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Spring Break Ideas in Little Rock, AR


The kids are home for spring break. Fun for them, but it can be frustrating for you. Here are some ideas for activities that you can do together to make the week go by faster.

1. 2014 State Park Offerings

The closest state park offering something fun is Pinnacle Mountain State Park. Pinnacle Mountain has day camps throughout the week for children aged 7-10. Contact them for more information. 501-868-5806.

Many other state parks like Lake Degray, Logoly, Lake Dardanelle and the Ozark Folk Center have activities planned all week too.

Just a visit to a state park would be fun for any kid! 

2. Visit the Little Rock Zoo

If you just have an afternoon or even a lunch hour off, you can still take your kids on an adventure. Take them on a mini-safari at the Little Rock Zoo. You can ride the carousel, have lunch at Cafe Africa and see lots of animals, and it only takes a few hours.  They have special activities and educational opportunities this year for spring break.  Zoo admission applies.

3. Local Museum Offerings

Museum of Discovery is being visited by Sid the Science Kid on Thursday, March 27 and Friday, March 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  There will be multiple science activities on the floor for visitors as well.  Museum admission applies.

The Arkansas Arts Center is offering a camp for 6-9.  For more info call 501-372-4000.

4. Public Library Offerings

Many of the libraries have things going on throughout the week.  Check out their complete schedule.

The new Children's Library is a great place to spend a day if you haven't been there.  It's located on 4800 W. 10 St, and opened Monday - Thursday from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Most library activities are free.

5. Spring Break at Arkansas Skatium

The Skatium has a new theme everyday for spring break.  They have local skaters doing an exhibition, costumes and discounts and even snow.   Monday the 24 is Manic Monday with an ice skating exhibition from 2-2:15 p.m..  Tuesday the 25th is Texas Tuesday. Wear western attire for $2 off admission.  Wednesday is Winter Wednesday.  It will snow inside so you can play in the snow.  They have an ice skating exhibition from 2-2:15.Tropical Thursday offers $2 off admission if you wear tropical attire.  Friendship Friday offers 2 fo 1 admission and an ice skating exhibition from 2-2:15.  Located on 1311 S Bowman Rd.

6. Wildwood Park

 Master Naturalists are leading a day camp at Wildwood this year, teaching ages 7-11 about native Arkansas plants, animals and ecology.  The camp is $180 for the full week or $45 a day and takes place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  They also have a kid's cook camp, but it's not the entire week.  More info.

7. The Jump Zone, Altitude Trampolien Park and the Wonder Place

The Jump Zone (9250 Commerce Cove in North Little Rock, 501-932-0970) inflatable indoor playground, has extended hours during spring break.

Altitude Trampoline Park is fairly new.  They don't have anything special for spring break, but are open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekdays.

The Wonder Place (10301 N Rodney Parham Rd in Little Rock, 501-225-4050) indoor playground is having special crafts, storytime, and scavenger hunts all week long.

8. Heifer Village & Ranch or Clinton Library

Heifer Village is having fun activities all week for spring break. The village teaches kids about global hunger and what Heifer International does in a fun, hands-on way. Spring break week, they'll have activities and crafts. Activities will take place throughout the day from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.  Heifer is free!

Heifer has a ranch in Perryville Arkansas that is lots of fun for younger kids. Tours of the ranch are available on weekdays and Saturdays.

The Clinton Library has many interesting exhibits about the Clinton's and the White House.  They have special programming during spring break, including some members of the symphony and an "instrumental petting zoo."  Clinton library admission applies.

9. Go Camping

Camping is a fun and inexpensive way to pass Spring Break. Arkansas has over 40 state parks and most of the parks have camping facilities available. Pack some smores and ghost stories for younger kids and the kayak and bikes for your outdoorsy teens. You might even try to float the Buffalo if spring break is warm enough. Some Arkansas parks have rental facility available if you don't have a kayak.

10. Explore Blanchard Springs Caverns

Listed by guidebooks as one of the most beautiful caverns in America, Blanchard Springs is a fun day trip. There are two separate trails, but the easier trail is open in the spring. Blanchard Springs is located in the Ozark National Forests near Mountain View Arkansas.

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