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;


AMF All Star Lanes (Kenner)
3640 Williams Blvd.
(504) 443-5353;


Tiffany Lanes (Mandeville)
4400 Highway 22
(985) 626-4441;


Bowling USA (Slidell)
685 Brownswitch Road
(985) 649-4811;



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


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


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


Ochsner Kidsports Elmwood (Harahan)
1200 S Clearview Pkwy
(504) 733-1600;


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


Mandeville Sports Complex (Mandeville)
23052 LA-1088
(985) 727-7277;


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



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


Big Easy Sportsplex (Jefferson)
800 Webb Street
(504) 733-0046;


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


Bookoo Bounce (Elmwood)
5604 Blessey Street
(504) 835-6424;


The Little Gym (Covington)
51 Park Pacel Drive
(985) 871-8989;


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


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


Kids Arena Inflatables (Mandeville)
813 Florida Street
(985) 626-1414;


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


Airline Skate Center (Metairie)
6711 Airline Dr, Metairie
(504) 733-2248;


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



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;


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


Escape Room (Covington)
13433 Seymour Myers Blvd
(985) 373-5520;