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You know Bentonville is incredible for adults, but are you looking for the best things to do with kids in Bentonville AR?   Great news, there are are numerous activities especially for the kiddos in Bentonville.

On any given day, throughout the year, there are exciting things to do both indoors and outdoors for your kids.

A popular example is Scott Family Amazeum, an interactive museum for your children. It’s a place where they can play and learn all sorts of things in just one afternoon. You can also enroll them for special classes where they can interact with other children, and there’s also a wonderful outdoor play area.

Be sure and check out the museums, indoor and outdoor activities that are suggested below and find family friendly Things to do in Bentonville Arkansas.

Kids Things To Do In Bentonville AR – INDOOR ACTIVITIES

Bentonville Library – Has a wonderful children’s section and scheduled readings for kids.

Bentonville Community Center – 80,000 square foot facility, indoor swimming pool with water slides, large gymnasium and more

Board Game Knights – Board game lounge

Climb BentonvilleClimbing Gym (kid’s 4 and up)

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Climb Bentonville

Great Day Skate Place – Skating Rink

Let’s Imagine – Indoor Playground

Little Strider Bike Store – Opportunities for children as young as six months old the best first-bike experience

Meet Your Mini Maker NWA – Craft-ivity store designed to spark creativity through play and hands on crafts

Oli & Meg – Make and Take Trucker Hats 

Steam Ahead –  Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. Designed with young children in mind.

Trike Theatre –Theatre for Youth

Painting With A Twist – Painting fun

Painting with Mrs. Guillory – Kids Art Studio


Crystal Bridges Museum of American ArtWorld class art museum (free admission). There’s a kids’ area, The Studio, where little ones can engage in activities. 

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The Momentary – is a contemporary art space in and operates as a satellite of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

Museum of Native American History Incredible collection of Indian art (free admission)

1875 Peel Mansion & Historic GardensMuseum and gardens

Walmart MuseumWorld-class exhibit gallery highlighting the history of Walmart and The Spark Café Soda Fountain where affordable ice cream is served..

The Amazeumhands-on, interactive museum for children and families.

Kids Things To Do In Bentonville AR – OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

Bentonville Square – Location for farmer’s market, live music, art shows, First Friday celebrations.

Bentonville Brewery – Small kids can enjoy the Strider bike course while you cool off with a brew.

Bentonville Bike Playground – Tunnels, bridges, and a pump track to help improve cycling skills.

Bentonville Rocks – Look for the creatively hidden painted rocks all around Bentonville. Rehide them once you’ve found one..

Buddy Pegs Family Bicycle HQ – Youth bicycle education center and bike shop.

Citizens Park Playground – Inclusive Saturday playground that’s designed to break down barriers between special needs and able-bodied children.

Compton Gardens – Trail showcases the natural beauty of Bentonville. 

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Razorback Greenway

Coler Creek MTB Preserve – Amazing cycling and multi-use trail with a singing bridge, stream Airship’s open air coffee/grab-some-food cafe. 

First Fridays, Parades and Holiday Events on the downtown Bentonville Square – Family fun block party. Apr – Oct

Kids Pump Tracks – 5 pump tracks, designed especially for kids with Strider Bikes and for more accomplished riders. Here is a list of pump tracks for kids in Bentonville.

Lawrence Plaza – A summertime splash pad and then Mid Nov – Jan it turns into an outdoor ice rink with Christmas movies playing on a huge projector next to the rink.

Melvin Ford Aquatic Center – public swimming pool.

Razorback Greenway – 36 miles of cycling/multi use trail that connects Bella Vista to Fayetteville. Has many unique, scenic stops, restaurants and places to quench your thirst along the way. Hop on the place of your choosing.

Osage Park – 55-acre urban park that offers opportunities to explore trails and wetlands, fish, playground, food trucks and pickleball courts.

Parks –  There are 18+ parks in Bentonville and Bella Vista that offer a variety of ammenities. Here is a complete list of parks in Bentonville and Bella Vista.

The parks below have playground equipment:
   Austin-Baggett offers shade and a creative playground picnic pavilion & a playground.
   Dave Peel in downtown Bentonville has an awesome playground and is fenced.
   Gilmore Park has great playground with slides
   Lake Bentonville Playground north of Thaden Field with an awesome playground.
   Memorial Park
is a premier community park (pool, bball courts, ball fields, playground)
   Metfield in Bella Vista includes a pickletball court, pool and playground, pump track
   Orchards Park
is a community park with lots of space, dog park, a pavillion and a playground
   Phillips Park includes a ball park, picnic pavilion and a playground.
   Wildwood Park has tennis courts, playground that is fenced and a pavilion.

Orchards Park play area for children

Orchards Park Play Area For Children

Walking/Cycling Trails – Bentonville has a number of very pleasant parks with beautiful walking trails and playgrounds for the kiddos. Two stunning examples are
Blowing Springs Paved Path and Arboretum
Coler Creek Walking Path
Compton Gardens Trail
Crystal Bridges Trails
Bella Vista’s Tanyard Creek Nature Trail
Slaughter Pen MTB Trail

88+ Fun Things For Kids in Northwest Arkansas

Note:  Image at top of the page is courtesy of Arkansas Tourism