Family Fun

Barn Hill Preserve Pumpkin Patch {Worth the Drive}

In my opinion, the Barn Hill Preserve Pumpkin Patch is 100% worth the drive. Located in Ethel, Louisiana, the Preserve is about an hour and a half to two hour drive, depending on where you live on the Northshore. I know that sounds a big daunting, especially if your kids…


Halloween Activities on the Northshore

This list is updated for 2020. Please double check with the venue before heading out–with covid-19 things are in flux and may change after publication.  Is your fall calendar is full as ours? It seems like once the temperature drops just a little bit, everyone comes out to play and…


Haunted Places in Louisiana

This post is updated for 2020 and will continue to be updated throughout the season.  As a parent, perhaps you feel you are getting too much sleep at night. If that is the case, try one of the many spooky options around south Louisiana that are sure to keep you…


Pumpkin Patches on the Northshore

This post is updated for 2020. As new information becomes available, we will update.  Covington St. Peter Parish.  Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. 125, E. 19th Avenue. Pumpkins will arrive October 10th and the patch is open daily 9:30AM to 5:30PM every day afterwards until October 31st. Lacombe Banting’s…


St. Tammany Parish Fair {Know Before You Go}

Update: The St. Tammany Parish Fair has been canceled for 2020.  Ahhhh, the St. Tammany Parish Fair. That special time of year when students get the day off from school to go spend even more of their parents’ money on rides, junk food and games clearly rigged against the participants….


Water Fun on the New Orleans Northshore

This post is brought to you by Smile Doctors Due to covid-19 some of these destination are currently closed. Whenever possible we have noted that information, but please call ahead before visiting.  For many of us, summertime means putting on your swim suit and playing in the water. Here we’ve…


What to Do With the Kids This Weekend

This post is brought to you by Rapid Urgent Care. FRIDAY, July 10th, 2020 Amite Family Movie Night. 4PM. Amite Library. SATURDAY, July 11th, 2020 Camellia City Farmer’s Market. 8AM-Noon. 333 Erlanger, Slidell. Mandeville Community Market. 9AM-1PM. Mandeville Trailhead. Music by Marc Barcia. Hammond Farmer’s Market. 9AM-3PM.  Kids Virtual Event: Up Up and…



Bogue Chitto State Park, Franklinton, LA

Welcome to Glamping With Gigi! We are at the Bogue Chitto State Park for a few nights during the Christmas break. My husband loves to bike and was eager to check out the mountain bike trails up here. Slim and I came along to check out the campground and also…


Fourth of July on the Northshore

July 3rd, 2019 Sparks in the Park. 9PM. Bogue Falaya Park. The park will be closed to the public. Fireworks will be launched from the front of the park. New Hampshire Street from Boston to Theard and Boston to Rutland will be closed to allow for chairs and proper social distancing….