Here it is….a great big list of weekend fun for kids in Puyallup, Tacoma, Gig Harbor, Lacey, Olympia, Auburn, Sumner, Fife, and Your area of the South Puget Sound!
If you’d rather stick to family and kids’ events around the South Sound, I’ve got your list right here.
Pick your perfect pumpkin! Need a different patch? Find a new favorite in my list of South Sound Pumpkin Patches.
Gig Harbor Film Festival Three day pass available for 40.00, or purchase single tickets. Kids’ Fest on Sunday (See info below)
Auburn Avenue Players Presents the Wizard of Oz Tickets 13.00-15.00 or save a couple bucks by purchasing them in advance.
Nature Story Time at the Tacoma Nature Center Nature alphabet stories for 3-6 year olds V is for Vanishing 6.00 per child/register in advance 10:30
Reading With a Doggie Friend Practice reading skills with a patient canine listener. Drop in anytime between 3:30-4:30 at the Puyallup Public Library. It’s Chinook, Robbie today.
Creature-ation 5-9PM Build creatures, make masks, and create costumes at the Portland Avenue Community Center Free
Family Movie Night at the Fox Island Alliance Church Free popcorn and candy; It’s Rio
Kid Escape Kids’ Night Out Event in Federal Way Look for a round up of kids’ night out events here at SFM next week!
Fall Tree Festival at Wright Park in Tacoma Supervised tree climbing; art and fun 10-3 Free
Zoo Boo at the Pt.Defiance Zoo Special Halloween themed activities with admission. Wear costumes and get 2.00 off the general admission rate The zoo can get pricey-SFM recommends asking the in-laws for a membership as your holiday present. Zoo Boo activities on Sunday, too.
Help Clean the Beach at Pt.Defiance Marina 9AM-12 The third Saturday of every month A good opportunity to keep in mind if you have kids who need service hours/projects.
Reptileman Learn about all kinds of slithery friends. Summit Library at 10:30; Parkland/Spanaway at 12:30; Lakewood at 2
Symphony on Wheels at the University Place Library Children get to learn about and try out a variety of musical instruments. Free tickets available day of the event. A collaboration with the library system and the Seattle Symphony. Rotating around area libraries.
Anderson Island Historical Society Apple Squeeze Head out to Anderson Island and purchase a variety of fresh, apple goodies.
All Bethel Community Day at Graham Kapowsin High School 9AM-3PM Treats; kiddie train; wagon and go kart rides; military and emergency vehicles; flu shots and health
Used Book Sale at Graham, Sumner, and Lakewood librarieschecks (Bring kids’ shot records if you want to get ’em the shot).
See the Glass Pumpkin Patch across from the pagoda at Pt.Defiance
South King County
Salmon Spotting Join naturalists from the friends of the Cedar River Watershed to view salmon returning to spawn at locations through out South King County. *Look for a full list of area salmon viewing here at SFM next week.
Nordic Festival in Edgewood 10AM-4PM Free admission and parking music, arts, refreshments; raffle tickets available for purchase in the Mountain View Community Center/Gym
HC MAST water weekends at Redondo-The center is open again every Saturday from 10-2. Kids can touch sea critter in the tanks and learn about other aquatic animals. See the new octopus! Free Redondo
Kitsap Peninsula/ Gig Harbor *Yes, I know Gig Harbor is in Pierce County-I grew up there. 🙂 This all makes sense in my head!
Open House at Central Kitsap Fire and Rescue Enjoy some chili, meet your firefighters, and get a ride in a truck! 11AM
Fall at the Mall with the Kitsap Regional Library Meet Teddy Roosevelt; near the Barnes and Noble
Kids’ Corner at the Harbor History Museum in Gig Harbor 1-3 Themed craft and story admission + 1.00
2.00 Family Movies at the Galaxy Theater in Gig Harbor A partnership between the theater and Police Department benevolence programs. Money goes towards the holiday helper program. Today’s show is Muppets From Space. Doors open at 9:30; show at 10:00.
A Lotta Clean up Going On Tour the Budd Inlet Treatment plant with folks form the Lott WET science center in Olympia. Participants must be 10 or up. Other activities at the center for younger children Begins at 1
Kids’ Fest at the Gig Harbor Film Festival 11AM 6.00 *I’d buy tickets in advance. Includes admission for one adult and one child and a stack of pancakes at the Green House restaurant. Go to the restaurant and eat your pancakes first then head straight across to the Galaxy theater. Pancakes available from 11-12:30
Lego Building Club at the main branch of the Tacoma Public Library 1:30 Monthly Lego fun for ages 5 and up
Plus, see the “All Weekend,” listings above.
If you use this list to find family fun in Gig Harbor, stuff to do with kids in Tacoma, or an outing for the whole gang in Your part of the South Sound, I do hope you’ll take a minute to tell a friend about the site.
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