Covington, LA

Kid-friendly activities to do in St. Tammany (part 1)

Jean-Baptiste Dickens

COVINGTON, LA - St. Tammany Parish has many fascinating activities you can do with your kids. Take the youngsters to enjoy both outdoor and indoor activities listed below. Stay tuned for the second part.

Honey Island Swamp Tour

Pass through cypress trees with a boat into the ecosystem of Honey Island Swamp. The tour usually lasts for two hours, where you can witness and listen to the experienced guide’s explanation about the biodiversity that exists here, as well as culture and history.

Global Wildlife Center

Meet giraffes, bison, and llamas on the safari tour offered by Folsom’s Global Wildlife Center. Feed the animals from either wagons or Pinzgauer tours and enjoy the experience of touching the giraffe’s neck. Tour guides will explain about the animals, their habits, and their habitats in the wild.

Cool off with a sweet treat

Take a walk in Covington and taste the homemade ice cream in Hoodoo Ice Cream. If you are visiting Slidell, don’t miss the chance to Old Town Slidell Soda Shop.

Kayak or Canoe

Paddling on the Cane Bayou is such an interesting activity for older kids and teenagers. Occasionally, you will see alligators and otters here, as well as many species of birds. For renting gear, visit the Bayou Adventure in Lacombe. Get a peaceful paddling experience in the Bogue Falaya River and rent at Covington’s Canoe and Trail Adventures. Kids can play at the beach or take a look at schools of fish.

Insta-Gator Ranch and Hatchery

Covington’s Insta-Gator Ranch and Hatchery works together with Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries to bring the alligators back from extinction. Kids can touch and even take a picture together with the baby alligators. In August and September, visitors can help to hatch the baby alligator from the egg.

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