The 4 Best Places to Visit With Kids in Broussard: A Yes Day Success

The 4 Best Places to Visit With Kids in Broussard: A Yes Day Success

Yes Day Bandwagon

We recently jumped on the Yes Day trend for our four-year-old. I’m not sure where this spoil-your-kid-day started; perhaps it was the movie with Jennifer Garner (which I have not seen), or maybe it began as one extra mom’s way of indulging her kids and making other moms feel the need to follow suit. And no judgment here. I am definitely “extra” at times. And I also realize it was my choice to jump on the bandwagon. After all, my son had never heard of a Yes Day until I brought it up.

And let’s be honest: I planned the whole day because I did not want to have to explain that, “No, we can’t fly to the moon,” or “No, the beach is too far away.” Especially on Yes Day. 

So we spent the day doing all the fun things a Yes Day entails, all while staying within a 5-mile radius of our house in Broussard. 

Yes to Candy Breakfast!

We started the day at Market Eatz in Broussard. Typically, patrons order their food at the front and, after paying, are given a number to place on their table. You pour your own drink from the Coke fountain and wait for the server to deliver your food. 

Spoiling Big While Supporting Local: Our Yes Day In Broussard

But on Sundays, the restaurant offers full table service. We ordered our breakfast with the server, and it came out promptly. The Pancake Pops were a hit. My son was so excited to dip the mini pancakes on a stick into the puddle of syrup. And when he realized the mound of gummy bears at the bottom of the Mason Jar was part of breakfast, we could have ended Yes Day right then.   

My husband, who is adamantly opposed to the whole brunching concept, was pleasantly happy with the swift service and hearty meal. 

Yes to Ziplining!

After a quick stop at the house to change my daughter’s shirt, which was caked in sticky syrup, we headed to the new indoor playground, We Rock the Spectrum. The owner was super friendly as we filled out our waivers. The kids stuck their shoes in a cubby before scampering off to explore. 

We Rock the Spectrum is a magical place of sensory toys and activities. And unlike an arcade, it is not overstimulating. My son cackled as the zipline barreled him across the room and fell onto the squishy mat. My daughter repeatedly rolled down the roller slide, perfecting her dismount every time. We played air hockey and tried to hit the ping pong balls. The kids had a blast taking turns being the grocery checkout person, and we all laughed as they ran (or rather tripped) on the toy treadmill. 

Yes to Video Games!

It was about time for my daughter to nap. She could have pushed through, but I knew if we allowed her to skip a nap, we would be dealing with Monster Baby come 5 o’clock. So she and I returned home to nap while Daddy took the boy to the Kart Ranch

My son loves the arcade. Playing all the loud games, winning points, and picking out cheap prizes sends this kid over the moon. In a daze, he played a water shooting game and sloppily heaved the ball up the ski ball ramp – he’s still trying to understand how to roll the ski ball and make it into the hole.

Yes to Ice Cream!

We rounded the day with ice cream from Emmy’s Ice Cream Bar. This cute little ice cream shop has been our favorite sweet spot since its opening three years ago. The kids sit in the window room licking their dripping cones and lounging on the sticky bean bag chairs. 

Spoiling Big While Supporting Local: Our Yes Day In Broussard

When we returned home from our Yes Day, my son was pooped. He even told me he wanted to rest – Yes. Yes, you can.

Yes to Yes Day

Did we need to indulge our four-year-old for a whole day of fun? No. Did we contribute to spoiling him, taking Sunday Funday to a whole new level (that we might regret next Sunday)? Probably.

But did we make memories? Yep. Did we help support our local Broussard businesses? Well, that was a pleasant plus. 

And it all made it worthwhile when, after waking up my son from his “rest” to take a bath and get ready for bed, he told me he had the best day and, “Thank you, Mommy.” 

Yes. Yes Day was worth it. 

Alexis Marino
Alexis and her husband moved to Lafayette in 2019 when she was 5 months pregnant with their first child. Now, they live in Broussard with their 4-year-old son, Cam, and 2-year-old daughter, Marlo. Having grown up in New Orleans and living in Baton Rouge for over a decade, Alexis is happiest on this side of the Basin. Alexis loves all things Acadiana - from the never-ending events and festivals to the vibrant culture. She is the content specialist for a local startup and a contributing writer for Acadiana Lifestyle Magazine. When she isn't interviewing locals or brainstorming her next article, Alexis is most likely reading about nutrition and healthy living, having a dance (or paint) party with her kids, or sending her husband links to vacant lots (probably out of their budget) to build her dream home. Follow Alexis on Instagram.


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