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Awesome Non-Toy and Experience Gifts for New Orleans Kids

experence gifts for new orleans kids

Do your kids have way too much stuff? I know mind do. The last thing I want is MORE TOYS that they play with for five minutes and then never touch again.

Personally, I'm leaning more towards experience-type gifts vs more stuff.

Here is a great list of non-toy and experience gift ideas for the New Orleans kid that has EVERYTHING!

This post is sponsored by the Academy of the Sacred Heart.

New Orleans Attractions Kids Love

Audubon Membership

Louisiana Children's Museum Membership 

Season Passes to the Carousel Gardens and Storyland at New Orleans City City Park.

Tickets to City Putt in City Park

Trip to NOMA for the art lovers in your life.

Tickets to the National World War 2 Museum

Take a tour with Jean Lafitte Swamp Tours or Honey Island Swamp Tours

City Putt for Teen Party In New Orleans
City Putt at City Park. makes a great experience gift for New Orleans Kids

Trip down the river on the Steamboat Natchez or Creole Queen

Gift certificate to Cafe Du Monde

Gift Certificate to your favorite snowball stand

Visit Mardi Gras World

Have a staycation in New Orleans

New Orleans Gifts for Toddlers and Preschoolers

New Orleans themed books

Play Passes to Luv 2 Play, or NOLA Kids Ground.

Take a trip to Lynn Meadows Children's Discovery Center

Lynn Meadows Discovery Center
Lynn Meadows Discovery Center is a great experience gift for Toddlers and Preschoolers

New Oreans Gifts For Older Kids Including Tweens and Teens

Gift Certificate to BSI Comics

Passes to jump at Sky Zone Metairie or Defy New Orleans.

Gift Certificate to Laser Tag of MetairieAdventure Quest Laser Tag, or Area 51 Laser Tag.

Gift certificate to one of the pottery or local painting places.

A week at one of these awesome Holiday Camps.

Horseback riding lessons at the stables in City Park or Audubon Park

Take a walking tour of New Orleans

Christmas in New Orleans
A walking tour of the French Quarter is a great way for New Orleans Kids to learn all about the city we love!

Show tickets to a performance at the Saenger Theatre, Jefferson Performing Arts Center, or Rivertown Theater. 

Bowling at AMF Lanes In Kenner

Virtual Classes from Young Audiences of Louisiana

Backstage Penguin Pass/Sea Otter Experience at the Aquarium of the Americans

Roller Skating at Airline Skate Center

Tackle a Ropes Course

Take Selfies at JAMNOLA

New Orleans Christmas Events That Make A Great Present

Tickets to Celebration in the Oaks

Tickets to see The Nutcracker

Tickets to Elf the Musical

Go ice-skating at NOLA Christmas Fest

NOLA Christmas Fest
NOLA Christmas Fest is back with ice skating rides and more!

Non-Toy Gifts Perfect for All New Orleans Kids

Art Supplies

A subscription to one of the many monthly subscription services such as:

The Gift Of Family Travel

 An adventure in another city like Houston 

A trip to Discovery Cove or  Busch Gardens

A trip to Walt Disney World 

Take one of these Road Trips

Go play at OWA for the day.

OWA fountain
Road Trips to places like OWA make a great gift for the whole family!

A camping trip at one of these Southeast Louisiana Campgrounds. 

A trip to Great Wolf Lodge 

Visit the dolphins at the Gulfarium

Get season passes to Gulf Islands Water Park

Explore Space and Science at Infinity Science Center.

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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About Our Sponsore 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 azito@ashrosary.org ashrosary.org

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