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.
Friday Family Movie Night at Chamber’s Creek in University Place Link opens pdf Movies on the big screen in the Environmental Services Building. It’s The Lorax tonight. 1.00 admission; concessions for sale. Bring blankets. 6″30
South King County
Veterans Day Parade in Auburn If you’re a first time attender, you’ll want to read my post here.
StoryTime at Southcenter/Tukwila Barnes and Noble 11AM Every Saturday in the children’s section
Water Weekends at HCC Mast at Redondo Every Saturday you can get up close with critters in the touch tanks and learn about sea life from 10-2 Here’s their Facebook page Today is a special live dive day with an octopus release at 11am
Puyallup/Sumner/Greater Pierce County
It’s a 2nd Saturday, which means free, family friendly activities at Pierce County Library branches. Best bets this weekend look like a puppet show in Tillicum and a Geek Dad event in Lakewood. You can see all the choices here.
Lego! my Library at the Puyallup Public Library 11AM Build creations inspired by stories. New club. No registration required; for kids 3-8
International Games Day at the Puyallup Public Library 2PM free, all ages drop in event, with video games and traditional board games to play.
Read with a Dog at the Puyallup Public Library Kids can drop in and practice their reading skills with Clover, the dalmatian. 2-3
Career Day for kids in 6th grade and up at the Point Defiance Zoo Free event with free admission for participants. Kids under 16 do need to be with a paying adult.
Wheelchair Basketball Tournament Cheer on the Tacoma titans as they compete against other Northwest wheelchair basketball teams. Free admission; donations accepted. Games also on Sunday
Pier Peer at the Foss Waterway Seaport Special night time event. See critters attracted to the dock lights and enjoy hot cocoa afterwards. **Registration is required (lots of spots open), and participants must be 8 and up.
Fall movies at Galaxy Uptown 2.00 shows benefit the Jaycox benevolence fund. It’s today. Doors open at 9:30; show at 10
Key Peninsula-Chili Cook Off and Craft Fair with Kids’ Corner Link is a pdf 10AM-4 at the civic center
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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. Note: Link opens large, pdf file.
Saturday Story time at the Olympia Barnes and Noble 1PM Ongoing event
Northwest Glass Pumpkin Patch is at the Port of Olympia plaza
It’s Veterans’ Day. See my post here for South Sound area observances and activities.
*Note: The holiday is observed Monday, which means schools and the usual suspects will be closed.
Grand Opening of the new Hands-On Children’s Museum in Olympia Buy timed entry tickets online in advance. I can’t wait to hear about it-send in a report if you make it there before we do!
Michael’s Stores Passport to Imagination Ornament Craft PM 1-3 Call your local store to confirm, as these do tend to vary.
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