Baby & Toddler Activity Guide: Things to do with little ones in Northwest Arkansas

Northwest Arkansas Baby & Toddler Acvitity Guide

If you’re a new (or new-to-NWA) mama on the hunt for things to do with your baby or toddler in Northwest Arkansas, here’s a big list to help you find some fun together.

Click on the name of the activity to find out more about each:

Let’s Imagine. This indoor playground in Bentonville is just for babies, toddlers and young children.

Kindness and Joy Toys. This toy shop in Fayetteville hosts a variety of fun classes, story times and events for kids of various ages.

Crystal Bridges families. Crystal Bridges hosts a variety of events for kids of various ages and families.

Altitude Trampoline Park. This trampoline park in Fayetteville hosts special “Toddler Time” opportunities for kids ages 2-6. $10 (covers parent + toddler).

Little Sprouts. Little Sprouts is the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks’ story & activity time for babies, toddlers and preschoolers and their parents on Wednesday mornings. View the schedule here.

The Amazeum. This awesome children’s museum has exhibits that are designed to promote imagination and creative thinking for children and families of all ages. There are two spaces dedicated for toddlers 2 and under, but there are many others they would enjoy seeing. The museum has special “Priceless Nights” on Wednesdays from 4-7:30 p.m. which are donation only so you can take the kids for less $.

Genesis Gymnastics Academy. This gym has a tiny tots open gym.

The Little Gym of Rogers or The Little Gym of North Fayetteville. The Little Gym has some fun “Parent and Me” classes if you want to enjoy some tumbling/play time with your little one (ages 4 months to 3).

Hopes & Dreams Gymnastics. This gym in Springdale has Parent & Me Classes (18 months to 3 years and fully potty trained.) These classes are held in an area separated from the main gym where babies/toddlers can begin to develop gymnastics skills in an environment specific to their needs.

The Jones Center Gymnastics. The Jones Center has various fun options for littles to move their bodies and learn gymnastics.

PlayWorks Pediatric Therapy and Play Gym. PlayWorks invites the community to play at its indoor gym on Fridays.

Kindness and Joy Toys. This toy store has toddler times, preschool playdates, and various classes.

Fast Lane Entertainment. Fast Lane in Lowell has a giant indoor “Climb Crawl and Slide” Play Structure for kids 12 and under. The bottom section has a play area that’s just for toddlers to enjoy. You can purchase an unlimited, all-day pass.

Library story times. Babies and toddlers will love story times at one of the fabulous local libraries in Northwest Arkansas. Here are links to each of four major city’s libraries with kids’ events and story times: Fayetteville Public Library, Springdale Public Library, Rogers Public Library, Bentonville Public Library.

Local parks. We have so many great options for kids of all ages, but some have special playground areas just for littles.

Splash Pads & Swimming Spots. There are several indoor and outdoor options in Northwest Arkansas. Many have special areas just for babies and toddlers. When the weather’s warm, visit one of the water parks or splash pads which have special areas just for littles.

Blue Zoo Aquarium. Blue Zoo is an interactive aquarium in Rogers.

Nearby adventures:

Ocean Adventures Indoor Playground. This ocean-themed indoor playground in nearby Joplin, Mo., is great for littles.