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Are you looking for something for your family to do this weekend? Check out FamilyLifeNWA.com each week for our top weekend picks. There's always something to do in Northwest Arkansas. Now you know! See our full calendar of activities.


Top picks for Weekend Activities: Jan 11th - Jan 14th

by Monica Whitaker


Are you looking for something INDOORS for your family to do this cold winter weekend? Check out FamilyLifeNWA.com each week for our top weekend picks. There's always something to do in Northwest Arkansas. Now you know! See our full calendar of activities.


  1. Arkansas vs. Kentucky - Gymnastics Home Opener

  2. The 11th-ranked Arkansas gymnastics team will make its first appearance inside Barnhill Arena this Friday for a Southeastern Conference matchup against the sixth-ranked Kentucky Wildcats at 6:45 p.m.

    The Razorbacks' home debut will feature a Candyland theme. The first 250 kids will receive candy bars with the chance of winning a special giveaway from 25 golden tickets. There will be a photo booth along with other candy themed giveaways throughout the meet.


    When: Saturday Jan 12th at 7:00pm

    Where: Barnhill Arena, 285 Stadium Drive, Fayetteville, AR 72701

    Cost: $5 for adults and $3 for youth 17 and under

    Link: Buy Tickets


  3. Jones Center Funday Sunday - Free Swimming

  4. Our monthly Funday Sunday series is the 2nd Sunday of the month where everyone is able to participate in a completely FREE activity at The Jones Center. This month families are welcome to swim for free between 1:30pm - 5:00pm. This special series has been made possible by the generous support of Walmart.


    When: Sunday January 14th from 1:30pm - 5:00pm

    Where: The Jones Center, 922 East Emma Ave, Springdale, AR 72764

    Cost: FREE

    Link: Event Webpage


  5. Storytime with Miss Dogwood

  6. Miss Dogwood's Outstanding Teen, Anna Claire Hay will present a Snowy Storytime on Saturday, January 13 at 2:00 PM in the Children's Read Aloud Area of Bentonville Public Library. Families are invited to share great books, songs, and rhymes and then create a Sparkly Winter Art Project.


    When: Saturday January 13th, 2:00pm

    Where: Bentonville Public Library, 405 S Main Street, Bentonville, AR 72712

    Cost: Free

    Link: Event Page.


  7. Tots and Tales - Shape It Up!

  8. Go on a scavenger hunt with your toddler to find shapes in our permanent collection. Enjoy storytime and then create a collage using shapes of all sizes and materials. For ages 1.5 to 3 with an adult.

    $10 ($8 for members), register online or with Guest Services, or call 479.657.2311 during business hours.


    When: Saturday January 10th from 1:30 - 2:30pm

    Where: Crystal Bridges, 600 Museum Way, Bentonville, AR 72712

    Cost: $10 ($8 for members)

    Link: Event Page



    Monica Whitaker.  Writer for Firefly Marketing, LLC including SupplierLife.com and FamilyLifeNWA.com

    Monica Whitaker, writer with FamilyLifeNWA