Have an End of Summer Play Day

Kerry Kraus


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.

Discover: 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.
Smooze: 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.

Zip: 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. 


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