ABC’s of Family Fun In and Around New Orleans

School is back in session. For some of you that is worth celebrating and for others, you are already counting down to summer 2015. If you are looking for family friendly activities for the weekend, look no further. Our team has put together a list of 99+ activities in and around the New Orleans area. You can print the image below and cross off the outing as you go. Enjoy!

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* Denotes a Seasonal Outing.



Audubon Park

Angel Grove Ranch (in Bush, LA)


Beignets in the French Quarter or at City Park

Boating :: Rent a Pontoon boat in Madisonville and cruise the Tchefuncte river.

Biloxi beaches :: Make the quick drive and spend the day in the sand and sun!

BooKoo Bounce

Blue Bayou Water Park


City Park :: Pack a lunch and picnic in the shade of the pavilions or head over the Carousel Gardens Amusement Park

Contemporary Arts Center

City Putt

Carriage Rides through the French Quarter

Culinary Kids

Camellia Grill :: Stop by this iconic restaurant for breakfast, and you will not be disappointed.

Cupcakes & Canvas

Chalmette Battlefield

Creole Creamery

Camping :: If you have not done this with your children, you should plan a trip! But remember these helpful tips.

Creole Tomato Fest *

Cemetery Voodoo Tour :: Visit the tomb of voodoo Queen Marie Laveau


Double Decker Bus Tours and learn so much more about our beautiful city.

Danneel Park located at St. Charles and Octavia

Destrehan Plantation

Dat Dog :: guaranteed to satisfy you and your kids.


Eat :: There is no shortage of great restaurants in NOLA, just round the corner and you are bound to find one.


Fontainebleau State Park

Farmers Markets :: Holly Grove/ Covington/ Mandeville/ German Coast

French Quarter Fest *

French Quartour Kids

French Market

Fulton Alley

Feed Ducks at Audubon Park or City Park


Global Wildlife



Ms. Heather’s Farm *

Historic New Orleans Collection

Holidays *




Ship Island

Grand Isle


Jellystone :: If camping in tents is not your thing, check out their cabins! They even have laundry facilities!

Jazz Fest * :: Fun for the whole family and delicious food!

Joy Theatre


Kids Konnection Playground

Kayak Bayou St. John



Louisiana Children’s Museum

Library :: Orleans Parish, Jefferson Parish, St. Tammy Parish, St. Charles Parish

Louisiana Children’s Discovery Center

LSU :: See Mike the Tiger

Lafreniere Park

Longue-Vue House and Gardens


Monkey Room

Magazine Street :: A one-stop-shop for excellent dining and shopping for yourself, your home and your kids.

Motorsports Park

Mardi Gras World



National World War II Museum

New Orleans Botanical Gardens

Natchez Riverboat Cruise


Outlet Shopping near Baton Rouge at Tanger Outlets or in Gulfport at Premium Outlets

Ogden Museum of Southern Art

Old River Road Plantation Tour :: Take a tour of the historic plantations Laura, Evergreen, and Oak Alley


Palm Tree Playground :: Stop in for walk in play or schedule your child’s next birthday party here.

Painting with  Twist with locations in New Orleans, MetairieGretna and Mandeville.

Posh Paint Pub

Parenting Center at Children’s Hospital :: An invaluable community resource for parents and children where children can play and parents are offered support and education from parent educators and other parents.

Prytania Theatre

Pelicans Game *

Planetarium :: Located in lovely St. Charles parish

Preservation Resource Center

Pottery Barn Kids Story Time at Lakeside mall on Tuesdays at 11. (call ahead to confirm schedule)


The French Quarter :: There is much to experience in the Quarter. Whether you are interested in history, shopping, good eats, or just an overall good time, the French Quarter rarely disappoints. It is a personal favorite for Sunday brunch with the kids followed by a stroll and stop by the river to check out the boats.


The Riverwalk

Rock N Bowl

Rivertown Theater


Snoballs: Where do you get your favorite snoball? Hansens?  Plum St?  Sals?

Streetcar Ride

Swamp Tour

Saints Game*

Saenger Theatre


Trader Joes :: take a field trip to Baton Rouge

St. Tammany Trace


U.S. Mint

Ursuline Convent


Pontchartrain Vineyard

Vacation to 30A :: just a four hour drive to paradise!

Vacherie Plantation


Wooden Boat Festival * in Madisonville, LA

Woldenberg Park

Wax Museum

Wilderness Canoes in Bayou Sauvage


X-tend Barre

Party Planet Xtreme




Audubon Zoo

Zephyrs Baseball Game *

Zurich Classic *

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