Kids

We think 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. . If you want to travel with kids, blog articles here on the Arkansas Tourism website will tell you everything you need to know about traveling with children in The Natural State. Read through the blogs posted below and start learning how to plan a great travel experience.

“Oh, the weather outside is frightful!” It may not actually be frightful, but February in The Natural State can be chilly and damp. So…we move the fun inside! Check out the Crowley’s Ridge Nature Center in Jonesboro. It’s a fun and insightful way to learn more about Crowley’s Ridge, its geography and topography, and the …
Where do you go to expend that energy you have from being cooped up in the house on a cold winter day? The Amazeum in Bentonville, of course, where you can climb a tree canopy, explore the indoor cave, and experiment in the tinkering hub. It’s the kind of place kids love because it’s fun, …
The Witt Stephens Jr. Central Arkansas Nature Center in Little Rock is located in the popular Riverfront Park district and is a year round option to head to when the call of the wild strikes in the city. There is no admission fee to browse through and inside, you will find displays and exhibits that …
Secluded cabins and camping are often the draw when people think about a vacation where they can surround themselves with nature and the activities that go with it. Here are two places that give city dwellers all that, plus the feel of farm life. Dogwood Hills Guest Farm All ages can enjoy this unique, hands-on …
Just because it’s January doesn’t mean we can’t grab the kids and head outdoors for some fun! The average temperature in January in Arkansas is 29.3 degrees…while that it a bit nippy, it’s not too cold to enjoy the beauty of winter in The Natural State! So grab some gloves, a scarf and your coat …
You can watch birds year-round in Arkansas and the winter season is a great time to do so. The sight of wintering eagles found on the state’s larger lakes and rivers is one of Arkansas’s most well-known birding lures. “Birding is a simple activity that anyone can do,” said Shea Lewis, an Arkansas State Parks …
For me, the holiday season means many things. But the thing I hold dearest in my heart…the thing I’ve been doing since I was a wee lass (yes, my grandfather’s family was Irish!)…is gazing adoringly at holiday lights! It’s a tradition my parents started with me before I could probably walk…and it’s still one of …
The Arkansas Trail of Holiday Lights returns for its 22nd year with a statewide celebration of the holiday season featuring parades, lighting ceremonies, open houses, Santa visits, concerts and performances, live nativities, illuminated displays and more. The Trail of Holiday Lights brochure is your passport to seasonal magic, highlighting events and activities throughout December in …
Arkansas offers great winter weather for outdoor activities. Mild temperatures make hiking a great choice for warming up in cooler weather while also enjoying nature. The leafless trees of the season provide vantage points for sightseeing that are covered up when leaves deck the branches. Here are four good beginner trails for families that are …
Illusionist Maxwell Blade is a well-known personality of Hot Springs and many have caught one of his shows over the years at the Maxwell Blade Theatre of Magic. December 8 marks the grand opening of a new venue to catch these shows at: the historic Malco Theatre at 817 Central Avenue. Blade is familiar with …