12 Best Places To Go For Family Entertainment Around Lake Charles
It's summertime, and the kids want to have as much fun as possible before school starts. Sorry, Mom and Dad, but you will have to come up with ways to keep the natives busy. The good news is that you have inexpensive and local options that provide family-friendly entertainment.
We did the work for you and compiled a list of the Top 10 Best Places To Go With Kids Around Lake Charles. The City of Lake Charles provides free entertainment areas for families to enjoy that are open from sun up to sun down. Other recreation, waterparks, theaters, museums, pools, and sports complexes throughout the area also provide a great source of summer fun.
Check out our list below. Hopefully, there are a couple of things that'll spark your interest. Family time is important, so get out there! By the way, if we missed a local family-friendly entertainment outlet, let us know, and we'll be sure to add that location to the list. Enjoy your summer, Southwest Louisiana!
1.) LOCAL POOLS, FREE SPLASH PADS, SKATE PARKS, AND PLAYGROUNDS
Ward 3 Recreation / Power Centre Complex -
Adventure Cove Playground and Splash Pad, Skate Park (Free)
Gym, Multi Sports Complex, Tennis Courts, and Natatorium (membership) -
3210 Power Centre Pkwy: open Monday-Friday 5 a.m.- 8 p.m., Saturday 8-11 a.m.(337) 990-0112
Millennium Park Splash Pad And Playground (Free) – 900 Lakeshore Dr: open Monday 1 pm - 8 p.m., Tuesday-Sunday 9 a.m.- 8 p.m.
Prien Lake Park And Splash Pad (Free) – 3700 W. Prien Lake Rd: open every day from all-day
2.) Check out the Creole Nature Trail Adventure Point - (Free) a great way to learn more about the animals that call Louisiana home, SWLA culture, hands-on displays, and more. 2740 Ruth Street Sulphur, LA 70665. Mon - Fri 8:30 am-5 pm Sat 8:30 am - 4 pm Closed Sundays. (337) 502-4358.
3.) Southwest Louisiana beaches (Free) - Sink your feet in the sand and play in the water at one of the 8. Holly Beach in Cameron Parish was named one of the top 15 places to collect shells in the world by Reader’s Digest.
4.) Lake Area Adventures ($$) - arcades, games, canoeing, pools food, and more!
6.) Petro Bowl ($$) - family bowling, food, arcade, bar, and more. See the website for details on hours of operation, league play, and tournaments. 630 Petro Point Drive Lake Charles, LA 70607. Mon. - Fri. 10 am - 5 pm (337) 477-7554.
7.) Putt-Putt Fun Center ($$) - Entertainment for all ages, Putt-Putt® Golf, food, parties and more. Mon – Thu 10:00 am – 11:00 pm, Fri & Sat 10:00 am – 12:00 am, Sun 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm. 620 Petro Point Dr. Lake Charles, LA 70607. (337)-480-1954.
8.) Altitude Trampoline Park ($$) - Plenty of fun for kids and family giant trampolines, dodgeball, parties and more. Monday - Friday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM, Saturday 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM, Sunday 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM. 3009 Gerstner Memorial Hwy. Lake Charles, LA 70601 (337) 602-6651
9.) Cinemark Theaters ($$) - Cinemark Lake Charles and XD - (337) 562-0053 - 548 W. Prien Lake Rd., Prien Lake Mall, 70601 and Cinemark Bistro Lake Charles, (337) 477-3913 - 3416 Derek Dr. 70607. See websites for hours of operation.
10.) Southwest Louisiana Museums ($$) - For an educational outting and family entertainment, visist one of 7 museums in Lake Charles.
11.) Bayou Games ($$) - Competitive Paint Ball, Jelli Ball, Laser Tag and video game action. Groups and parties welcome. See website for hours of operation. 681 Kim St. Sulphur, LA 70663. (337) 214-5001.
12.) Game2Life Next Level Laser Combat - Laser Tag, Ax Throwing, Pickleball, bar, food and parties. 3193 Broad Street, Lake Charles 70601. (337) 485-4156.