12 activities to do with the family in Cannes

Activities for children in Cannes

If the city of Cannes reminds you of sun, sea and the Festival, it is nevertheless the perfect destination for a family vacation!

Far from the red carpets, its chic boutiques and the splendor of its social evenings, Cannes is also the cradle of nautical activities, historical discoveries, indoor parks and relaxation.

A perfect place to have an unforgettable summer vacation for the whole family!

The Lérins Islands

Just 20 minutes from the Bay of Cannes, the Lérins Islands rest peacefully. Famous for their history and the monks who reside there, it is a true haven of peace that is worth the detour.

After lovely walks under the pines and a visit to the castle, you will quickly find a place suitable for swimming, picnicking and relaxing. Prefer the turquoise waters located between the 2 islands to introduce little swimmers to snorkeling. The Mediterranean fish are not shy there and you can admire the underwater ecomuseum inaugurated in 2021.

The beaches

The pretty Bay of Cannes is appreciated for its long sandy beaches, its practical facilities and its leisure centers. Their gentle descent and easy accessibility make them ideal places for sunbathing and having fun in complete safety, under the watchful eye of their parents.

Want to enjoy the comfort of a private beach? Some “Kids friendly” establishments offer specially designed facilities: Slides, play areas and sometimes even inflatable structures.

Water activities

Do you dread long days on the beach watching your little ones? Don't panic, many leisure centers offer colorful water sports activities.

From jet-ski rental to parasailing, canoeing, water skiing and towed buoys, you and your little ones will certainly find what they're looking for.

Get your fill of thrills by opting for a first dive, an introduction to catamarans or windsurfing!

Contact the different brands installed directly on the beach and set off to discover the joys of water sports in Cannes.

The little train

Probably the best way to visit Cannes with children! The Cannes little train offers you the opportunity to travel through the streets of the famous city on the Côte d'Azur in 1 hour departing from the Palais des Festivals.

No more impatience and sulking! Children will appreciate this fun little guided tour designed in part for young people who love easy holidays.

From historic Cannes to the famous Croisette, you will tour the city's gems along the seaside to the delight of children.

The children’s attraction center

Come relax and spend a few moments at the attractive children's center of Cannes and “Cannes 2000” located on the Croisette, near the Palais des Festivals.

A pretty old-style carousel as well as games for children await you to put glitter in the eyes of young and old.

A popular relaxing pose that can be embellished with a small, tasty and refreshing Italian ice cream.

The squares

The city is full of small parks allowing parents to recharge their batteries and children to let off steam after a family visit.

No less than 48 squares are listed in the city. Among them, the Reynaldo Hahn, Emile Negrin parks, the Camille garden, the Méro square and the Aurèle square have structures for children suitable for all ages.

Open every day, these “multi-activity” walks offer a nice break in the shade of lush vegetation between 2 cultural visits.


If you feel like being competitive, opt for the traditional family bowling game. Try your best strike on the slopes, sip a cocktail after billiards or enjoy a succulent pizza at the restaurant directly at the Cannes bowling alley.

Every Friday evening, DJ evening from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. with entertainment on the slopes. A great idea for a family outing in Cannes to share joy and laughs. Get started!

The movie theater

Impossible to leave the city of cinema without sharing a canvas in the city that saw the birth of the Palme d'Or.

Two cinemas welcome you in the center of the city to offer you the most popular films of the moment.

  • Les Arcades Cinema
  • Olympia Cinema

Escape games

Going out as a family also means trying new experiences.

The Curious World escape game invites you to discover its enigmatic worlds and unravel their mysteries in less than 1 hour!

A fun life-size escape game that exercises your brain by positioning you as the only heroes of the adventure. Do you dare to take on the challenge?

Indoor leisure parks

For the youngest, go to the “Fun city” indoor amusement park!

Its huge covered room contains an impressive games area which is very popular during the school holidays. Slides, ball pool, inflatable structure, mini karting, trampolines and motor skills area will delight young and old alike.

Adults, for their part, can enjoy a moment of respite by discovering the delicacies of the snack bar while the children are wandering around. Open every day during the holidays.

Laser tag

Come and face your opponents in the most beautiful laser game on the Côte d'Azur!

The Laser Maxx welcomes you for fiery games in an extraordinary setting. A teenager's paradise, for a nighttime family outing off the beaten track.

The trampoline park

For a sporting holiday, come and discover the Trampoline Park Jump Area!

A games area 100% dedicated to trampolines in all its forms: Ninja course, Dodgeball, jump tower, Slam Dunk... Ideal for having fun with the family during an unusual activity.

Let's go !

You know everything about activities to do with children in Cannes.

But summer periods are often full of surprises. Many activities for children also take place occasionally, stay informed of the various children's activities offered by the Town Hall by visiting the Cannes tourist office website.

Ready to plan an unforgettable vacation in Cannes?