Are you in Lyon for a family weekend break or holiday?

There are loads of ideas for days out and activities to enjoy in Lyon with your little ones! With a rich cultural offering, kid-friendly places, workshops and visits for children, and many green spaces, Lyon is a great city to discover as a family!

Days out that get our seal of approval!

Parks and gardens, theatres and shows, a day out at the zoo or museum, a visit to see Lyon’s famous puppet ‘Guignol’, an amazing experience at Mini World Lyon... There is no shortage of ideas to keep your kids occupied!

Tete d'Or Park

The largest and most popular of all the parks in Lyon is the Parc de la Tête d’Or… Inaugurated in 1857, this urban park inspired by English landscape...

Ten parks and gardens for a green break in Lyon

Whether you are looking for a green space to go for a walk, do some sport, tire out the children, or read a book in a calm setting, our little guide...

Lyon : parks, squares and play areas for happy children

Here is a selection of great spots for children to play in Lyon, which you can enjoy along your walks and outings as a family in and around the...

Summer 2021: where to go for a dip in Lyon and the surrounding area?

Summer is here and the days are getting hot! To cool down, here is a snapshot of swimming pools in Greater Lyon and a few bathing spots in the...

Kid friendly addresses!

Having a drink or eating out with a pushchair isn't always easy. Here is a short list of places that are easily accessible, and where you'll be made to feel welcome!

MaMi

This adorable café-restaurant opened a few years back on Place Jules Guesde, in the 7th district.

Pimprenelle

Pimprenelle has an eclectic style, reflected in its furniture, range of colours, and bright décor full of contrasts. At lunchtime, Pimprenelle offers...

Mob Hotel Restaurant

The organic and cooperative restaurant has a pizzeria and offers a minimalist menu of fresh, seasonal dishes by Brice Morvent. A large terrace houses...

Sharing good times as a family

The city offers shops and services that delight both children and parents. Everything is provided to make sure your stay in Lyon as a family is filled with happy memories!

Ice Cream Shop René Nardone

An ice cream parlour handed down from father to son and father to daughters since 1899. René Nardone Glacier has a wide selection of ice creams to...

A la Marquise

With its wide range of cakes, pastries and pralines, À La Marquise is sure to make your mouth water!

Lindt Bar à Chocolat

Come and discover the products and exclusive designed chocolate LINDT and live a unique experience in the shop of the city center of Lyon!

Visiting Lyon with your children

Guided tours for the whole family are a great way to discover Lyon. Enjoy tours designed with children in mind!

During the school holidays, ONLYLYON Tourism and Conventions will be giving you the opportunity to (re)discover the different districts of Lyon with your family, thanks to guided tours suited to younger members of the public. Although most of these tours are currently available in French, a few are in English, and include guided, coordinated, and even independent tours with an audioguide in the language of your choice.

Unusual guided tours with Cybèle

Ahhh Lyon! Our much loved city, bursting with beauty and history everywhere you look and… Sorry, I was getting carried away there. But seriously,...

Lyon Tuk Tour

Comfortably seated in this 100% electric vehicle, let yourself be guided to discover Lyon, for a private ride (up to 6 people).

Vieux-Lyon and its traboules in 1 hour

Set out on a one-hour historical stroll around Medieval and Renaissance Lyon.

Highlights for children

With essential attractions and activity ideas for the whole family, there is plenty to see and do for children living in or visiting Lyon!

Mini World Lyon

Thousands of animated scenes of life, hundreds of vehicles travelling independently, vast landscapes and a blaze of lights... That is the spectacle...

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Camille Lenoble

The Aquarium of Lyon

Ready to travel? Embark on a real world tour with your feet dry! Tiny damselflies with an impressive catfish, delicate seahorses and mischievous...

Musée des Confluences

It is one of the latest great contemporary museums which alone are enough to justify a trip to Lyon. So of course, you wouldn't miss this visit for...

Puppetry Museum - Gadagne Museums

The Musée des Arts de la Marionnette (Musées Gadagne) has been fully redesigned!

By Eléonore

Eléonore Delenne
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