Outings under $20: NWA Pool Movie Nights + RHM storytimes!

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The Wilson Park Pool in Fayetteville opened recently and features programming all summer long. The Dive-In Movies series, sponsored by the Fayetteville Firefighters Association, kicks off this Friday, June 10, with the animated movie, “Tangled.” Fayetteville’s Parks and Recreation Department invites the community to come out and enjoy this unique experience – watch the movie [...]

Outings Under $20: Malco Kids Summer Film Fest starts Tuesday

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The Malco Kids Summer Film Fest starts on June 7th this year, and it’s a great way to enjoy a theatre movie with the kids without breaking the piggy bank. All the movies will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in June and July and The Croods will kick everything off this year [...]

Outings Under $20: The Reading Roadshow is back at Panera Bread!

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The Fayetteville Public Library and Panera Bread are partnering to bring an Interactive Reading Program to the Fayetteville Panera restaurant. The FPL Reading Roadshow, a 30- minute interactive reading session, will be at Panera Bread (3638 N Front Street, Fayetteville) on these dates from 9-9:30 a.m.: June 3 July 1 August 5 Children are invited [...]

Fall/Halloween Feature: Treats at the Tracks Carnival!

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We know it’s a little early to be talking about Halloween, but there are so many fun events here in Northwest Arkansas throughout the season that we thought we’d start sooner rather than later. We know you’ll want to save this date. It looks like a blast and it helps raise money for a great [...]

The Jones Center’s remodeled Splash Pool re-opens


After 20 years of hosting Northwest Arkansas kids and their families who love to splash, swim and slide, The Jones Center’s much-loved Splash Pool and Fun Slide had earned itself a face lift. (There have been 60,000 visits to the indoor pools at The Jones Center since January alone!) Last Friday, September 11, 2015, we [...]

Outings under $20: Aug. 6 First Thursday in Fayetteville

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We can’t write a series of Outings under $20 without mentioning First Thursdays in Fayetteville. They’re free — and fun — so what’s not to like? Since August starts on Saturday (seriously, HOW IS IT ALREADY AUGUST?!) the next First Thursday is August 6th on the Fayetteville Square. The evening will start with KidStage entertainment [...]

Outings under $20: Sidewalk Sundays at the Walmart Museum

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Have you been enjoying your summer so far? If you’re looking for some ideas for outings that won’t cost a bundle, we’ve got ya covered with our Outings under $20 ideas. CLICK HERE to see previous Outings recommendations. Today’s suggestion is to check out one (or all!) of the free Sidewalk Sundays events coming up [...]

Outings under $20: Northwest Arkansas Amazeum

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Hooray, The Scott Family Amazeum opens on July 15th! We definitely wanted to get this new children’s museum on our Outings list. Now, it’s not free, but the math works out to under $2 per person if you go every week after buying a family membership for a year. The annual membership fee (for a [...]

Outings under $20: $2 Malco Movies + the Highway 112 Drive-In

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Taking kids on adventures over an entire summer can be expensive, but we’re here to help! We’re sharing some of our best ideas for what families can do inexpensively in Northwest Arkansas. We’re trying to keep our suggestions for Outings to under $20, for a family of 4 — or a parent with up to [...]

Outings under $20: FREE upcoming events at Crystal Bridges Museum

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We hope you’re enjoying our new series, Outings under $20! This is the second installment of the series. Click here for the first outing recommendation (Lawrence Plaza Splash Pad/Friday Flicks). For this Outings under $20, we suggest you visit Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, which has TONS of great events for free. The museum [...]