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Sports for Children this Christmas

Sports for Children this Christmas

Come Christmas, its holiday time for children as well as adults. To initiate children to sports, the Ecole Municipal de Sport- EMS- is proposing a host of spotive activities for children from 9-16 years, be it Rugby, basketball, tennis, shoting, football, judo, table-tennis, swimming, trampoline, badminton or even hip-hop dance.


The sport courses will be held from December 20th-31st at various centres in and around Paris during Christmas school vacations. The enrolment is open from Monday, November 22nd. Places are limited between 12-32 for different activities.

EMS was created in 2001 to allow youngsters to practise sports during vacations. More than 2000 children participate in its courses of sports during vacations. The children stay at the centre throughout the day from 09:30 AM- 05:00 PM. Lunch is included in the subscription fees. The fees per day for courses including lunch varies from 1.50€- 17€ depending on the 'quotient familial'. The sports material is supplied by the Mairie de Paris but correct sports wear is essential and is to be supplied by the parents.


Four different 'formulas' are available: 'Pro', with champions; 'Nature', in open air in leisure centres of ile-de-France; 'Clubs', for honing the skills in  one's favourite sports and 'Proximite', for sportive activity near one's place of residence. Various administrative formalities may include the 'carnet de santé' of your child, 'livret de famille', proof of residence, medical certificate, identity card of parent or guardian etc.


To enrol your wards or for further information, contact by phone or mail:
Ecoles Municipales des Sports
25, Boulevard Bourdon, 75004
Tel: +33 (0) 1 42 76 30 00
Metro: Bastille (lines 1, 5, 8)
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For animations and other free cultural, non-sportive activities during this Christmas vacations, read Christmas in Paris with Children and Children's Animations at Bercy Village.