August 26, 2021

19 Activities you Can Do Near Denham Springs With Your Children During Round 2 of the Covid Pandemic Event

Here are our top picks for fun things to do with your children as we weather this virus outbreak.

COVID is back! The virus has resurfaced, and we are asking for your help to keep the children entertained during this time.

Here's what you need to know about these activities with kids here In Denham Springs- where to find them, what they offer, and the cost. You'll be able to have fun at little to no expense whatsoever!

Play a board game or card game

denham springs board game activity covid 19
denham springs board game activity covid 19

You don't have to leave the house. You can have a backyard barbecue or even an indoor picnic with all your friends! You don't have to go anywhere, and the best part is that there's little cost involved. Card games work just as well as board games in keeping kids entertained without breaking the bank.

Visit the zoo

baton rouge zoo activity covid 19
baton rouge zoo activity covid 19

Although this one is in Baton Rouge, at least it's in the Denham Springs area.

Kids will be able to see exotic animals from all over the world while their parents can rest easy knowing that they won't be exposed to any deadly viruses.

Regular admission is $8.75 plus tax for adults, $6.75 plus tax for seniors, and $5.75 plus tax for children ages 2-12.

Watch movies together

You can either visit Movie Tavern off of Juban or rent some movies off of Netflix.

These are some of the best ways to unwind after a long day. The movie choices are endless, the atmosphere is relaxing, and it's an excellent way to get in some much-needed family time.

Bake together

You don't have to leave the house for this one. Go to your nearest supermarket like Carter's or Oak Point and buy some ingredients to make any type of cookies you want.

This is a fun way to spend time with your family while building memories that will last forever.

Go treasure hunting in your yard.

This is another activity that you don't have to leave your house for. The best part about it is that you don't have to spend any money and the activity can last for as long or little as you like. Just go outside, walk around your yard and explore together.

backyard treasure hunting denham springs activity covid 19
backyard treasure hunting denham springs activity covid 19

Maybe you'll find some buried treasure!

Go on an adventure together.

Go to North Park or South Park and have a family picnic.

Find out which park is better or even try them both! You don't have to go too far and if you feel as though the weather looks bad, just bring your picnic indoors.

Play hide and seek at dusk.

Either visit a local park or go around your backyard and hide in the bushes.

You can play this game at any time during COVID, but it's best to play in the evening when the parents know that many hiding places will be available.

Go on a walk around your neighborhood.

Whether you live in a one-street neighborhood or a large one like Southpoint, a walk is always a great way to get some exercise in and to bond with each other.

Get ready for the zombie apocalypse by going on a family run!

Have an obstacle course race in your backyard

Hop in your backyard and create a path using different obstacles like boxes, chairs, tables, etc.

You can go solo or race against each other to see who is the fastest in your family!

Visit the library

There are four libraries in Livingston Parish:

Albany - Springfield Branch

26941 LA Highway 43, Hammond, LA, US, 70403

Denham Springs - Walker Branch

8101 US Highway 190, Denham Springs, LA, US, 70726

Main Branch

20390 Iowa Street, Livingston, LA, US, 70754

South Branch

 23477 LA Highway 444, Livingston, LA, US, 70754

There are a few different ways to go about this one. You could either visit the library and grab some books for yourself or your kids, or you could find the one closest to you and pay them a visit.

Be sure to check their COVID-19 policies first. We wouldn't want you to make a wasted trip!

Get some Ice Cream.

Mr. Milkshake is all the rage right now. Not only do they have a wide variety of great-tasting ice cream and milkshakes to choose from, but their service is also top-notch! 

Get a Snowball

There is no shortage of snow-ball stands here in Livingston Parish. If you're up north towards Watson, check out Olivia's and try their Chantilly Snowball.

If you're closer to downtown Denham, visit their other location and get a Blackberry Doozie.

You'll thank us later.

Go Bowling

Here's another activity that you'll have to leave the parish for. There are three bowling alleys within a hop, skip, and jump from the parish:

Don Carters All Star Lanes

9829 Airline Hwy, Baton Rouge, LA 70816

Tangi Lanes

1612 W Thomas St, Hammond, LA 70401

Premier Lanes

1414 N Airline Hwy, Gonzales, LA 70737

Bowling is a great way to get in a little bit of exercise and have fun! Make sure to be safe out there, kiddos.

Visit a Museum

The newly restored historic Old City Hall features a 1930s era jail cell and government-style architecture.

Don't miss out on visiting the French Settlement Historical Museum. Built in 1804, this Creole cottage is a perfect example of a typical home in Louisiana during this period.

Livingston Parish is the home of one of the largest rural Hungarian Settlements in America today.

Visit the Carter Plantation House, a "plantation house" established in 1804 by James Rheem. Find out what activities they offer and cost from the website:

Go to Urban Air Trampoline Park

If you're having trouble finding a place to enjoy year-round indoor fun in your area, Urban Air Trampoline and Adventure Park will be the perfect solution.

From new adventures behind every corner, they have everything from trampolines to climbing walls. You can take your child's birthday party to the next level or spend some time with family or friends.

Go to Airborne Extreme

Airborne Extreme is a state-of-the-art indoor trampoline park and family entertainment center.

At Airborne, you can find not only the highest quality of game rooms for all ages but also an adventure zone that's perfect for kids' birthday parties or team-building events!

Fly a Kite

Head on over to your closest park and catch a nice "tail" wind! Don't forget the sunscreen.

Go Fishing

Head on over to Sidney Hutchison park at 3750 Ball Park Rd, Walker, LA 70785, and see if you can catch a big one!

Or, (if it's permitted), drop a line in your neighborhood pond. You could also head over to one of our beautiful waterways and try your hand in there!

Pizza and Arcade Games at Mr. Gattis

If you're hungry and want to let the kids blow off some steam, Mr. Gattis Pizza is the place to be! You can get great pizza and other delicious foods for lunch or dinner, enjoy some arcade games for fun, and catch up on what's going on around town.

770 S Range Ave, Denham Springs, LA 70726

Since COVID-19 is coming up, there are many activities that you can do with your children during this time. You'll need to plan ahead and find the best activity for yourself or your family members.

With these fantastic ideas of what to do, it's easy to have fun without breaking the bank!

Article written by Samantha Glass
Samantha Glass is the director at The Way PDO and Preschool. She has been with the program since it started in 2016, working hands-on in the classroom as well as directing the program.
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