1. In the hotel
In the triple rooms, you will find baskets with toys for kids. You will also find a very convenient little kids dressing ! Their clothes finally have their own space ! They would like to clean their teeth alone, wash their hands, no problem ! You will find a stool in the bathrooms for them. And if not, do not hesitate to ask reception, the staff will have one available for you. Baby beds are avalable for free, on demand. There are also baby changing tables which fit on the bed. Children books are also available. For children under 10, breakfast if free ! In the dining room, a complete children set is availble such as : baby chair, bib, fork, spoon, glasses etc. all designed for kids. If your kids would like to go play outside, at the park which is only a few minutes away, the hotel can provide you with a little sandbox kit. (bucket, shovel, rake etc.)
2. Children activities in the beighbourhood
Vincennes park, woods , Paris You shouldn’t miss the bois de vincennes ! It has a great range of children activities : Bike riding. Bikes can be rented there Sand box playinh Playing zones with slides, climbing, swings etc. Boat rides on the lake Poney rides Pic nics
The parc floral – Paris A really nice place to hang out ! Practical information / Opening time :
from 1st to 30th January : 9h30 to 17h 31st January to 5th March : 9h30 to 18 h 6 March to 2nd April : 9h30 to 19h 3rd April to 19th septembre : 9h30 to 20h 20th septembre to 10th octobre : de 9h30 to 19h 11th to 31st octobre : 9h30 to 18h 1st novembre to 31st decembre : 9h30 to 17h
Entree fee to parc floral : Full fee : 1 € Half price ( 7 to 26 yo, families over 5) : 0,50 € Free under 7 yo During summer, the parc floral hosts concerts and festivals, hence the price could vary.
It has one of the biggest free playground around ! Library Ping-pong area Pic Nic area Deck chair rental for sunbathing Bicycle, tricycles, sulkys (quad with pedals) Buttherfly garden to visit Little train rides for those who would like to discover the park in a different way Also, discover the famous Guignol theatre – puppet show Opening time : March to Christmas (outside school holidays): Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays, from 15h to 16h (and to 17h from April to October) During school holidays in February, Christmas and Halloween : every day from 15h to 16h During Easter holidays : every day at 15h, 16h and 17h During summer, July and August : every day except Monday, at 15h, 16h and 17h. Entree fee : 2,80€ per person
Cité des sciences – la villette – Paris If you have spare time, you can jump into the metro and go straight to the Cité des sciences at la Villette. There, you will live a great experience, discover science, inventions, go the Geode for a 3d film etc. They haver a dedicated place for children : the cité des enfants Cité des enfants 2-7 years old Cité des enfants 5-12 years old The cité des enfants is open every day except Monday and has sessions of 1h30, especially during school holidays. Visit the website for programs. http://www.cite-sciences.fr/en/cite-des-sciences
GEODE, 3d cinema is 25 years old this year !!! 20 millions visitors / 100 000 sessions To celebratte its 20th birthday, the Geode is having an exceptionnal programme this year ! Birthday entree fees : From 5th may to 29th june 2010 Under 25 : 5€ 25 year old = free 2 adults + 2 kids = 25€ the film one Imax film + one 3D film during the day : 15 €.
Disneyland Paris A bit further away, with the RER train, from NATION, you can get to Disneyland Paris in 30 minutes. http://www.disneylandparis.fr/
By train, take the RER A and stop at the station Marne la Vallée/Chessy, which is 100 metres away from the parc entry. By car, take the highway A4 from Porte de Bercy, and follow the direction “Metz/Nancy” . Take the exit 14. It’s approximately 34 km from Paris.