconde (~age 15), enrollment takes place in “adaptation” classes where they follow a one-year French immersion program. Further special instruction in French continues for another additional year including three additional hours of French each week and individual support, as required.

They have 4 locations in Paris and boarding opportunities at their Lille, France location.

21-23 Rue de l'Amiral Roussin, 75015 Paris, France
+33 (0) 1 43 06 38 87+33 (0) 1 43 06 38 87

Metros: Cambronne (line 6), Vaugirard (line 12)

A wide offering of courses for adults and children of all ages, from Monday through Saturday. Children’s classes run the gamut from baby gym (1 year and up) to fencing and multiple martial arts disciplines (Aïkido, Judo, Karate, Kung Fu, Self Defense, Viet-Vo-Dao). They even offer dance classes (baby dance, street dance, hip-hop) and Circus/Acrobatics. For adults, all the martial arts, plus Zumba, Salsa, Classical Dance and Modern Jazz.

Paris, France

Young children from 0 to 6 will have fun discovering music, rythym and dance with percussion instruments, theatre songs, gymnastic movements and puppets at the Jack N’ Jill Music Club. All classes are run in English and are limited to small groups. They have locations in Paris (17th arrondissement) and in the suburbs near Disneyland Paris, and will soon be opening another location in Paris (15th arrondissement). Contact them for exact locations.

Find out all the scoop in our ultimate guide to kid’s activities!

5-7 Impasse Berthaud, 75003 Paris, France
+33 (0)1 42 72 73 11+33 (0)1 42 72 73 11

Metro: Rambuteau (line 11)

Make a dream come true for doll lovers by taking them to the Musée de la Poupée in the Marais. Imagine finding over 500 of the finest French dolls, from 1800 to today, on display in their best finery and accessories! Admire the furnished miniature dollhouses. From baby dolls to Barbie, learn about the evolution of the doll and understand why she is your little girl’s eternal best friend.

As mentioned in our Guide to After School and Weekend Activities and 15 Indoor Activities for Children in Paris on Rainy Days!

31 Rue de Douai, 75009 Paris, France
+33 (0) 6 27 31 06 23+33 (0) 6 27 31 06 23

If you have a little gamer at home, why not enroll them in a class on how to create their own apps, computer games, music and cartoons with simple coding skills, so that they learn a new skill which is increasingly important in a numeric world?

MAGIC MAKERS offers classes from New Scratchers to Minecraft Coding and Drone Making for kids from 8 years and up in multiple locations in and around Paris. They can also host a coding workshop birthday party!

Dates: Regular-90 minute workshops afterschool, Wednesdays and Saturdays from October through June. Occasional one-off workshops and one-week intensive coding camps during school holidays.

Language: Most workshops are in French, but during school holidays, some of their locations offer selected workshops in English.

DON’T MISS THESE ROUNDUPS: Ultimate Guide to Kid’s Activities and 15 Indoor Activities for Children in Paris on Rainy Days!

 

 

72 Boulevard de la Saussaye, 92200 Neuilly-sur-Seine, France

Metro: Pont de Levallois Bécon(line 3), Pont de Neuilly (line 1)

An international day school offering an American based curriculum for students from all over the world, from ages 2.5 to 14 years old. Marymount is a private Catholic school with a proud reputation for embracing cultural and religious diversity. Located in the Paris suburb of Neuilly-sur-Seine, the school believes in providing a stimulating and challenging curriculum to bring out the best in students.

Rue des Jonnières, 91570 Bièvres, France

A friendly, private tennis and multi-sports club devoted to kids, with courses on Wednesdays and weekends through the year, and holiday sports camps for children from 3 to 14 years old. You can sign up your kids for any of their regular classes on a weekly, half day or daily basis. A convenient door-to-door minibus service shuttles kids from Paris to the club, which sits on 2 hectares of green space, 20 minutes from the Eiffel Tower in Bièvres.

Their Les Gymnases Parisiennes offers golf, gym, soccer and tennis courses for kids from 2 to 10 years on Saturdays in gyms in the 7th, 8th, 16th and 17th arrondissements of Paris.

They can even organize a sports birthday party for you. And, they speak English! 

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