Looking for something fun to do with the kids this weekend in Tacoma, Auburn, Lakewood, Olympia, or another South Sound spot? You’ve come to the right place for a whole list of affordable South Sound fun for kids and families this weekend.
Missed your photo op? The conservatory at Wright Park is decorated with pumpkins and remains open all weekend.
Nature Alphabet At the Tacoma Nature Center 10:30 Nature themed story time for preschoolers V is for volcanoes today; registration and fees required
Michael’s Stores Passport to Imagination Stocking Craft Call your local store to confirm, as these do tend to vary.
Kids’ Workshop at the Home Depot 9AM-12 Arrive early for these popular, free programs. It’s a turkey napkin holder!
South King County
Auburn Avenue Kids Presents The Three Pigs Tickets a very reasonable 6.00
StoryTime at Southcenter/Tukwila Barnes and Noble 11AM Every Saturday in the children’s section
Puyallup/Sumner/Greater Pierce County
Pet Expo at the Puyallup Fairgrounds agility dogs, Reptile Man, and a much, much more pet oriented entertainment and merchandise. Tickets are 12.00 for adults and 6.00 for kids 6-12. Younger kids and active and retired military members are free. Save 2.00 by purchasing tickets online.
Used Book Sale at the South Hill Library 10AM-4PM; bag sale at 2:15
Fall Craft Time at the Sumner Library 1-2:30 free, drop-in event for the whole family. Come make a bookmark!
Lego! my Library at the Puyallup Public Library 11AM Build creations inspired by stories. New club. No registration required; for kids 3-8
Nature Walk at Swan Creek with staff from the Tacoma Nature Center 10AM free; online sign up requested. I’ve written about Swan Creek before. This would be a nice opportunity to explore it with a group if it sounded like more adventure than you wanted to try alone! Walks are not recommended for strollers or children under 3.
Fall movies at Galaxy Uptown 2.00 shows benefit the Jaycox benevolence fund. It’s the Bee Movie today. Doors open at 9:30; show at 10
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Marine Life at the LOTT Wet Center Every Saturday the center is open with free, themed activities for the family designed to educate about science and the environment. Today’s is a, “Virtual tour,” of the underwater world with pictures and a video at 1PM. Beading and sea star print craft are available all day. Note: Link opens large, pdf file.
Story Time at Cabelas in Lacey Children and parents or grandparents can hear outdoor stories the first Saturday of the month in the walled tent area. **Please call to check on this before you go. I haven’t had time to yet, and I think the time may have changed. I’ll update it when I get the scoop.
Saturday Story time at the Olympia Barnes and Noble 1PM Ongoing event
Pier Peer with the South Sound Estuary Association Sea critters at night at the Boston Harbor Marina. Requires registration and group size is limited. You can register for an upcoming month if it’s full.
Michael’s Stores Advent Calendar Craft Event Do call your local store, as these tend to vary.
Day of the Dead Celebration at the Tacoma Art Museum Free admission and activities
Tacoma Buddhist Temple Fall Food and Craft Bazaar Free admission; food items for 1.00-9.00; crafts for sale
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