I grew up in Central Arkansas, and I always considered it a treat when my mom brought us to Wild River Country. The park has certainly changed over the years in the attractions and activities offered, but one constant is you are always sure to have a good time. It’s certainly sentimental to be able to continue the tradition of bringing my family to a place I grew up loving. The park has been updated in several ways over the years and I’m excited to share the fun summer activities available at Wild River Country.
This post is sponsored by Wild River Country, however, all opinions are my own.
Our first stop at Wild River Country is typically the Tad Pool for the kids. With fountains, slides, waterfalls, and room to run and play, all of my kids love this spot and it’s easy to keep an eye on everyone. I love that the lifeguards are wading through the water keeping a close watch on the kids too. Speaking of lifeguards, their park is staffed with Ellis trained lifeguards and the park has received perfect scores each year when evaluated. I noticed their guards are constantly moving their heads and eyes around to ensure they are keeping a constant watch for people in distress. It makes me feel confident in bringing my family here knowing they will be in a safe environment.
The Wave Pool and Lazy River are favorites for my family. Splash and play in the Wave Pool, and move to the Lazy River to relax as it moves you along. If you love thrilling rides like I do, they have 12 water slides to choose from that suit both kids and adults alike. We had to really encourage our three-year-old to try one of the slides and he was very reluctant. Once he went down though, he wanted to go again and again. I love watching the joy on their faces as they are coming off the slides! Does it get any better than seeing those smiles?
Arkansas summers can be hot, so I’ve loved utilizing their new cabanas for our day trips. It gives us a place to relax and get out of the heat, and a place to store our stuff…because you know I have to pack a suitcase to bring five kids along with me. I kid, I only have to pack two duffle bags. Ha! They also have a locker system to store your belongings safely.
Another way to beat the heat to enjoy snowcones or ice cream while you are there. If snow cones are in view, we typically don’t pass them up! They offer a full array of menu items from cheesy pizza and burgers, to funnel cakes. It’s not your typical park food though, my kids loved their pizza, and I genuinely enjoyed my cheeseburgers will all the fixings.
Wild River Country is the perfect place for your fun summer activities including birthday parties and corporate events. They offer a large pavilion for gathering and they have discount pricing for schools and groups. Their ticket pricing varies from adult to child, and they offer a discount ticket for all ages after 3 PM. They also offer a military and first responder discount, as well as a discount for Seniors.
One last thing to note, because chances are you are as busy as I am, they have a gift shop that has all the necessities you might need. I always seem to forget something we need, like a swim diaper or sunscreen. Also, I love that they don’t charge additional for things like lifevests and tubes.
I had the chance to meet the owners, Chris and Collette Shillcut, a husband and wife team who both own and manage the park. It was fun to learn that Chris was a lifeguard at the park as a college student. He and his wife have taken great pride in making beautiful updates to the park and ensuring it is a safe place for families to make memories. I hope you are able to visit Wild River Country this summer and have lots of fun summer activities planned these last few weeks before you head back to school! Here’s a handy pin to save this for later, and check out the travel section of my blog if you are looking for additional family-friendly destinations.