Daily Archives: December 31, 2016

BANISH THE WINTER BLAHS: Where to Stay Active Indoors on Both Shores

Here we go, folks. We’re heading into that dead zone between the holidays and Mardi Gras. It’s a pretty short interval, but it can feel like a lifetime after all the hustle and bustle of December. Plus, the post-holiday blues may be setting in, and the weather is probably going to fluctuate between super chilly and clammy, as it often does this time of year. Yuck!
The least we can do to help out is to provide this handy list of indoor activities in New Orleans and on the Northshore where the kids burn off energy. Many give you the option of joining in, or kicking back and relaxing while they go to town — your call!


Colonial Lanes (New Orleans)
6601 Jefferson Highway
(504) 517-9908; www.colonialbowlnola.com


AMF All Star Lanes (Kenner)
3640 Williams Blvd.
(504) 443-5353; www.amf.com/location/amf-all-star-lanes-la


Tiffany Lanes (Mandeville)
4400 Highway 22
(985) 626-4441; www.facebook.com/TiffanyLanesMandeville


Bowling USA (Slidell)
685 Brownswitch Road
(985) 649-4811; www.facebook.com/BowlUSASlidell



New Orleans Boulder Lounge (New Orleans)
1746 Tchoupitoulas Street
(504) 510-2990; climbnobl.com


Slidell Rocks Climbing Gym (Slidell)
39543 Hwy. 190 E.
(985) 646-1411; www.slidellrocks.com


Adventure Quest Laser Tag (Harahan)
1200 South Clearview Parkway
(504) 207-4444; www.lasertagnola.com


Ochsner Kidsports Elmwood (Harahan)
1200 S Clearview Pkwy
(504) 733-1600; www.ochsnerfitness.com


X Fusion Fitness Center (Covington)
1455 N Collins Blvd
(985) 705-2910; www.xfusionfitnesscenter.com


Mandeville Sports Complex (Mandeville)
23052 LA-1088
(985) 727-7277; www.mandevillesportscomplex.com


Safari Quest Family Fun Center (Hammond)
200 Hewitt Road
(985) 340-5858; www.lasertaghammond.com



Alpha Baseball (Mandeville)
68598 Ambrosia Street
(231) 730-4579; Alpha-baseball.com


Big Easy Sportsplex (Jefferson)
800 Webb Street
(504) 733-0046; www.bigeasysportsplex.com


The Monkey Room (New Orleans)
1501 Religious Street
(504) 301-2695; monkeyroom.net


Bookoo Bounce (Elmwood)
5604 Blessey Street
(504) 835-6424; www.bookoobounce.com


The Little Gym (Covington)
51 Park Pacel Drive
(985) 871-8989; www.thelittlegym.com/thenorthshoreLA


Palm Tree Playground (Metairie)
3011 N Interstate 10 Service Rd E
(504) 828-8164; palmtreeplayground.com


Sector 6 Indoor Trampoline Park (New Orleans)
612 Distributors Row
(504) 539-4224; www.sector6.us


Kids Arena Inflatables (Mandeville)
813 Florida Street
(985) 626-1414; www.thekidsarena.com


Elevation Station Indoor Trampoline Park (Covington)
250 Northpointe Court
(985) 791-9838; www.elevationstation.com


Airline Skate Center (Metairie)
6711 Airline Dr, Metairie
(504) 733-2248; www.airlineskatecenternola.com


Skater’s Paradise (Slidell)
1421 Gause Blvd. West
(985) 643-0839; skateslidell.com



Okay, this category is coloring outside the lines a bit, as it’s not exactly exercise, but it’s COOL! These facilities offer up themed, interactive mysteries or puzzles for groups to solve as a team in order to escape the room in which they’re “locked.” (You’re not actually locked in, by the way.)  All offer kid-friendly options, but require parent supervision. Different, right?


Clue Carre (New Orleans)
830 Union Street
(504) 667-2583; cluecarre.com


Mystere Mansion Escape Rooms (New Orleans)
4800 Canal Street
(504) 483-2350; partyvenuesneworleans.com


Escape Room (Covington)
13433 Seymour Myers Blvd
(985) 373-5520; www.theescapecovington.com