Every parent knows that keeping the little ones entertained can be an expensive business – so adding a few free things into the mix helps spread the budget!

This page contains a list of freebies available to children (via parents!) in France.


Del Arte Italian Restaurants

Food! Italian food! Free! What’s not to like?

Sign up to Del Arte’s children’s club (currently called Le p’tit Club Spaghetto) and they will give you a child’s set menu meal for free on signing up, a free child’s set menu meal and cake (for everyone!) on their birthday and regular offers (including children’s set menu meals for a euro). Miam!!



EU Bookshop

Leaving aside any political considerations you may have, the EU Bookshop is an amazing resource for parents. Lots and lots of information, including lovely maps for the wall, books, comics and colouring things, free and delivered directly to your door. For those wanting their children to be exposed to lots of different languages, many of the items are available in different languages – and if something is out of print in the language you want, they seem to reprint regularly.



FNAC eBooks

Free eBooks for children (in French) from FNAC. Download them now while they’re hot! Click here.



Lego Club Magazine

Seriously, who doesn’t like Lego? I know I lo… I know my son loves it! As toys go, it’s not the cheapest and there are also those magazines that aren’t entirely cheap too. However, there’s also a free magazine! Just sign up at the Lego Club and go to the ‘Bonus’ section and (provided you are under 13… and I am sure you will be!) you can get the free magazine sent directly to your letter box. A great way to find out about what’s happening in the world of Lego with cartoons, tips and competitions – and, of course, it’s in French so it’s a fantastic way of helping the little ones learn the language too.


I’ll be adding more as I get them – those signing up to the newsletter will find out about them first!


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Honesty Box

I make all this information available free of charge – because the idea is, of course, to help people save money! However, bills need to be paid – I’ve not found a way around that yet! So, to help pay for this bit of the site and, if it goes well, maybe a coffee, I use affiliate links where available. Affiliate links are links that do not impact the saving that you can get but they pay a commission to me. I never know who has used them and have to take it on trust from the relevant business that they’ll pay up but it tends to work. Like I say, it does not impact the prices you pay. I hope that you don’t mind but my coffees won’t pay for themselves!

Huge disclaimer!

Nothing on this site implies an endorsement of any of the businesses mentioned. The chances are that I have ordered from them and I will not include anything that I do not feel comfortable with – however, that doesn’t mean that I have done business with them nor that I think they are good – just that I won’t include anything I’ve had an issue with. So please don’t assume one from the other! If you have a bad experience with something, let me know and if others have had the same issue, I’ll take that into account and maybe remove businesses.