40+ Perfect Experience Gifts for New Orleans Kids

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Do your kids have way too much stuff? I know, mine do. The last thing I want is MORE TOYS that they play with for five minutes and then never touch again. Personally, I'm leaning more toward experience-type gifts vs. more stuff. Here is an excellent list of 40+ non-toy and experience gifts for the New Orleans kid that has EVERYTHING!

Children Opening Gifts on Christmas
The City of New Orleans Riverboat on the Mississippi River
Take a cruise on the City of New Orleans Riverboat and learn some of the history of New Orleans.

New Orleans Attractions Kids Love

Audubon Membership

Louisiana Children's Museum Membership 

Season Passes to the Carousel Gardens and Storyland at New Orleans City City Park.

Tickets to City Putt in City Park

Trip to NOMA for the art lovers in your life.

Tickets to the National World War 2 Museum

Take a tour with Jean Lafitte Swamp Tours or Honey Island Swamp Tours

Trip down the river on  The City of New Orleans, the Steamboat Natchez, or the Creole Queen

Gift certificate to Cafe Du Monde

Gift Certificate to your favorite snowball stand

Visit Mardi Gras World

Play and take selfies at JamNOLA

Take a Donut Tour.

Have a staycation in New Orleans

Experience Gifts for New Orleans Kids City Putt
A game or two or ten at City Putt in City Park makes a great Christmas gift!

New Orleans Gifts for Toddlers and Preschoolers

New Orleans-themed books

Play Passes to Luv 2 Play or NOLA Kids Ground.

Take a trip to Lynn Meadows Children's Discovery Center.

Go See Disney Jr Live

Have a Baby Shark Christmas

Personalized Blanket or Night Light

Lynn Meadows Discovery Center in Gulfport Mississippi
Little ones will love Lynn Meadows Discovery Center in Gulfport, Mississippi.

New Orleans Gifts For Older Kids, Including Tweens and Teens

Passes to jump at Sky Zone Metairie or Defy New Orleans.

Gift Certificate to Adventure Quest Laser Tag.

Go Zip Lining Over the Swamp.

Gift certificates to one of the potteries or local painting places.

Horseback riding lessons at the stables in City Park or Audubon Park

Take a walking tour of New Orleans

Bowling at AMF Lanes In Kenner

Roller Skating at Airline Skate Center

Get tickets to their favorite show at the Saenger Theatre.

Get tickets to see the Pelicans or Saints play.

Movie tickets are always a hit. Gift certificates to see movies AMC Westbank, AMC Clearview, or AMC Elmwood are perfect.

NOLA Christmas Fest New Orleans
Skate, slide, and ride rides at NOLA Christmas Fest.

New Orleans Christmas Events That Make A Great Present

Watch the Nutcracker

See Holiday Dreams: A Spectacular Holiday Cirque.

Tickets to Celebration in the Oaks

Sing Let it Go with Elsa at Frozen Jr.

Go ice-skating at NOLA Christmas Fest

See the holiday classic Holiday Inn.

Let your heart grow two sizes watching How The Grinch Stole Christmas

Celebration in the Oaks
Celebration in the Oaks is not only a Christmas tradition, but tickets make a great Christmas gift!

Non-Toy Gifts Perfect for All New Orleans Kids

Art Supplies

A subscription to one of the many monthly subscription services such as:

Cinderella's Castle at Walt Disney World
Why not a trip to Walt Disney World for Christmas?

The Gift Of Family Travel

 An adventure in another city like Houston 

A trip to Sea World, Discovery Cove, Sesame Place, or Bush Gardens.

A trip to Walt Disney World 

Take one of these Road Trips

Go play at OWA for the day.

A trip to Great Wolf Lodge 

Visit the dolphins at the Gulfarium

Get season passes to Gulf Islands Water Park

Explore Space and Science at Infinity Science Center.

We hope this list helps you find the perfect gift for your New Orleans kid! Have any suggestions we forgot? Tell us in the comme

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