Up to something as a family in North Little Rock

Parents know traveling with kids is its own set of challenges: are there restaurants with kid-friendly menus? Are there activities that will appeal to the whole family? Fortunately, families have a lot of kid-friendly dining and activity options in North Little Rock.

North Little Rock locals Tye and Kenny Miller graciously visited with us about their top picks for families new to North Little Rock. Featured: Original ScoopDog, Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum

Family-friendly dining

The Miller’s recommend: The Mighty Crab, Jacob’s Wings and Grill, Eat My Catfish, The Filling Station


Family-friendly things to do

The Miller’s recommend: Funland Amusement Park, Emerald Park, Old Mill

“We like to spend time outside and take evening family walks. With three kids, we also have to get creative,” Tye laughs. “We do a lot of imaginative play, like dressing up and playing chef.”

Imagination has no limits, so take it with you: explore miles and miles of the Arkansas River Trail, play at the infamous “rocket ship” playground in Burns Park, check out local produce and goods at the farmers’ markets and even see a World War II submarine in-person. North Little Rock even has options for the older kids to enjoy.

Outdoors

Burns Park Funland

History & Culture

The Old Mill at T. R. Pugh Memorial Park

Shopping

Meet the animals at St. Joseph Center

Activities for Teens

Kayak sunset tour with Rock Town River Outfitters
Photo by Lori Sparkman

september

17sep7:30 pm9:30 pmSteel Magnolias405 Main StreetEvent Type :Argenta,Arts & Entertainment

17sep8:00 pm10:00 pmLook at Our Shorts!301 Main Street, North Little Rock, AR 72114Event Type :Arts & Entertainment,Family-Friendly,Wine or Dine

18sep7:30 am10:30 amArgenta Farmers Market510 Main StreetEvent Type :Argenta,Community,Family-Friendly

18sep8:30 am12:00 pmThe Great Arkansas River CleanupChampionship Drive and Tournament Drive, North Little Rock, AR 72118Event Type :Community,Family-Friendly

18sep7:30 pm9:30 pmSteel Magnolias405 Main StreetEvent Type :Argenta,Arts & Entertainment

18sep8:00 pm10:00 pmLook at Our Shorts!301 Main Street, North Little Rock, AR 72114Event Type :Arts & Entertainment,Family-Friendly,Wine or Dine

18sep9:00 pm11:00 pmKent Burnside at Four Quarter Bar415 Main StreetEvent Type :Argenta,Live Music

19sep2:00 pm4:00 pmSteel Magnolias405 Main StreetEvent Type :Argenta,Arts & Entertainment

20sep7:00 pm9:00 pmFlyway Brewing Live Trivia314 Maple StreetEvent Type :Argenta,Arts & Entertainment,Family-Friendly,Wine or Dine

21sep8:00 pm10:00 pmPunchline Stand-Up Comedy301 Main Street, North Little Rock, AR 72114Event Type :Argenta,Arts & Entertainment,Wine or Dine

22sep11:30 am2:00 pmFabulous Food Trucks in Downtown NLREvent Type :Wine or Dine

22sep12:00 pm6:00 pmCity of North Little Rock Job Fair100 Main Street, North Little Rock, AR 72114Event Type :Community

22sep6:00 pm7:00 pmSeptember Dogtown Yoga Series510 Main StreetEvent Type :Argenta,Community,Family-Friendly,Sports

22sep8:00 pm10:00 pmThe Joint Venture301 Main Street, North Little Rock, AR 72114Event Type :Argenta,Arts & Entertainment,Wine or Dine

23sep6:30 pm8:30 pmPaint the Rock510 Main StreetEvent Type :Community

23sep7:00 pm9:00 pmSteel Magnolias405 Main StreetEvent Type :Argenta,Arts & Entertainment

24sep6:00 pm9:00 pmLettuce GrowEvent Type :Community,Live Music,Wine or Dine

24sep7:30 pm9:30 pmSteel Magnolias405 Main StreetEvent Type :Argenta,Arts & Entertainment

24sep8:00 pm10:00 pmLook at Our Shorts!301 Main Street, North Little Rock, AR 72114Event Type :Arts & Entertainment,Family-Friendly,Wine or Dine

25sep7:30 am10:30 amArgenta Farmers Market510 Main StreetEvent Type :Argenta,Community,Family-Friendly

25sep9:00 am10:00 amPure Barre Pop Up510 Main StreetEvent Type :Argenta,Community,Family-Friendly,Sports

25sep9:00 am4:00 pmGoing Beyond Live with Priscilla Shirer1 Simmons Bank Arena DriveEvent Type :Arts & Entertainment,Community

25sep7:30 pm9:30 pmSteel Magnolias405 Main StreetEvent Type :Argenta,Arts & Entertainment

25sep8:00 pm10:00 pmLook at Our Shorts!301 Main Street, North Little Rock, AR 72114Event Type :Arts & Entertainment,Family-Friendly,Wine or Dine

26sep2:00 pm4:00 pmSteel Magnolias405 Main StreetEvent Type :Argenta,Arts & Entertainment

27sep7:00 pm9:00 pmFlyway Brewing Live Trivia314 Maple StreetEvent Type :Argenta,Arts & Entertainment,Family-Friendly,Wine or Dine

28sep8:00 pm10:00 pmThelma and the Sleaze415 Main StreetEvent Type :Argenta,Live Music

28sep8:00 pm10:00 pmPunchline Stand-Up Comedy301 Main Street, North Little Rock, AR 72114Event Type :Argenta,Arts & Entertainment,Wine or Dine

29sep5:30 pm11:00 pmPulaski County FairRiverfront DriveEvent Type :Arts & Entertainment,Community,Family-Friendly

29sep6:00 pm7:00 pmSeptember Dogtown Yoga Series510 Main StreetEvent Type :Argenta,Community,Family-Friendly,Sports

29sep8:00 pm10:00 pmThe Joint Venture301 Main Street, North Little Rock, AR 72114Event Type :Argenta,Arts & Entertainment,Wine or Dine

30sep5:30 pm11:00 pmPulaski County FairRiverfront DriveEvent Type :Arts & Entertainment,Community,Family-Friendly

october

01oct5:00 pm9:00 pmCruise Night at David's3510 Landers Road, North Little Rock, AR 72117Event Type :Community,Family-Friendly,Wine or Dine

01oct5:30 pm11:00 pmPulaski County FairRiverfront DriveEvent Type :Arts & Entertainment,Community,Family-Friendly

01oct8:00 pm10:00 pmLook at Our Shorts!301 Main Street, North Little Rock, AR 72114Event Type :Arts & Entertainment,Family-Friendly,Wine or Dine

02oct7:30 am10:30 amArgenta Farmers Market510 Main StreetEvent Type :Argenta,Community,Family-Friendly

02oct12:00 pm11:00 pmPulaski County FairRiverfront DriveEvent Type :Arts & Entertainment,Community,Family-Friendly

02oct8:00 pm10:00 pmLook at Our Shorts!301 Main Street, North Little Rock, AR 72114Event Type :Arts & Entertainment,Family-Friendly,Wine or Dine

03oct10:00 am2:00 pmThe Arkansas Times and Fox Trail Distillery Presents Bloodies, Bubbles & Brunch510 Main StreetEvent Type :Argenta,Wine or Dine

03oct10:00 am3:00 pmDiamond Bear Steak Cookoff600 N Broadway St.Event Type :Argenta,Wine or Dine

03oct12:00 pm11:00 pmPulaski County FairRiverfront DriveEvent Type :Arts & Entertainment,Community,Family-Friendly

04oct7:00 pm9:00 pmFlyway Brewing Live Trivia314 Maple StreetEvent Type :Argenta,Arts & Entertainment,Family-Friendly,Wine or Dine

05oct8:00 pm10:00 pmPunchline Stand-Up Comedy301 Main Street, North Little Rock, AR 72114Event Type :Argenta,Arts & Entertainment,Wine or Dine

06oct6:00 pm7:00 pmSeptember Dogtown Yoga Series510 Main StreetEvent Type :Argenta,Community,Family-Friendly,Sports

06oct7:00 pm10:00 pmTobyMac Hits Deep Tour 20211 Simmons Bank Arena DriveEvent Type :Argenta,Live Music

06oct8:00 pm10:00 pmThe Joint Venture301 Main Street, North Little Rock, AR 72114Event Type :Argenta,Arts & Entertainment,Wine or Dine

08octAll Day09Argenta Dogtown Throwdown300 Main StreetEvent Type :Argenta,Arts & Entertainment,Community,Family-Friendly,Live Music,Wine or Dine

08oct8:00 pm10:00 pmLook at Our Shorts!301 Main Street, North Little Rock, AR 72114Event Type :Arts & Entertainment,Family-Friendly,Wine or Dine

09oct7:30 am10:30 amArgenta Farmers Market510 Main StreetEvent Type :Argenta,Community,Family-Friendly

09oct9:00 am12:00 pmSt. Joseph Center Historic Building Tour6800 Camp Robinson Road, North Little Rock, AR 72118Event Type :Community,Family-Friendly

09oct8:00 pm10:00 pmLook at Our Shorts!301 Main Street, North Little Rock, AR 72114Event Type :Arts & Entertainment,Family-Friendly,Wine or Dine

10oct1:00 pm3:00 pmInaugural Argenta Beer Mile300 Main StreetEvent Type :Argenta,Sports,Wine or Dine

10oct7:00 pm9:00 pmGold Over America Tour1 Simmons Bank Arena DriveEvent Type :Argenta,Arts & Entertainment,Family-Friendly,Sports

12oct8:00 pm10:00 pmPunchline Stand-Up Comedy301 Main Street, North Little Rock, AR 72114Event Type :Argenta,Arts & Entertainment,Wine or Dine

13oct6:00 pm7:00 pmSeptember Dogtown Yoga Series510 Main StreetEvent Type :Argenta,Community,Family-Friendly,Sports

13oct8:00 pm10:00 pmThe Joint Venture301 Main Street, North Little Rock, AR 72114Event Type :Argenta,Arts & Entertainment,Wine or Dine

15oct8:00 pm10:00 pmLook at Our Shorts!301 Main Street, North Little Rock, AR 72114Event Type :Arts & Entertainment,Family-Friendly,Wine or Dine

16octAll DayCentral Arkansas Pride (virtual)Event Type :Argenta,Arts & Entertainment,Family-Friendly

16oct7:30 am10:30 amArgenta Farmers Market510 Main StreetEvent Type :Argenta,Community,Family-Friendly

16oct12:00 pm8:00 pmFaucette Festivals: October 16Main Street & Washington Avenue, North Little Rock AR 72114Event Type :Argenta,Community,Family-Friendly,Live Music

16oct8:00 pm10:00 pmLook at Our Shorts!301 Main Street, North Little Rock, AR 72114Event Type :Arts & Entertainment,Family-Friendly,Wine or Dine

19oct8:00 pm10:00 pmPunchline Stand-Up Comedy301 Main Street, North Little Rock, AR 72114Event Type :Argenta,Arts & Entertainment,Wine or Dine

20oct8:00 pm10:00 pmThe Joint Venture301 Main Street, North Little Rock, AR 72114Event Type :Argenta,Arts & Entertainment,Wine or Dine

22oct8:00 pm10:00 pmLook at Our Shorts!301 Main Street, North Little Rock, AR 72114Event Type :Arts & Entertainment,Family-Friendly,Wine or Dine

23oct7:30 am10:30 amArgenta Farmers Market510 Main StreetEvent Type :Argenta,Community,Family-Friendly

23oct8:00 pm10:00 pmLook at Our Shorts!301 Main Street, North Little Rock, AR 72114Event Type :Arts & Entertainment,Family-Friendly,Wine or Dine

29oct7:30 pm11:00 pmMonster Bash 20217318 Windsong Drive, North Little Rock, AR 72113Event Type :Arts & Entertainment,Community,Wine or Dine

29oct8:00 pm10:00 pmLook at Our Shorts!301 Main Street, North Little Rock, AR 72114Event Type :Arts & Entertainment,Family-Friendly,Wine or Dine

30oct7:30 am10:30 amArgenta Farmers Market510 Main StreetEvent Type :Argenta,Community,Family-Friendly

30oct7:30 pm9:30 pmFright Night in Argenta510 Main StreetEvent Type :Argenta,Arts & Entertainment,Community,Wine or Dine

30oct8:00 pm10:00 pmFestival of Laughs1 Simmons Bank Arena DriveEvent Type :Argenta,Arts & Entertainment

30oct8:00 pm10:00 pmLook at Our Shorts!301 Main Street, North Little Rock, AR 72114Event Type :Arts & Entertainment,Family-Friendly,Wine or Dine

november

03nov7:00 pm9:00 pmThe Sound of Music405 Main StreetEvent Type :Argenta,Arts & Entertainment

04nov7:00 pm9:00 pmThe Sound of Music405 Main StreetEvent Type :Argenta,Arts & Entertainment

05nov5:00 pm9:00 pmCruise Night at David's3510 Landers Road, North Little Rock, AR 72117Event Type :Community,Family-Friendly,Wine or Dine

05nov7:30 pm9:30 pmThe Sound of Music405 Main StreetEvent Type :Argenta,Arts & Entertainment

05nov8:00 pm10:00 pmLook at Our Shorts!301 Main Street, North Little Rock, AR 72114Event Type :Arts & Entertainment,Family-Friendly,Wine or Dine

06nov7:30 am10:30 amArgenta Farmers Market510 Main StreetEvent Type :Argenta,Community,Family-Friendly

06nov11:00 am1:00 pmPaw Patrol Live! The Great Pirate Adventure1 Simmons Bank Arena DriveEvent Type :Argenta,Arts & Entertainment,Family-Friendly

06nov3:00 pm5:00 pmPaw Patrol Live! The Great Pirate Adventure1 Simmons Bank Arena DriveEvent Type :Argenta,Arts & Entertainment,Family-Friendly

06nov7:30 pm9:30 pmThe Sound of Music405 Main StreetEvent Type :Argenta,Arts & Entertainment

06nov8:00 pm10:00 pmLook at Our Shorts!301 Main Street, North Little Rock, AR 72114Event Type :Arts & Entertainment,Family-Friendly,Wine or Dine

07nov11:00 am1:00 pmPaw Patrol Live! The Great Pirate Adventure1 Simmons Bank Arena DriveEvent Type :Argenta,Arts & Entertainment,Family-Friendly

07nov2:00 pm4:00 pmThe Sound of Music405 Main StreetEvent Type :Argenta,Arts & Entertainment

07nov3:00 pm5:00 pmPaw Patrol Live! The Great Pirate Adventure1 Simmons Bank Arena DriveEvent Type :Argenta,Arts & Entertainment,Family-Friendly

10nov7:00 pm9:00 pmThe Sound of Music405 Main StreetEvent Type :Argenta,Arts & Entertainment

11nov7:00 pm9:00 pmThe Sound of Music405 Main StreetEvent Type :Argenta,Arts & Entertainment

12nov7:30 pm9:30 pmThe Sound of Music405 Main StreetEvent Type :Argenta,Arts & Entertainment

12nov8:00 pm10:00 pmLook at Our Shorts!301 Main Street, North Little Rock, AR 72114Event Type :Arts & Entertainment,Family-Friendly,Wine or Dine

12nov(nov 12)8:00 pm13(nov 13)12:00 amRed and the Revelers Live at Four Quarter Bar415 Main StreetEvent Type :Argenta,Live Music

13nov7:30 am10:30 amArgenta Farmers Market510 Main StreetEvent Type :Argenta,Community,Family-Friendly

13nov9:00 am12:00 pmSt. Joseph Center Historic Building Tour6800 Camp Robinson Road, North Little Rock, AR 72118Event Type :Community,Family-Friendly

13nov2:00 pm4:00 pmThe Sound of Music405 Main StreetEvent Type :Argenta,Arts & Entertainment

13nov7:30 pm9:30 pmThe Sound of Music405 Main StreetEvent Type :Argenta,Arts & Entertainment

13nov8:00 pm10:00 pmLook at Our Shorts!301 Main Street, North Little Rock, AR 72114Event Type :Arts & Entertainment,Family-Friendly,Wine or Dine

16nov7:00 pm9:00 pmFestival of the Senses: Cheek to Cheek4106 JFK Blvd.Event Type :Community,Family-Friendly,Live Music