Summer vacation is an exciting time for kids and parents alike. You don't have to think about school projects, homework assignments, and making sure the backpack has everything your child needs for school each day.

Summer can also offer challenges because it seems just weeks after kids attend their last day of school they are already saying "Mom, I'm bored!" You need to have a few ideas of things that you can take the kids to, but you also don't want to break the bank.

Fortunately, several local businesses do offer discounted summer activities. In addition to discounts, there are some free activities to share with your children.

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Splash Pad in Lafayette

Parc Sans Souci in Downtown Lafayette is the venue that offers a splash pad that is available free of charge.

Kids can have a blast while cooling off as the water comes out of the splash pad.

While you are there, make sure you step over to the Lafayette sign, and have your kids jump into the sign to form the letter "Y" for a great summer picture, again free of charge.

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Surge in Lafayette Has Summer Deals

Whether you are trying to entertain your younger children or your teenagers, Surge Entertainment in Lafayette has discounts on a wide range of activities.

Let your children release their energy by jumping around at Surge. It's only $9.99 per person. The special is called Ultimate Tuesday. You can click here to find out more information.

Surge even features a "Jump for Jesus" special on Wednesday nights from 6 p.m. until closing time. It's only $7.99 an hour.

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Acadiana Cinemas in Opelousas Offering Discounted Shows

Want to take the kids to see a movie on the big screen and have it be affordable? No problem. Acadiana Cinemas in Opelousas is offering the 2024 Summer Kids Series.

The St. Landry Cinema in Opelousas will be offering movies for children for just $2 per child. The doors of the theatre open at 9:30 a.m. and the movie starts at 10:00 a.m.

One movie will be offered each Tuesday and Wednesday. You can click here for all of the details.

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Pixus Splash Park in Youngsville

Want to run around in the water so you can cool off during these hot summer months? You can take the kids over to the Pixus Splash Park in Youngsville.

It's free to experience this 3,000-foot complex. It's a good idea to read over the rules, one of which, is very important; the water is recirculated so no one should drink it.

Another important rule is that you can't just drop your children off as 12 and under must be accompanied by a parent.

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