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Outings for the all Saints vacation in Marseille

From Oct 21, 2023 > Nov 5, 2023

The vacations are coming! It’s time to think about how to keep your kids and teens busy over the next 15 days, but you don’t have any ideas? Don’t panic! A family outing, a workshop, a treasure hunt, a nature walk, not forgetting Halloween parties! There’s no shortage of activities and outings in Marseille! Let us be your guide and enjoy a stress-free family vacation!

Published on 17 October 2023

Eager to discover the city

Guided tours and activities

The Tourist Office is offering guided family tours during the All Saints’ vacation period. Street-art in the Cours Julien district, a Escape Game in the streets of Panieror on the Parc Longchamp side, a family questthrough the Parc Borely or an exceptional discovery of the Cité Radieusedu Corbusier. So many visits well worth the detour!
Discover all the Tourist Office’s Family tours and activities

Invader was here

Take your kids on a hunt for Spaces Invaders! These colorful little mosaics are hidden all over the city! A few years ago, street artist Invader installed his works across the city, start your “hunt” on the roof terrace of the le Corbusier building, where it all began…

Take to the open seas!

On a sunny day, you can hop on a boat and discover the Count of Monte Cristo on the island of Château d’If! Just 30 minutes by boat from the Old Port, the Château d’If offers a breathtaking view over the bay of Marseille. During the All Saints’ Day vacations, discover all the island’s mysteries with your family!
Learn more about the “if en famille”

The must-see Notre-Dame de la Garde

If there’s one thing to see in Marseille, it’s the famous Notre-Dame de la Garde! You can get there by foot (allow a good 20 minutes from the Vieux-Port), by bike or by bus (N°60), but if you’ve got kids, the ideal way is with the petit train, which takes you directly to the Good Mother!
Book your ticket for the little train

Taste of nature

Discover educational farms

Open every day during the vacations. Children will be made aware of the environment and learn about farm animals and the nature that surrounds them. Educational activities and events will be offered (gardening, plant discovery, introduction to organic farming …) There are several educational farms in Marseille.

Take a breath of fresh air in Marseille’s flowerbeds

How about a nice autumn stroll with the family? Thanks to its topography, Marseille abounds in beautiful nature trails within everyone’s reach, a breathtaking view, an immersion in the forest, here are all our ideas for walks in and around Marseille for a total change of scenery.

The Autumn of the Calanques

Come and discover with your family the treasures offered by the Parc National des Calanques. Until November 5, from Marseille to La Ciotat, more than 30 free events are waiting for you! Strolls, shows, discovery workshops and animations will be on the program.
Find all the program of the Automne des Calanques 2023

Don’t forget our parks and gardens!

Marseille is also home to more than 700 hectares of parks and gardens spread throughout the city. Take advantage of these Autumn vacations to come for a stroll and spend a lovely day with the family. Some even offer children’s and parents’ workshops, such as the botanical garden at Parc Borely.

Envy to learn

All about planets

Go to the Planetarium in the garden of the Palais Longchamp.
A different program every day during the school vacations, tours for the very young and for the very old, the stars will no longer hold any secrets for them!

Activities in the city’s Museums

For curious little ones, visits and activities are planned throughout the vacations in some of the city’s museums. Puppets and object shows will be in the spotlight at Mucem with the festival En Ribambelle until November 18. Le Château Borely also offers multiple activities for young audiences, workshops, shows, interactive tours there’s something for all tastes and ages! Throughout the vacations, the Château de la Buzine offers themed Halloween workshops and courses for children. But all the city’s museums, are mobilizing during the vacations to offer activities, workshops and visits specially dedicated to young audiences. Don’t hesitate to ask!!

For OM Fans

Tours of the stade Orange Vélodrome take place throughout the vacations, so take advantage! Your kids will know everything there is to know about their favorite team!

Learn all the secrets of Marseille Soap

Thesavon de Marseille is known the world over. But did you really know how this famous soap is made? During the All Saints’ Day vacations, Marseille’s soap factories are offering free tours, but please note that reservations are required! Find these tours at the Savonnerie du Midi or the Savonnerie du Fer à Cheval. Or if you like you can also visit the Soap Museum, on the Old Port.

The Museum of Illusion

Open for a few months now, the Museum of Illusion is stunning! Spanning almost 700 m2, you and your family can enjoy an astonishing array of disturbing visual experiences that will turn your senses and your perception of reality upside down! An incredible experience for the whole family.

Envy to move

You can head to the Bowl du Prado or the skate parc de la Friche Belle de Mai, your kids will have a blast! your kids are more “Tarzan”? Take them on a accrobranche and why not accompany them in their acrobatics!

This year Les Docks Village is offering The Ninjas Course! A course to push your limits! It’s free, for the whole family and from age 3 (1M10 minimum)

Winter’s approaching … so why not try a winter sport like the Ice Rink for example! Go to Palais omnisports Marseille Grand-Est to enjoy an ice rink worthy of the Olympic Games!

The weather’s not cooperating?

Don’t panic! Even if it’s raining, there’s never a dull moment in Marseille!

Play parks

For the young ones Royal Kid or Magic City are real let-offs! Children move around giant games to their heart’s content. Urban Jump or KIP are indoor multi-purpose venues aimed more at teenagers, with indoor go-karting, lasergaming, bowling and giant trampolines.
Discover all the indoor amusement parks in Marseille

Escape Games

There are plenty of escape games in Marseille, for Harry Potter fans, for mystery fans, for movie buffs, for older people who want to scare themselves! From the most mysterious to the most frightening, your kids and teens will find what they’re looking for!
Discover all the escape games in Marseille

For the more daring

The climbing walls are not to be outdone! Suitable for all levels (even the youngest), you can enjoy the Phocéenne city’s climbing gyms with the whole family. Discover all the climbing walls in Marseille

For older kids

EVA (E.sports Virtual Arena), Here’s an ideal activity for your teenagers! A real immersion in a video game. In a 500 m2 space, wearing a headset, players are transported into virtual worlds and move to the rhythm of the game. Young and old alike will certainly appreciate this new type of activity.

Events not to be missed during the vacations (or just after …)

Hero Festival

Come on, we’re extending the vacations a bit! Superheroes descend on Marseilles on November 11 and 12!
An event that’s become an autumn staple. Two timeless days to discover fantastic worlds and characters straight out of a manga or comic strip.
Find out more about the Hero Festival

Festival en Ribambelle

This festival, created by the Théâtre Massalia, delights young and old every year. A varied program featuring puppet shows, object theater, object dance and workshops.
Find out more about the festival en Ribambelle

Chess in celebration

Saturday October 21, 2-6pm, at the foot of the Canebière, come and try your hand at chess. Giant chessboards, workshops and even chess initiations will be on offer.