Spring Break 2024 Fun for Families in Northwest Arkansas

Spring break fun, staycation ideas, and more in Fayetteville & Surrounding Towns

By Kara Ault, Macaroni Kid Fayetteville & Rogers-Bentonville Publisher March 1, 2024

Can you feel it? That warm breeze, the blooming flowers, and yes, the buzz of excitement in the air – spring is finally here! And with it comes that special time we've all been counting down to... spring break! It's the perfect pause in our busy lives for some unforgettable family fun. 

Lucky for us, Northwest Arkansas is just bursting at the seams with activities, camps, and attractions tailor-made for families on break, not to mention our close proximity to several other day-trip areas!

If you're on the lookout for fun (and free!) things to do, or eager to explore the best family-friendly spots around Northwest Arkansas, you've hit the jackpot. Welcome to your ultimate guide to making this spring break in Northwest Arkansas the best one yet for your family!

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Spring Break Fun in Northwest Arkansas

Parks and Playgrounds

Northwest Arkansas boasts an array of beautiful parks and playgrounds where families can enjoy picnics, leisurely walks, and playtime. Here are a few of our favorites:

Wilson Park Fayetteville

Osage Park Bentonville

Prairie Grove Battlefield Park

Hobbs State Park

Devil's Den State Park

Community Events in Northwest Arkansas

Looking for family fun events happening during spring break? Here are a few standout events to make the week special:

Want more? Make sure to check out our full Macaroni KID Fayetteville calendar!

Indoor Activities in Northwest Arkansas for Yucky Days

Spring weather can be unpredictable, but that doesn't mean the fun has to stop. Northwest Arkansas has several indoor attractions that are ideal for keeping the little ones entertained on rainy days:

  • Get a $15 game card for $10 with this coupon for Lokomotion Family Fun Park
  • Play unlimited old-school arcade games at Arkadia Retrocade in Fayetteville. $5 admission, cash only.
  • Explore the Visitors Center at Hobbs State Park or JB & Johnelle Hunt Family Ozark Highlands Nature Center-  FREE
  • Explore indoor sensory fun with these tips from Kids Unlimited Learning Academy.
  • Go explore the Fayetteville Public Library. No library card is required to enter, and the expansion they completed in 2020 is incredible. From a 3D printing lab to airplanes hanging from the ceiling, the library is worth exploring!

Kid-Friendly Day Trips from Northwest Arkansas

Looking for a quick getaway? Here are a few spots that make for a good day trip this time of year:

Check out Macaroni KID Springfield, MO, Macaroni KID Downtown Kansas City, Macaroni KID Fort Smith, Macaroni KID Little Rock and Macaroni KID N. Little Rock! 

Making the Most of Spring Break in Northwest Arkansas

Whether it's outdoor adventures, cool camps, or local fun you're after, Macaroni KID is ready to make this spring break unforgettable for you and your kids. Here's to making memories! Happy Spring Break!

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