In and Around Baton Rouge

in and around Baton Rouge With Kids

Baton Rouge is a big place that offers both the fun of a college campus (Geaux Tigers) and the amenities of a city. There’s a lot to see in and around Baton Rouge. Even if you’ve lived here all your life, there’s still a lot to discover in Louisiana’s capital.

If you’re leaving the house, there’s a good bet that Red Stick Mom has your activity covered, from indoor playgrounds to parks to restaurants to the events that everyone in Baton Rouge is talking about.

At Red Stick Mom, we have family fun in Baton Rouge for all seasons covered, as well as creative ideas for every member of the family. Our team of more than 25 Baton Rouge moms is always looking for activities, events, and inspiration for everything from how to host the perfect Baton Rouge birthday party for kids to hidden gems in Baton Rouge.

Each year, we publish an extensive list of summer camps options in and around Baton Rouge, keeping you informed about all of the best childcare choices for your Baton Rouge family. We’ve got an eye on the local Baton Rouge schools, helping parents make the best decision for their students. We’ll even help you find the best swim lessons in Baton Rouge.

Our writers live in and around Baton Rouge, so we’ve got a lot of experience finding the best things about living in Baton Rouge with kids. We’ve made it through countless weather events like the 2016 floods together and will always connect Baton Rouge moms to one another for assistance and support.

We know that living in Baton Rouge means choosing from a variety of neighborhoods and lifestyles, and we are here for it all. No matter where you live in Baton Rouge, and no matter where your kids go to school in Baton Rouge … Red Stick Mom is here to make life in Baton Rouge with kids easier and more fun!

Does it feel like none of your friends have children the same age as yours? Or have you been wanting to try the new indoor play space in your neighborhood but all of your friends with kids work? Are you a working mom who wants to arrange playdates for her children on the weekend, but all of the playgroups in your area meet during the work week? Are you new to the Baton Rouge area and looking for recommendations for pediatricians, schools, or family-friendly activities in your area? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions (or even if you didn’t), we have exciting news for you! Red Stick Mom is thrilled to introduce our Community Neighborhood Groups. The primary goal...
Any mom is on the lookout for places to go and things to do when you’re searching for something fun (or needed) to do with (and without) the kids around Baton Rouge. Here are some great finds in Prairieville I have stumbled on along the way: Fun Kid Activities: Southern Oaks Athletic Club :: Cozy, welcoming gym with childcare. Great pool, and always offers family fun events here and there. Anytime you can dine on chicken nuggets poolside with happy kids in tow, all is well. Did I mention childcare?! Jump and Jive :: You sit, and the kids play on the many, many inflatables. Yay for an indoor play date! Lil Bambinos Playtorium :: If it’s raining or too...
Date Night or Girls Night or Just a Fun Time We recently went to Red Stick Spice Co. for a group cooking class. We booked this class in the summer the day after the cooking class schedule debuted for the fall because these cooking classes book up FAST! Our class was on a Tuesday night, however, their test kitchen offers weekday afternoon classes that usually have openings. I like to think I am comfortable in the kitchen. I follow many recipe developers and my favorite thing to watch on television is cooking shows. I experiment in the kitchen and absolutely love baking with my children. That being said: I have never done a private or group cooking class up until this...
Best Places to Order Catered Thanksgiving Dinner in Baton Rouge The holiday season is upon us! In all the chaos, so many of us are looking to outsource & make this holiday season just a little easier and a little more enjoyable for everyone! So we got busy and did all the research for you. Here are all the delicious options the Greater Baton Rouge Area has to offer for take-out Thanksgiving meals! No matter what you're looking to order, we've got you covered! The bird? Check The ham? You betcha! Traditional sides? Done & done! Cajun sides? You know it! Desserts? We definitely didn't sleep on that one! Get ready to make some time for self care, because Thanksgiving Dinner is one less thing on...
The 2022 Guide to Baton Rouge Holiday Events Are you visiting Baton Rouge with kids or looking for fun things to do with kids in the Baton Rouge area? The holiday season in Baton Rouge is beyond joyful for families; there are dozens of holiday events for families in the area! ‘Tis the season to shop, see lights, build gingerbread houses, and so much more in Baton Rouge! Make sure to add these exciting Baton Rouge holiday events to your family’s calendar this year. Some event details are still unfolding, so check back often for the most up-to-date information for celebrating the holidays in Baton Rouge. If you are looking for the best Christmas light displays or Baton Rouge area neighborhoods with...

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