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How Many Adventures Can You Have in One Day?

Feb 21, 2018 11:09AM ● By Scott Brazda

“Family Adventure Day,” begins Kim Thackston of Healing House, “is a day designed for families to spend together doing unique activities you just can’t do on any ordinary Saturday.”

And there will be nothing ordinary about March 10’s Family Adventure Day - not in the least. Sure, many of us painted a ceramic tile or scaled a climbing wall or decorated a cookie or even snorkeled, but all in the same day? I think not! Get ready to take part in up to 42 activities throughout Lafayette.

“This will be our 10th Family Adventure Day,” explains Thackston, “and it’s truly a win-win for our entire community. It’ll give families and friends some much-needed time together, full of new experiences; and for the activity locations, Family Adventure Day is a way to introduce their locations and businesses to people who maybe have never been there before.”

What’s new for 2018? How about a 3D animation course at the Academy of Interactive Entertainment, or a mini-Candyland Party at the Mulberry Tree? “Plus there’s a demonstration by the Ragin’ Cajuns Water Ski Team and a Princess Meet-and-Greet at Storybook Headquarters,” adds Thackston. “Become a Veterinarian for a Day; Visit a Local Newspaper or Radio Station.  You and your family or friends can do as many as you can fit into the day.”

Ten years ago, 80 families took party; this year? Look for 500 families joyously zooming through Lafayette, wearing their colorful Family Adventure Day t-shirts, and the proceeds will be well spent.

“It’s all to support Healing House, which provides support and education for children ages 4-17 who have lost a loved one,” Thackton says. “Throughout the year, we provide grief support groups and have coping kits available for individuals and schools.”

“Our mission is that no child should ever grieve alone, and Family Adventure Day helps us fulfill that mission.”

(Family Adventure Day passports for a family of four can be purchased for $75 at or by calling 337-234-0443).