Ideas for a family outing in Paris: La Villette

This winter, if you’re spending your Christmas holidays near Paris and you’re looking for an idea for a day out with your children, think of La Villette!

For almost 40 years, La Villette has been a mecca for culture, science and technology in Paris. The good news is that at La Villette you can wander through its many gardens and playgrounds for children of all ages, as well as enjoying exhibitions and shows created with families in mind.


La Cité des enfants at the Cité des Sciences & de l’Industrie

La Cité des enfants offers two separate museums for 2-7 year olds and 5-12 year olds. Two areas dedicated to discovery, learning and experimentation through construction games, manipulations and other fun experiments.

For the youngest visitors, La Cité des enfants 2-7 years is a 1700m2 space divided into 5 themes: “I’m discovering myself (my body, my abilities, my emotions, growing up, my surroundings), I know what to do (ball machines, spaceship), I’m finding my bearings (routes for young and old, a maze, folding…), I’m experimenting (water, air, shadow), All together with social and collaborative games (building sites for young and old, circus…)”.

For older children, La Cité des enfants, dedicated to 5-12 year-olds, offers fun exhibitions designed exclusively for kids. Activities, games and discoveries are organised around 6 areas: The Body, Communicating, The TV Studio, Water Games, The Garden and The Factory.

Children can test their speed and balance, play TV presenter, make energy, etc.
These are fun workshops that children can take part in on their own, without the help of adults.


Little Villette: a fun day out with the kids

Just a stone’s throw from the Grande Halle de la Villette, the Little Villette building is a 1,000m2 space designed with families in mind. Activities, entertainment, shows, games, reading and Lego corners… children can have fun here all year round.
If you have young children, be sure to introduce them to the Jardin des vents et des dunes, a safe play area designed for 0-13 year olds.
Older children are not to be outdone: head for the Jardin du Dragon, a beautiful slide dedicated to 8-14 year-olds.

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