How to keep your kids busy during the holidays?

You thought it would be fun to spend time with the kids… But the holidays are turning into a nightmare … You are stuck between the playground around the corner and watching them spend hours on their tablets. No more doldrums! The DO IT TEAM is on the case with cool and stylish ideas to amuse the kids without making you go crazy.

Trying out a pastry course

The kings of stylish cakes, aka Bogato, now offer a course for kids in the Hôtel Bienvenue kitchen. Equipped with small aprons, the budding pastry chefs whip up in keeping with the theme of the day: Halloween cakes, shortbread cookies, unicorn-cake, marble cake with nutella. After the tasting, kids can go home with their creation.

The must? Parent-kids workshops on Saturday to have fun with them.

Workshops every Wednesday and Saturday starting at 2:30pm. € 29 per participant, sign up on www.chezbogato.fr

Kids workshop at the Hôtel Bienvenue. 23 Rue Buffault, 75009 Paris

Halloween at the Manoir de Paris

We have good news for all the fans of the Walking Dead, this is your year! Indeed, for its 2018 edition, the only Parisian manor, located in the 10th, will be celebrating Halloween as is should be. Bloody ! You will be able to enjoy horror scenes inspired by spine chilling films, series and video games. Or then dive into black.

This year, you will have to sustain an even more devastating epidemic. A virulent virus unknown until now, that is decimating the entire planet. Named "Toxic", this blight kills thousands of victims in one single night. Victims suffer atrocious deformations.

How to come out alive? Only one door of security is open: you must reach the laboratory of the Manoir de Paris where a decontamination room is in place for quarantaine.

Halloween at the Manoir de Paris, from the 5th of October to the 18th of November 2018, 18 rue du Paradis 75010 Paris. All the info on www.lemanoirdeparis.fr

«Assassin's Creed»: a geek-experience directly from the Invalides

Your kids are hooked to the video game «Assassin's Creed» ? You are going to adore the immersive game in increased reality offered in partnership with Ubisoft to pierce the secret of Napoleon I.

The concept? Taking off in a team of 3 to 4 persons with the app seeking game element at the heart of the Invalides army museum. Certain rooms were open specially for the l'occasion. A geek adventure in perspective.

Until the 4th of November 2018. During the day or at night. Reservations and infos on www.cultival.fr

Visit the château de Totoro

We have good news for the fans of the Japanese film Totoro! The Ghibli pop-up stories back in Paris to immerse yourself in the universe of films by Miyazaki.

The concept store is celebrating the 30 years of this adorable hairy ball, through an enchanted decor and unusual products that take us in the very particular atmosphere of the Japanese film director.

We like: the Totoro stuffed animals, the stationary and the multicoloured kits, the Russian dolls the piggy banks featuring their favourite heroes or the calendars to place on their bedside tale to start every day with your head in the clouds. Hard not to give in...even for older types with the tea setting or the collectable figurines.

Le Château Éphémère. 10, passage Thiéré (Paris XIe). From the 20th of October to the 2nd of December 2018. Open every day. Monday from 2pm to 7pm, Tuesday to Saturday from 11am to 8pm, Sunday from 2pm to 7pm.

Pick vegetables with a wheelbarrow

The coolest snobbism this Spring? Picking your fruit in made in (Grand) Paris farm in the same line as the urban farms of New York. Just behind Versailles, Fermes de Gally offer you a bucolic outing 40 minutes from Paris.

A huge joyful space perfectly suited to child awakening with animals, workshops, fields, forests. And when the nice weather settles in visitors can pick and place in their wheelbarrows apples and pumpkins taking home a few recipes and farmer tips.

A 100 % local and kid-friendly experience, much more amusing than going to the market, and to prepare the cream of comfort-food.

All the practical info on www.cueillettedegally.com

Try street-fishing

In keeping with the hipster movement, culture street has taken on grand-dad codes. And the latest activity after skateboarding is now street fishing. A totally SWAG activity, that takes place along urban rivers and canals in a no-kill spirit. You catch then release the fish without harming it.

Everything kids love…, Aurelien started his first school in the 19th. While big people can participate, kids also have the right to fish.

Every Saturday from 10am to 1pm /or 2pm to 5pm . 20€ per session

Only 10 places per course, so think of reserving your session : Aurélie :

06 73 87 16. Check out the info on www.naturlishacademy.fr

Screaming on a Tarzan rope course

If your little darlings really need to run around, we have found the solution without having to go to Disney. This place happens to be halfway between a farm and an adventure park in the Parisian countryside.

Aside from the minigolfs, the farm with the animals and the great attractions for little ones, best part is the rope course, Tarzan style

(a very sporty excursion that lasts for 2h in the trees).

We like: no need for a car. Just hop on the RER A and take a shuttle !

€23.50 for adults - €17 for kids under 12 years old.

All the information on www.aventureland.fr

Flying off to the theater with Jules Verne

The mini fans of Around the World in 80 days and 20 leagues under the Seas were already delighted by this wonderful spectacle at Mogador.The musical comedy Jules Verne is back in a remasterized version at the Théâtre Edouard VII, just as joyful and filled with dreams.

Take off for the magical chamber of the little Jules Verne, whose ideas were already quite amazing when he told stories to his little sister, both very well incarnated by two marionettes. An incredible voyage through sky and seas, along with Captain Nemo and the hilarious Michel Strogoff.

On Saturday at 2pm and Sunday at 11am. Starting at 4 years old, about 2h with intermission. Starting at 21 €. Reservations on www.ticketac.com.

 

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By Jeanne Besse, Elodie Rouge and Clémence Renoux

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