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? We send it out on Thursday when you subscribe to our emails.
Father’s Day Events All Over the South Sound
Michael’s Stores are offering card making for dad during their Kids’ Club on Saturday, June 16. These are 2.00 or 5.00.
South King County Area Father’s Day Events
The Museum of Flight is hosting free admission for Father’s Day! All dads accompanied by children on Sunday, June 17, are welcome to attend.
Head to Emerald Downs for events for Dad on Sunday, June 17
GATES OPEN: 30 minutes before the first simulcast race | FIRST RACE: 2 PM Bring dad to the track and get a Father’s Day ball cap and bet the ponies. I believe you will need reservations if you want to do the buffet-call ahead on that.
Dad & Me Day at Wild Waves! On Sunday, June 17, celebrate Father’s Day with us! Treat Dad to a day of Rides, Slides, and Family FUN!
Dad gets in FREE with the purchase of a child’s ticket at the gate for $22.99+tax. Park Hours: 10:30am – 7:00pm
Tacoma Area Father’s Day Events
Show Dad around Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium with half-off admission Sunday, June 17! All dads receive half off general admission.
America’s Car Museum has BBQ available. Enjoy Pacific Grill Events & Catering special BBQ and beer garden on the Anderson Plaza Father’s Day Weekend! Click here to see the full menu. ACM Members receive a 10% discount. Available June 16th and 17th. You do not need to purchase museum admission to purchase BBQ, but if you want to see the cars you will need to buy museum tickets.
Old McDebbie’s Farm at Jim’s U-Fish offers free admission to dads on Father’s Day, Sunday I’m still checking on this for 2018.
Olympia Area Father’s Day Events
The WET Science Center is offering a Father’s Day craft on Saturday, June 16th. It’s Free!
Dads and granddads get in free at the Hands-On Children’s Museum on Sunday, June 17.
Beyond the South Sound
Northwest Railway Museum in the Snoqualmie area has free rides for fathers with a paying child of any age June 16-17. Follow the link to check out the special schedule!
Most area grocery stores have traditionally offered cake decorating events. I haven’t been able to confirm any yet, but you might check your store or weekly flyer. Let me know if you find out anything we can share!
If nothing here suits your fancy, remember we have a regular guide to weekend events every Friday all year round! You can always find lots of ideas in it for the whole family! Want it sooner? You can get it in your in box on Thursday as an email subscriber.
Updated for 2018
Tidepooling at Low Tide Around the South Puget Sound
Exploring the beach at low tide is one of our very favorite summer things to do with the kids. Some of the best low tides this summer are coming right up this Thursday-Saturday. I can’t guarantee you’ll get summer beach weather, but I do know you’ll have fun!
Exploring the beach at low tide is a great, FREE thing to do with the kids.
We love to share our favorite places to go tidepooling around Tacoma and the rest of the South Puget Sound. Kids of all ages will find tidepools full of sea creatures magical places.
We’re surrounded by water here in the South Sound, but what lies beneath it is a mystery except for a few special times during the summer when low tides meet warm weather-giving you and the kids a perfect opportunity to explore sand and sea creatures normally hidden beneath the waves.
There are several organizations around the South Sound that sponsor regular opportunities to explore area beaches at low tide with volunteer naturalists. It’s a kid friendly adventure, and they’re all Free, though you will need a Discover WA pass for any events at state parks. Keep reading for links to every organized event, do-it-yourself tips, beaches to try, and how to find and use the tide chart. [Continue reading…]
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 […][Continue reading...]
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...]
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...]
Did you forget to do something fun with the kids yesterday? Caught up in laundry maybe? Not to worry! We’ve found several fun ideas for your family for today. They’re organized by area below! Sunday South King County Auburn Community Players present Shrek the Musical “Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named […][Continue reading...]
Need something to do with the kids around Tacoma, Puyallup, Gig Harbor, or your part of the South Sound? We’ve found fun and free things to do with the kids all around the 253 this Memorial Day weekend. We’ve also linked to a short round up of Memorial Day events and observances at the bottom […][Continue reading...]