What: PLAYday 2017

When: Saturday, April 1, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Kids Specialty Center, 4704 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy, Lafayette, LA 70508

PLAYday is an annual event presented by Southwest Louisiana Area Health Education Center (SWLAHEC) and the Kids Specialty Center at Women’s & Children’s Hospital. Held on the grounds of the Kids Specialty Center at 4704 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy., PLAYday 2017 features an obstacle course, rock wall, exercise demonstrations, fun jumps, healthy snacks and more. 

Mom and Dad, still on the hunt for a summer camp for the little ones? PLAYday is the place to find just the right fit. More than 20 summer camps are scheduled to attend. Each will offer an activity and information on their summer programs, so you can secure the perfect match for your little one this summer.

Louisiana State Police Troop I will offer free car seat safety checks throughout the four-hour event. The Lafayette Police Department will have motorcycle officers and its Mounted Patrol, which will be on hand for children to meet and interact with officers and their horses. Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office is set to perform K-9 demonstrations, and the Lafayette Fire Department will be on hand with invaluable information on ways to keep your family safe.

And, the best part – there is no cost to attend. The event is free and open to the public. Families, especially those with children in grades Pre-K to 5, are encouraged to attend together to enjoy the various activities and learn as a family about ways to have fun this summer while staying away from the common pitfalls of video games, television and high-calorie snacks.

Free snacks and water will be available. Other food options will be available for sale, so families can plan to spend the four hours enjoying all the activities without having to worry about leaving the event to grab lunch.