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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!

Are you looking for things to do with kids in Lafayette? If you need kid-friendly things to do in Lafayette, Louisiana this Fall, we have you covered. There is everything from indoor Lafayette family fun to weekend day trips, all pre-approved...
The heat is still on as summer comes to a close. The back to school shopping is now in full swing! Pencils, notebooks, and uniforms are on our mind, and meet the teacher and back to school nights are...
Fireworks welcome us into this month as we celebrate the 4th of July - here's to the red, white and blue! It's hot and we are throwing snow cones and popsicles at the kids. Moms are pulling out the...
As we push through the mid-summer months in South Louisiana missing our cooler December weather, you may be looking for ideas for easy day trips from Lafayette with the kids. Just as with the Christmas break, they are eating...
Where to Swim :: A Guide to Lafayette Pools  With the arrival of June 1 comes the arrival of all things summer and it's normal to be looking for Lafayette pools. For most moms with toddler aged little ones and...
We experienced our first night at the horse races the other weekend. It turned out to be a GREAT spur-of-the-moment family outing! Let me preface by stating I'm not a gambler by any means! I hate the idea of possibly...
Your Guide for Things to Do in Lafayette June 2022 Welcome sweet, sweet summertime. Bring on the splash pads, snowballs, slip and slides, and shades! The pace of June is just slow enough to let us set our own pace...
Here in Acadiana, I would say that eating and eating out is definitely a favorite past time. Or at least it is for me! I love the variety of foods and different atmospheres you can find in our city;...
While there is never a shortage of things to do in Lafayette with kids, sometimes it's nice to get out and explore! Whether you are looking for the next vacation within driving distance of Lafayette or want to have...
The Ultimate Guide to Summer Fun in Lafayette, Louisiana! Every May, my fingers frantically search the internet with phrases like “things to do with kids in Lafayette,” “Lafayette Summer Camps,” or “how to survive the summer with kids?” While summer...

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