Go To The Park
Paris is filled with some amazing parks, but the Parc Rives de Seine is probably the best for keeping kids entertained. In this park, you’ll find plenty of free things to do for the kids including mazes, snakes and ladders, a drawing wall, a climbing wall, hopscotch, a football pitch and so much more. The Parc de La Villette has a huge slide within the Dragon Garden for brave children, or you could see the hot air balloon at the Parc Andre-Citroen. Pack up a picnic and a football and enjoy your lunch – or tea! – in one of these amazing escapes.
Go During An Event
If you’re flexible with your visiting dates, you could always aim to travel during one of Paris’ free events! The Paris Music Festival, for example, is held every June and celebrates music in every form. Street performers and free concerts can keep kids enthralled for hours! If you’re still looking for a summer holiday, the Open-Air Paris Cinema at La Villette is free to enjoy, and you could see classics or recent hits, so take a look in advance to see what’s going on! Christmas, meanwhile, is magical in Paris and you’ll certainly be spoiled for choice on what to do here! With countless Christmas markets around the city for you to explore, to ice rinks (though most carry a small fee), there’s no shortage of incredible, magical festivities to enjoy!
Cathédrale Notre Dame de Paris
If your kids are Disney fans, not being able to afford a trip to Disney or wanting a way to keep them occupied on the days when you’re not travelling the park can seem like a struggle. However, Notre Dame could give you and the kids an hour or so of entertainment in and outside of the cathedral. While you won’t be able to climb the tower without paying a free, the main part of the cathedral is completely free for visitors to look around, and once you get outside you can play a game of ‘spot the gargoyle!’ There are some reasonably priced cafes alongside Notre Dame too, so you can treat the kids to a crepe or waffles that won’t break the bank.