Parks & Outdoor Activities
Jardin denfants des Halles
Six extraordinary worlds for seven to eleven year olds in search of adventure. Forum des Halles. 105, rue Rambuteau (Arr 1) Metro: Chatelet
Elevated garden walk way constructed along an old viaduct. Runs from Place de la Bastille to the Bois de Vincennes.Access from Avenue Daumesnil (Arr 12). Metro: Bastille.
Jardin dAcclimatation - Bois de Boulogne
A fun amusement park on the doorstep of Paris. Attractions include wild animals, rides, adventure playground and a puppet show. There is a small entrance fee, tickets are needed for most rides. At Bois de Boulogne (Arr 16) Metro: Les Sablons
La Plage de la Foret
Swimming pool within the forest at Fontainebleau with tree climbing and other activities. Piscine de la foret, route de la Bonne Dame (77) Fontainebleau.
S-Kart Paris La Chapelle
Music and special lighting make the three go-kart tracks extra fun. Available for all ages. Closed Mondays. At 56-58 ave du President Wilson (93) Saint Denis
Base de Loisirs de Saint Quentin en Yvelines
Large Park incorporating a lake and a National Nature Reserve. Activities available include: watersports, fishing, petting zoo, orienteering, pony and horse riding, play areas and golf. Open every day from 7:30 to 22:30. RER C: Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines
Haras de Jardy
This large park of 76 hectares is a great setting for tennis, golf, horseback riding, as well as other sports. Open to all, everyday. At boulevard de Jardy (92) Marnes-la-Coquette
La Ferme de Gally
Located just past Versailles, the farm offers activities all year round. Children can visit the animals, pick fruit and vegetables, get lost in the corn maze and bake bread. Birthday parties can be arranged. On the CD7 between Bailly and St-Cyr lEcole.
Forest of Fontainebleau
The forest of Fontainebleau offers a large number of activities from bike riding, hiking, picnicking and most importantly rock climbing. The natural rock formations are all labelled and marked from easy to hard. (77)
Eco-adventure activity centre with three tree top trails. Suitable for children over 6 and adults. Parc Floral, Bois de Vincennes (Arr 12). Metro: Chateau de Vincennes.
Parcs des Buttes-Chaumont
Grottos and waterfalls for the kids to play amongst, with a playground, puppet shows and donkey rides. Open daily. At (Arr 19) Metro: Buttes Chaumont or Botzaris
The Regional Natural Park of French Vexin
Area of outstanding beauty north of Paris which attracted impressionist painters 100 years ago. Contains the chateau de Themericourt and other places of interest. Musee du Vexin francais, Maison du Parc (95) Themericourt
Josephine Baker swimming pool
Floating swimming pool on the Seine. Main pool, kids paddeling pool, sauna hammam and fitness centre. Port de la Gare, Quai Francois-Mauriac (Arr 13) Metro: Biblioteque F Mitterand
Ludimax - Outdoors
Ludimax has an outdoor park at the Base de Loisirs Val de Seine for children from two to twelve years of age. For a day out as a family or to celebrate a birthday. Open only during the summer months. Chemin du Rouillard (78) Verneuil-sur-Seine
Jardins du Luxembourg
The gardens offer a number of activities including pony rides, adventure playground and model sailing boats.Opening times: Daily Summer: 09:00 - 18:00 Winter: 09:00 - 17:00 (Arr 6) RER: Port Royal Metro: Censier Daubenton
Base de Loisirs de Creteil
Large park offering access to: watersports, walks, mountain biking, fishing, a swimming pool, play areas and nature/environmental activities. Open all year. Metro: Creteil — Prefecture. RER A: Saint-Maur — Creteil, RER C: Choisy-le-Roi.
Cergy Pontoise Lake - Base de Loisirs
A large outdoor lake with plenty of activities and amusements for all ages from swimming to jet boating and mini golf (95) RER A: Cergy
Offers several types of river cruises, including sightseeing for tourists, themed childrens groups, and educational school tours. Boards at Port de la Bourdonnais (Arr 7) Metro: Champs de Mars
Le Ballon de Paris
Static balloon that rises to 150 meters above the ground. Parc Andre-Citroen (Arr 15). Metro: Javel or Balard.
Jardin Sauvage de St Vincent
Open from April to October on Mondays (during the school year) from 16:00-18:00 Saturdays 2 pm to 6 pm. Garden on the Montmartre hill, learn about plants and their uses,great initiation into ecology.Rue Saint-Vincent (Arr 18) Metro: Lamarck