Family activities in Paris

Springtime means the return of sunshine and warm temperatures in Paris. It’s the perfect time to discover the fun side of the City of Lights with your family! We have selected a number of original and/or outdoor activities to do with your children in Paris this spring 2015:

  • La Foire du Trône

Until May 24, 2015, the Foire du Trône opens up its doors to the great pleasure of kids, but also for avid fans of thrilling sensations. Located in the Bois de Vincennes, not far from the city gates of Paris, the Foire du Trône welcomes millions of visitors in only 8 weeks every year, thanks to its diversity of attractions and its other entertainment and food options.

Free entry, pay for each attraction
Pelouse de Reuilly: Boulevard Poniatowski – 75012 Paris

  • Le Parc Zoologique de Paris

The Paris Zoo, also known as the Zoo de Vincennes, reopened just a year ago and is celebrating its first anniversary with a number of animations throughout April. The zoo is organized in five “biozones”: Patagonia, Sahel-Sudan, Europe, Amazon-Guyana, Madagascar. A wonderful way to spend a day with your children: travel without leaving the city and introduce them to the 1000 animals hosted by the newly renovated park.

Opening hours: 10 am – 6 pm during the week, 9:30 am to 7:30 pm during week-ends and holidays
Adults: 22€ / Young adults: 16,50€ / Children: 11€
Avenue Daumesnil – 75012 Paris

  • L’Aquarium de Paris

If you and your kids love the sea, let it come to you at the Aquarium de Paris! Learn about the world’s marine life, watch dancing pirate shows and take part in treasure hunts, touch and feed the fish in an interactive touch pool or take part in fish-themed workshops! A series of animations will take place until May 15th to entertain and educate the whole family: don’t miss Claire the mermaid’s show!

Adults: 20.50 € / Students: 16€ / Free for children under 3
Avenue Albert de Mun – 75016 Paris

  • Harry Potter exhibition at La Cité du Cinéma

After the huge success of the Star Wars exhibition, the Cité du Cinéma hosts another major event: until September 6, 20105, take your children to the magic world of Harry Potter! Over 2000 square meters of costumes, props, and movie scenery will enchant and entertain your family. The Hogwarts train, the Sorting Hat, Harry’s Nimbus 2000 broom and many more iconic objects are displayed and you will even be able to purchase your own magic wand at the end of the visit!

Adults: 19,99€ / 4-14 year old: 14,99€
Cité du Cinéma: 20 Rue Ampère – 93200 Saint Denis

  • La Foire de Paris

The 111th edition of this renowned fair will take place from April 29 to May 10, 2015 at the Parc des Expositions of Paris, Porte de Versailles. This huge fair covering 220 000 square meters is a world to explore with your children: gastronomy, innovations, home decor, furniture, holiday ideas… you will find everything you might possibly need there, and the variety of animations, workshops and shows will entertain adults and children alike.

Adults: 13€ / 7-14 year old: 7€ / 2 day pass: 19€ / Family pass (2 adults + 2 children aged 7-14): 32€
1 place de la Porte de Versailles – 75015 Paris

Hotel Aida Marais is ideally located in Paris, and will be the perfect starting point to discover the city and reach the locations of these activities. Additionally, our devoted staff is available to help you book tickets and provide any tourist information you might need.