Sporting activities for children in Paris

Swimming pools, skating rinks, bicycles: children love to be active. Great, because Paris is full of sports centres

Family-friendly swimming pools

All year round, Parisian swimming pools offer lots of facilities and fun for families. Swimming lessons, team sports and aqua gym. A refreshing option in summer weather. Paris also has forty or so pools some of which boast unusual decor.

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Ice rinks for families

Patinoire place de l'Hôtel de Ville

Fancy a spin on the ice? During the winter, Paris offers temporary ice rinks where you can glide around with your kids.And for those who like to ice skate in summer, the Sonja Henie ice-skating rink at the AccorHotels Arena and the Pailleron sports area with its 800 square metres of ice welcome visitors all year round. 

Patinoire Pailleron32 rue Edouard Pailleron, Paris 19th - Metro Bolivar 

Patinoire Sonja Henié8 boulevard de Bercy, Paris 12th - Metro Bercy

Roller and board sports in Paris

Roller parks

Rollerblading and roller skating are classic favourites. Paris offers specially designated parks for these activities, ideal for a family outing.

Roller Parc de Bercy1 boulevard de Bercy, Paris 12eMétro Bercy

Roller parc Emile Lepeu34, rue Emile Lepeu, Paris 11eMétro Charonne

Espace de glisse parisien54 boulevard Ney, Paris 18eMétro Porte de la Chapelle

Roller parc couvert Jules Noël3, avenue Maurice d’Ocagne, Paris 14eMétro Porte de Vanves

Espace de glisse rue Léon CladelRue Léon Cladel, Paris 2eMétro Bourse

Roller parc de la Villette151, boulevard de la Villette, Paris 19eMétro Stalingrad

Roller parc du square du Serment de Kouffra1 avenue de la porte de Montrouge, Paris 14eMétro Porte d'Orléans

Roller parc Davout134, boulevard Davout, Paris 20e Métro Porte de Vincennes

Espace de glisse de la Muette52 boulevard Lannes, Paris 16eMétro Rue de la Pompe

Roller parc Jemmapes142, quai de Jemmapes, Paris 10eMétro Château-Landon


Skate parks

Kids and teens love skateboarding and Paris also offers specially designated parks for them. Beginners can practice in a safe environment whilst experienced boarders perform figures.

Bowl de la Muette60, boulevard Lannes, Paris 16eMétro Porte Dauphine

Skatepark Léon CladelRue Léon Cladel, , Paris 2eMétro Bourse

Skatepark des Batignolles146 rue Cardinet, Paris 17eMétro Courcelles

Other sports to enjoy with the family


The highly-popular Vélib’ bicycle rental system, which has been in operation for several years, is a great way to get around the city.

Mini golf

For family entertainment, Mini golf or crazy golf is a classic favourite. Several places in Paris offer mini golf with original circuits and decor.

Mini-golf du Parc Floral de ParisRoute de la Pyramide, Paris 12eMétro Château de Vincennes

GoolfyRond Point Pariwest, Rue François Cevert, 78313 Maurepas

Speed Park18 Rue de l’Hautil, 78700 Conflans-Sainte-Honorine

Mini-golf de ChellesParc du Vieux Moulin - Quai Auguste Prévost, 77500 Chelles

Ten pin bowling

Kids usually love the chance to go ten pin bowling, which is easy and fun. It is also a great wet weather option and there are plenty of bowling alleys in Paris

Bowling Front de Seine11-15 rue Gaston de Caillavet, Paris 15eMétro Charles Michels

Bowling Mouffetard73 rue Mouffetard, Paris 5eMétro Place Monge

Bowling laser de Rambouillet11 rue Hippolyte Mège Mouries, 78120 Rambouillet

Bowling Joinville Le Pont162 quai de Polangis94340 Joinville-Le-Pont

Bowling de NogentPlace Maurice Chevalier, 94130 Nogent-sur-Marne

Different sporting activitie

In Paris, the Berges de Seine riverside promenade has a great variety of activities for all the family. Racing lanes, climbing wall, games marked out on the ground, and yoga provide fun and amusement right in the heart of Paris. For nautical and aquatic activities in Paris and Île-de-France, you will find a great selection on the Spotyride platform.

Since 2005, the Famillathlon has been inviting families to come and try out different sporting activities. This one-day highly colourful and festive event takes place every September in the Champs de Mars and promotes social solidarity, health and of course the positive values of sport.

Outdoor activity centres to discover near Paris

Just on the outskirts of Paris, kids can enjoy the natural environment at various outdoor activity centres. With artificial lakes for swimming, sailing activities, white-water courses, barbecues and tennis lessons … the idea is sure to win the approval of all the family.

And for those keen to simply row a boat or go for a cycle ride (for hire) with the family, then the Bois de Boulogne or the Bois de Vincennes are the places to go to for a breath of fresh air in a wooded setting

Base nautique de la Villette41 bis quai de la Loire, Paris 19eMétro Riquet

Ile de loisirs de Cergy-PontoiseRue des Étangs, 95001 Cergy-Pontoise

Ile de loisirs de Saint-Quentin-en-YvelinesRond-point Éric Tabarly - 78190 Trappes

Ile de loisirs de Créteil9 rue Jean Gabin, 94000 Créteil

Ile de loisirs du Val de SeineChemin du Rouillard - 78490 Verneuil sur Seine

Ile de loisirs de Vaires-TorcyUCPA - Route de Lagny - 77200 Jablines

Ile de loisirs de Jablines-Annet77450 Jablines

Ile de loisirs du Port aux Cerises91210 Draveil

Ile de loisirs d'Etampes5, avenue Charles de Gaulle

Ile de loisirs de Buthiers73, rue des Roches - 77760 Buthiers

Ile de loisirs de la Corniche des FortsPlace de la laïcité - 93320 Romainville

Ile de loisirs des Boucles de Seine78840 Moisson

Tree-to-tree adventure courses just outside Paris

Combining nature and adrenaline, adventure courses through the treetops are hugely popular and make an ideal family outing. Woods and play parks close to Paris offer this activity.

Evasion VerteParc floral de Paris - Paris 12eMétro Château de Vincennes

Sherwood ParcChemin des Rouliers - 95270 Viarmes

Atout Branches9 route de Boutigny - 91490 Milly-la-Forêt

AccroCampChaville, Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Rueil-Malmaison et Giverny