Kids

Arkansas is one of the best family vacation destinations in the South, and this website has all of the travel tools and fun activities you need to help plan your trip to the Natural State.

Arkansas in August can be HOT…but you and the kids can stay cool at two great water parks located in the Arkansas Delta! Crenshaw Springs Water Park in White Hall, located at 9801 Dollarway Rd., is a great place to go to cool off and have some fun this summer. With names like Diamondback Dive, …
The 73rd annual White River Water Carnival takes place from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Aug. 27 at Riverside Park in Batesville. This family-friendly event features carnival rides, vendors, live entertainment, parade, kids’ activities, and more. Check out this list of activities for the day: Kidzone – The Kidzone is open from 11 a.m. …
The Eureka Springs’ Fat Tire Festival on July 15-17 is full of downhill, super-d, short track, and cross country racing. Riders and spectators from surrounding states come together for group rides and social gatherings during this three-day event. Click here for a weekend overview schedule with specific times of all the rides and fun. Keep …
Summer is freedom. The release from school schedules gives time for exploration of the world around you. The Northwest and North Central  sections of Arkansas have many adventures to offer. See how many of these attractions you can mark off your Summer Bucket List and you’ll have plenty of fun to tell your classmates about …
Mid-America Science Museum in Hot Springs will be celebrating a special event on July 9: the 160th birthday of inventor Nikola Tesla. “Tesla has been an important influence not just regarding advancements in modern science and technology, but he has also just helped make science cool again and that’s encouraged others to being interested in pursuing …
If you haven’t been to historic downtown Helena lately, you’re missing out! There are great new shops and restaurants along Cherry Street in the beautiful downtown historic district. And if you’re looking for a specific reason to get to Helena, I’ve got it! July 9 is the date for the next Cherry Street Fair. Held …
July is a great time to get outdoors and have some fun! And if the kids learn something while having a great time, that’s just the icing on the cake! Parkin Archeological State Park in Parkin offers a Youth Day Camp for teenagers 13-16 on July 6-8. Campers will tour Parkin and some other unique …
The good news: Summer is officially here! The bad news: It’s about to get really, really hot. Don’t wait until the dog days drain your energy to figure out how you’re going to cool down. Central Arkansas has lots of urban splash pads and water parks that are easy to access and great for a …
Boats of all shapes and sizes compete for speed and design during the 30th annual World Championship Cardboard Boat Races on Saturday, July 30, in Heber Springs. Held at Sandy Beach, races begin at 10 a.m. and the event lasts until 4 p.m. It includes food vendors, watermelon eating contests, a treasure dig, volleyball tournament, …
Two of Marshall’s most iconic businesses are celebrating their 50th anniversaries this year – Kenda Drive-In and the Daisy Queen.   That’s no typo. It’s Daisy Queen not Dairy Queen and it’s known for hand-pattied all Angus beef burgers and hand blended shakes. It has plenty of other menu items that you would expect, such …