- TripBuzz found 66 things to do with kids in or near Barataria, Louisiana, including 63 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like New Orleans, Metairie, Gretna and Kenner.
- From Jean Lafitte Fishing Charters to Griffin Fishing Charters, the Barataria area offers 48 different types of family activities, including: Fishing, Parks, Airboat Tours and Theaters.
- The small town of Barataria, located in Louisiana's southern region, covers an expanse of just over four miles. Though small in size, its large on outdoor recreation opportunities, as it is home to the states Jean Lafitte National Historic Park and Preserve. Visitors can enjoy hiking and canoeing through hardwood forests, marshes and swampland, as well as a visitor's center museum exhibit.
With a lake suited for sail boating, nature trails, a beach and other amenities, the 2,800 acres Fontainebleau State Park is a popular site for wildlife watchers. It is the home for more than 400 different species.
Located along Bayou Bonfouca, Heritage Park provides a boat launch, park benches, a playground, splash pad and open grass areas. The park has picnic facilities including tables and shelters and paved paths suitable for walking and jogging.
Slidell Little Theatre is a community concert venue where plays and musicals are held. It has refreshing local talent and production. It seats around 200 people and has a very large auditorium. They have a wide range of plays suitable for all ages.
With the mission of educating the public about nature conservation, Northlake Nature Center is a volunteer run organization situated in the middle of a bayou. The center is surrounded with trails for visitors to explore the surrounding wetlands.
Camp Salmen Nature Park offers 130 acres of nature trails, where visitors can observe many different animals and plant life. A playground is located on site, and an amphitheater and 3 pavilions are available for rent.
A 16-screen movie theater, The Grand 16 - Slidell displays first-run feature films using digital projection and sound. The theater offers stadium seating, high-back rocking chairs, 3D movies, D-BOX motion seats, a game room and a concession area.
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A visitor center and a biking trail experience, the Mandeville Trailhead Cultural Interpretive Center exhibits local products and art, and trails which connect several communities.