Two Friday's ago, I'd fully anticipated taking all the kids and going to my workout class, however, when Adam tried to leave for work, we discovered that the spring on our garage door had broken and there was not even a chance of manually opening it. So, we were stuck at the house until Harmon Overhead Doors could arrive. That sort of got our morning out of kilter if you know what I mean. At that point I tried to put together a Plan B that didn't consist of a constant flow of television or playing the Wii. If I said it once, I probably said it five or six times, "did you ask to turn the TV on?" I thought to myself, "Oh man, this is just the first day of summer!" I tried to get them to do Legos, play games, read or do some "school" work pages and journaling, but the combination of rain (meaning we were literally trapped in the house) and the fact that the garage door was stuck (meaning we could not leave the house) made for a tragic combination. So, I decided then, that I needed to put a little structure into our summer days so I started doing some research on local fun spots. For those of you Little Rocker's, here's a few local ideas you might try with your peeps this summer and if you have suggestions, I'd welcome the ideas in my comment section.
Enjoy all rated G or PG movies for just a buck. Movies are shown at 10 am on Thursdays. The schedule is: Paddington (June 9); Alvin and the Chipmunks (June 16); The Peanuts Movie (June 23); Pan (June 30); Home (July 7); The Box Trolls (July 14); The Sandlot (July 21); Norm of the North (July 28); Shaun the Sheep Movie (August 4); and Max (August 11). It will run each Thursday from June 4-August 6.
Also has family friendly movies at 10 am and noon Tuesday through Thursday for $3 admission. The Peanuts Movie (June 14-16th); The Surfs 2 (June 21-23); Home (June 28-30); Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (July 5-7); Puss in Boots (July 12-14); How to Train Your Dragon (July 19-21); Goosebumps (July 26-28); and Hotel Transylvania 2 (Aug 2-4).
Wiggle Worms-Museum of Discovery
Little Rock Zoo-
9:30 am and 3:30 pm - Penguins
1:30pm - Great Ape Scatter Feeds (observed daily from 1:30 to 2:00 pm, weather permitting.)
2:00pm - Saturdays - Alligator Feeding
Lorikeet Feeding - Nectar can be purchased inside the Lorikeet exhibit
Fish Food - Fish food is available around the park for $.25 to feed the Koi fish.
Witt Stephens Nature Center (downtown)
Fish Feeding - Wednesdays 2-2:30 pm
Alligator Feeding - Fridays 2-2:30 pm
Wild Tales Story Time - Wednesdays 10-11 am Join a nature center educator for story time featuring books about animals and nature. Then, take a guided discovery walk outside. This free program is tailored for children 6 and younger. Dress for outdoor time. There is a terrific scavenger hunt that they will give each child (upon request) at the front desk, my boys thought this was a really fun activity.
Downtown & Midtown Fun:
The METRO is a 3.4 mile street car system connecting the cities of Little Rock and North Little Rock. Attractions along the route include Verizon Arena, the Argenta Historic District, Little Rock's River Market District, the Historic Arkansas Museum and the Clinton Presidential Center. I have only done this with the boys one other time, but they loved it!The schedule is:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 8:30 - 10 pm
Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 8:30 - Midnight
Sunday 11 - 5 pm
Routes begin at the River Market and it's about a 15 minute loop.
-ages 4 and under are FREE
-ages 5-11 are $.50 per boarding
-ages 12-64 are $1.00 per boarding
Farmers Market Hours are:
EVERY Saturday Starting May 7, 2016 – September 24, 2016
7 AM - 3 PM, rain or shine!
Starting May 3, 2016 – July 26, 2016
7 AM - 3 PM, rain or shine!
400 President Clinton Ave.
Little Rock, AR 72201
Arkansas State Capitol Tour: