Things to do in GRAND COTEAU with kids

The land of gumbo, bayous and incredible festivals is waiting to show families what else they have to offer for kids (and trust us, it’s a LOT!)

To start with, yes, those classic parts of Louisiana should be embraced and experienced! Attractions such as the snappy Alligator Park, Cajun Critters Swamp Tours and Big Easy Harbour Paddleboat Tours all capture the incredible and unique vibrancy of this state. Don’t forget to recharge those batteries with Cajun Food Tours!

But did you ever think Louisiana would have incredibly diverse museums, such as the New Orleans Museum of Art, or the very wacky UCM Museum which has to be the state’s most eccentric museum! (We’ll leave it as a surprise exactly what it is!)

History is literally right under your feet everywhere you turn, and kids will love exploring the past with places like the Kent Plantation House, and the 19th centre Acadian Village. Louisiana is filled with incredible natural wonders too, so get out and take in the wildness with the numerous reserves and parks, including the BREC Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center and Jean Lafitte National Park.

You certainly won’t be short of places to visit with kids in this crawfish capital of the world….it really is one of a kind!

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  • The Lafayette Natural History Museum and Planetarium

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    (14 miles) Lafayette

    This museum / planetarium is home to over 1,000 paintings and exhibits of Louisiana artists and the planetarium and educational programs. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for ...

  • Childrens Museum Of Acadiana

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    (14 miles) Lafayette

    A hands-on participatory museum providing interactive exhibits, special services, performances, and workshops.

  • Neyland Park and Pool

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    (14 miles) Lafayette

    Outdoor activities include batting cages, water fountain, and children’s adventure playground including baby equipment. Olympic-size heated indoor pool on site.

  • The Jump Zone

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    (15 miles) Lafayette

    7 varying inflatables for a great cardiovascular workout they won't even notice, distracted by slides, obstcale courses and classic bounce houses. There's an area just for under 6s to keep little ...

  • Cajun Palms RV Resort

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    (15 miles) Henderson

    Camping fun with over 300 Deluxe RV Spots, 12 Chalets and 25 Cabins, and a host of activities and amenities to make your stay fun!

  • Champagnes Cajun Swamp Tours

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    (16 miles) Breaux Bridge

    Enjoy an ecotourism adventure right in the heart of Lake Martin, with the real soul of the swamps and bayous of Louisiana!

  • Pastor Brothers Excursions

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    (16 miles) Lafayette

    Get the kids into that Cajun spirit! These Cajun Country Tours can take the family out alligator watching, crawfish peeling, bayou cruising....introduce those kids to a new way of life!

  • Clayfish Bisque

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    (17 miles) Lafayette

    Kids of all ages along with their creative spirits are welcome to let their imagination run wild and free as they paint anything they like! A piggy bank, cute dog bowl, or even a picture frame!

  • Cajun Food Tours

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    (17 miles) Lafayette

    Let your family experience the fun and flavor of Acadiana! The whole family will love the cozy tour bus where they can learn history, the culture, and of course, indulge in some incredible Cajun ...

  • The Acadian Village

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    (17 miles) Lafayette

    A historical, fascinating and authentic look at Arcadian society in South Louisiana during the 19th Century.

  • The Learning Train

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    (18 miles) Lafayette

    Open play, birthday parties, classes and camps - all designed to enable children's development through play! Great learning fun in Louisiana!

  • Play and Learn With Me

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    (20 miles) Lafayette

    Play and Learn With Me is the Number One Place for Families with Young Children aged 1 to 6 years. We offer Mommy and Me Play Classes, Lunch Bunch, Open Play Sessions, and Fantastic Birthday ...

  • Vivian Alexander Gallery and Museum

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    (24 miles) Maurice

    Enjoy a free tour behind the scenes and see the technical and artistic processes behind the most elite purses in the world.

  • Chicot State Park

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    (29 miles) Ville Platte

    The park covers over 6,400 acres of rolling hills and water in South Central Louisiana. The cool, clear waters of Lake Chicot have yielded record freshwater catches of largemouth bass, crappie, ...

  • Avery Island Tabasco Tour

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    (34 miles) New Iberia

    Incorporating the Tabasco Factory Tour, Jungle Gardens and Bird City, this is a varied Cajun experience for all ages.

  • Lake Fausse Pointe State Park

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    (38 miles) St Martinville

    6,000 acres of state park filled with history that kids can learn about, as well as outdoor adventures to be had - from fishing, canoeing, to boating.

  • Palmetto Island Park and Splash Pad

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    (39 miles) Abbeville

    A fun day outdoors in this Louisiana State Park, with Splash Pad water playground, plus boat launch provided for boating and fishing!

  • Cypremort Point State Park

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    (49 miles) Cypremort Point

    Between Grand Isle and Cameron, Cypremort Point is the only locality near the Gulf of Mexico that can be reached by car. A half-mile stretch of a man-made beach provides a delightful area for ...

  • Louisiana Arts and Science Museum

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    (51 miles) Baton Rouge

    From art exhibitions and workshops to hands-on science exhibits and treasures from ancient Egypt, LASM has something to inspire everyone. Learn more about the museum on this site and plan a visit ...

  • USS KIDD

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    (51 miles) Baton Rouge

    - the "Pirate of the Pacific." Located in the heart of scenic downtown Baton Rouge, Louisiana, she is the centerpiece of a memorial which serves to honor the men and women of our American armed ...

  • Historic Magnolia Mound Plantation

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    (51 miles) Baton Rouge

    A fascinating trip through the past in historic Baton Rouge with one of the rare surviving 18th century plantation homes.

  • Baton Rouge Zoo

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    (54 miles) Baton Rouge

    Over the past almost thirty-five years, the Zoo has grown to become the #1 year around family attraction in Baton Rouge. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do ...

  • LSU Museum of Natural Science

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    (54 miles) Baton Rouge

    The LSU Museum of Natural Science was founded in 1936, when its first director, George H. Lowery, Jr., assembled a few study specimens of birds in a classroom in Audubon Hall. Since its move to ...

  • Acadian Swamp Tours

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    (55 miles) White Castle

    Explore Louisiana's natural swamplands with 90 minute guided tours, and lots of wildlife spotting!

  • Liberty Lagoon

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    (56 miles) Baton Rouge

    Elevated slides, a lazy river and a ton of pools! Kids can cool down in the Louisiana heat with Liberty Lagoon Waterpark!

  • BREC Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center

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    (56 miles) Baton Rouge

    103 acres of incredible swamp and nature park where kids can connect with nature, and enjoy up-close experiences with snakes, turtles and alligators!

  • It's My Party Indoor Inflatable Playground

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    (56 miles) Baton Rouge

    HUGE inflatable fun for kids at this Baton Rouge indoor playground, with slides, obstacles and birthday parties!

  • Celebration Station

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    (58 miles) Baton Rouge

    Options include mini golf, batting cages and go karts, plus an extensive arcade, small roller coaster and a train.

  • Wildcat Station

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    (61 miles) City of Central

    Indoor black-light mini-golf, laser lights, arcade, pool table, air hockey and foosball table. Great party packages available.

  • Blue Bayou and Dixie Landin

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    (61 miles) Baton Rouge

    Located on 80 acres at I-10 and Highland Road in Baton Rouge, LA right next to Blue Bayou Water Park, Dixie Landin is an Amusement Park designed for the entire family!

  • The Alexandria Zoo

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    (65 miles) Alexandria

    Encompasses 33 shady acres, and is home to more than 600 animals. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Louisiana

  • Kent Plantation House

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    (66 miles) Alexandria

    A historical experience for the family at one of the oldest standing structures in the entire state. Step back in time to experience the culture of a Louisiana homestead between 1795 and 1855.

  • Yogi Bears Jellystone Park

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    (67 miles) Lake Charles

    Fun activities for the family, featuring: Water Park, HorseShoes, Yogi Golf, Karaoke, Arts And Crafts, Hey Rides, Playground, Wilderness

  • Children's Museum of Lake Charles

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    (71 miles) Lake Charles

    A fun, hands-on atmosphere for kids AND parents who want to learn through play! A great children's museum in Louisiana!

  • Creole Nature Trail

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    (72 miles) Lake Charles

    Embark on a journey along the Creole Nature Trail All-American Road through one of our nation\'s last great wildernesses - a lush realm of fertile prairies, delicate marshes and abundant ...