Lyon: What To Do With Your Kids For Spring Break


Our selection of tours, visits or workshops for children and adolescents.

Come rain or shine, activities are many and varied in Lyon and its region during the spring school holidays. Here’s a quick overview of the possibilities. If your kids are bored, you will not have excuses.

At the show


On the line is a wire puppet show on track, from 3 years. A traditional circus with colorful characters in awkward situations, presented as part of the April Harvest, 11th International Biennial of Arts of the puppets. Wednesday 13 to 14h, the Subsistence.


Stéphan Meynet tells some tales Grimm at the Theatre Square 30, and leads us into incredible stories that all begin with “once upon a time …” From Thursday 14 April to Saturday, April 16 at 14:30 and 16:30.


Circus Pinder puts his tent Lyon. In this new show, tightrope walkers, clowns malicious, elastic artists share the stage with animals. From 08 April to 1 May 2016, Quai Perrache. 7 to 45 euros.



An hour drive from Lyon, the Walibi Amusement Park reopened Saturday, April 9: the opportunity to go test the rollercoaster of the new Explorer Adventure area in a spirit trapper and woodsman. From 23rd.


With good weather, it is the season of tree climbing that opens. Whether France Adventures Fourier or City Adventure in Sainte-Foy or Albigny-sur-Saône, a good opportunity to stretch their legs family. Read this article for more Travel Guide on Lyon.

At the Museum

Gadagne Museum

Modeler medieval monster (April 14, for 6-12 years), taste the spices and discover the history of their trade (April 15, for 8-12 years), learn to paint on china ( April 20 for ages 7-12), while understanding the silk weaving (April 21, for 7-12 years) or make its way town paper pop-up (April 22 for 7- 14), that the workshops proposed by the Gadagne Museum this April. Book now!

Museum of Modern Art

Yoko Ono , it is not only for adults! The MAC organizes family visits to exposure light of the moment, all Sundays 15:30 and the 13, 14, 15, 20, 21 and 22 April at 14h. There are also visits dedicated to 3-5 years. For teens tempted by performance, a series of three sessions of workshops is scheduled to immerse and interpret works of Yoko and Fluxus (20, 21, April 22, 27 euros).

Museum of Fine Arts

Around its new exhibition dedicated to the self-portrait , the Museum of Fine Arts offers an active business for 5-6 years and a visit-workshop for 7-9 years (11, 13, 18 and 20 April, 10:15 and 10:30).

Museum of Printing and Graphic Communication

In addition to its traditional meetings with printers and engravers, the Museum of Printing and Graphic Communication invites an illustrator to conduct a workshop around the exhibition devoted to the poster artist Charles Loupot : after the visit, he s’ will create characters silhouettes to tout the products, in the style of Loupot (for 9-13 years, 22 April).

At the movie theater


Mimi and Lisa , a Slovak animated film of 45 minutes, from 5 years old, is still in Comedian program. To change Hollywood blockbusters.


Rotary Club organizes the benefit of medical research on the brain, a session of the new film adaptation of The Jungle Book by Jon Favreau. Tuesday 12 April at 19:30.


Zola is planning premiere the film The Misfortunes of Sophie Christophe Honora (from 7 years). Wednesday, April 13 at 14h.

Light Institute

The Institute Lumière offers different workshops during the school holidays: introduction to video practice (8-13 years) on Tuesday April 12 and 19 from 10 am to 14:30 (12 euros);pre-theater workshop from 7 years on Friday 15 and Thursday 21 at 14.30 (8 euros).

Science etc.


Anemone, clown fish, seahorse, shark babies or Port Jackson (the novelty of the year) …Aquarium Lyon offers, in addition to tours, the opportunity to attend the dinner and animals diving professional with sharks.


Cap on planets and raring to go towards other galaxies! Planetarium Vaulx-en-Velin organizes several discussion sessions (scheduled according to age) throughout the holiday period to better discover the world and also offers the discovery of several “labs”. Visitors can also admire the permanent exhibition “From the Big Bang to the grain of sand” and temporary “Comets” and “black boxes”. From 7 euros, money imperatively before taking tours during the holidays.

Theater, dance, reading…

Theater internship kids-teens

Five topics will be covered during this week improvisation designed for 8-12 years: the body work; listening, awareness of space and others, dramatic play and apprehension of the public. From 18 to April 23 from 10h to 17h. Atre Association, Lyon 1. 190 euros.

Area 6 MJC

The MJC 6th has implemented a variety of activities to make sure your children do not get bored! Arts (comics, theater, painting …), dances, music (choral, musical, instrument) and sports (capoeira, taekwondo …) the choice is vast. A course of Afro hip-hop is also scheduled for April 18 to 20.

Library of 4th

Children readings 4 to 6 years led by a librarian. Wednesday, April 13 from 15:30 to 16h at 4 library, 12a Cook Street.

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