This weekend, Little Rock families can continue to check out some exciting Halloween-themed events. 


Playdate at the E!

Sign your young learner up for a Playdate at the E! The event may be virtual, but the fun is real with activities and story time with some of Episcopal Collegiate School’s Lower School teachers. Check out the event page for more information. 

The Details:

When: October 15 | 9 a.m. 

Where: Your house! This is a virtual event. 

Ages: All pre-k and kindergarten students 

Registration: Contact Director of Admission Mary Jane Briggs at or 501.978.4404

Arkansas Children's Awards Virtual Event benefiting Arkansas Sheriffs' Youth Ranches

The Arkansas Children’s Award benefiting Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches is going big with its 25th anniversary event. This virtual livestream, hosted by former Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe, will honor all past honorees. Tune in to cheer on the individuals and groups who have made outstanding contributions to create better opportunities for Arkansas children. 

The Details:

When: October 15 | 7 p.m. 

Where: Livestream via Youth Ranch Facebook page

Donate: Support Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranch here


Mom & Tot Skate at the Arkansas Skatium 

If you’re at the bottom of the barrel for energy-burning activities, check out this fun Friday morning option. Bring your little one, your kid’s favorite riding toy or a stroller and head to the Arkansas Skatium. Moms even get a cup of coffee and each paid child will also receive a small drink and snack for the road home!

The Details: 

When: Friday | 9:30-11 a.m.

Where: Arkansas Skatium | 1311 S. Bowman Road, Little Rock

Pricing: $7/child, moms are free! 

Food Truck Friday at Simmons Bank Arena 

Kick the weekend off early with a fun lunch. Each Friday in October, families can enjoy an outdoor meal in the Simmons Bank Arena VIP parking lot. 

The Details: 

When: Friday | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. 

Where: VIP parking lot at Simmons Bank Arena | 1 Simmons Bank Arena Drive, North Little Rock

Live Music Friday at the SoMa Outdoor Dining Room

This Friday you and the fam can enjoy food and live music. Grab your mask, the kids and order takeout from your favorite SoMa restaurant. 

The Details: 

When: Friday | 4-9 p.m. (live music starts at 7 p.m.)  

Where: SoMa Outdoor Dining Room | 1301 S. Main St. 


  • Use hand sanitizer before you grab a seat.
  • Wear a mask when not seated.

October River Market Outdoor Dining Room 

Enjoy the cooler weather and your favorite food from the River Market Entertainment District at their outdoor dining area! 

The Details: 

When: Friday 6-11 p.m. | Saturday-Sunday 2-11 p.m. every weekend in October 

Where: 300 & 400 Blocks of President Clinton Avenue 


  • Social distancing will be practiced.
  • Masks are required.


Garvan Gardens Fall Celebration Saturdays 

Enjoy fall foliage, flowers and fun at Garvan Gardens this month. For a fun twist, the first 100 children to the Gardens will receive a free take-home fall project.

The Details:

When: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. | October Saturdays 

Where: Garvan Woodland Gardens | 550 Arkridge Road, Hot Springs

Admission: Members Free | $15 ages 13 and up | $5 ages 4-12 | Free ages 3 and younger | $5 dogs on a short leash


  • Masks required for entry.
  • Masks required in some garden areas. 

Saturday Drum Circle at Bernice Garden 

Come get your groove on at the Bernice Garden Drum Circle. Just bring your masks and your family — drums, chairs and hand sanitizer will be provided.

The Details: 

When: Saturday | 10 a.m. 

Where: Bernice Garden | 1401 S. Main St.


  • Social distancing will be practiced.
  • Masks are required.
  • Hand sanitizer will be provided.


Shadows at Sixth Street

Buckle up for family-friendly, pandemic-safe fun with Shadows at Sixth Street, an elevated Halloween drive-through experience. Learn more here

The Details: 

Location: Best Park Parking Deck | 600 Scott St., Little Rock

Hours: 7-10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday | 7-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday 

Admission: $25/car if purchased online | $30/car if purchased at the event 

Little Monsters Climbing Club at Little Rock Climbing Center 

Does your kid like costumes? How about climbing? Your adventurer can combine these two passions at the Little Rock Climbing Center this month. And bonus: you can throw in your passion of saving money into the deal. Just bring your climber to LRCC, post a picture and check-in on their Facebook page to receive 25% off. 

The Details: 

Location: Little Rock Climbing Center | 12120 Colonel Glenn Road, Suite 7000, Little Rock

When: Throughout October

Ages: Kids 5-13 


Halloweekends at Magic Springs

This year Magic Screams is getting a family-friendly and social-distance makeover as Halloweekends at Magic Springs. Starting October 10, park-goers of all ages can enjoy Saturdays and Sundays full of fall family fun. Learn more here

 The Details: 

Hours: Saturday-Sunday | noon-6 p.m. 

Where: Magic Springs Theme and Water Park | 1701 E. Grand Ave., Hot Springs 


  • At the gate: $29.99 plus tax for adults | $21.99 plus tax for juniors and seniors 
  • Online: $24.99 plus tax for adults | $19.99 plus tax for juniors and seniors 
  • 2021 Season Pass holders: Free

Anytime Fun: 

Still stumped? Here are a few other ideas:

Visit a Pumpkin Patch 

We rounded up the details for 10 local pumpkin patches. Check out our post for full details

Create Fall-Tastic Treats

We rounded up pumpkin-based treats to take you from breakfast to dessert. Apples more your jam? Check out these six easy recipes. Weekend plans, enhanced. 

Decorate Halloween Cookies

We rounded up the local bakeries that are offering fall fun in a box — Halloween cookie decorating kits. Check out the post for delicious fun