Ideas for Easter holidays in Marseille

The sunny days are coming and the spring holidays will be soon there! Are you looking for  ideas for these 2 weeks? Rather classic, sporty or unusual ? Here is a small selection of activities for you and your children. Let us guide you and discover Marseille during these Easter holidays.

Published on 3 April 2023

Discover or rediscover the city with your family

Guided tours

The Tourist Office offers guided family tours during all school holidays. A discovery of  street-art in the  Cours Julien district, a playful tour of the Cité Radieuse du Corbusier, a   storytelling tour to discover the legendary Massalia, or a treasure hunt through the Parc Borely to find the famous treasure of the Borely family. And if you are tempted, why not explore the  Jarre Park and discover an original artistic place  where you will attend an equestrian demonstration by the  Centaure  Theatre! So many visits that are worth a visit!

> Discover all the family visits of the Tourist Office of Marseille

Invader was here

Go hunting with your children…for eggs? No, the Spaces Invaders ! These little colourful mosaics are hidden in several areas of the city! You’ve probably  seen them before. During the  summer of 2020, the street artist Invader installed his works all over the city, and today, there are nearly 97! It’s up to you to find them!

Go out to  sea

A beautiful sunny day, a nice spring day, we go out to the sea and discover the Count of Monte Cristo on the island of  Château d’If ! Only  30 minutes from the Old Port by boat, the If Castle offers a breathtaking view of the bay of Marseille.  During the holidays, we invite you to discover with your family all the mysteries of this impregnable fortress!

Find out more about the “If Castle with your family”

If there is only one thing to see in Marseille, it is our famous Good Mother,  Notre-Dame de la Garde who rises high on her hill! All means are good to get there, on foot (count 20 minutes from the Old Port), by bike or by bus (N°60), but the ideal option if you are with your family, is to take the little tourist train from the Old Port, it leads you directly to Notre-Dame de la Garde !

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A desire for nature

Educational farms

Open every day during the holidays, children will learn about the environment and know the animals of the farm as well as  the nature around them.   Educational activities will be offered ( gardening, plant discovery, introduction to organic farming…) There are several educational farms in Marseille (Collet des Comtes 12th,  Roy d’Espagne 9th, la Tour des pins 14th etc …).  Find all the educational farms in Marseille

Take a breath of fresh air in the parks and massifs of Marseille

Would you like to go for a nice spring walk with your family? Marseille is full of beautiful natural paths for everyone, a breathtaking view, an immersion in the forest or a walk by the water, here are our ideas for walks in Marseille and its surroundings for a total change of scenery.

A visit to the Calanques by boat

If you are not keen on walking or if your children are too small to walk around the massif, you can discover the Calanques by boat, if the weather is good enough of course! There are several possibilities, with regular or private companies, a partial or full visit, you have the choice!

Want to learn

Know all about the planets

See you at the Planetarium in the garden of the Palais Longchamp for an afternoon under the stars!
A different program every day during the school holidays, tours for the little ones and for the older ones, the stars will have no more secrets for them!

Activities in the city’s museums

For the little ones who are curious, visits, activities or workshops are planned throughout the holiday period in most of the city’s museums. Life-size games at the Natural History Museum, art workshops at the  Préau des Accoules, storytelling visits at the  Museum of African, Oceanian and Amerindian Arts, creative workshops and interactive activities around the collections at the Borely Castle or training courses and thematic workshops at the Buzine Castle,  not forgetting the Mucem which offers fun workshops and storytelling tours. For prehistory enthusiasts, come and dive into the heart of the Cosquer cave, a real discovery!  There is something for everyone!
> All activities in the museums of Marseille

For OM fans

Tours of the stade Orange Vélodrome take place every day during the school holidays, an immersion tour that will take you behind the scenes of this mythical place, your children will be unsticky on their favorite team! And if the calendar allows it, come and attend a match ! an unforgettable experience!

Want to move

Go to the  Bowl of the escale Borely or to the  playground of the  Friche Belle de Mai,  your children will have a great time! if your children are more like « Tarzan » ? take them to a tree climbing and why not accompany them in their acrobatics!

Winter is behind us … so what?  you can still practice a winter sport, right? Head to the Palais omnisports Marseille Grand-Est to enjoy an ice rink worthy of the Olympic Games!

The weather is not good?

Don’t panic! Whatever the weather, you’ll never be bored in Marseille!

Play parks

For the youngest,  Royal Kid or Magic City are real releases! Children can play in giant games to their heart’s content.  Urban Jump or KIP are indoor multi-purpose parks more for teenagers, where they can play indoor go-karts, laser games, bowling or giant trampolines.

 Escape games

There are many escape games in Marseille, for Harry Potter fans, for mystery fans, for movie lovers, for older people who want to be scared! From the most mysterious to the most frightening, your children and teenagers will find their happiness!  (illucity, time out, panic room, Dark dreams)
> All parks and indoor playgrounds in Marseille

For the more audacious

The climbing walls are no exception! Adapted for all levels ( even  the youngest ) you can enjoy with your family the climbing rooms of the Phocaean city.
> All climbing rooms in Marseille

Family events calendar

During the Easter holidays