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The Kids Castle Grand Opening


METAIRIE, LOUISIANA – After sixteen months, Lakeside Shopping Center in partnership with LCMC Health will reopen the Kids’ Castle Play Area located in the Food Court of the shopping center. The Kids’ Castle Play Area will welcome children and families beginning on Monday, July 19th with appointment-based, timed-entry for guests. For the first 30 days, the Kids’ Castle will open Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 11:00 am until 7:00 pm. After the 30-day period, the Kids’ Castle will open seven days a week: 11:00 am until 7:00 pm Monday through Saturday and 12:00 pm until 6:00 pm on Sunday. The play area is for children 51” in height and under. Socks are required for all guests entering the play area.

Play area admission is free for guests but advance online reservations for 25-minute timed play sessions are required to regulate the Kids’ Castle capacity and ensure a quality visit for all guests. Capacity will be limited to 15 children per 25-minute play session. Between each play session, the play area will be sanitized with a deep cleaning occurring everyday from 3:00 pm until 3:30 pm. Guests will be asked to wash hands in the hand washing stations before entering the play area. Non-vaccinated adults and children over the age of three will be encouraged to wear masks. Guests will be asked to keep a physical distance of six feet while playing.

“We are thrilled to welcome families back to the Kids’ Castle Play Area. The Kids’ Castle offers a safe, dependable space for our children to enjoy. We’ve missed seeing their smiling faces and are delighted to reopen the play area giving families an additional resource to include in their daily routines.” – Erin Graham, Marketing Director, Lakeside Shopping Center

Beginning in August, the Kids’ Castle will offer private art classes and sensory play activities for guests to utilize. The art class will focus on creativity and hands-on activities designed to bring out the artist in every child, these classes will be held every Wednesday. The sensory play activities will center around engaging your child’s senses in a way that facilitates exploration and encourages children to play, create, investigate, and explore, these sessions will be offered every Friday. The Parenting Center, part of LCMC Health, will also begin monthly parenting classes that will cover parenting questions and challenges from typical issues like eating and sleep to the effects of the stay-at-home order on your child and your family, and tips for schooling at home. The class schedules will be updated at the beginning of each month. Parents are encouraged to visit to learn more about the classes being offered.

Lakeside Shopping Center

For over 60 years, Lakeside Shopping Center continues to be the premier shopping destination not only for the New Orleans area but for the Gulf Coast region. The Center features more than 100 stores and is anchored by Dillard’s, Macy’s and J.C. Penney making it the largest mall in the Greater New Orleans area with over 1.2 million square feet of retail space. For more information, please visit

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