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Fun day camps for the kids in Paris

By Super Mama, Jennifer Hamerman

The April holidays loom! Not long now before your kids take a two-week break. If you’re staying in the city for the vacance in Paris , we’ve found some fun day camps for you to enrol the children and save everyone’s sanity! 

The American Children’s Theatre

If you’re looking for English immersion plus a lot of singing and dancing, the fabulous American Children’s Theatre has ‘Hooray for Hollywood’ as their theme for this April’s day camp (18 – 22 April). Children are divided into age groups: 3-6 years (Twinklers), 7-10 years (Sparklers) and 10-16 year olds (Glitterati). Mama Mia, Singin’ in the Rain, Fame and The Sound of Music – they are covering it all! You can sign up on their website:
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The American Childrens’ Theatre

The Roaming School House

Another English immersion option is Roaming Schoolhouse (first week of the holidays, 18-22 April). Their holiday camps are focused a bit more on English literacy but they are still great fun. This year their theme is Earth Day as this falls on the last day of the camp. They will also touch on Greece, Brazil and the theme of the Olympics due to Rio de Janeiro hosting the Games this summer. Roaming Schoolhouse camp takes over Ecole St Catherine’s premises in the 5th arrondissement and the camp runs from 9am until 5.30pm, although drop-off is allowed as early as 8.30 and pick-up can be at 6pm. Sign-up at


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The lovely Peekaboo, which is based at Trois Ourses in the 11th arrondissement, has daily half day sessions 18-22 April from 2pm until 5.30pm. Bilingual and cosy, this is a great option for 4 – 10 year olds. This holiday, the camp theme is the work of Katsumi Komagata and contact details for sign-up can be found on the Peekaboo website.


Musée de Poche

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Musée de Poche is exactly as it sounds – a wonderful, pocket-sized museum for children. They just moved into their beautiful new premises (right next door to their old base) near Goncourt metro in the 11th. There is a short session every morning for the little ones (3-6 years old) from 10.30 to 12noon and they stay based at Musée de Poche for art activities. For older children, they have the option of full or half days where they go out and about, to some of the best museums in Paris and return to the Musée de Poche to do arts activities based upon what they have seen. This great little place is an MLP favourite and their holiday programmes are excellent.

Club des Enfants Parisiens

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If you are based near the 17th, there is plenty going on at Club des Enfants Parisiens. This place feels more like a private kids club in London or New York and they have a great array of activities. The full programme is on their website.

Centre de Loisirs

And don’t forget your local Centre de Loisirs – the Mairie (your local town hall!) which has beaucoup de information about signing up to great programs for kids during the holiday season

mairieIf you want to know more about how to enrol at your local Mairie de Paris you can read one Mamas story on the whole process – it’s really helpful.

Jennifer Hamerman has lived in Paris for nearly five years, she has one adorable daughter aged 6 and originally from the UK.

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Thanks Jen, Mama Loves Paris is so happy you’re on board.


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