Sometimes you’re just looking for something fun to do with your kids. I’ve been there so many times. I’ve even Googled my own town (like I don’t know what’s already here)!
One of my favorite things to do is interview the locals about the best things to do in their town. After all, no one knows the best spots like the locals!
For this article, I interviewed my cousin Andrew and his wife. Andrew is an Arkansas native (just like me!) and a resident of Sherwood. He knows all the BEST kid-friendly things to do in Sherwood.
What is the best free thing to do with kids in Sherwood?
Our favorite thing to do in Sherwood is go to the FREE splash pad with our children. They allow food and drinks so it’s great for an afternoon trip.
You’ll find the Sherwood Splash Pad here:
1111 W. Maryland Ave.
Sherwood, AR 72120
Best place to take your kids to eat in Sherwood?
Our favorite place to eat in Sherwood is Senor Tequila. Our family of five enjoys great Mexican food.
Most unique thing to see with kids?
Roundtop filling station and our city’s first mural on Sherwood’s only skyscraper two stories high.
“Located on a once well-traveled section of U.S. Highway 67 between St. Louis and Little Rock, the Roundtop Filling Station was built in 1936 by the Justin Matthews Company for the Sinclair Refining Company, operating in Arkansas as the Pierce Oil Company. It is believed that Matthews’ resident architect, Frank M. Carmean, designed the unique look of the Roundtop.
In 2010, the Roundtop was featured in “The Last Ride,” a movie about the last days of country singer, Hank Williams, Sr.
The old filling station is now used by the Sherwood Police Department as its Southside Substation.” –City of Sherwood
Best walking trail that kids love?
We enjoy the trail and pond by our local Sherwood Police Station.
Read more here: BEST Place to Fish in Sherwood Arkansas
Best museum near Sherwood?
We enjoy the Museum of Discovery in downtown Little Rock.
The Museum of Discovery is Arkansas’s premier science and technology center, and our mission to ignite and fuel a passion for science, technology, engineering, arts and math through dynamic, interactive experiences.Museum of Discovery
You’ll find it here:
500 President Clinton Ave., Suite 150
Little Rock, AR 72201
Best place to see live theatre with kids?
Arkansas Repertory Theatre or Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts Children’s Theater in Little Rock
At the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts, we believe in the power of live theatre to shape young lives. That’s why we’ve been writing, producing, and staging exceptional live theatre for youth and family audiences for more than 40 years.AMFA
Based on exciting contemporary stories and beloved classic tales, live theatre, dance, magic, puppetry, film, spoken-word poetry, and much more will come to life with fantastic characters, brilliant lighting, colorful costumes – and a little magic – on stage at the new AMFA.
You’ll find the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts here:
2510 Cantrell Road
Little Rock, AR 72202
OPENING IN 2022
501 East Ninth Street
Little Rock, AR 72202
Best drive-through Christmas light display in Sherwood that kids would love?
Enchanted Forest Trail of Lights
Sherwood’s Enchanted Forest Trail of Lights is a drive-thru trail with the entrance located at the Sherwood Sports Complex, 511 Bear Paw Road.City of Sherwood
The Trail of Lights is over a mile of spectacular lights. Admission is free but donations to fund future displays are accepted. Everyone receives a candy cane!
Best camping near Sherwood?
I’d prefer to camp on the Buffalo River.
Camping on the Buffalo River is a beautiful outdoor experience, whether you’re in a designated National Park Service campground or camping on a vacant gravel bar along the river.Buffalo River
The upper Buffalo River features several National Park Service campgrounds with pretty scenery…arguably the prettiest in the park! The campgrounds of the upper Buffalo River are: Steel Creek, Kyle’s Landing, Erbie, Ozark, Carver, and Mount Hersey.
For more camping ideas, check out our ideas for the Best State Parks in Arkansas for Camping.
Does Sherwood have a festival that kids would enjoy?
Sherwood Fest is a family-oriented event that combines crafts, kid’s activities, and family entertainment.source
Get more info about Sherwood Fest here!
You’ll find Cabot, Arkansas right up the road from Sherwood. Cabot has a Strawberry Festival that your kids would love!
Favorite “Mom and Pop” place to visit with kids?
Pig ‘N Chik BBQ
Pig ‘N Chik BBQ is a family-owned small barbecue restaurant, ready to serve up the best food you’ve had in years! Our extensive menu has great options for everyone—mouth-watering BBQ, hearty chicken, flavorful fish, home-style favorites and much more, including dessert. We aim to provide an enjoyable atmosphere, so you can enjoy a delicious meal with the people who matter most in your life.Pig ‘N Chik BBQ
You’ll also love our EPIC Arkansas Bucket List that has 100 AWESOME things to do!
Best place to watch live sports with kids?
The Arkansas Travelers are the AA affiliate of the Seattle Mariners. With room for more than 7,000 spectators, Dickey-Stephens Park was built with the fan experience in mind. The giant video scoreboard – one of the largest in the minors – provides statistics, standings and replays to bring Trav fans closer to the game than ever before. Many beloved traditions accompany the Travelers to Dickey-Stephens Park including the old ballpark organ, a separate bleacher section and $6 general admission tickets.source
You’ll find it here:
400 W Broadway St
North Little Rock, AR 72114
Official Arkansas Travelers Website
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Kid-friendly things to do in Sherwood, Arkansas
A special thanks to Andrew for filling us in on all the best things to do in Sherwood with kids!