Family and Kids in Lyon

Looking out for what can you do with kids and family in Lyon? Here are the things that you should not miss out on a family vacation with kids, toddlers, or babies. Discover the ultimate places for kids in Lyon, be it water parks, theme parks, or playgrounds. Children will have fun, learn new things, get good food and will not get bored in long queues. Keep reading to know about awesome places and activities to enjoy with your kids in Lyon.
Plan a marvelous family trip at the budget you are looking without missing the fun!

Let's explore our list of kid-friendly attractions in Lyon for perfect family outings and getaways.

  1. Visit to experience unparalleled fun for kids
    Parc De La Tete D'Or

    Park, Zoo, Picnic Spot

    The park is Lyon’s favourite place. Despite the fact that it’s not as big as some other similar parks in France, it draws a massive crowd because it’s the only worthwhile ones in the city. The most famous of the park’s seven entrances is the Infants du Rhone. It offers a 16 acre lake in which baiting is permitted in the summer from the pier on the south bank. It has mas...Read more
  2. A place for children with all kinds of interests
    Basilique Notre Dame De Fourviere

    Family and Kids

    The Basilique Notre Dame De Fourviere is easily one of Lyon’s most spectacular landmark and has a very important place in the hearts of all of people of Lyon. Basilique Notre Dame De Fourviere ticket prices vary for different attractions. You can buy tickets for Basilique Notre Dame De Fourviere from our ticket section and even check out tickets for Basilique Notre Dame De Fourviere tour...Read more
  3. A guaranteed fun space for the kids
    Musee Miniature Et Cinema

    Family and Kids

    This could easily be one of the world’s best museums! The name might be a bit misleading – this place has nothing to do with Lilliput cinema. Rather, it hosts two kinds of exhibits – one of miniature art and the other of special effects in film. Don’t ask me why that combo works but it does, and it’s amazing, just fascinating. The Miniatures: These are set out in ...Read more
  4. Amazing Lyon attraction for kids
    Musee Des Beaux Arts

    Family and Kids

    Classic big and posh museum. The building, between the rivers Rhone and Saonne, is impressive enough. It was once an abbey, though the nuns were expelled in the French Revolution – probably for receiving too many aristocrats. It was called the The Palais du commerce et des Arts for a while and gained a lots of artworks, archeological items and natural history exhibits. The Lyon School fo...Read more
  5. Can keep your kids busy for days
    Traboules Du Vieux Lyon

    Family and Kids

    Hidden away from the Lyon public are a secret world of covered passageways, alleys that silk merchants would use to safely pass their goods around Lyon. Indeed, the word traboules, in Latin, means to pass through. They were immensely valuable to the city’s main industry, textiles, as they offered an easy way to move about for almost 90000 silk workers. The traboules also played an import...Read more
  6. Perfect for kids day out in Lyon
    Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste

    Family and Kids

    The seat of the Archbishop of Lyon, this Roman Catholic church boasts at least one historically significant wedding – that of King Henry IV to Marie de Medici. Contraction, which finished in 1476, happened on site of three previous churches that stood here, a Church of the Holy Cross, a St. Stephens Church and a baptistery. While most of the church is Gothic (nave with flying buttresses, ...Read more
  7. Fun place to go for kids
    Museum Of Gallo-roman Civilization Or The Odeon And The Roman Amphitheatre

    Family and Kids

    Fourviere Hill is where the history of Lyon is! If you’ve read the Asterix comics, then you know Lugdunum – Capital of the Gauls, because that’s what they called Lyon all that time ago. On this hill then, which once upon a time used to be the centre of Lyon, are three awesome attractions. The first of these is the museum – an architectural marvel constructed in such a ma...Read more
  8. A cool place to see with kids
    Place Des Terreaux

    Family and Kids

    This square has seen quite a bit of Lyon’s history, and it’s more famous moments are as follows: There was once a wall here built to serve various defensive purposes but they crumbled in the 16th century. The nuns of Saint Pierre used bits of the wall to repair theirs convent; that building is nowadays known as the Lyon Fine Arts Museum. In the 17th the famous Hotel de ville de Lyo...Read more
  9. A fantastic place for refreshing break for children
    Institut Lumiere

    Educational Site

    The museum is a tribute of love – Maurice Trarieux-Lumière, the grandson of Louis Lumiere (father of modern cinema), started this place in 1982 in honor of the his grandfather and great uncle (AugusteLumiere). It aims to conserve various cinematic art, and to impart cinematic education through education, publishing and exhibitions. That’s why it’s also known as Cinema&r...Read more
  10. One of the awesome things children enjoy the most
    Museum Of Textiles And Decorative Arts Or Musee Des Tissus Et Des Arts Decoratifs

    Family and Kids

    Do you have a fetish for different kinds of cloth or ridiculously gold looking and classical interior decor? Come here and salivate at one of the richest textile collections in the world – covering about 4000 years worth of cloth history. The museum functions as two different museums though both are covered with the same ticket. The textile museum’s collection began accumulation in ...Read more
  11. The best option for younger visitors
    Place Bellecour

    Family and Kids

    Experience the beauty and warmth of Lyon from its largest pedestrian square, which is also the very centre of the beautiful city. Apart from being a spectacular attraction itself, there are a number of concerts, performances and small attractions that attract many visitors. You don’t need a ticket for Place Bellecour as it is free and open for all. You can however get Place Bellecour tick...Read more
  12. A place where kids enjoy and have fun
    Saint Nizier Church

    Family and Kids

    Churches have a habit of claiming historically religious spots. This location originally held a temple of Attis; when it was torn down, a basilica was erected here in commemoration of the Christian martyrs of Lyon of 177 A.D. Outsiders didn’t like the church very much – it was razed by the Saracens, Charles Martel and even parishioner named Peter Waldo. The current building started ...Read more
  13. A place perfect for families with kids
    African Museum Of Lyon

    Family and Kids

    Not exactly the sort of place you’d expect to find this, but hey, let’s roll with it. The museum is actually pretty well done and it’s one of the oldest of its kind in the country. Created in 1861 by the Societe des Missions Africaines, the museum exhibits are divided into Everyday Life (Level 1), Social Life (Level 2), and Religious Life (Level 3). These are mostly focused on...Read more
  14. A favorite place to take the kids in the city
    Musee Gadagne

    Family and Kids

    If you are in the mood to visit a museum, check out Musée Gadagne. Found in the center of theVieux Lyonin the Saint-Jean quarter, the museum holds 80,000 sculptures and pottery and paintings, tracing the rich history of Lyon. You can also see illustrations and maps showing the development of the city.
  15. It's just one of those places to visit and hang out
    L Arc En Ciel

    Family and Kids

    You must be hungry after visiting all these attractions. If you are interested in dining at a restaurant located at the highest point in Lyon, L'Arc-en-Ciel would be your place. Chef Christian Lherm prepares interesting dishes at reasonable prices. Reservations are recommended.