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 your kids in Lafayette, Lafayette Mom has you covered! We also have recommendations for the best places to get crawfish in Acadiana, as well as family vacation ideas that are within driving distance of Lafayette. A list of the best places to swim in Lafayette, LA is available online as well.
Summer Water Fun in Acadiana
We all know the summers in Louisiana are H-O-T. Here are some places around the area you can visit to cool off!
1055 N Barn Rd, Henderson, LA
$30 per day
Ages under 3: FREE
Limited availability so we recommend booking in advance. Available Monday-Wednesday 10 AM – 8 PM
420 Corona Dr, Lafayette, LA
$375 one year membership; $275 single membership
Riverside Swim Club has been open for over 30 years. Enjoy a dive off of the board, shade under the large pavilion, an oversized community pit, and a children’s swimming pool.
201 W Vermilion St, Lafayette, LA
While you take a stroll in Downtown Lafayette cool off in the fountain. Enjoy a family picnic, but don’t forget to get your picture at the Y in Lafayette!
1921 Kaliste Saloom, Lafayette, LA
Another great spot in town where you can sleep, shop, eat and cool off in the fountain.
701 St. Nazaire Rd, Broussard, LA
If you haven’t checked out this slash pad make sure to add it to the bucket list for the summer! It will open May 1 with hours 8 am – 8 pm
19501 Pleasant Rd, Abbeville, LA
Make a day out of the drive to Palmetto State Park. Entrance to the park is $3 per person, free for seniors (62 & older), and free for children 3 and under. The splash pad is open Tuesdays to Sundays from 8 am – 8 pm.
Girard Park Splash Pad
500 Girard Park Dr, Lafayette, LA
301 Doucet Rd, Lafayette, LA 70503
If you know a member of this club you are able to accompany them a max of 3 times a year for a fee of $15 a day. They have a great pool and splash pad!
Johnston St, Lafayette, LA
The Our Lady of Lourdes Interactive Water Adventure is open daily from 10am to 7pm. The Our Lady of Lourdes 5,100 square foot interactive water feature is centered around a large alligator sculpture staring back at a pirogue play structure. The alligator has “breathing” water arches for its abdomen, and children in the pirogue are so frightened by the alligator stalking them that the boat is shaking, creating “waves” made with custom jets, even though this feature has no standing water. Throughout the large wet deck, another set of custom jets shoot up water that mimic bald cypress “knees.”
If you are looking for a quick swim, of course a swimming pool is another way to cool off in Lafayette, LA with kids!
Worth the Drive
933 West Parish Rd, Sulphur, LA 70663
Nestled on the west side of Calcasieu Parish, just outside of Sulphur city limits, you will find the areas best way to escape the Louisiana summer heat! There is something for everyone, whether you are interested in speeding down an adrenaline-pumping waterslide, drifting along a peaceful lazy river in an inner tube, or entertaining the kids at Parrot Island! Check out their website for hours or operation.
Daily rates available along with season passes, birthday party packages, cabana rentals and more!
Check out Red Stick Mom’s post for some ideas for ideas to cool off in their area.
New Orleans Mom also has a great resource for water fun in their area.
These are just a few of the best splash pads and water parks in Lafayette, LA, so if you have any more suggestions please let us know!
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