Shows, visits, games… What to do with the family in Lille during the Easter holidays?

Many activities are centered around the citadel of Lille (North), where you will find in particular the park for the little ones, the Cita Parc.
Many activities are centered around the citadel of Lille (North), where you will find in particular the park for the little ones, the Cita Parc. (©Amandine Vachez / Archive: Lille News)

To make the most of the area with the family Easter holidaysHere are some trip ideaswhile to do holidaysthat begin in the evening Friday April 8th and ends Sunday April 24th, 2022by doing Metropolis of Lille (North).


EuraTech’Kids, the EuraTechnologies program dedicated to supporting children in digital, coding and robotics, announces a free program for these holidays:

  • a robotics workshop for 4-8 year olds;
  • a workshop on building and programming for 6 to 12 year olds;
  • an internship around building and programming Arduino robots for 8-12 year olds.


If your toddlers love to climb, Arkose is the place to be in Lille! The 1,200 m complex2 The restaurant dedicated to climbing offers varied routes suitable for all levels, in addition to its “canteen” with two dining rooms where local products are presented.

family games

If you have older children, you can use these holidays to try games different from the classic laser games or bowling sessions.

You can test:

  • an escape game (Get Out, Team Break, One Brain, John Doe, X-Scape, Omega…): there is no shortage of choice in Flanders’ capital;
  • a quiz (Donut Quiz, Musi’Quiz, Quiz Room) ;
  • a karaoke (Karafun, vocal studio…).

The Koezio in Villeneuve-d’Ascq brings together many proposals: from secret agent missions to escape games, including indoor karaoke and other surprises…

If you’re up for big challenges, you’ll no doubt find something for you: Prison Island (the life-size Fort-Boyard-inspired game) in Lesquin and the Official Escape from Koh Lanta in Lille.

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Science and internships related to history in Villeneuve-d’Ascq

In Villeneuve-d’Ascq there is the unmissable Forum des Sciences, which offers several exhibitions during these holidays: “Tous sportif” (from 6 years), “Mon Dodo” (from 2 to 7 years) and “Une histoire climate of the earth “ (all public from 9 years). You can also join a session at the planetarium. The agenda is listed on the museum’s website.

In addition to the open-air museum that reopens this Saturday, you can visit the Archaeological Park Asnapio, which offers family courses on prehistory, parietal art, historical comics, natural cosmetics (accessible from 5 years!), illuminations or even stories . .. And of course all about archeology. The entire program is listed on the Asnapio official website.

outdoor excursions

If this week is gloomy, let’s hope the weather is nice for these holidays. Especially since many places to discover in the open air will open their doors again this Saturday. You will be able to :

We have given you a small summary of outdoor activities near Lille in an article dedicated to this topic.

shows for everyone

It’ll be moving in theaters this holiday!

At the Big Blue in Lille, the first weekend begins with Dirt the paper (Theatre of Objects, accessible from 11 years old), a road movie that follows the memory of a young stranger… Then the holidays are punctuated by the meetings of the Youth is Great festival dedicated to teenagers (from April 15 to May 6). Theatre, music and other arts intersect in live shows on current events and issues that appeal to young (and not-so-young) people. You can find the program on the Grand Bleu official website.

On April 10th, the Citadel Theater P’Tit Jacques reopens for the season. During these holidays, several shows are offered from 2 years. You can find the program on the official website of the Theater Lille.

As always, the Comédie de Lille offers meetings for all ages, from 2 years with The Magician of Colors3 years with Little Red Riding Hoodthen something bigger, with Adolescents vs. parents: how Where from Parents come from March, children from McDo. The entire program is listed on the theater’s website.

On the side of La Boîte à Rire we can see Peter Pan in the land of giants (from 4 years), Fred the explorer (from 4 to 10 years), the little witch (from 1 to 5 years), fairy captain (from 3 to 10 years), All Tourne Boule (new, from 4 years) or even Robin Hood (from 4 years).

As in every holiday season the museums of Lille are adapting their mediation to the family audience. The opportunity to (re)discover, for example, the Palace of Fine Arts or the Natural History Museum.

Here’s something to inspire you.

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