2020 Ultimate Summer Guide

Summer is here! With the kids out of school and COVID-19 restriction slowly being lifted, we decided to make a list of activities you can do with your little ones. Although many parks and museums are still closed, others have opened operation with certain restriction. Whether you’re looking to stay inside or want to head outdoors, we’ve got you covered. 

Do you know of any summer activities we might’ve missed? Let us know here.

Indoor Activities

Bake Something In The Kitchen

Find some easy and fun recipes to do with your kids in the kitchen. Here at Louisiana Weekend, we recently tried out some easy homemade chocolate chip ice cream sandwiches, and they didn’t disappoint. View the recipe here.


Get Crafty With ‘Throw Me Something’ Pottery

Local pottery studio, Throw Me Something, is offering a series called “take n paints.” Customers can come by and purchase a kit that includes paints, a brush, and a ceramic. Take the kits home for the kids to paint, then drop off the finished product to get fired.

Because this came out awesome! Love when take n paints come back looking on point! We are open today 10-2.pyop #drippaint #throwmesomething

Posted by Throw Me Something on Tuesday, May 19, 2020


    • Wednesday 12:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.
    • Thursday Noon – 3 p.m.
    • Friday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    • Saturday 10:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    • Sunday 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
    • Pricing varies, call 225-715-9301

Bounce around at Defy Trampoline Park 

Defy reopened to the public in mid-June. Head over to jump on all of the trampolines they have to offer. To view safety guidelines, click here.

We’re excited about some renovations and new attractions at Area 51! There is still plenty to do and enough room for you to come jump! Don’t be shy and come visit and get a sneak peak! 👀

Posted by DEFY on Thursday, March 21, 2019


  • Hours
    • Monday – Thursday 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
    • Friday – Saturday 9 a.m. – Midnight
    • Sunday 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Pricing varies

Catch a movie at Perkins Rowe 

The Cinemark Movie Theater reopens on July 3. Movie lineups and hours have not yet been released. To view safety guidelines, click here.

Photo courtesy of WAFB 

Play games at Main Event Entertainment 

Main Event Entertainment reopened to the public in mid-June. Hang out with family and friends as you play games. To view safety guidelines, click here.

Celebrate in style with our Full Center Celebrations. You get the WHOLE center. For your WHOLE group. All to YOURSELVES….

Posted by Main Event on Tuesday, June 23, 2020


  • Hours
    • Sunday: 10 a.m. – 12 a.m.
    • Monday: 10 a.m. – 1 a.m.
    • Tuesday: 10 a.m. – 12 a.m.
    • Wednesday: 10 a.m. – 12 a.m.
    • Thursday: 10 a.m. – 12 a.m.
    • Friday: 10 a.m. – 2 a.m.
    • Saturday 9 a.m. – 2 a.m.
  • Pricing varies

Outside Activities

Visit the Baton Rouge Zoo

Let the kids explore BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo which offers a wide range of animals. Due to COVID-19, some facilities have been temporarily closed including the playground, train and aquarium.

We are thrilled to announce that we are re-opening for Friends of the Zoo Members May 18th – May 20th and for the public…

Posted by BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo on Tuesday, May 12, 2020


    • Monday – Sunday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    • Adults/Teens $8.75 + tax
    • Children ages 2-12 $5.75 + tax


Check Out the Global Wildlife Center

Head over to the Global Wildlife Center where you can explore one of the largest wildlife preserves. You can take a safari tour throughout the 900-acres preserve which features over 1,000 exotic animals from all over the world. Be sure to bring some extra change if you’re interested in feeding the animals.

                           Photo courtesy: Louisiana River Adventures


  • Reservations Only
    • call to book your time Monday – Sunday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Admission
    • $39.95 per person ages 2 and up; infants up to 23 months old are free (a payment of four people is required upon booking to secure your time)
    • Purchase feed for $32 a bucket, $64 a sack or $75 a bin


Pick Blueberries at Blueberry Ridge Orchard

Blueberry Ridge Orchard is a “u-pick” blueberry farm located in Jackson, Louisiana. Each summer, the farm opens its gates to the public for blueberry season. Pick fresh berries for just $1.50 per pound.

Posted by Blueberry Ridge Orchard on Monday, May 11, 2020


    • Opens in June (check Facebook for specific dates)
    • $1.50 per pound

Take a day trip to pick some Sunflowers 

Take a day trip to Mississippi’s North Hancock Country to pick sunflowers at Costal Ridge Farm. You will find thousands of sunflowers at this cut flower farm, and visitors can even pick a few to take home.

The last weekend to enjoy this opportunity is June 27 & June 28. To reserve a spot, click here.    

Posted by Coastal Ridge Farm on Thursday, June 25, 2020

Explore the Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center

Get outdoors and visit BREC’s Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center. Although the building is closed due to COVID-19, this 103-acre conservation still has over a mile of boardwalks and gravel paths that let you explore nature to the fullest.

Barred Owls have been nesting at Bluebonnet Swamp for well over a decade. Through the years we have seen successful nests with fledgling owlets and nests that did not go so well. Join our staff as we take a look at this year's nests and meet the newest residents of the Swamp!

Posted by BREC's Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center on Monday, May 18, 2020


    • Tuesday – Saturday 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
    • Free
    • Building is closed (as of 5/19)

Ride the River with Canoe & Trail Adventures 

The Covington Canoe & Trail Adventures reopened shop in early May to supply people with all their rental needs. Click here to see how you can spend some time on the Bogue Falaya River and enjoy some good food courtesy of The Chimes Covington! 

We will make this short and sweet!We will open on May 1st at the @thechimescovington. 😎We plan to be open…

Posted by Canoe & Trail Adventures on Monday, April 27, 2020


    • Monday & Thursday 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
    • Tuesday & Wednesday – Closed
    • Friday – Sunday 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    • Starting at $20

Hit some golf balls at Top Golf 

Topgolf reopened to the public in mid-June. Hang out with friends and family while you hit some golf balls and enjoy some food and drinks. To view safety guidelines, click here.

Look for a place to go out tonight? We have #BaysforDays 🏌

Posted by Topgolf on Friday, November 15, 2019


  • Hours
    • Sunday – Thursday 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.
    • Friday – Saturday 10 a.m. – Midnight
  • Pricing varies


Did we miss any activities the kids might enjoy? Let us know here