Looking for things to do with the family in Tacoma, Olympia, or Gig Harbor this weekend?
You’re in the right place for a whole list of kid friendly ideas.
Welcome to our guide to free and affordable family fun in the South Puget Sound! We have one just like it up every Friday! Headed elsewhere? There is always lots more to explore at ThriftyNWmom thanks to frugal fun finder, Annaliese, of Grays Harbor Deals!
Music and Motion at the Gig Harbor Library 10:30 For babies and toddlers 0-3 with parents
Bounce Play in Gig Harbor Free inflatable time for preschoolers and social time for parents hosted by Harbor Christian Church
Indoor Park at Pen-Met Indoor Soccer Center in Gig Harbor Every Friday from 11:15-12:30; toys usually left up longer 2.00/child They also have a time on Tuesday mornings-9:45, I believe. Reader, Andrea, wrote in to say how much fun this was for her and her little guy.
Play all day with our friends at WiggleWorks at the South Hill Mall 7.00 come and go admission every weekday! New hours starting soon. See their fb page for details. You can also download a pdf of their event calendar to keep up with all the fun.
Kids’ Night Out at Pump it Up! in Tacoma Call for your spot! Tell ‘em we sent you. It’s Glo Dodge Ball tonight!
Kids’ Club at Michael’s Stores 2.00/child for 30 minute sessions between 10AM-12. It’s a personalized door hanger today.
South King County
Visit the HCC Mast Center at Redondo The center and its touch tanks of sea critters are free and open to the public every Saturday from 10-2
Puyallup/Sumner/Greater Pierce County
Hooked On Reading at the library Special story time events with Dr.Seuss crafts, special guest readers (Daffodil Princesses), and more fun! Various times today at Puyallup downtown, Orting, Buckley, and Graham. Follow link for all the details.
Caspar Babypants at the South Hill Library 2PM Great chance to see the popular, kindie rocker for free!
Kidical Mass Bike Ride Family friendly bike ride starts at Legendary Donuts for, “Fuel,” and heads to Wright Park
Hooked On Reading with the Daffodil Princesses Special storytime events with Seuss crafts and fun, special guests, and more. Various times at most Tacoma libraries; others have Seuss events or storytime. Tacoma Library Calendar is here.
Seussical the Musical by Tacoma Musical Playhouse family theater There is a pretty great deal on tickets through Goldstar.
University Place Library used book sale Be sure to visit our friends at Frog n Kiwi while you’re there!
Visit our friends at Jozee Rooz Indoor Petting zoo! Now open regularly on weekends! You can read my post here for more info. about this fun place. Meet goats, rabbits, yaks, and special guests!
Children and all ages shows at the Pierce College Science Dome/planetarium Children’s show at 12:30 or 2PM; all ages at 3:15. The children’s show is shorter and interactive. It’s Amazing Aurora today. All ages is Undiscovered Worlds. You do want to buy tickets in advance or bring cash. No cards are accepted at the door.
Tacoma Concert Band spring performance featuring songs from cartoons, Oscar winners, and others. It’s free for kids 18 and under. Tickets start at 18.00 for the grown ups. 7:30PM Tickets here
Oly Pie Fest Annual bakers’ guild event. Pay 3.00 or 3 cans of food for a slice of homemade pie. You can also enter your pie in the contest and buy whole pies.
Visit the South Sound Estuarium interactive marine discovery! Open 11-4 weekends at their new location. You may want to call to confirm hours before you go.
Visit the LOTT Wet Science Center free admission and science based activities every weekend. Link opens a pdf with detailed info. for each date. It’s game day today. Enjoy, “The Drip Stops Here,” “Ocean Bingo,” or other fun choices.
Lego and building madness at the Gig Harbor Library 10AM Drop in and build with the library’s Legos, connector straws, and other materials.
Kids’ Club at Michael’s Stores 2.00/child for 30 minute sessions
Dr. Seuss Storytime at Sand Castle Toys 10AM free, weekly storytime. It’s a Dr.Seuss theme today.
Know something great we missed? Just give us a shout! If you’re new here, there is tons to explore, new ideas every weekday, and an amazing guide for your weekend just like this one every Friday morning. I’d love to have you join us on Facebook, subscribe to my daily emails, or Follow me on Pinterest or Twitter!