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Lyon Family-friendly activities

Our most recommended Lyon Family-friendly activities

Lyon: Aquarium Entrance Ticket

1. Lyon: Aquarium Entrance Ticket

Discover 300 species of aquatic life from diverse ecosystems around the world at the Lyon Aquarium. Exhibits include: • La Confluence: Fish from temperate freshwater in Europe. • La Balade Tropicale: Tropical species from America, Asia and Africa. • The World's Reefs: Colorful reefs with moray eels and clownfish. • Marine curiosities: Dangerous and rare fish, and friendly sharks including the Port Jackson shark and the octopus. After taking a gourmet break at the snack bar, enjoy the cinema where short films and documentaries are shown throughout the day. Finally, check out the souvenir shop at the exit where you will find gifts for people of all ages.

Lyon: Immersive Virtual Reality Adventure

2. Lyon: Immersive Virtual Reality Adventure

With friends, family or with your company, DreamAway offers the most beautiful and spectacular collaborative Virtual Reality adventures accessible to all. Do you dream of being a treasure hunter, of discovering Egypt and its pyramids, of going to the planet Mars, of facing zombies... ? You can do it at DreamAway! Cultural experiences are also offered, such as a visit to the Anne Frank House Annex, a presentation of Claude Monet's paintings, a journey through time in the body of a Sapiens woman..

Lyon: 'Parc de la Tête d'Or' Urban Park Walking Tour

3. Lyon: 'Parc de la Tête d'Or' Urban Park Walking Tour

Explore the mysteries of 'Parc de la Tête d'Or' park on this guided walking tour in Lyon. Keep warm with a hot drink as you view some of the park's botanical wonders like the tropical greenhouses and rose bushes. Hear about the park's history which dates back to 1857. Meet your guide at the golden door of the 'Porte des Enfants du Rhône' park entrance and begin your walking tour. Pass by a 17-hectare lake was created from a branch of the Rhône. See some of the park's 8,800 trees, 30,000 rose bushes, and 6,500 square meters of greenhouses. Stop at a monument where the names of 10,600 soldiers who died for France are engraved. Visit the  African savanna in the zoological park where zebras, giraffes, antelopes, lions and other rare species roam free over 3 hectares of land. As you stroll learn the origins and history of the park. Finish your tour at the place where you met your guide.

Lyon Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and Audio Tour

4. Lyon Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and Audio Tour

Get to know Lyon at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour played on your phone. Decipher riddles, interact with the most important attractions of the city, and unlock interesting facts and legends. An ideal outdoor activity for first time visitors, couples, groups, families, and children. Can be used as a great team-building activity. To get started, simply login to your app and start your tour (instructions received via email after booking). Your self-guided tour will include 10 of the most important attractions of the city. At each stop, learn about the attraction and solve a location-based riddle that can only be solved if you reach the specific location. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to unlock the correct code and reveal the next destination of the city sightseeing game. As you explore on foot, find clues at each attraction to reveal your next destination. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to uncover a puzzle at the exterior of each attraction and finish the game. Choose to start or pause the tour whenever you want and enjoy seeing the city at your own pace. Learn city information and facts and snap pictures as you go. Start your tour at the Musée des Tissus et des Arts! Visit the world famous Place Bellecour. Take photos on the central Pont Bonaparte and admire the fairytale Saint George Church. The Cathédrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste will leave you speechless as its unique location next to the river looks like something out of a fairy tale. Learn about the Temple du Change, formerly used for the Lyon Stock Exchange! Fresque des Lyonnais is worth the time and space on your phone's memory, as it is an eye-opener. Lyon rådhus, the most beautiful city hall in the world, will be your next step. The unique Bartholdi Fountain a monumental public fountain awaits you for photos, while the icing on the cake of this unique tour will be the Église Saint-Nizier de Lyon with its captivating architecture.

Lyon: Outdoor Harry Potter Escape Game

5. Lyon: Outdoor Harry Potter Escape Game

Try the Harry Potter adventure in Lyon! By Merlin's beard! The 9 ¾ lane is no longer accessible... A bad spell has condemned the access. It is now in the world capital of gastronomy that you must go to board the Hogwarts Express. You must accomplish an important task: to thwart this spell and restore access to the platform! The adventure begins at the High Street. Muggles beware: the train will pass in 2 hours! Go in search of the 4 famous houses hidden in the heart of the city with your smartphone as your guide. To win the game, you will have to decipher 4 code words in the allotted time. In their possession, you will discover the access to the platform. To validate your passage in each house, you will have to decipher clues. You will have to put them together to finally find THE code word. The program includes puzzle solving, meeting wizards and bonus cauldrons. The Hogwarts Express will leave in 120 minutes. Tick tock tock...

Lyon: Robbery At The Casa Self-Guided Outdoor Escape Game

6. Lyon: Robbery At The Casa Self-Guided Outdoor Escape Game

Integrate the famous robbery gang It's time to have fun with friends in the city center and commit the biggest crime ever in the city! Don't waste a minute and meet your dream team in the city center without further delay. Your mission? Help the famous red-suited team to commit their crime! How? By deciphering the codes of the safes thanks to the clues hidden in the 4 corners of the city. Can you do it before the timer runs out and the mustard gets on your nose? The Professor expects a lot from you, so don't disappoint him! Arm yourselves with your good humor, your malice and your courage, because today you will be the greatest gangster in the world.

Lyon: Christmas Market City Exploration Game

7. Lyon: Christmas Market City Exploration Game

Complete our fun and unusual challenges in one of the most beautiful cities in the world! Browse the Christmas market in Lyon in search of our challenges and questions on the theme of this end-of-year celebration! With friends or family, it's time to rediscover Christmas in a new light! The mission? Answer correctly our questions, realize our photo, video and music challenges, without forgetting .... To have fun! Let the scent of Christmas rekindle your childlike spirit with this completely offbeat game that's accessible to everyone! The only thing you need to bring? A smartphone and your thirst for discovery!

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What people are saying about Lyon

It was a lot of fun, you could explore the city nicely and saw (almost) all the important sights. Some of the lyrics were a bit confusing, but that didn't bother the whole thing!

This was fun and we were able to go at our own pace and enjoy the town. We saw lots of Lyon we would potentially have missed

think carefully and you would find doing with 3 children of 13 years old 7years1/2 and 9years1/2

Great tour around the city, nice and simple riddles!

Very good group activity enjoyed by the whole family