South Sound Winter Break Fun and More for Kids and Families December 26th-28th

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Need South Sound area winter break activities? Kids’ activities in Tacoma, Puyallup, Gig Harbor, or your neck of the woods?

You’ve come to the right place! Here’s my list of fun and affordable things to do with the kids in and around the South Sound this week!

Ongoing Winter Break Events:

 Zoolights at Pt.Defiance Zoo through January 1st

Franciscan Polar Plaza ice skating in downtown Tacoma

Winter Wildland at Northwest Trek   Watch the animals enjoy special enrichment activities. Through January 1st. Free with admission. Admission to trek is pricey. If you have some extra Christmas money from grandma, you might want to invest in an annual pass if you’d go more than twice (they can be added on to zoo passes).

Model Train Festival at the History Museum in Tacoma

Model Train Display and Lego Play at City Blocks

Kids Eat Free at Ikea Thanks, The Coupon Project!

 Fantasy Lights in Spanaway through January 1st (Drive-Thru)

Skate at the Fransiscan Polar Plaza

Half-off at Charlie’s Safari in Lacey with a canned food donation

Play time/Mini Camps at City Blocks at Freighthouse Square. Look for the fb post from the 17th for all the times and details!

Play and fun at Discovery Village in Gig Harbor

Bounce times at Trampoline Nation in Federal Way

Winter Break Camps

I know of camps at HOCM in Olympia, Discovery Village in Gig Harbor, and Pump it UP! in Tacoma. Beyond that, your best bet is to check with the YMCA (they do take non members) or your parks department.

Indoor Play Options See My Lists of

Do call any first this week to check for holiday related closures.

Other Weekday Events and Fun


Family Fun Day at the Main Branch of the Tacoma Public Library 1PM Drop in for video games, board games, refreshments and more


Thursday Infant Story Time at the Auburn Library 10:15

Family Movie at the Gig Harbor Library at 1PM 

Read with a dog at the Puyallup Public Library  Drop in and practice your reading skills with a patient, canine listener 1-2 with Robbie or 3:30-4:30 with Dan!


Friday is looking a little skimpy, isn’t it? Check the ongoing options at the top, and don’t worry-I promise I’ll have more for your weekend. I’m also rounding up family friendly New Years options, and my list of Polar Bear Plunges for those of you feeling Brrrrave!

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