Paris is an amazing city, and it’s known as one of the most romantic cities in the world, but that doesn't you should only go there as a couple. In fact, there are lots of others activities suitable for the whole family. So read on to find out about how to make your trip magical for everyone.
First things first, going abroad with the little ones is something that you are going to need to be super organised for. That means packing the right things and making sure that you have all of your travel details and documents in order.
To make packing a reasonable experience, and not one that you dread, pick out what you will take in term of clothes and shoes the week before you travel. The get them washed and ironed and put them aside so they can’t end up back on the washing pile the day before you go.
Also, ensure that you take season appropriate clothes. Paris is cold in the winter, and big coats and welly boots will be necessary if you want to be out and about.
Lastly, whatever you do don't forget you travel documents. You will need your passport and your boarding passes. Sometimes you can download these onto your phone. As well as your insurance documents, just in case and your travel permissions. If you are unsure whether you need a visa for travel to Paris checks the etias.com website for more information. Remember that little effort in the organisation now can make your whole trip run a lot smoother, something that can really beef it you especially when travelling with the little ones.
Once you arrive in Paris, you will want to fill your days with fun things to do as a family. Of course, there is so much choice that it could make your head explode! Although you probably won't have time to do everything, to help you pick here are some suggestions.
Sunday pet market
A great, and free activity is to take the kids along to the Ile de la Cité. Here you can amaze them with all sort of animals on show such as birds, weasels, and rabbits. All for sale, although it might be best not to tell them that bit.
The highlight is definitely petting the dwarf rabbits. Just don't forget that many of these animals are sold for cooking purposes, and the kids could ask about this. So if you think this would be upsetting it may be better to wait until they are a little older.
Obviously, another key place on you Paris hit list with being Disneyland. Located about 45 min outside of the city centre it's pretty easy to get a train out for the day for some Mickey and Minnie themed fun.
Remember too that there is a free parade in the evening, something you can find out more about at dlptips.com So do try and stay for the if at all possible.
This is both a mum and a kid friendly pick. The Galeries Lafayette store is a good experience of French shopping, with perfumes and beautiful clothes on a show for mum to browse. But the real gem is the tall elevator that allows you and the kids to go all the way to the top of the building and check out the panoramic view of Paris.