How to keep kids busy during the holidays?

The ultimate brain teaser during the holidays… How to take care of your kids without the situation turning into a nightmare for yourselves? No worry! Do It In Paris has made it its mission to find cool and stylish activities to be enjoyed as a family group …

Sing along during a family karaoke

Family karaoke at Bam Karaoke

For whom? All those who are fans of the circus universe, starting at 10 years old.

The concept? Considered by experts as the best escape game in the capital, the Freak Show plays on the idea of time machines... You are transported back to 1913 to inquire and resolve mysterious disappearances at the Tyfrosi circus.

The plus? Decors were conceived by theatre decorators passionate about escape games. Great art!

Freak Show, from € 110 to €130, every day from 10amto 10:15pm.
Artimus, 161 Rue des Pyrénées, 75020 Paris.

Playing the best Escape game in Paris

 Freak Show with Artimus space time machines Game

For whom? All those who are fans of the circus universe, starting at 10 years old.

The concept? Considered by experts as the best escape game in the capital, the Freak Show plays on the idea of time machines... You are transported back to 1913 to inquire and resolve mysterious disappearances at the Tyfrosi circus.

The plus? Decors were conceived by theatre decorators passionate about escape games. Great art!

Freak Show, from € 110 to €130, every day from 10amto 10:15pm.
Artimus, 161 Rue des Pyrénées, 75020 Paris.

Drawing at Beaubourg

For whom? Budding artists and poetic souls, starting at 4 years old.

The concept? Infiltrating the exhibition and workshops of artist Françoise Pétrovitch Passer au travers in the children’s area of the Pompidou Centre. On the programme: you can have your portrait made with your head playfully passing through cut-out holes—draw and create a very personalized imaginary world. Don’t forget your crayons!

The plus? For older children, 8 to 12 years old, the Fab-Lab workshop with the design map Étapes, a graphic games area, they can play at being budding designers in a studio.

Passer au travers, until the 24th of February 2020.

Ateliers Fab-Lab, every day solo from 2pm to 4pm and on family Sundays.

Being scared in a haunted house

Games in haunted houses at the Manoir de Paris at Christmas

For whom? Kids looking for strong sensations (not recommended under 10 years old!)

The concept? More than ever, Manoir de Paris plays at being a haunted house at Xmas. This time, you will need to survive an apocalypse since Santa’s helpers plan on attacking humanity. Submerged in darkness, you encounter horror scenes in every room as well as black magic.

The plus? You thought everything was finished? Once the apocalypse is over, continue in spine-chilling mood and meet the occupants of Hôtel Paradis on the third floor. Hoping you will manage to escape!

Apocalypse Noël, until the 29th of December 2019.

Manoir de Paris, 18 Rue de Paradis, 75010.

Morphing into Mary Poppins at the Musée des Arts Forains

Extract from the movie Marie Poppins

For whom? All those who adore the cult film of Walt Disney, little ones and well as grown ups.

The concept? You are the visitors of a fun fair during the Belle Epoque! So hop on one of the 19th century wooden horses, or vintage merry-go-rounds, and participate in a challenging bike race to make the 1897 merry-go-round turn! Simply regressive.

The plus? From the 26th of December to the 5th of January 2020 no reservations nor guided visits for this grand carnival! We are saying no more, it would spoil the surprise!

Full rate €16, reduced rate €12, every day from 10am to 6pm.

Musée des arts forains, 53 Avenue des terroirs de France, 75012 Paris.

Indulging your sweet tooth at the Xmas village of Les Tuileries

For whom? Absolutely the entire family.

The concept? A Christmas village with chalets and attractions in the most chic Parisian garden. From the Ferris wheel (the big one that used to be at Concorde, which was recycled for the occasion) to the ghost train, without forgetting Santa’s sled… This is also an occasion to taste culinary specialties: cotton candy, candy apples and churros. Yum !

The plus? Concluding the sugar binge in an Empress Sissi spirit with a Mont-Blanc at Angelina, the mythical tea salon facing the entrance of the garden.

Village de Noël des Tuileries, until the 5th of January, free entrance, payable rides

Going to a good musical comedy

Peter Pan's musical comedy at the Bobino Theater

For whom? Fans of Tinkerbell, Peter, the Darling family, Lili the Tigress and the Lost Children, starting at 3 years old.

The concept? The phenomenal Peter Pan show is taking over Bobino this winter. A golden occasion to discover the amazing musical comedy everyone is talking about as they travel to the imaginary Neverland.

The plus? A troop of 15 comedians, singers and dancers, navigate, fly and play between the incredible decors and the cult songs of the film.

Peter Pan, until the 22nd of February.

Théâtre Bobino, 14-20 rue de la Gaîté, 75014 Paris

Spying like 007

 Secret agent games with enigmas and manipulations at the escape game paris prizoners

For whom? James Bond, fans starting at 8 years old.

The concept? Protocol Hawaïi. You are a secret agent assimilated to a counter-espionage cell: important info has been stolen and agent 006 risks his life. You are in charge of discovering the truth!

The plus? A really stylish and intricate scenario with a slew of original enigmas and manipulations. In short: a really unusual escape game, to be tested urgently.

Protocole Hawaï, from €110 to €130 every day from 10am to 10pm.

Prizoners, 15 Rue Quincampoix, 75004 Paris

Playing it like Marie-Antoinette

Once upon a time Marie-Antoinette show at the Conciergerie de Paris

For whom? Little girls who still dream of being a princess, starting at 7 years old.

The concept? Counted and sung visits to discover this emblematic landmark in a very poetic and interactive manner, an immersive approach as a play “Once upon a time there was Marie-Antoinette”... In short, a different way to discover in a playful way historic secrets on the iconic Marie-Antoinette.

The plus? The spectacle by the Fool’s cap Theatre, visual experience, the art of mime and gestures to discover the 1001 different faces of Marie-Antoinette.

Contes et histoires à la Conciergerie, until the 4th of January.
Spectacle Il était une fois Marie-Antoinette on the 26th and 27th of December from 10am-2pm and 3pm.
Conciergerie, 2 Boulevard du Palais, 75001

A first theatre experience with Ernest and Célestine

 Theater Comedie with Ernest and Célestine

For whom? Little ones starting at 3 years old.

The concept? The story that rocked the childhood of generations offers a terrific adaptation on the stage of Montparnasse. With Ernest and Célestine at the heart of a darling comedy tempting to make their dreams come true...

The plus? On stage, 5 singer and dancer comedians with really cool costumes, lead us into the world of this duo of friends in a stunning decor.

Ernest et Célestine, until the 22nd of March, Saturday and Sunday at 11am.

Enjoying illuminations galore at the Jardin des Plantes

The monumental light structures of green turtles, ogre fish, orcas, polar bears in the Jadrin des plantes

For whom? Night-owl revellers.

The concept? A dreamlike promenade to discover oceans through a hundred monumental lit up structures.

The plus? Everything is there: warm seas and their green turtles, the mysterious universe of abysses and the strange ogre-fish as well as the icy seas of the poles where killer whales and polar bears cohabit. In short, a magic stroll to enjoy after sunset..

Océan en voie d’illuminations, until the 19th of January, every 30 minutes from 6pm to 9:30 pm and every day, billing is exclusively on line and reservations are mandatory.

Attending a movie-club sessoin

The films Premiers pas dans la forêt et Franz et le chef d’orchestre at the film club Mk2 Bout’Chou

For whom? Little ones, from 2 to 4 years old.

The concept? Mk2 Bout’Chou signs a programmation of films dedicated to little ones, lasting less than one hour, presented with a dimmed light and lower sound. To be viewed until the 31st of December Premiers pas dans la forêt as well as Franz et le chef d’orchestre starting the 1st of January: La sorcière dans les airs and Petites casseroles.

The plus? The mk2 Junior version for young cinema buffs, more than 4 years old with Robin des Bois until the 31st of December, then Bambi.

Mk2 Bout’Chou and Junior, single rate €4, in the MK2 Nation, Parnasse, Quai de Loire, Gambetta, Odéon and Bibliothèque.

Celebrating Xmas at the Zoo

Animal Christmas at the Paris Zoological Park

For whom? Parisians on the lookout for sun and the tropics

The concept? Offering a “real” Christmas to the animals of the Parc Zoologique de Paris by becoming the helping hands of the caretakers. Croquettes and other treats: the preparation of gifts for the animals takes place behind the scenes of the zoo before being distributed in the outdoor pens.

The plus? The “Rendez-vous sauvage” is back with thirty new species welcome in a reef aquarium where bamboo sharks are the big stars.

From the 21st of December to the 5th of January 2020, every day from 10am to 5pm.

Parc Zoologique de Paris, Croisement de la route du lac and Avenue Daumesnil, 75012 Paris

Watching Klaus, the very first Netflix cartoon

Master Klaus, The first cartoon on Netflix

For whom? All those who still believe in Santa at the bottom of their little hearts.

The pitch? A postman finds himself forced to boost mail sending in a small forsaken town on a Nordic island. Problem: here, everyone hates each other. Determined to calm down the ongoing discord, he might just be offered the help of an old isolated man who makes wooden toys … A charming Christmas tale that renews with 2D in 2.0 version.

The plus? The 5star voice-over casting: Alex Lutz for the postman, Ludivine Sagnierfor in the part of an old bitty. Golden nugget.

Taking a pottery course

Pottery lesson for Kids in a workshop-chalet

For whom? Future Rodins

The concept? Reserve a pottery course with Caroline in a marvellous location: a workshop-chalet with lots of cachet inside a wild garden. The family-style activity takes place for two hours during which two personalized earthenware bowls and a monster in ceramic are created!

The plus? Kids morph into artist potters and go home with their creations under the arm.

Pottery workshop, for kids 6 to 10 years old, €30 /person, from 2 to 6 persons.

Rue de Romainville, 93100 Montreuil

Also discover lthe amazing skating rink at the Grand Palais.

Violandte Celbert

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