Looking for a great destination for your next family holiday break? Why not try Paris. There are plenty of activities for kids to enjoy, whilst you can admire the art galleries and museums. Flights to Paris are short and ideal for young children. Although you may not think it, Paris is family friendly and doesn’t just cater for couples. Have a look below at all the exciting attractions available.
The Cite des Sciences is a science museum made for children. A day here is filled with presentations, activities and games, most of which is hands on and interactive to keep everyone busy and entertained. There are two different age zones that help with the activities being suitable, one group for 3-5 year olds, and one for 5-12 year olds. There is also a fantastic playground outside.
The Eiffel Tower is a must when visiting Paris, and don’t be afraid about taking young children up there. Children find the most surprising of tasks entertaining, they wont be put out by climbing all the stairs – even if you are! The spectacular views at the top are definitely worth all the hassle.
Try to have a good mixture of children’s activities and sight seeing attractions you want to visit, alternating them would be the best idea. The Playmobil Fun Park is perfect for families with younger children. You can relax in the cafe area, as the little ones race around 12 different themed play areas where Playmobil toys rule.
The flat streets in Paris make it easy to walk with a buggy and tired children. Plus being over 2000 years old, there are many famous buildings, museums and cathedrals to look at. Children will love looking at the Gothic gargoyles that appear all over the magnificent churches.
Hotels do cater for children in Paris, it’s not just full of expensive romantic hotels for couples. The Citadines Paris Montmartre Hotel is a great three-star hotel ideal for families, and at the moment is offering some fantastic late holiday deals. It has the perfect situation, located in a residential street and only a few steps away from the museum of Montmartre and Sacre Coeur. There is an indoor garden and rooftop terrace, and consists of 113 apartments over 8 floors. The apartments have a double bed in one room, and two single beds in the lounge areas. There is also a separate kitchen area complete with stove, microwave, grill, dishwasher and fridge. Ideal for a budget break, or kids with fussy appetites and eating out in a restaurant is not an option.
There are two main airports for Paris, Charles de Gaulle and Orly, there are regular flights from most UK airports to these destinations which are both less than an hour away by car from the centre of Paris. So there’s no need to put up with long car journeys!