Top things to do with kids in Paris in February
Take advantage of february half-term and discover the best of Paris with your family. Are you looking for ideas for outings for you and your children in the capital? Exhibitions, outings, museums, guided tours, we have put together a selection of activities to do with children
Walks in Paris in february
Are you looking for an activity that the whole family will enjoy to visit Paris in a fun and educational way? Get on board the Tootbus Paris Kids Tour and discover the most beautiful monuments of Paris: the Opera Garnier, the Louvre Museum, Notre-Dame Cathedral, the Arc de Triomphe, or the Eiffel Tower.
This guided tour aboard a 100% electric bus will surprise both parents and little ones with many cultural and fun entertainment and incredible stories to discover the mysteries of Paris.
Cruise on the Seine
Change your perspective to discover Paris and its most beautiful monuments. Opt for the magic of a cruise along the Seine and enjoy one of the most beautiful views of Paris.
Several operators offer cruises and some, such as the Vedettes de Paris, offer special family cruises and kids' cruises (6-11 years old) specially designed for children in a fun and interactive way.
Museums and exhibitions to see with children in February in Paris
In February in Paris, culture is more than ever within the reach of children. Many museums organise visits, exhibitions and workshops dedicated to children throughout the month. We have selected some of them for you!
The Centre Pompidou offers activities specially designed for young people aged from 0 to 18 years. The programme: exhibitions and installations, visits and creative workshops, free events. In the Galerie des enfants, you will find the Peuple de demain, the exhibition-workshop by Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, which offers nine activities designed by the artist around signs and symbols for children aged 4 years and above.
The museum also offers spaces combining plastic arts and technological tools for teenagers : the Fabrique for 8 to 12 years and the Studio for 13 to 16 years. Don't miss the incredible Baselitz retrospective, which ends on 7th march 2022.
And don't forget : the Centre Pompidou is free every first Sunday of the month.
Cité des sciences et de l'industrie
During the school holidays, take the whole family to discover the many secrets and mysteries of science by exploring the Cité des sciences et de l'industrie. Visit the Children's City, which includes two areas created for fun learning, experimentation and educational games.
Until 7th august 2022, discover Banquet, the exhibition that honours cuisine and gastronomic heritage. Designed with the help of chef Thierry Marx and suitable for children aged 9 and over, this exhibition explores the science behind gastronomy. Experiment, cook and taste through a fun and interactive tour.
Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle
The Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, located in the heart of the Jardin des Plantes, offers activities for all ages. For the holidays, take the whole family on board to meet fabulous animals and plant species.
Until 4th july, the Sensory Odyssey exhibition invites you to discover the natural environments and species that inhabit our planet. This immersive exhibition will take you on a journey from the equator to the far north through sounds, smells and breathtaking images.
During the month of February, the Louvre Museum offers themed guided tours for children from the age of 6 years. Take the whole family on a discovery of its most famous masterpieces, walk among the animals that inhabit it, confront the gods of Olympus or take a trip back in time to the days of the Pharaohs.
The Louvre also offers free creative workshops for families and children. The workshops and activities last between two and three hours and are suitable for all visitors, both young and old. Remember to book in advance!
Musée de l’Homme
Until 25th july, the Musée de l'Homme is putting trainers in the spotlight with its exhibition Sneakers, les baskets entrent au Musée. This exhibition retraces the history of sneakers, from their origins at the beginning of the 20th century to these days. Discover this cult object in all its forms through a chronological tour that decrypts this cultural phenomenon through more than 70 models that have marked their time.
With your teens, follow in the footsteps of Banksy to discover street art thanks to the immersive exhibition The World of Banksy, extended until the end of the year. This audio and visual exhibition reconstructs a 1200 m² urban space and presents a hundred or so works, including 42 life-size frescoes reconstructed by graffiti artists from all over the world.
From New York to Paris to London, dive into the world of this mysterious artist whose works are as poetic as they are committed.
Louis Vuitton Foundation
Discover the Fondation Vuitton with your family thanks to the family ticket valid for 2 adults and up to 4 children giving access to all the exhibitions, the collections and the Jardin d'Acclimatation. Until february the 22th, browse through the Morozov collection, which brings together over 200 masterpieces of modern art. There are also activities and workshops specially designed for families and children, but beware! Reservations are required in advance.
The escape game is a big hit with kids and adults alike. Whether outdoors or indoors, Paris is following the trend and offers a multitude of possibilities to discover the city and its mysteries while having fun.
Outdoor Escape Game
My Urban Experience or Quiveutpister offer several outdoor escape games in the most emblematic places of Paris to visit the city through investigations and enigmas to be solved with family or friends.
Boutique le Défi des Sorciers
Until 6th march you can also dive into the heart of Harry Potter’s universe thanks to the attraction-shop Le Défi des Sorciers. Located on level 3 of the Italie 2 shopping centre, this temporary shop offers an immersive experience in the world of wizards thanks to a family escape accessible from 6 years old.
Events in Paris during February half term
Ice rink at the Montparnasse Tower
From 5th february to the 6th March, the ice rink is back at the top of the Montparnasse Tower! Enjoy a breathtaking view of Paris from a height of over 210 metres and put on your skates. With a surface area of 320 m², the rink is open from 2pm to 8pm and is accessible from 2 years old.
On the terrace, you will also find a bar where you can warm up and get your strength back: mulled wine, waffles, hot chocolate... Don't forget to book your session!
Paris International Agricultural Show
Like every year, the Paris International Agricultural Show is back at the Parc des Expositions from 26th february to 6th march. It is an annual family event not to be missed! It's an opportunity for all the family to discover hundreds of farm animals and agricultural products.
Many workshops and activities will be proposed especially for children. Among them, don't miss the milking parlour and the educational farm.
This year it is Neige, 4 years old, who will be the muse of the SIA 2022 and will represent the Abondance breed.
After a year's absence, the Paris Carnival Promenade du Boeuf Gras returns for its 24th edition. This year, it will focus on the ancient worlds and will take place, as it does every year, on the Sunday before Mardi Gras, on Sunday 27th february 2022. The procession will start at 2pm from the Place Gambetta and arrive around 6pm at the Place de la République. Don't forget your disguises!