I don't know about yours, but my kids don't need any more toys. One, they are getting older. Two, they have WAY too much stuff. I'm at a loss as to what to get them for Christmas. I'm leaning towards experiences over more junk that will just be played with for five minutes and never see the light of day again. I put together this list of non-toy gifts for New Orleans kids to help me out!
This post is sponsored by the Academy of the Sacred Heart.
Fun Experience and Non-Toy Gifts for New Orleans Kids
Season Passes to the Carousel Gardens and Storyland at New Orleans City City Park.
Tickets to City Putt in City Park
New Orleans themed books
Trip to NOMA for the art lovers in your life.
Subscription to the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra
Tickets to the National World War 2 Museum
Tickets to Celebration in the Oaks with the add on ticket
Gift Certificate to BSI Comics
Play Passes to Palm Tree Playground, The Monkey Room, Luv 2 Play, or We Rock the Spectrum or NOLA Kids Ground.
Passes to jump at Sky Zone Metairie or Defy New Orleans.
Membership to Bookoo Bounce
Gift certificate to one of the pottery or local painting places.
A week at one at one of these awesome Holiday Camps.
Horseback riding lessons at the stables in City Park or Audubon Park
Bowling at AMF Lanes In Kenner
Tickets to the Nutcracker Tea
Gift certificate to Cafe Du Monde
Gift Certificate to your favorite snowball stand
Backstage Penguin Pass/Sea Otter Experience at the Aquarium of the Americans
A subscription to one of the many monthly subscription services such as:
- Think Outside Boxes
- Mickey Monthly
- Sensory Therapy Box
- Green Kid Crafts
- Reading Eggs
- Epic! Books
- Walt Life
- We Craft Box
- Kid Snack Box
- ABC Mouse
- Adventure Academy
A trip to Walt Disney World
Take one of these Road Trips
A camping trip at one of these Southeast Louisiana Campgrounds.
A trip to Great Wolf Lodge
Roller Skating at Airline Skate Center
Take a trip to Lynn Meadows Children's Discovery Center
Visit Mardi Gras World
Take a walking tour of New Orleans
Tackle a Ropes Course
Go play at OWA for the day.
Visit the dolphins at the Gulfarium
Get season passes to Gulf Islands Water Park
Explore Space and Science at Infinity Science Center.
Have a staycation in New Orleans
We hope this list helps you find the perfect gift for your New Orleans kid! Have any suggestions we forgot? Tell us in the comments
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- Audubon Zoo Lights
- Christmas Day In New Orleans
- Christmas Date Nights
- Celebration in the Oaks
- Holiday Camps in New Orleans
About the Academy of the Sacred Heart
The Academy of the Sacred Heart is New Orleans' only Catholic, independent school for girls from age 1 through grade 12.
Founded in 1867 and affectionately known as the Rosary, the school has a long history rooted in the spiritual charism of the Society of the Sacred Heart, whose mission is “to discover and make known the love of God through the heart of Jesus.” This purpose is carried out across the global Sacred Heart network, in more than 150 schools in 41 countries. In the pursuit of their shared mission, all Sacred Heart schools are united by the Goals and Criteria of a Sacred Heart education and a rich legacy of educating girls to change the world. Faith. Academics. Service. Community. Growth.
The 5 Goals of Sacred Heart have been the cornerstone of our educational foundation from the day we first opened our doors in 1867.
Come learn how our girls are prepared to change the world. To learn more about Sacred Heart, visit our website, attend an Admission Event, or schedule an In-Person or Virtual Tour. Ashley Zito, Director of Admission 504.269.1213 firstname.lastname@example.org ashrosary.org