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Family time at University Park in Lake Charles

KIDS ACTIVITIES

Southwest Louisiana is a family-friendly region offering a range of opportunities for fun throughout the year. From an art studio and children’s museum to outdoor recreational facilities, the Lake Charles area offers activities for all ages.

Educational opportunities in art and music include options like photography workshops, crafts and dance and music lessons. For more immersive environments, kids can tour an authentic Mission Revival-style railroad depot and interact with hands-on exhibits at the Children’s Museum. The USS Orleck provides a twist on a history lesson with laser tag, complete with fog machines. Lake Charles also has educational events, such as the Family and Youth Festival, where themes promote family life and feature topics like career-choices.

Indoor and outdoor recreational activities span from competitive sports to playgrounds, parks and the zoo. The City of Lake Charles maintains a wide range of indoor and outdoor facilities and sports leagues for every age and interest. Baseball, basketball, soccer and football represent a few of the city leagues available to young athletes. Children can also join youth leagues like the Calcasieu Soccer Club or Bullet Baseball. From roller-skating in Moss Bluff and Lake Charles to an airsoft field in Westlake, kids will find many ways to exercise, learn and grow – and have fun at the same time.