10 family activities to do in NWA

Lokomotion Family Amusement Park

Why it’s great: Go karts, bumper boats, mini golf, laser tag. Order a pizza and spend the whole day at this amusement park.

When: 12pm-9pm Sunday to Thursday, 12pm-10pm Friday, 10am-10pm Saturday

Or: 4520 N. College Ave. in Fayetteville

Check your local library

Why it’s great: Lots of free activities for kids of all ages, like story time in Fayetteville Where teen nights at Rogers. And you can browse on your own or consider joining a book club.

Scott Family Amazeum

Why it’s great: The children’s museum aims to spark the curiosity of toddlers with hands-on art, math and science activities. You can come anytime during regular hours and keep that in mind for special programs and summer day camps.

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday

Or: 1009 Museum Way in Bentonville


Why it’s great: All ages are welcome at the trampoline park. It’s fun, full of energy and they even throw birthday parties.

When: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday to Thursday and 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday

Or: 4699 S. Dixieland Road in Rogers

Razorback Regional Greenway and Other NWA Trails

Why it’s great: For starters, it’s free. You can walk, bike or run with young children or teenagers, teaching them healthy habits while exercising.

Details: The Greenway runs approximately 37 miles from Fayetteville to Bella Vista. To see a map of the greenway and other NWA trails.

Ozark Botanical Gardens

Why it’s great: It’s a beautiful place to walk around and literally stop to smell the roses. There is a special garden for children and many family and educational activities. Admission is free for children 3 and under and $5 for children 4-12.

When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday to Wednesday

Or: 4703 N. Crossover Road in Fayetteville

Fast Lane Entertainment

Why it’s great: Bumper cars, bowling, laser tag, an arcade room and a virtual reality playground. Basically fun central.

When: 11am-10pm Sunday to Thursday, 11am-1am Friday, 10am-1am Saturday

Or: 1117 N. Dixieland St. in Lowell.

Bentonville Climb

Why it’s great: You can challenge the whole family with rock climbing. And they have a youth team if your kids want to take rock climbing to the next level.

When: 12pm-9pm Monday to Friday, 9am-9pm Saturday, 11am-6pm Sunday

Or: 801 SW 14th St Bentonville

Devil’s Den State Park

Why it’s great: It’s really just Arkansas showing up. The landscape proves why we are called the natural state. In addition, it has several mountain biking and hiking trails. It can be a day trip or you can rent a cabin and turn it into a camping weekend.

When: The visitor center is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily

Or: 11333 West AR-74 in West Fork

city ​​parks

Why it’s great: OK, that sounds basic, but NWA has some really cool amenities in their parks. To verify Wilson Park in Fayetteville for tennis courts, a softball court and a volleyball court or the Railway fleet in downtown Rogers for a modern playground and wading pool close to restaurants, cafes and breweries.

Sara H. Byrd