Looking for family fun in Tacoma, Puyallup, Gig Harbor, Olympia, or another South Sound spot? Need something frugal and fun for the kids Today? You’ve come to the right place for a whole list of affordable South Sound fun for kids and families this weekend.
If you’re one of my weekend only readers (You’re missing some good stuff!), do take a minute to enter to win tickets to Tea For Ruby from Evergreen City Ballet!
If you’re headed north or south, you’ll want to check out the fantastic list over at ThriftyNWmom compiled by the newest member of their frugal finding team, Annaliese of Grays Harbor Deals! I don’t see this up yet, but I’m sure she’s rounding up some good stuff for you.
Indoor Play Options See My Lists of
Espresso Drama Youth Theater and the Orting Opportunity Center, present: Law and Order: Nursery Rhymes Unit at the UMC stage. A humorous, children’s production 7PM
You, Me, We Festival in Kent 6-9PM Free Family festival with entertainment, booths, 1.00 hot dogs and pop
Parent’s Night Out at the Children’s Museum in Tacoma Registration and fees required
Home Depot Kids’ Workshop It’s a race car! 9-12 Come early for these popular, free workshops. Note: Looks like this has an option to register now. I think this is new. Anyone know?
Kids’ Club at Michael’s stores. It’s a Dr.Seuss, Read Across America event 10AM-11:30 with events on the half hour. 2.00 per child
South King County
Beauty and the Beast at the Auburn Library 11:30 Special story time activity with Belle and friends. Best for ages 5-10
Magic Tea Kettle Puppet Show at the Kent Library Based on a Japanese folk tale; for ages 3 and up 3-4PM
Daffodil Princess Tea in Sumner-Sold out I’m hoping you got in on it when I mentioned it earlier. Missed it? There will be future, free princess events. I’ll let you know about ’em!
Grand opening of the super cool urban adventure indoor playground at the STAR Center in South Tacoma Free admission, family entertainment 10AM-1 Note: Kids must be 6-12 and at least 42″ tall.
Winter Volksmarch at Northwest Trek Do a walk at trek and get free admission and half-off the tram ride. You do have to complete the walk. Also on Sunday
Arts and Crafts play day at Learning Sprout toy store in downtown Tacoma Variety of fun, St.Patrick’s themed crafts 10AM Free Assuming….’ahem…you don’t buy toys while you’re there. Good luck with that!
Block Play at the South Hill Library 10AM free, drop in block play for kids 3-7
University Place Library Used Book Sale Also Sunday
Lego My Library at the Puyallup Library Stories and lego building time 11AM
Saturday films at the Puyallup Public Library It’s the New Muppet movie. I loved this. The boys thought it was o.k.
Mega Multiples Sale from the Tacoma Multiples Group. Loads of bargains on gently used gear and duds.
South Sound Sustainability Expo Free admission; At the Tacoma Convention and Trade Center Learn about conservation, recycling, and other efforts. Children’s corner and adult workshops also. 10AM-3
Pier Peer in Tacoma Special night time event Kids 8 and up can see plankton and other critters drawn to the dock lights. Register online
Story time at Cabelas The first Saturday of the month children can hear outdoor themed stories in the walled tent area 11AM for kiddos 4-9; adult must be present Thanks, ThriftyNorthwestMom for the reminder.
Special family reading initiative begins at Timberland Regional Library branches. Pick up a free family reading kit at any branch.
Mother/Son Palapalooza -6-9PM at Capital High School in Olympia 35.00 per pair/10.00 additional child; ice cream sundaes, active games, entertainment, photos available for purchase. For boys 4-11 and moms or mother figures.I have more mother/son events and the last area father/daughter dance of the season in this list.
Father/Daughter Ball at Wee Love Learning childcare center This one is free, with donations accepted. I’m not familiar with this center, so if you are, feel free to leave a comment. I’d guess the atmosphere would be a tad less fancy since the price is right!
Pier Peer with the South Sound Estuary Society at the Boston Harbor Marina 10.00 adult/kids free registration required. Night time event-check out sea critters drawn to dock lights
Got a dinosaur digger or fossil fan at your house? Check out the new exhibit at the Harbor History Museum
Preschool Open House With our Awesome Sponsors at Discovery Village 10AM If this is on your list, don’t miss this chance to get an overview of the curriculum, meet the teachers, and explore the classrooms!
Olympia Dance Festival Showcase of dancers from around Southwest Washington. Probably of interest to some, older children who enjoy dance.
Last day for the University Place Library Used Book Sale
Sukyaki Dinner at the Tacoma Buddhist Temple Admission is free; dinner items are 1.00-10.00 11AM-4PM
Tacoma Symphony Family Concert at UPS This one features brass instruments and a pirate theme. Go early for the instrument petting zoo!
Winter Volksmarch at Northwest Trek Do a walk at trek and get free admission and half-off the tram ride. You do have to complete the walk by a certain time to get your tram token. The total cost ends up being half-off.
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