Spring Break Staycation Inspiration
Did someone say staycation?
If you’re sticking close to home this spring break (March 22-26), make sure to add one of these camps, classes or activities to your have-lots-of-fun agenda.
Daffodil Days & Tulip Extravaganza at Garvan Gardens
550 Arkridge Road, Hot Springs National Park
Spring break should fall during peak color season for the daffodils and tulips at Garvan Gardens making this family-favorite spot especially worth the trip over break.
Dates: Feb. 15-Apr. 15
Cost: Free for members and ages 3 & under; $15 for adults; $5 for ages 4-12
D-Bat Little Rock Spring Break Camp
4209 S. Shackleford Road, Little Rock | 501-725-2727
Young athletes will work on all skills during camp —with an hour reserved just for fun to round out each session.
Dates: Mar. 22-25, 8:30 a.m.-noon (Boys); 1-4:30 p.m. (Girls)
School’s Out Day Camp at River City Gymnastics
5310 S. Shackleford Road, Suite A, Little Rock | 501-407-8000
Kids spend 30-minute increments at activity stations, playing on the wooden pirate ship, practicing on the tumble track, making arts and crafts, playing sports and more.
Dates: Mar. 22-26, 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Spring Break Junior Naturalist Camp at Wildwood Park
20919 Denny Road, Little Rock | 501-821-7275
Campers will play outside as they learn about the wonders of nature. Central Arkansas Master Naturalists instructors will lead hikes, nature games and activities that are not only fun, but build important skills for a lifetime of loving nature.
Dates: Mar. 22-26, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Cost: $45/day; $180/week
Color Me Crazy! Virtual Spring Break Program at the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts
Virtual | 501-372-4000
Your creative kid can explore the world of color with AMFA! Each day, students will develop artmaking techniques through hands-on creating and build confidence through theater exercises.
Dates: Mar. 22-26, 1-2 p.m.
Virtual Zoofari Spring Break Camp
Virtual | 501-661-7229
Learning meets fun at the Little Rock Zoo this spring break. Their virtual camp will offer plenty of interactive activities including animal encounters and more.
Dates: Mar. 22-26, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Ages: 4 and up
Cost: $15/day for zoo members | $19/day non-members | Scholarships available.
Out & About Fun
Arkansas State Parks
Visit one of Arkansas’ 52 State Parks for some socially-distanced, outdoor fun. While there are no official events planned, families can hike and explore some of the Natural State’s most beautiful trails. Check out arkansasstateparks.com for a map of all parks and plenty of what-to-do inspiration.
Playcation at The Wonder Place
10301 N. Rodney Parham Road, Suite E2, Little Rock | 501-225-4050
You don’t have to go far to have an adventure at The Wonder Place. For spring break, they will be highlighting a different vacation spot (think the beach, the mountains and a theme park) with activities like custom crafts, storytimes and scavenger hunts to go along with the daily theme.
Dates: Mar. 23-26, 9 a.m.-3 p.m
Ages: 8 & under
Cost: $8.75/person 1 and up | Second adult with a family is free.
Spring Break with Arkansas Game and Fish Commission
AGFC offers families outdoor fun that’s perfect for off-duty enjoyment of the Natural State. Here are our two top recommendations:
Dr. James E. Moore Jr. Camp Robinson Firing Range
574 Clinton Road, Conway
The facility offers a 50-yard pistol range, a 200-yard rifle range, skeet, trap and 3-D archery ranges.
Dates: Mar. 24-28, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Ages: 6 & up
Cost: $3/person for pistol and rifle ranges; $4/25-shot round for skeet and trap
Family and Community Fishing
The Family and Community Fishing Program provides memorable fishing opportunities throughout Arkansas. Little Rock is home to seven of these stocked ponds. Visit the website to find one near you.
Spring Break at the Arkansas Skatium
1311 S. Bowman Road, Little Rock | 501-227-4333
Buy a spring break pass for hours of active fun at the Arkansas Skatium.
Dates: Mar. 22-26, noon to close
Ages: 4 & up
Cost: $7-15/event; $50/week
Spring Break at Museum of Discovery
500 President Clinton Ave., Suite 150 Little Rock | 501-396-7050
Stay up to date on MOD’s spring break plans via their social media. This year, they will offer scaled-down versions of their family-favorite spring break programming.