Spring Break Camps
Culinary Kids Easter Camp. 9AM-3PM. (after care available 8-5). Ages 5-13. Single day or weekly rate available. At Culinary Kids, kids practice adult life skills! They cook their own breakfast, lunch and snacks, desserts, make drinks, enjoy surprise guest visitors with treats, conduct MESSY, fun kitchen science experiments, create cool arts and crafts, play indoor/outdoor games and have great fun with friends! We even choose days for walking trips to shop together at Rouse’s and create new recipes! Our small, weather-proof camps ensure personal, professional, adult attention, educational fun and a huge variety of engaging activities throughout the day!
Francos Athletic Club Easter Camp. March 24th-April 1st. 8AM-5:30PM (closes at 4PM on Good Friday). Games, inflatable obstacle course, Easter arts & crafts, movies, fitness classes, tennis, lunch & snacks provided all for as low as $50/member if registered in advance. Call Childcare at 985.792.0210 for more information or to register. For ages 4-13.
Summer Camp Preview Week at The Little Gym. 9AM-Noon. Children age 3-10. Go for one day or for the whole week. Theme is Adventures in the Forest.
X Fusion Family Fitness Center Camp. 7AM-4PM. Daily, three day, or five day rates available. Sibling discounts available for three and five day sessions.
Go to the park! The Abita Splash Pad is on for the season–have you checked it out yet? You could also visit one of our State Parks like Fontainebleau or Fairview-Riverside.
Go feed the ducks at the lakes next to Lakeview Hospital.
Drive across the lake and visit City Park. You can go to Storyland or ride on their historic carousel.
Take a walk in Neighborwoods–the Urban Natural area in the back of Beau Rivage subdivision.
Grab a Snowball at your favorite stand. We love Bot n Nola’s but there are great places all over town. You can check out this blog post for some of our favorites (post is from 2014 so I’m sure a few things have changed since then!)
Visit Cool Zoo at the Audubon Zoo which will be open every day April 14th-23rd.
Head out to Splendor Farms in Bush and take a trail ride on one of their beautiful horses.
Attend the Columbia Street Block Party on April 1st in downtown Covington.
Grab a pole and head to the St. Tammany Fishing pier to see what you can catch.
Have a Picnic in the Park. Or even your backyard if you don’t feel like driving.
Spend a day or two at Land O Pines Family Campground. There’s always something fun to do at this family-oriented attraction. You can read more about Land O Pines in this post written last year.
If you have older kids, head to Bayou Adventure and rent a kayak.
Take a long hike at Northlake Nature Center. They have beautiful covered paths for kids to explore.
Visit Global Wildlife and take a covered wagon tour. Giraffes and other exotics up close!
Listen to Luther Kent at Rockin’ the Rails at the Covington Trailhead from 5:30-7:30PM on April 20th.
Visit the Insta-Gator Ranch in Covington (feels like Abita) and meet the people that raise alligators and maybe even pet one yourself!
Listen to Big Daddy O and Amadee Frederick and Matt Lemmler’s New Orleans Jazz Revival Show “Fire and Water” at the Columbia Street Landing on April 21st from 6-9PM.
Participate in the Storywalk at the Northlake Nature Center on April 21st sponsored by the St. Tammany Parish Library. Storywalks combine reading with various activities and are designed to get the whole family moving. Get all the details here.
Go listen to the Abita Opry Porch Players concert on April 23rd. This kick off to the usually sold-out Abita Opry is free and runs from 5-7PM on the steps of Abita Springs Town Hall. Visit the Cafe for a nice dinner afterwards.
Visit the Covington Antiques and Uniques Festival on either Saturday the 22nd or Sunday the 23rd. Enjoy 100 booths of antiques, vintage items, live auction, antique appraisals, food, music and more.
Sunday, April 23rd, you can head to the Abita Trailhead for Busker Fest which features music from the streets of New Orleans. The festival lasts from 11:30AM-7PM.
Also April 23rd, you can hear Four Unplugged and The Vendors at Bogue Falaya Park from 2-5PM. This is a free fun family event with a purpose. For more information on this Build a Village event, see their event page on Facebook.
Go to Abita Town Hall on April 15th and learn how to Cajun Dance! Dance lessons run 7-7:30PM and live music runs 8-10:30PM. Admission is $8/person.
Jump it out at Elevation Station. Follow them on Instagram to learn about deals and specials.
Head to Safari Quest in Hammond and pick a fun activity–laser tag, arcade games, and more!
Visit Children’s Discovery Center which offers fun activities every day and weekly themes.
Visit the latest escape game, Escapology in Covington. Kids as young as seven can participate in this locked room activity.
Cross the state line and visit the Infinity Science Center. This is the perfect day if you’ve got a kiddo that’s obsessed with space. Read this great post on MS Gulf Coast Parent to learn more about the activities offered there.
While you’re in Mississippi you can also visit Lynn Meadows Discovery Center—a fun learning space for kids! If you’d like to know more about the center, you can read this post we wrote on it a few years ago.
Visit The English Tea Room in Covington and have a proper tea–their Lil Brits menu is perfect for kids 12 and under.
Go bouncing at the Pearl River Fun Zone.
Head to Church of the King and visit their tube zone. To see the schedule for the tube zone, check their website and scroll down a little.
Paint a masterpiece at Painter’s Palette or Painting with a Twist.