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In and Around Lafayette

Lafayette, LA with kids

Lafayette, LA is a quaint Southern town just west of Baton Rouge in an area affectionately known as Acadiana. There’s a lot to see and do in and around Lafayette. Whether you’ve lived here your entire life or are new to the area, there’s a lot to discover in this charming Louisiana city.

Lafayette Mom aims to make living in Lafayette, LA easier for parents. There’s a good chance that Lafayette Mom has a resource for what your family needs, whether that’s a list of fun splash pads in Lafayette, LA or where to throw a birthday party. We even make a point to highlight the best events in the Lafayette area.

At Lafayette Mom, we have suggestions for family fun in Lafayette, LA for all seasons, as well as creative ideas for day trips when you’re ready to get away from it all. Our team of more than 20 Lafayette moms is always ready to share advice on everything from how to find the best swim lessons in Lafayette to where to enjoy a great date or dinner downtown.

Every year, Lafayette Moms publishes a comprehensive list of summer camps options in and around Lafayette, LA. The goal of this resource is to keep parents informed about the various childcare choices for Lafayette families once school is out. Of course, our popular guide to Lafayette, LA schools also helps moms and dads make the best education decisions for their families. We’ll even help you connect with other Lafayette families via our popular neighborhood groups online.

Our writers live in and around Lafayette, so we’ve got a lot of experience finding the best things about living in Lafayette, LA with kids. We’ve made it through countless events like the 2020 pandemic (and homeschooling), and we always aim to connect Lafayette moms to one another for assistance, guidance and support.

We know that living in Lafayette, LA means choosing from a variety of neighborhoods and lifestyles, and we support it all. No matter where you live in Lafayette, and no matter where your kids go to school in Lafayette… Lafayette Mom is here to make life in Lafayette with kids easier!

2024 Guide to Summer Fun in Lafayette! I'd like to think that the world slows down in summer. However, after a week or so, the kids become stir crazy and I am sure every mother begins searching for “things to...
We are happy to share this resource of local black-owned businesses in and around Lafayette, Louisiana. By shopping with any of these businesses listed below, we are showing support to the entrepreneurs in our black community. If there is a...
Things To Do In Lafayette, Louisiana With Kids There are so many things to do with kids in Lafayette, Louisiana year-round! We strive to share ideas for every family’s budget and interests. Whether you are visiting Lafayette with kids or...
1,000 Hours Outside :: Find Magic Outdoors The weather is perfect. Warm, with a slight breeze. Five children play beautifully in the backyard in waves of togetherness and on their own. The children grind up chalk by churning it on...
Date Night Ideas in Lafayette That Aren’t Going Out to Dinner Sure, dinner dates are the old standby — easy, familiar, and predictable. But what about when Mom and Dad need more than conversation (that always ends up being about...
If you are looking for things to do with kids in Lafayette, LA, you have come to the right place. Whether you are looking for the best snowballs in Lafayette, swim lessons or other ways to make memories with...
Lafayette is anticipating a new all inclusive playground! This new playground is located in Downtown Lafayette's Parc Sans Souci in the area between the stage and the splash pad. Can you imagine having this playground as a tool to bring...
Festival International: Everything You Need to Know (And Yes It's Kid-Friendly) ‘Tis the season! In South Louisiana, it’s festival season. Lafayette hosts one of my favorite festivals–Festival International de Louisiane. This 5-day festival hosted in Downtown Lafayette attracts nearly 300,000...
Community, Connection, and Cardio :: The Magic of Small Gyms Hey there, amazing moms! Today, I want to talk about something truly special to me: the wonderful world of forging friendships at your local gym. While the big-box gyms might...
Vacation Bible Schools In And Around Lafayette Vacation Bible Schools (or VBS) are quick summer programs hosted by local churches where you can enroll your little ones for a week of fun church filled activities. Activities usually range from stories...

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