How to make the most of the Roland Garros French Open 2017 Kids’ Day

How to make the most of the Roland Garros French Open 2017 Kids’ Day

Spring has arrived, and soon it will be time for tennis. If you haven’t secured tickets for this year’s Wimbledon tournament, and you really want to see some world class tennis. Why not think about the Roland Garros French Open 2017, 22 May – 11 June? Tickets go on sale on Wednesday, 22 March 2017. And what’s even better, they put on a whole day just for kids. The super, child-friendly Roland Garros Kids’ Day, Saturday 27 May 2017.

The Roland Garros Kids’ Day 2017

We went last year and our children loved it! And we can’t wait to go back this year.


The Roland Garros Kids’ Day was a brilliant way to get children excited about tennis.  The whole complex is open and you’re free to roam around the courts and grounds. With unreserved seating, we dipped in and out of games. Each match was a single set, perfect for kids with shorter attention spans.

If you are an autograph hunter, perfect. This is the day to get your tennis shirt and giant tennis ball signed. The tennis superstars are in a jovial mood, happy to stop and chat and appear in selfies with tennis fans.

Top tips this year’s Roland Garros French Open

Buying your tickets for the Roland Garros French Open 2017

  • Open an account in advance of the tickets going on sale (just done mine!)
  • Try and get your tickets the day they go on sale, especially if your want to see first-round matches, the cheaper tickets sell out fast
  • But I did find there were plenty of tickets for sale in the afternoon and the waiting time was much less

On the day

  • Queuing is inevitable, get there as early as you can
  • Don’t forget photographic ID – they will check this against your ticket
  • You can take snacks and drinks, and there are free water fountains to top up your water bottles but there are plenty of places to buy food and drink
  • And for twenty euros for a kids’ day ticket – enjoy!

We found last year’s the Roland Garros Kids’ Day was a great family outing, well organised and very child-friendly. We will be back this year. And we can’t wait!

Roland Garros Stadium, 2 Avenue Gordon Bennett, 75016 Paris

Photo credit, Carine06 courtesy of Flickr

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  1. Anh tran
    May 24, 2018 / 8:56 pm

    Did you watch it from the main courts? Or did you move around to the smaller courts as well?

    • Tooting Mama
      May 24, 2018 / 9:57 pm

      During kids day we moved around. During the normal matches we stayed on our allocated courts.

    • Tooting Mama
      March 27, 2018 / 8:52 pm

      Aww thank you!

  2. SG
    May 22, 2017 / 12:16 pm

    Thanks for the Tips.
    Me and my 10 year old daughter bought tickets for the event. Since Tennis isn’t her top interest and we have many other thing to see, I think we won’t attend for more than 4 hours.
    Giving that, when do you suggest to arrive? When are the main practice games roughly held?


  3. March 30, 2017 / 12:11 pm

    Great tips! I didn’t know that there was a special kids day. Thanks so much for sharing with the #DreamTeam – mine isn’t that interested in tennis just yet, but with courts round the corner, I am guessing a couple of years and she will be.
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    • Tooting Mama
      March 24, 2017 / 7:01 am

      Oh snacks for kids, so important!

  4. March 23, 2017 / 5:47 pm

    Looks like a great day for all! My boys are not really into Tennis but saying that I don’t think they have played it either.

    • Tooting Mama
      March 24, 2017 / 7:02 am

      There’s always time for a little tennis. My kids don’t play it, but they enjoyed the day.

    • Tooting Mama
      March 23, 2017 / 1:41 pm

      Yes, it’s a brilliant day. Just wish they’d do something similar at Wimbledon or Queens it would be amazing!

  5. March 22, 2017 / 11:00 pm

    Oh lovely to think of tennis while the rain and snow is lashing outside! The event sounds great.

    • Tooting Mama
      March 23, 2017 / 1:42 pm

      He he, it’s a little sunnier in Paris! Hope the weather gets better soon for you guys!

  6. March 22, 2017 / 8:17 pm

    What a lovely idea – I would have assumed kids, especially younger ones, just wouldn’t have the attention span but this is such a great way to get them interested without expecting them to sit still and quietly for ages. Thanks for linking up with #citytripping
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    • Tooting Mama
      March 23, 2017 / 1:45 pm

      Having matches that are a single set makes it so much easier for the little ones, and when you’re not in the courts, you can wander around the complex and soak up the buzz!

    • Tooting Mama
      March 23, 2017 / 1:46 pm

      Thank you! It’s a brilliant day for the little ones.

    • Tooting Mama
      March 23, 2017 / 1:47 pm

      It would be awesome if big events did something like this. It would be great to get kids enthused about sport!

    • Tooting Mama
      March 23, 2017 / 1:49 pm

      Thank you! If you ever some to Paris, around May, check this one out!

  7. March 22, 2017 / 11:41 am

    What a great day out for the whole family. My daughters father and I are both tennis lovers, and we would love to take our peanut. She actually starts her tennis lessons this summer so you never know for next year x
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  8. Natasa
    March 22, 2017 / 11:02 am

    Only tickets that are available for Kids Day right now are outside courts, and those are 20e each. I don’t understand does that mean we still get to roam around te whole complex and get to enter the main staduim or are we limited to outised courts only?
    Thank you very much

    • Tooting Mama
      March 23, 2017 / 1:51 pm

      No. When we went last year the courts were open, seating was unreserved, so you could dip in and out of matches. The 20 euros is a flat fee for the whole day.

    • Tooting Mama
      March 23, 2017 / 1:57 pm

      I’d love to get to Wimbledon too! But getting tickets for this was a lot easier (so long as you don’t mind being behind your screen for a couple of hours!). It’s a brilliant day for kids!

  9. March 22, 2017 / 9:16 am

    This sounds like a brilliant idea, I had never heard of it! #BloggerClubUK

    • Tooting Mama
      March 23, 2017 / 1:58 pm

      Thank you!

  10. March 21, 2017 / 6:36 pm

    This is fab. I love tennis. Very excited for the summer tennis season coming up. #DreamTeam
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    • Tooting Mama
      March 22, 2017 / 6:52 am

      Excellent! Let’s hope is another great Murray year!

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