Paris with Kids: Jardin des Tuileries
The Luxembourg Gardens happens to be one of the most popular parks in Paris for kids. The park offers 56 acres of formal gardens, child-friendly lawns, playgrounds, a puppet theater, carousels, old-fashioned swings, ponies - kids can easily be distracted for hours here. However the Jardin des Tuileries is a popular runner up for kids, too. Why? A kids trampoline playground is located near the park's southern edge. But what gets kids really excited are the wooden boats, more wildly known as toy schooners by the pond that sits near the Louvre. The wooden boats sail across the ponds with just the push of a stick and are not battery-operated. Sailing the boats on the ponds is a Parisian pastime like no other. Be sure to pack a lunch while visiting the gardens then plan to hop over for an afternoon visit to the Louvre. FYI: Visit the Louvre on an admission free day then you can spend the rest of day at the park. This way you can spend less than 20USD for a whole family day outing.
Jardin des Tuileries Open | 7:30am - 7pm daily; April, May and Sept; till 9pm;summer, till 11pm