Feb 29, 2024 - Things to Do

10 places send your kids over spring break

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Spots are filling up for camps and other special spring break activities. Public schools in Arkansas are out March 18-22.

πŸ•΅οΈ Arts Live Theatre in Fayetteville β€” If your kiddo has a flair for the dramatic, consider the Secret Agent Kids or The Mystery of the Hogwarts Magical Museum camps.

  • Secret Agent Kids is for ages 6-8. 9am to noon, March 18-22
  • Hogwarts Magical Museum is for ages 9-12. 1-4pm, March 18-22
  • $130 for either camp

🎾 Bentonville Parks and Recreation

  • Esports camp is for ages 6-14. 9am to noon or 1-4pm, March 18-21; $135 for members, $145 for nonmembers
  • Tennis camp is for ages 6-14. 8am to noon, March 18-21; $135 for Bentonville residents, $145 for nonresidents
  • Theater camp is for ages 5-12. 9am to noon, March 18-22; $145 for members $155 for nonmembers

🚲 Bike School Bentonville β€” They can take a couple days out to mountain bike.

  • 1-4pm, March 11-12 or 25-26; $240

🎨 Community Creative Center

  • Art camp with printmaking, watercolor and collage is for ages 7-12. 9-11:30am, March 18-22; $125
  • Clay camp is for ages 7-12. 12:30-3pm, March 18-22; $125
  • Wheel camp is for ages 12-16. 3:30-5:30pm, March 18-22; $125

πŸ§‘β€πŸŽ¨ Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville β€” Drop in for art making, scavenger hunts and puppet theater.

  • 1-4pm, March 17-24
  • Free

⛳️ First Tee in Lowell β€” Let them use this time to brush up on their golf skills.

  • 9:30-11:30am for ages 4-6 or noon-4pm for ages 7-15; March 18-22
  • $75-$150

🏊 The Jones Center in Springdale β€” This place will have morning toddler story and craft time, several chances to catch family movies, plus free swimming and skating all afternoon each day during spring break.

  • Each day from March 18-22 also includes other activities like Disney karaoke, board games, pickleball and a pool party that are free for members and $5 per day for nonmembers. See the schedule.

⚽️ Mount Sequoyah in Fayetteville β€” Youngsters can spend the day playing games and sports, plus making crafts.

  • 7:45am-5:15pm, March 18-22
  • $75 per day, including lunch and two snacks

⛺️ Peel Compton Foundation

  • Coler Kids Camp at Coler Mountain Bike Preserve in Bentonville is designed to get kids active and outside with activities like biking, camping basics and yoga. It's for ages 8-12. 8am-noon, March 18-22; $180
  • Archery camp at The Quiver in Bentonville is for ages 12-16. 1-5pm, March 18-22; $60 a day or $250 a week

πŸ€ Rogers Activity Center

  • Kindergarten-7th grade
  • 6:30am-6:30pm, March 18-22 and 25-29
  • $35 per day includes breakfast, lunch and a snack
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