Where Kids And Families Connect In The Kitchen! We are an educational and entertaining company that caters to the needs of families in our community. Programs include Birthday Parties, Summer Camps, Field Trips, Parent’s Night Out where kids cook dinner and enjoy a movie and the Popcorn Bar, Special Holiday Events and more!
915 Marigny Avenue, Mandeville LA
Adventure Pets has loved providing our customers with the very best pet foods, products, and customer service since June 2001. Our pet loving staff has a combined 40 years of experience working with pets and pet supplies. Our customers are our #1 priority. We specialize in providing advice and expertise to help you find the perfect pet. We’re sure to have something for everyone to enjoy. Of course, we keep plenty in stock for “man’s best friend”, but we also specialize in cats, small animals, reptiles, freshwater and our recently expanded saltwater fish department. Check our product page for the many brands we carry.
2989 Hwy 190, Mandeville LA
During this ongoing event, look for special shopping events, strolling musicians, carolers, refreshments and door prizes. Holiday shoppers can enjoy an old world shopping experience in a romantic setting, while discovering everything from couture fashions to original fine art, home furnishings, and antique treasures in dozens of boutiques and galleries, plus entertainment in the Covington Cultural District. http://covla.com/
Christmas in the Country
Fontainebleau State Park’s holiday event features pictures with Santa Claus, Mitchell Brothers rides, vendors w/ food and beverages, locally made fine arts and crafts and live music (to be announced). It closes with a bang on New Year’s Eve with fireworks at midnight. Open Sunday-Thursday 6-10pm and Friday-Saturday 6pm-12am. http://www.louisiananorthshore.com/event/celebration-of-lights/1946/
Celebration of Lights
Visitors to Otis House Museum at Fairview-Riverside State Park from December 1st through 23rd are invited to enjoy seasonal decorations and learn Christmas customs, lifestyles and history from the Victorian Era through the Great Depression years. https://www.facebook.com/events/139587703364788/
Victorian Christmas Traditions at Otis House Museum
Presented by the Boys and Girls Club of Southeast Louisiana, the 4th annual Slidell’s Bayou Christmas will be held in Heritage Park. Featuring lighted displays–over 80,000 lights–animated to holiday music and FREE pictures for all children nightly in Santa’s Village, this is a holiday festival for the whole family. Includes live entertainment each night by local dance groups, schools, choirs, bands, choruses and more. Local restaurants and caterers will serve popular foods and an Arts & Crafts Walk features local artisans, so Christmas gift shoppers can support buy local/support local shopping. https://www.facebook.com/SlidellBayouChristmas/
Slidell’s Bayou Christmas
Join Barnes & Noble Mandeville for this story time. In this unforgettable holiday story, a boy realizes on Christmas Eve that his new house does not have a chimney. With the post office closed and Santa coming by the end of the night, he has no way of telling Santa. But when the boy finds a mysterious key, he’ll soon discover just how this key will solve his problem. Activities to follow. barnesandnoble.com
Santa’s Magic Key Storytime
Join Barnes & Noble Mandeville for this story time. All the other bulls love to run and jump and butt their heads together, but not Ferdinand. He would rather sit and smell the flowers. Then one day he is picked for the bullfights in Madrid. Join us to find out how Ferdinand fares in this classic story, in theaters now. Activities to follow. barnesandnoble.com
The Story of Ferdinand Storytime
Visitors can take a guided walk through the trails with your 4-legged companion experiencing the joy of traversing the trail network for plenty of trail wagging, sniffing and socialization! Water and bowl recommended, leach and friendly 4-legged required. Limited space available. To register, call 985-626-1238 for meeting point or email Rue@northlakenature.org. http://northlakenature.org/
Dog Wag and Walk at Northlake Nature Center
Kids & families are invited to ring in the New Year at Children’s Museum of St. Tammany’s Noon Year’s Eve Bash. In addition to getting an exclusive sneak peek of the museum, partygoers will enjoy New Year’s themed activities, a DJ, photo-op station, Sticks-n-Bone BBQ, Abita Root Beer and more. When the clock strikes noon, a Balloon Drop will include fun-filled surprises and one grand prize of a Celebration Birthday Party. Only 125 tickets available. https://www.facebook.com/events/2061153114121326/
Family Noon Year’s Eve Bash
Hot & Healthy: Your Guide to Summertime Checkups & Health Care For Kids
It’s probably the last thing on your mind, and it’s certainly not at the top of your child’s summertime wishlist, but now is the ideal time to organize all your pediatric healthcare needs. From catching up on vaccinations to scheduling six-month dental and annual medical checkups to mapping out emergency facilities and specialists, we’ve got plenty of pediatric providers on both shores to help you get organized. GENERAL PEDIATRICS CARE Access Health Louisiana (Both Shores) Community Healthcare Network accesshealthla.org Locations in multiple parishes, including Orleans, Jefferson, St. Bernard, St. Tammany, Plaquemines, and Tangipahoa. Fairway Pediatrics www.fairwaypediatrics.com 7020 North Highway 190, Suite C, Covington (985) 871-7337 Lake Vista Pediatrics lakevistapeds.com 6517 Spanish Fort Blvd, New Orleans (504) 283-7306 Ochsner General Pediatrics (Both Shores) www.ochsner.org/services/general-pediatrics Locations in Kenner, New Orleans, Slidell & River Ridge 866-624-7637 Pontchartrain Pediatrics www.pontchartrainpediatrics.com 4405 Hwy 190 East Service Rd, Covington (985) 893-8505 EMERGENCY/URGENT CARE Children’s Hospital 24/7 Pediatric Emergency Care Uptown & Westbank www.chnola.org/emergency Main Campus 200 Henry Clay Ave., New Orleans (504) 899-9511 West Bank 1101 Medical Center Blvd., Marrero (504) 349-1555 Children’s Hospital – After Hours Clinic www.chnola.org/Pediatrics/AfterHours 3040 33rd St, Metairie (504) 837-7760 West Jefferson Hospital Pediatric […]
Heat Relief: Fun Ways to Cool Off with the Kids
After an unusually mild spring, summer has finally arrived in Southeast Louisiana — with a vengeance. The kids are bored, but it’s so darn hot outside. What to do? Well, whether your idea of relief from the heat involves water or air conditioning, we’ve got you covered. Here are some super COOL, family-friendly activities and attractions in New Orleans and on the Northshore. ACTIVE INDOORS Adventure Quest Laser Tag (Elmwood) This family fun center is jam-packed full of cool activities, like mini-golf, an arcade, bumper cars, a 6,000-square-foot laser-tag arena, plus their brand new outdoor Climbing Challenge and 5,000-square-foot, two-level Adventure Maze, where maze runners compete to beat friends, family, and the clock in a dash through the hidden check-points of confusion. They also have party rooms for birthday parties and special events, and a snack bar that includes pizza, salads, tons of other snacks, and even adult beverages. Area 51 Laser Tag (Gretna) Boasting 10,000 square feet of fun, this facility offers not only laser tag, but video games and their newest attraction — The Drone Challenge. Area 51 specializes in exciting birthday parties that feature laser tag, arcade and PS3 gaming, food, drink, and of course, […]
Beyond Team Sports: Cool Extracurriculars for Kids
While there’s plenty of debate over how much is too much, most people can agree that some sort of extracurricular activity is good for kids. Why? It cuts down on electronics, builds confidence, relieves stress, teaches time management (where homework is concerned), and it expands their horizons by allowing them to explore various interests. There are certainly plenty of opportunities for kids to participate in team sports after school and on weekends, but what about the non-sports kids, or kids who want or need more variety? We’ve put together a whole bunch of “beyond team sports” options to explore on both shores, including indoor sports, academics, performing arts, martial arts, and more. Be sure to check their websites for registration periods and deadlines — and don’t forget to check on holiday camps. That season is going to pop up quicker than we think! Academics/Languages/STEM Alliance Française de La Nouvelle-Orléans (New Orleans) http://af-neworleans.org/; (504) 568-0770 Casa de Espana (New Orleans) https://casanola.com/; (985) 664-9793 Bricks for Kidz LEGO Activities (Various locations, both shores) http://www.bricks4kidz.com/louisiana-covington-mandeville/; (985) 705-0805 IDIYA (New Orleans) http://myidiya.com/; (504) 252-9327 Learning Etc (Harvey) https://www.facebook.com/pages/Learning-Etc/138406099540347; (504) 328-5535 Phillips Kids Tutoring (Kenner) http://www.phillipskidstutoring.com/; (504) 305-2322 Spidersmart Learning Center (Jefferson) https://www.spidersmart.com/; (504) 881-1788 STEM […]
Fete Formula: Kids’ Party Planning Guide
Parties — they’re all fun and games until you have to plan and execute them yourself, right? Naturally, many aspects of planning a party for kids are quite different from planning one for adults, but the key to success for either one is, of course, organization. In addition to budget and guest list, deciding on the location of the party is crucial to getting the planning process started. Whether you choose a DIY event at home, or find a party place with less heavy lifting for the host or hostess, we can help you out with some great local options. RENTING A FACILITY Having your event away from your house at a party facility means someone else does the prep work, keeps the party moving, and takes care of the clean up. Prices and packages vary, so be very sure you’re clear on exactly what the facility will and won’t provide, and if there’s additional cost per extra kid, who didn’t RSVP, but showed up anyway! Here are some cool local party places to consider: Adventure Quest Laser Tag (Harahan) 1200 South Clearview Parkway (504) 207-4444; www.lasertagnola.com All-Star Gymnastics (Harvey) 2073 Bonn St (504) 328-3838; http://allstargymla.com/ Art Time (Mandeville) 705 […]
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