Awesome Non-Toy and Experience Gifts for New Orleans Kids

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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.

Christmas Gifts

Fun Experience and Non-Toy Gifts for New Orleans Kids

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

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.

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

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

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

Trip down the river on the Steamboat Natchez or Creole Queen

Bowling at AMF Lanes In Kenner

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

Tickets to the Nutcracker Tea

Virtual Classes from Young Audiences of Louisiana

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

Art Supplies

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

 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

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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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 azito@ashrosary.org ashrosary.org

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