School starts next week for most Arkansas children so there are only a couple of lazy summer days left. Before getting back into the routine of classes, homework, extracurricular activities and such, why not take the last few days and just “be a kid” – even parents.
Here are some suggestions for a family play day in Little Rock and North Little Rock.
Ride: Hop a ride on the River Rail Trolley and explore the downtown areas of Little Rock and North Little Rock.
Rent: Get a bicycle at River Trail Rentals in downtown North Little Rock and explore the Arkansas River Trail on both sides of the river.
Splash: Cool off at Peabody Park in the splash fountain.
The Arkansas Museum of Discovery
in Little Rock appeals to all ages. The museum undergoes a total renovation next year so take the opportunity to check it out in its current incarnation.
Go visit all the residents of the Little Rock Zoo
. They love when
humans entertain them. While there, take a ride on the miniature train. And don’t forget to take a whirl on the Over The Jumps Carousel
Around a course on a go kart, battle in bumper cars, and play paintball at Gator Park
on the I-30 access road near the I-430 exit.