This is a great weekend if you’re looking for things to do with kids that are FUN and FREE! Boy, do we have a lot of them. We’ve also found some low cost ideas and a few splurge worthy options. Read on for all of them! [Continue reading…]
Are you counting down the days to the Toy and Geek Fest?
If you’ve been reading for a while, you might know that one of my kiddos is a major fan of all things comics, superhero, and Star Wars. He is literally counting down the days until this celebration of all things geeky, fun, and awesome at the Fairgrounds in Puyallup.
If you don’t have your tickets yet, be sure to grab them soon. There are tons of free and kid friendly things to do included with your admission**
I’ve included a few pics. of what’s in store, but it was really hard to choose! Go to the website if you want to see it all!
Plus, I know it’s going to be awesome because it’s all being put on by our friends from the North Pole at the Fairgrounds. They’ve been long time fans of the site, and we’re long time fans of them because they’re awesome, and they really know how to put on a memory making event!
I’ve also got a GREAT deal to share, and it’s just for our readers.
*For a very limited time, when you buy an adult ticket, you get 15.00 off the regular price of a child’s ticket! Woot! Nice savings, right?
This special offer is for new ticket purchases only, and only for our readers. You’ll need our exclusive code to get it. Want it? Email firstname.lastname@example.org, and I will hook you up! We do have a limited number available, and it is good just though the 24th, so don’t wait long!
The code can only be used once per transaction. Got two grown ups and two kids? You’ll simply need to do two transactions. You’ve got that, right?
*Child Tickets are for children between the ages of 4 and 12 only. Children under 4 do not need a ticket, but do need a watchful parent. Click here for the Terms and Conditions of all ticket sales.
Guys! KidsDay from Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation is coming up Friday, and you do not want to miss this full day of FREE fun just for kids! It’s totally worth the trip for families anywhere nearby!
It all happens at Les Gove Park, 910 Ninth Street SE on Friday, June 22nd from 11AM-4PM.
There will be inflatable rides, children’s activities, live stage entertainment, mini golf, free museum admission, hundreds of cool vendors (Like US!) and much, much more. Admission is FREE and so are most of the activities!
Do bring a little cash if you want to do attractions like the swings or get some eats from a food vendor.
Parking is available in and around the park, with overflow parking at Grace Community Church and street parking surrounding the park.
My boys and I have gone to this event several times and always had fun. The lines for the inflatables get long, so you might want to encourage your kiddos to check out other stuff because there is so much to do.
We also like to go early or late in the day for even more fun with lighter crowds, but I’ll leave that part up to you.
Now, I do want to give you a few tips based on my experience and reader feedback from last year
- Tip One: Read the information about where to park!! Seriously.
- Tip Two: Consider going earlier or later.
- Tip Three: Get a brochure/map. Except for a limited area of commercial vendors, every booth is required to have a free kid’s activity. Check out the map before you go or grab one when you arrive, so you can plan what attractions to hit, and don’t be shy about asking the different tables you visit what they have for you to do! You might also want to preview the entertainment schedule.
- Tip Four: You will get likely end up with a bunch of swag and things the kids want you to keep. Try to stop by a booth giving out bags early on, or bring your own.
- Tip Five: Come prepared. Yes, this is a popular, busy event. If that’s not your style, well-consider yourself warned. It also looks like it’s going to be hot, so make sure you’re ready for the weather, and you may want to bring the kids’ swimsuits for the spray park.
And, oh, yeah-We’ll be there! Do be sure to stop by the Sounds Fun Mom booth to say, “Hi!” and chat about summer activities. I’d love to meet you.
Disclosure: We are proud to be a media partner with the City of Auburn Parks Department. They’ve been super cool partners of ours since way back when. If you have a chance to say you heard about their events on Sounds Fun Mom, I’d really appreciate it!
Woot! Go NOW! Apple Stores have just announced their annual, FREE technology day camps for kids 8-12. This year kids can choose from Telling Stories With Clips, Beat Making and Songwriting With Garage Band, and Coding With Sphero Robots. If that’s all over your head (Raises hand) check out the details via the link above. Camps […][Continue reading...]
Summer weather is on the way, and so is summer fun! There are tons of great things to do with kids this weekend. Read on for all of them![Continue reading...]
South Puget Sound Area Father’s Day Events Hey, South Sound! Need a plan for Father’s Day? Here are some ideas that might work! These are events specifically to celebrate dads and Father’s Day. We will have lots of other weekend happenings for dad or anyone, in our weekend events guide up every Friday. Want it sooner? […][Continue reading...]
Weekend Events for Families There are so many great things to do with your kids this weekend! My favorite part is how many of them are free! Read on for all of them![Continue reading...]
Are you looking for speech or physical therapy near Auburn? We love to tell you about new sponsors that solve problems! Circle Creek Therapy offers speech therapy to families in and around Auburn, and now they’ve added physical therapy services so you can get all your needs met in one convenient spot, and they don’t […][Continue reading...]
This is a great family hike at Olallie State Park in North Bend. There are plenty of shady areas on the trail, places to stop and play by the river, a giant tree, huge rocks, wildflowers and of course– waterfalls! To get there, take exit 34 from I-90. Turn right onto 468th Ave SE, then left […][Continue reading...]
I want to take a minute to remind you about our reader event coming up June 23rd with our friends at Molen Orthodontics in Sumner. It’s going to be a fun morning of learning about keeping teeth healthy while enjoying stories, fun, and special surprises. It’s right in Sumner, it’s a perfect little morning time […][Continue reading...]