Need something to do with the kids this weekend in Tacoma, Olympia, or Puyallup?
We’ve got fun things for families all over the 253, plus a guide to South Sound area Father’s Day Events.
New here? We have an amazing list just like this one up every Friday morning, and lots of fun all the days in between-just for the South Puget Sound.
Toys R Us Lego event It’s a Jurassic World themed mini build today. 12-2 These have gotten more popular, so you want to get there as close to 12 as you can. Let us know how it is at your store if you have a chance.
Kids’ Club at Michael’s stores 2.00 for half hour craft sessions for ages 3 and up; supplies included. It’s a little, “Book,” that looks like a Popsicle today. Between 10-12. Note: I had to select my store to see this event.
Father’s Day Story time and crafts at Barnes and Noble 11AM. We suggest finding your store and calling directly to confirm. We have found participation in these fun, free events to be inconsistent-even when the store is listed as participating. If you have feedback on one, let us know!
South King County
City of Federal Way 25th anniversary carnival Rides, games, and fun for all . At the former Target site, through Sunday. Free admission; there is a charge for carnival rides and games. Food and other vendors will also be on site.
Touch tanks at HCC Mast at Redondo Free and open to the public every Saturday from 10-2
Puyallup/Bonney Lake/Greater Pierce
Yes, Puyallup, your spray ground is now open! 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. daily beginning Friday, May 22nd – Monday, September 7th. It’s right by the downtown Puyallup library. Try the surface parking behind city hall-it’s free and open to the public.
Meeker Days in Puyallup June 19th-21st Street fair with vendors, kids’ activities, and entertainment. Notes from SFM: The kids’ zone is now 16.00 (or 17.00-I forget; it’s one of those) for an all day pass, or you can buy individual tickets for rides. Each of them purchased individually would add up to 32.00. Rides include inflatable bounce houses, the swings, a spinny bucket thing, and a gyroscope that looks only suitable for adults to me. I think I spent 17.00 for a total of six rides (My kid plus his pal on three things). They had a lot of fun, though I do think this is spendy for mostly inflatables at a community festival (I’m cheap, though…..). If you need to do free things, there is lots of excellent entertainment on the stage and plenty to see and do. The Puyallup Fair traveling farm is parked right in front of City Hall, and it’s free, as, of course, is the playground and sprayground. It’s easy enough to steer clear of the ride section if you need to.
Meet Rhubarb at the Puyallup Public Library Drop in between 11AM-1PM during Meeker Days to get a little face time with Rainier’s mascot, Rhubarb.
Summer Reading Programs at Pierce County Library Branches: Summer reading events kick off in a big way this weekend. Kick off party with the Reptile Man and more fun at the Graham Library at 10:30 and in Eatonville at noon. “Welcome Summer,” party in Sumner at 11, Frozen movie (Sing along version!) at Milton Edgewood
Bee Festival at the Proctor Farmer’s Market 9-2 Demonstration bee hive, information on growing a garden for pollinators, and lots of fun activities for the kids all day. Free!
Linda Severt at the Wheelock Library songs, circus arts, and puppetry in a lively, whimsical children’s show 11AM
Your Spraygrounds are open, Tacoma! Daily and free 10AM-8PM on weekends
What’s Cooking At Ft.Nisqually Get 19th century cooking trips from reenactors trying to create tasty dishes, old style! There will also be demonstrations and activities. We think fort visits are best for school age children with an interest in history, though kids of all ages enjoy running in and around the fort towers.