Ocean Illumination at Jardin des Plantes

Ocean illumination

The enchanting light show at Jardin des Plantes is back!

This year, their magical light statues are all focused around an Ocean theme.
This gorgeous installation is accompanied by an Oceans exhibition at the Natural History Museum. So why not make an afternoon of it?

The evening walk  begins with lanterns that represent animals that have been extinct for 65 million years and as you continue you will discover species that are currently endangered and threatened in the wild.  Strategically placed information is posted along the walk to give you more details.

The 50 lanterns are split into 4 sections along the walk –

Promenade on the tropical shore
Here you will discover animals that live along the beaches such as flamingos, pelicans and hermit crabs.

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Dive into hot waters
Visit the heart of the colourful coral reefs, learn about the importance of protecting the coral reefs and how this is a vital ecosystem!

ocean illumination

Mysterious Abyss
Explore the depths of the sea bed. See what strange animals lark down here in the dark.

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Swim in cold waters
Who exists in the icey Poles? Penguins and Polar bears of course! End the walk with a look into the playful lives of these adorable creatures.

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Don’t miss out!
The Ocean Illumination is running every evening from 6pm until 22h45 until January 19th   

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Bateaux Parisiens – Cursed Cruise Escape Game

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Stuck for ideas these holidays?

Bateaux Parisiens are offering a unique experience for kids this Halloween.

An escape game on a cursed cruise!

The boat has been taken over by a witch and her monster minions.
Solve the puzzles to free the boat and crew from her evil curse!

The cruises are running everyday until early November at 1.15pm and 4.15pm.
Reservations should be made in advance through the Bateaux Parisiens website.

Be sure to arrive early so the children can get their face painted to blend in with the spooky decor of the cursed cruise!

As well as experiencing an escape game specially designed for children, they will also get to discover Paris from a different view point. The boat will take them past the beautiful monuments of Paris as it journeys down the Seine.

The price is 22 euros for children and accompanying adults alike.


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Bam Karaoke Box

The holidays are nearly here, I don’t know about you but I think they have come around super quickly!
It feels like just a week or two ago we were preparing for la rentrée

I thought I would offer up a more unuasual activity this time.

Karaoke Paris

Bam Karaoke Box is a fun activity for children (and parents…who are we trying to kid) in Paris.
It is inspired by the karaoke box from Asia, basically, you hire a private room for you, your children, your friends and you sing your little hearts out!
Sounds fun right?!

With their 10 child friendly rooms (sound proofed..thank goodness) the kids can play around and sing freely.
Rooms can be rented for 2 hours, or more if you like, and come in various sizes allowing you to book a room that accommodates between 6 and 20 people.
It all depends on how many friends you get to come along!

Karaoke Paris

The rooms themselves are spacious enough to show off your serious dancing skills but also have seating options.

They are kitted out with easy to use touch screens, allowing the kids to choose a playlist from over 15,000 songs!
They have pre-programmed playlists that are updated regularly or the kids can create their own playlist with their favourite songs.
Maximise your time by creating and saving your personalised playlist in advance, just head on over to their website

Karaoke Paris

Bam Karaoke can be found in Paris 2, 9 and 11 and have an easy online booking option.

Note : Bam Karaoke Box also offer party packages complete with cake, sweets and soft drinks. It could be a great birthday party idea for your little performer!

Bam says ‘Karaoke is an original and fun activity that develops for child self-confidence, memory skills, interpretation, sense of rhythm, and self-control.’

You can find their site by clicking here.

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