INSIDE: Kids Paris activities? The Jardin du Luxembourg Garden Playground is a must do. Renovation currently underway. Updated July 2019.
Beautiful, elegant Paris is an iconic city full of architecture, history, culture and fashionable style, and I love to wander the city streets for hours on end to find hidden pockets of treasure.
BUT, when travelling with kids, we’ve learned the hard way that serious exploration of culture and art, must be balanced with LOTS of adventurous play time, and a chance to run off steam. This Paris playground, the Luxembourg Gardens playground, lets them do just that.
When you find yourself in times of trouble, or just want to sit a moment to rest your brain and legs while the kids run around in a safe space, head straight to the Parc De Jeux at the Jardin du Luxembourg Gardens!
It’s the ULTIMATE Kids Paris Playground in the city if you are looking for things for kids to do in Paris.
- 1 In Paris with Children? Paris Playgrounds are Fun!
- 2 ** Renovation of the playground of the Jardin du Luxembourg**
- 3 MORE THINGS TO DO IN JARDIN DU LUXEMBOURG PARK
- 4 Top 10 Things to Do at Jardin De Luxembourg Gardens on Family Vacations in Paris
- 5 Help wanted
- 6 The Inside Scoop – Paris for Kids
- 7 Map of Playground Luxembourg Gardens – Kids Paris
- 8 Exact Location of the Playground
- 9 Amenities
- 10 A Reflection on the Jardin de Luxembourg Playground
- 11 Jardin du Luxembourg Playground for Toddlers.
- 12 Jardin du Luxembourg Playground for Preschoolers & Big Kids
- 13 Sweets & Souvenir Kiosk
- 14 More Photos of Jardin Du Luxembourg Playground
- 15 Toadstool Rating – Jardin du Luxembourg Playground Paris for Children
- 16 Looking for MORE SUPER DOOPER FUN things to do with Kids in Paris?
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In Paris with Children? Paris Playgrounds are Fun!
The fabulous Jardin du Luxembourg Garden will once again be home to one of the biggest and best playgrounds in Paris, come springtime 2019.
Set deep within the Jardin du Luxembourg gardens, a 17th-century park with formally laid-out gardens, trees planted in patterns and statues on pedestals, this Paris playground is a little oasis of play equipment, colour and laughter.
When we last visited on our family vacation, the ground under the trees on the approach to the playground was a little dry, dusty and gravelly, and there was little grass or greenery throughout the gardens at all, but don’t let that put you off.
It’s part of the charm of Paris.
My boys, Roam the Gnome and I, LOVED the old playground in Jardin de Luxembourg, and can’t wait for the new one to open.
We’ll be back in Paris soon to check it out!
Take note of the information below, but don’t let it stop you from visiting the Jardin de Luxembourg gardens with kids.
There’s LOTS to do here. Read below for info.
** Renovation of the playground of the Jardin du Luxembourg**
Following a change of dealer, the playground of the Luxembourg Garden is currently dismantled and completely refurbished by next spring.
The new dealer (Magma Cultura) will offer new games but also workshops and fun-educational animations around the theme of nature. This project aims to be better integrated into the plant environment of the Garden and always very attentive to the awakening of the children’s curiosity and their safety.
The work will take place during the winter and the new playground will open in the spring of 2019.
MORE THINGS TO DO IN JARDIN DU LUXEMBOURG PARK
Visit Jardin du Luxembourg Children’s Theatre next door!
The fenced children’s playground area, Parc De Jeux at the Jardin du Luxembourg Gardens, is located next to a Children’s Theatre.
This should be your first stop if you are searching for things to do in Paris with kids while you wait for the Paris playground to reopen.
Marionnettes du Luxembourg Théâtre has 40 minute long performances on Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays and school holidays.
The retro-style theatre is covered and heated, and is the perfect escape from cooler weather.
Top 10 Things to Do at Jardin De Luxembourg Gardens on Family Vacations in Paris
What to do in Paris with kids now that the playground is not an option for a while?
You can easily spend a day in and around the Jardin de Luxembourg gardens.
There’s plenty of other stuff to do in the Jardin du Luxembourg garden surrounds themselves too.
We really do think a visit to these Paris gardens (and particularly the playground when it reopens) is something to put on your “Things to do with the Kids in Paris” List.
The family will adore it, and you’ll feel like a real Parisian local for the day.
It’s the answer to the question, “is Paris kid friendly?”. You’ll find it is.
Are you a Paris local? I’m looking for someone on the ground to take photos of the new playground when it opens.
Please contact Amber at email@example.com if you can help.
The Inside Scoop – Paris for Kids
The playground is currently being renovated, but once it is up and running, the information below will remain the same. Times and prices correct at time of publication.
Address: Rue de Médicis – Rue de Vaugirard 75006 Paris. The Luxembourg Gardens are located in the 6th arrondissement near Sorbonne University.
Phone: +33 (0) 1 42 64 33 99
Website: Paris Tourist Information
Closest takeaway coffee: There are several kiosks selling beverages, confectionery, food and toys in various parts of the Jardin du Luxembourg.
Opening Hours (Season and weather dependent) ** subject to change when the new playground opens
- We visited during late March and it was open from 10am to 5:45pm. The staff change the sign each day to notify families.
- The Jardin du Luxembourg gardens gates allowed entry and were open between 7.30am and 8.15am, and closes between 4.30pm and 9.30pm according to season.
- Take note of the shorter hours November through March. Longer hours operate from April through October
Entry Fees to the Park in 2018, kept for comparison. (Prices will be updated when new playground is opened.)
- Child 2,50 Euro
- Adult (one time entry, but you can ask for pass outs) 1,50 Euro
- Babies under 15 months FREE
How to get to Jardin du Luxembourg Gardens:
- By Subway: Odéon station
- By RER Train: Luxembourg station
- By Bus: Numbers 21, 27, 38, 58, 82, 83, 84, 85, 89 all bring you to the Luxembourg Gardens
Map of Playground Luxembourg Gardens – Kids Paris
Exact Location of the Playground
Head in the direction of the basketball courts and the Marionette theatre to find the revamped playground. Opening early Spring 2019.
See the RED FLAG titled Ludo Jardine on the map below – this is the home of the Paris playground here.
Toilets: Yes, on site.
Disability access: Limited.
Shade: Limited, under trees. BYO hats and sunscreen
Ground cover: Concrete tiles, sand under toddler zone
Food options: Food and beverage kiosks can be found throughout the park. BYO picnic and snacks. BYO water bottles.
Seating: Yes, plenty of seating throughout playground. Some is undercover.
Stroller and pram parking: Yes, undercover
Water Bubblers/fountains: Yes
Scooters and Bikes: Yes
This Paris Playground was last reviewed in July 2019. An update will be added once the new playground opens.
A Reflection on the Jardin de Luxembourg Playground
Want to have a look back at the old Jardin de Luxembourg playground to reminisce on this amazing playground in Paris?
Us too. Take a look below. We will miss it, but hopefully the new one will be even better.
Jardin du Luxembourg Playground for Toddlers.
The Jardin du Luxembourg playground was colour coded for the different age ranges.
- a ‘train’ to hop aboard
- a ‘car’ and ‘tear-drop caravan’ to drive
- a fort to climb
- bouncy rockers
- and slides.
Some of this equipment was set in a large sandpit, so we suggested you bring buckets and spades with you.
There was also some buckets on a pulley rope attached to one of the forts for those kids who liked to dig and scoop.
Jardin du Luxembourg Playground for Preschoolers & Big Kids
- a gigantic climbing frame and multi-level fort with wide slides
- tunnel slides to zip down
- climbing nets
- a whirly spinning disk to ride
- PLUS, the BEST circular “flying fox” zipline ride we’ve ever seen in a playground. (Check out our little video above!)
Sweets & Souvenir Kiosk
We loved the little souvenir and sweet lolly shop attached too.
More Photos of Jardin Du Luxembourg Playground
Toadstool Rating – Jardin du Luxembourg Playground Paris for Children
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