Fun Local Activities With Your Kids

Hattiesburg and the surrounding areas dedicate time to teaching the children of the community. These are just a few things to do that are great for kids and the family. They are educational, but they are also great places to create memories that can last a lifetime.

The Hattiesburg Zoo is something that the whole family can enjoy. There are several attractions, including a mining expedition and high ropes course. The Hattiesburg Zoo also focuses on educating people on wildlife and conservation. During the summertime, the splash pad is the best place to cool down. There is also a sloth experience that you can register to get a hands-on encounter with a real sloth! The zoo is continually adding new animals that make for a whole new adventure. They are often creating new additions to the zoo, so there is always something to do for the entire family. Be sure to check out their Facebook page before you go to see the events that are happening.

If you are looking for something to do during the summer, there is always Paul B Johnson State Park. There is a campsite that you can bring a camper or even tent camping. There is also a walking trail, several places for a picnic, and a beach with swimming spots on the lake. If you have a boat, it's a great place to go water skiing, wakeboarding, and even tubing. There is also a splash pad and a course for disc golf. Paul B Johnson is guaranteed to be a good time for the whole family. On special occasions, such as the Fourth of July and New Year's Eve, they also do a fireworks display. Another area that is fun for camping is Okatoma.

The Okatoma is not only a campsite that allows primitive camping; they also have canoe and kayak rentals. The rentals are cheap, and you can bring your kayak and use the parking and the bus service they offer to pick up and drop off locations. On the website, they offer three different trips that you can take and pick you up with an estimated time of the trips. I have personally gone down the three hours one and found that it is the most enjoyable. You can go early enough to have a picnic lunch and indulge in the great outdoors. If you are looking for something to do indoors, the trampoline park is one of the best places.

Updown Trampoline Park in Hattiesburg is a great place to take the kids- and even parents- to burn off some energy. It is indoors, so it is one of the best options for a rainy day or just wanting to get out of the house. Whether you are going for a party or just trying to get a play date together, the trampoline park is something that can be enjoyed by all ages.

You never know what might pop up around town for you and the family to do. We would love for you to join in on the fun and see what all this beautiful area has to offer. Whether it's something to do inside or out, Hattiesburg has always got you covered on keeping the kids entertained.