Fun for Kids This Weekend: South Sound Family Events and Activities for February 15th-18th!

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Wondering what 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.

If you’re headed north or south, you’ll want to check out the fantastic list over at ThriftyNWmom compiled by the newest member of their frugal finding team, Annaliese of Grays Harbor Deals!  I don’t see this up yet, but I’m sure she’s rounding up some good stuff for you.

Indoor Play Options See My Lists of


Where to Play in the Snow

The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley at the Tacoma Musical Playhouse; Special performances for ages 4 and up based on the beloved book. Runs through the 24th Tickets are 12.00-17.00; ask about group performances

James and the Giant Peach at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts in Olympia; an Olympia Family Theater production

Discounted admission to Fort Nisqually continues through February

There are still a few remaining father/daughter Valentines events in the area. If If you’re interested in a  daddy/daughter dance, check my list. Many of these are sold out already, but you may have luck in a neighboring town. Try the one at Sprinker this weekend through Pierce County Parks and Rec or the one coming up in March with our friends at the STAR Center in South Tacoma

All Weekend

Join the Great Backyard Bird Count Spend as little as 15 minutes in your backyard counting feathered friends. Submit your results to help scientists around the world. All kinds of helpful info. at the link.

Sleeping Beauty at the Manestage Theatre in Sumner (Friday-Sunday)  Various show times. Photo ops. with Sleeping Beauty  and the rest of the royals after every performance. Bring your camera!


All Over

Kids’ Club at Michaels  2.00 per child  kids craft while you shop. Pets theme this week-looks like maybe a placemat? Sessions on the half hour from 10-11:30AM

South King County

Water Weekends with HCC Mast at Redondo Every Saturday visit the center for free and get up close with sea critters in their touch tanks.

Globetrotters at the Showare Center in Kent.  Discounts through Groupon and Goldstar are sold out, but try code, “TOGETHER,” to save 7.00 (Note: I haven’t tested it).

Seattle Mountaineers play an evening game in Renton. Christian based basketball team. Cheap tickets!

Tacoma/Greater Pierce County

Story Time With the Daffodil Princesses  10 Different Library branches  See link for the complete list and times

BFF Ice Cream Social at Learning Sprout 8.00 for two includes ice cream and other fun. Click on the image on the fb page. Call to sign up.

Kids n Critters at NW Trek Up to 4 children get in free with each paying adult. Special activities, too. Also Sunday and Monday. All day

Click! Free family movie at the Grand in Tacoma Doors open at 9:30; show starts at 10. Early arrival is suggested; limited to the first 100. Today’s show is Puss and Boots

Children’s Concert at the University of Puget Sound Cowboy/Pecos Bill theme  Special introduction to orchestra music for young children; musical petting zoo 3PM 5.00 kids/ 10.00 adults/family rate available

Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium  Shark Extravaganza! Special shark themed activities included with admission. Zoo fees are pricey. SFM always suggests investing in an annual pass if you can swing it.


It’s dental health month at the Hands-on Children’s Museum in Olympia.  Bring your child in for a free screening with a dentist and receive free admission. Notes from SFM: If you haven’t already read it, be sure to check out our reader review of the new museum for some great tips! There is also Still an half off admission deal through Living Social if you don’t need a dental check.

Visit the LOTT Wet science center in Olympia It’s the treatment plant tour today. Make sure to read the info. before you go.

Gig Harbor

Got a dinosaur digger or fossil fan at your house? Check out the new exhibit at the Harbor History Museum


Afternoon movies and smoothies at Peninsula Baptist Church Family, Christian movies the 3rd Sunday of the month  It’s Fireproof today.

Kids n Critters at NW Trek continues Up to 4 children get in free with each paying adult. Special activities, too. Also Monday.


President’s Day!

Special Monday opening at the Children’s Museum in Tacoma

Breakfast With Blade! Enjoy a pancake breakfast, photos and skating with Sprinker’s penguin mascot. Registration is closed, but you could call and see if you could still get in.

Cheapskate pricing at Sprinker Two times 5.50 includes admission and skate rental. Link is a pdf. Look in the middle right column on pg. 12

Schools-out Skate Session at Tiffany’s in Puyallup

Also offered on the Tuesday inservice day

Last Day for Kids n Critters at NW Trek

President’s/Mid Winter Break

Discovery Village in Gig Harbor is offering a Mid-Winter Break “Camp for young children this week. Call for spots.

Bricks 4 Kidz is offering build and bounce sessions at Jump! in Gig Harbor  Don’t wait long-I see 5 spots in the Monday session

I’ll have other weekday fun for those of you in need up later this weekend.

Some districts are off all week, while others are only taking a few days. If you’re headed somewhere with little ones, you may want to check what yours is doing first, so they don’t get overrun by big ‘uns! If you need other camp ideas, check with your Y (non members can attend) or parks department.

Know something great I missed? Just let me know!

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