How to keep your kids entertained during the holidays ?

The children activities for eastern vacation in 2024

You thought you'd enjoy time with your little ones... But the vacation turns into a nightmare: you're going in circles between the nearby park and endless tablet games. Every year, it's the same story: the kids are full of energy during the holidays and inspiration quickly runs dry to keep them entertained. Stop the slump ! The DO IT TEAM steps in with a series of cool and stylish activities to keep your kids busy without bothering you too much : musical stroll at the Philharmonie de Paris, theater plays, playful workshops, visits to the Vincennes Zoo and Jardin d'Acclimatation... This should make these holidays in Paris unforgettable !


Introduce them to the world of Comtesse de Ségur

Parisian chic moms whisper to each other about this lovely show adapted from "Les Malheurs de Sophie," the iconic novel by Comtesse de Ségur which has definitely stood the test of time. Two genuinely friendly actors bring to life on stage the most mischievous character of our childhood, always accompanied by her kind cousin Paul with whom she plots the most whimsical misdeeds. Beyond the truly "madeleine de Proust" aspect of these characters that have marked generations, the fast-paced staging and the 50-minute format captivate the little ones from start to finish. The ideal pretext to transmit a true literary heritage to your little one...

Tip top : In addition to amusing them, the play conveys different emotions between sense of responsibility, lies, and friendships, allowing you to start a conversation with your child after leaving the theater. A sure bet, we tell you.

"Les Malheurs de Sophie" at Théâtre de Passy, until April 27, Saturdays at 2 PM and every other Sunday at 11 AM. Additional performances on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 2 PM during school holidays.


Get a dose of good vibes at Jardin d'Acclim'

There's something new at Jardin d'Acclimatation ! This superb kids' paradise in the heart of Bois de Boulogne continues to reinvent itself to surprise your little ones, starting with Jurassic Island, a new virtual reality attraction that takes brave adventurers into the dangerous and fascinating world of dinosaurs (and makes us want to introduce them to Spielberg's films). But this Easter vacation will also be an opportunity to bring back the fun in the garden with "Le Cirque Sous Chapiteau" (The Circus Under the Big Top) : from April 6 to May 12, jugglers, clowns, and acrobats will perform to make both kids and adults dream.

As always, take the opportunity to say hello to the animals (goats, alpacas, and exotic birds patiently await admiration) before introducing them to the virtues of the seasons at the Vegetable Garden of the Petite Ferme.

Jardin d'Acclimatation, Bois de Boulogne, route de la porte Dauphine à la porte des Sablons, Paris 16th.


Enjoy a musical stroll at the Philharmonie

Music, maestro ! The Philharmonie de Paris offers a packed program during these holidays for little Parisians... In addition to the "Metal" exhibition, the Philharmonie des Enfants invites Helldebert, the evil twin of Aldebert, to play, explore, listen, experience, and feel rock music. About thirty installations are accessible every day, allowing children aged 4 to 10 to discover the superpowers of music autonomously. After the visit, teenagers (from 10 years old) are invited to grab basses, drums, guitars, synthesizers, and microphones to learn the basics during the "Let's rock" workshop on April 9.

For the younger ones (4 to 6 years old), a life-size game of goose will allow them to discover the musical universe through riddles, charades, and listening games on April 19. A must ! On April 13 and 16, a fantastic journey will take the kids in search of European and Asian dragons hiding in the museum using musical instruments. Let the music play !

Philharmonie de Paris, 221 avenue Jean Jaurès, Paris 19th. Open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10 AM to 6 PM during school holidays for zone C. Starting from 12 €.

© Pierre Morel and Philharmonie de Paris (@philharmoniedeparis)


Have a blast with Master Camps

It's the ideal alternative to summer camps and stays with grandparents. Master Camp offers five-day camps - including transportation and meals - each more fun than the other ! In addition to the gourmet stay "À Table" (11 to 14 years old) with its ten activities teaching your little cherubs to busy themselves in the kitchen, two new programs are offered for this spring break : "Girls Power" and "Olympic Camp". The first aims to help young women (14 to 17 years old) to flourish and unleash their potential. The goals for the week : building self-confidence, attending business women's conferences, or even self-defense classes.

The more versatile ones will prefer "Olympic Camp" (11 to 13 years old) which is entirely conducted in English. On the agenda: swimming, 3D logo creation, initiation to Kandinsky's art and music, swimming, and creative workshops around the Olympics. We're almost jealous that these workshops are reserved for children ! The cherry on top : a promotion of up to 100 € is valid for all camps at the moment.

Master Camp. Stays from April 8 to 12 and from April 15 to 19 starting from 350 €. Information and reservations online.


Become a great circus performer

Is your child constantly talking about the circus ? Sign them up as soon as possible for the holiday workshops at La Baleine Paris, a Montessori school that offers activities to "allow the child to explore and understand the world around them sensorially, like a researcher or an explorer." In addition to being great, this school is international, which means your little one could easily interact with English or Spanish friends during the workshop !

Whether for a week or a day, the circus workshop offers a complete discovery of circus arts. On the agenda, they'll learn the basics to become an acrobat, juggler, tightrope walker, or even trapeze artist. The added bonus : magic tricks will also be part of the program (get ready to applaud them at home). Result : artistic potential revealed, new skills galore, and boosted agility. Nice, isn't it ?

Montessori School La Baleine Paris. 5 rue Buot, Paris 13th. From 3 to 9 years old. Reservation online. 01 45 88 78 26.


Marvel at the zoo with giraffes and hippos

Take advantage of the holidays to clear your mind at the one and only Parc Zoologique de Paris. On the agenda, stroll through the alleys to meet some 3,246 animals (including 254 species) and new additions that marked the beginning of the year : two female white rhinoceroses, a female manatee, and two female South American fur seals. Also, discover a retrospective photo exhibition celebrating the 10 years since the reopening as well as commented animations and feedings of your kids' favorite animals. Moreover, throughout the guided or self-guided tour, discover the 10 conservation projects implemented to save endangered species.

This will surely be your kids' favorite activity: on April 6, 7, 10, and 20, you can have breakfast with... THE GIRAFFES (dream come true). Starting from 9 AM and for an hour and a half, enjoy breakfast in the company of these tall animals as they feast on apples, onions, and branches. Ready to meet Melman? (Adult 60 €, child 3-12 years old 45 €).

Parc Zoologique de Paris. Guided tours of 1.5 hours. On April 6, 10, 17, 20, 21 at 10:30 AM (5€). Entrance fee: 22€ per adult, 17€ per child. Reservation online.

© MNHN - F-G Grandin et MNHN - E. Blanc. 


String some beads with them

Being a jeweler is quite an art! In her workshop nestled in Trocadéro, Kelly and her team welcome kids aged 8 to 16 to create a handmade piece of jewelry and show them the secrets of its fabrication. Once at the workshop, dive right into it with a short training on the materials used. Then create your jewelry: earrings, necklace, or bracelet from 5 different collections, with natural stones or crystal beads. Truly beautiful.

Result: your child leaves with a remarkable personalized piece of jewelry, plenty of knowledge, and the memory of a beautiful creative moment. Attention: they might talk about it for a while!

Jewelry creation workshop. 12-14 rue Gustave Courbet, Paris 16th. 1.5 hours, 60€ per person. Reservation online.


Traveling to the Time of the Pharaohs

Tutankhamun: The Pharaonic Immersive Experience

It's the new immersive experience to absolutely try! "Tutankhamun: The Pharaonic Immersive Experience" invites both kids and adults to discover the secrets of the pharaoh's tomb. Just like the famous archaeologist Howard Carter who discovered this treasure in 1922 in the Valley of the Kings in Egypt, visitors try to enter the treasure room containing a thousand and one wonders with the help of actors embodying members of Howard Carter's team.

All the little archaeologists are invited to decipher the mysteries of ancient Egypt by digging into jars teeming with insects, solving puzzles, deciphering hieroglyphs, searching for clues scattered throughout Howard Carter's tent, corridor, antechamber, and burial chamber of Tutankhamun's tomb. The illusion works: you really imagine yourself in the time of the pharaohs!

Tutankhamun: The Pharaonic Immersive Experience until April 28 at Galeries Montparnasse, 22 rue du départ, Paris 15.


Relive childhood with the LEGO® exhibition

Art of the Brick" lego expo until March 3 at Galeries Montparnasse

In 2004, Nathan Sawaya set himself a challenge: to build monumental sculptures using only LEGO® bricks. Since then, he has been living his childhood dream by creating these works that have been phenomenally successful and have traveled around the world for temporary exhibitions. The "Art of the Brick" exhibition returns for a second time to Paris: over a hundred sculptures, made with millions of LEGO® bricks, are on display, including replicas of masterpieces such as Michelangelo's David or Klimt's The Kiss, symbols of pop culture, original creations, and reconstructions like a 6-meter long T-Rex made with over 80,000 pieces.

The Parisian novelty: the Organogenesis collection, which merges Nathan Sawaya's sculptures with Andrei Duman's photographs. A playful way to learn more about the human body. Impressive!

"Art of the Brick" until March 3 at Galeries Montparnasse, 22 rue du départ, Paris 15th. Open Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays from 10am to 7pm, and Fridays and Saturdays from 10am to 8:30pm. Starting from €14.90. Information and reservations online.


attend Their first cabaret

My First Cabaret at the Paradis Latin in Paris

Under the impetus of Kamel Ouali, now a dad and delighted to take an interest in cultural proposals for children, the Paradis Latin welcomes a brand new show designed for the whole family. "My First Cabaret" takes over the venue in the afternoon to introduce kids and teens to the joys of musical entertainment with inevitably superb choreographies and particularly communicative energy.

It must be said that the young troupe goes through tableaus with crazy costumes and captivating staging, mixing fairy tale codes (witches, princesses...) with kids' obsessions (superheroes, Justin Bieber...) spotted on TikTok. Phew: parents won't get bored either!

My First Cabaret at the Paradis Latin, 28 rue du Cardinal Lemoine, Paris 5th. Every Saturday and Sunday at 1:30pm.

© Walter Butler


attend A session at the PSG Academy

The PSG Academy in Paris

It's the Mbappé effect: all the kids dream of being football stars! For the most determined ones ready to train with the same rigor as their idols in order to turn pro, the PSG Academy  offers great camps in the Paris region during the winter holidays.

More technical training in the morning, tactical sessions, and matches in the afternoon to strengthen teamwork spirit and put into practice all the skills and improve as much as possible, all supervised by club-trained instructors: 5 intense days that will delight the most motivated athletes!

PSG Academy, information and reservations online, possibility of half-board or full-board camps, starting from €250.


Book the Most Exciting Show 

The Adventures of Pinocchio. Mathurins Theater in Paris

Head to the 8th arrondissement to the Mathurins Theater for an Italian adventure in Carlo Collodi's tale. For 1.5 hours, actor and playwright Olivier Solivérès presents his vision of the children's novel: The Adventures of Pinocchio. On the agenda: special effects, sensational sets, songs, humor, and poetry. Geppetto, Pinocchio, Mangefeu, the Blue Fairy, the Cat, and the Fox will obviously all be there for this magical show.

The extra touch: the 5-star cast featuring the cream of Parisian theater including the excellent Pierre-Jean Cherer and Carl Laforêt.

The Adventures of Pinocchio. Mathurins Theater. 36 Rue des Mathurins, Paris 8th, until May 8.

© Olivier Solivérès


Have a blast at the Batman escape

Batman Escape at Boom Boom Villette in Paris

Boom Boom Villette is this 100% good vibes place that hosts an XXL food market in its 25,000 m² space offering lots of #LOL activities. Among them: hold on tight, because it's the largest escape game in Europe and the first in France dedicated to the Batman universe. Awesome! Over 3,000 m², three rooms with three different missions are offered to the public: The Batcave, The Riddler, and The Joker, the best of which sees players (2 to 6 per group) playing as journalists in search of scoops on the trickster murderer, solving purely diabolical puzzles. Suspense guaranteed...

After the session, introduce your kids to flying by trying out the giant fan at iFly, or challenge them with questions or songs live from the Quiz Room©. Finally, treat them to an unforgettable movie session at the huge Pathé Gaumont upstairs, before grabbing a snack at one of the many food stands. Enough to keep them well entertained!

Batman Escape at Boom Boom Villette, 30 avenue Corentin Cariou, Paris 19th. 01 49 70 83 30.

© AnthonyJean @BatmanEscape


Jump Like Crazy on a Giant Trampoline

Trampoline Park

Looking for an out-of-the-ordinary activity to tire out your hyperactive kids? Head to Palaiseau by RER to the Trampoline Park center. Check this out: here you can walk on a wall, play dodgeball on a trampoline, jump on dozens of giant trampolines with the atmosphere "Jump around! Jump up, jump up and get down..." You know the song.

To thrill the little ones: activities worthy of an obstacle course, in an athletic version on the Twister with its rotating arm to be avoided by jumping as high as possible, warrior version by sliding on logs, or by passing through nets in Indiana Jones mode. Honestly fun.

Open every day from 10am. Ticket from €10 per child, €10 for accompanying adults on reservation. Trampoline Park, 10 rue de la Croix Martre, 91120 Palaiseau, from 3 years old.

Also discover the "Martine" exhibition at Gallimard gallery and everything you need to do in Paris in April.

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