Here it is….a great big list of weekend fun for kids in Puyallup, Tacoma, Gig Harbor, Olympia, Sumner, Fife, and Your area of the South Puget Sound!
If you’re headed north or south, you’ll want to check out the fantastic list over atThriftyNWmom compiled by super bargain sleuth Sia of Centsible in Seattle. If you’re one of my Kitsap area readers, you’ll enjoy the Kitsap Macaroni Kid. You can sign up for Diane’s newsletter to get the scoop on all kinds of events around you.
Willy Wonka at the Tacoma Musical Playhouse; Special children’s theater edition. Runs through the 26th Tickets are 12.00-17.00
The Phantom Tollbooth at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts in Olympia; an Olympia Family Theater production
There are still a few remaining father/daughter Valentines events in the area. If If you’re interested in a daddy/daughter dance, check my list. Many of these are sold out already, but you may have luck in a neighboring town.
Join the Great Backyard Bird Count Spend as little as 15 minutes in your backyard counting feathered friends. Submit your results to help scientists around the world. You can read more detail in my original post.
Wizard of Oz at the Manestage Theatre in Sumner (Friday-Sunday) Various show times. Photo ops. with Dorothy and the rest of the cast after every performance.
Score a free breakfast at Ikea. Saturday through Monday get a free small breakfast and a coffee. You may want to join Ikea Family, too. You get extra time in smaland, free coffee, and monthly discounts. Thanks, The Coupon Project
Story time at the Tacoma Nature Center Nature themed stories and activities for 3-6 year olds E is for earthworm; Registration required.
Story time and craft at the Swasey branch of the Tacoma Public Library. “Have a Heart” 10:30
Critter Club for 3 and 4 year olds at the Pt.Defiance Zoo 8.00 or 10.00 (non members). Two dollars extra without preregistration. Does not include zoo admission. Special story time, crafts, and surprise animal encounter at every session. I did some of these with the boys, and they were always excellent. 11AM
Free Family Movie in Puyallup; It’s Soul Surfers 7PM
Kids n Critters at NW Trek Up to 4 children get in free with each paying adult. Special activities, too. Also Sunday and Monday. Trek has Just reopened, and donations for storm clean-up are still being accepted.
Click! Free family movie at the Grand in Tacoma Doors open at 9:30; show starts at 10. Early arrival is suggested; limited to the first 100. Today’s show is Hotel for Dogs.
Olympia Pie Fest Head to downtown Olympia to eat and judge pie! Each slice is 3.00 or 3 cans of donated food.
Point Defiance Beach Clean-Up Help out the 3rd Saturday of each month; a nice event for older children needing service hours
It’s Hockey Weekend! Kids 13 and under can try hockey for free at Sprinker. Lesson, jersey, and hat included! Registration at 1:30 Thanks, Jeni!
Jungle Book Kids from Harbor Heights Elementary will present the classic at Peninsula High School Two show times
Express Yourself Tote: Make it; Take it event at Michael’s. For kids 3 and up, while supplies last. Free with purchase of a bandanna.
Water Weekends with HCC Mast at Redondo Every Saturday visit the center for free and get up close with sea critters in their touch tanks.
Visit the LOTT Wet science center in Olympia
Nest Box Building Event with Puget Sound Bluebird Recovery in Port Orchard Free family event. Refreshments and lunch. RSVPs due by Friday
Kids n Critters at NW Trek Up to 4 children get in free with each paying adult. Special activities, too. Also Monday. Trek has Just reopened, and donations for storm clean-up are still being accepted.
Free children’s story time at the Harbor History Museum in Gig Harbor It’s the Three Bears of the Pacific NW today.
Last Day for Kids n Critters at NW Trek
Discovery Village in Gig Harbor is offering a Mid-Winter Break “Camp Aloha,” for young children.
Some districts are off all week, while others are only taking a few days. Your best bet for finding a camp is checking with your local parks department or YMCA.
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