Why Kids Love Houmas House
With summer in full swing, finding fun day trips with kids is sometimes challenging. Although Houmas House is commonly known as a world renowned tourist attraction, a place for beautiful weddings and its fine dining restaurants, many may not realize it's also a magical place for kids. Here's some of the top reasons to bring your kids to Houmas House for the day:
The Secret Garden- tucked deep in the front gardens is a shaded path that winds around the oak trees and is dotted with curious garden gnomes, interesting sculptures and a wide array of flowers. It's a fun adventure for the curious kid.
Koi Ponds- throughout the gardens are several ponds filled with water lilies and large Koi. Everyday at 11 AM a bell is rung letting these fish know it's feeding time. Children love watching them race to the top and open their mouths to grab the food as it hits the water.
Wildlife- for the outdoor enthusiast, the gardens offer a plethora of animals to watch for. From lizards basking in the sun to the chickens and peacocks strutting through the gardens, to the swans and ducks swimming in the pond, kids never run out of fun animals to find.
Princess Maggie- On most days Princess Maggie is out and about and always up for a game of fetch with her tennis ball. If you see her while visiting the gardens, give her a sweet pat on the head and take a few minutes for a brief game of fetch.
Picnic in the Gardens- Whether you pack a lunch or order from our Cafe, the front lawn offers splendid views and perfect shade to enjoy an outdoor picnic.
Gift Shop- What better way to remember your visit to Houmas House than to bring home a souvenir. From children's books to locally made sweets to magnets and postcards, there are plenty of ways to bring home a piece of Houmas House.