Looking for things to do with the family this weekend? If you live near Tacoma, Auburn, Lacey, Puyallup, Gig Harbor, Olympia-or somewhere in between-I’ve got you covered!
South Sound family fun is right here!
Headed elsewhere? For Seattle or Portland area fun 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!
Play in Peace Day at McCarver Park in Tacoma Games and activities followed by program and march
Kids’ Club at Michael’s Kids can stop in between 10-2 for a, “Celebrate Your Hero,” craft. It’s 2.00 per child/sessions start on the half hour
South King County
Story Time at the Federal Way Barnes and Noble 11AM Book is How to Catch a Star today.
Water Weekends with HCC Mast at Redondo Every Saturday visit the center for free from 10-2 and get up close with sea critters in their touch tanks
Saturday Story Time at Southcenter Barnes and Noble 11AM Reading With Rover today
Read With a Dog at the Puyallup Public Library 1PM Kids can drop in and practice their reading skills with patient, canine listener, Coach
Children’s Gardening Program with the Master Gardeners at the WSU extension in Puyallup 1PM Mr. McGregor’s garden is the theme today, and the activity is vegetable planting. Never been? I have a post with more about this fun children’s program here.
Got a brave kid? The spraygrounds are On in Tacoma! Free, open 10AM-8PM
Click! Family Flick at the Grand in Tacoma Free family movie starts at 10AM; Doors open at 9:30-limited to first 100 Raiders of the Lost Ark today
StoryBook Ballet Theater in Tacoma Special, short performances based on beloved stories You’re invited to attend in character costumes tickets just 5.00
Family Nature Walk Nature Center Staff leads these free, family friendly walks. You are asked to register; not suitable for strollers; great for 3 and up McKinley Park today
Queen Victoria’s Birthday at Fort Nisqually 11am-5PM reenactments, buildings open, music artisan crafts and plants for sale 5.00 kids; 7.50 adults; max of 25.00 per family
Most Farmers’ Markets have opened! Has yours? Check here.
Adventure Race at the STAR Center Two mile, family friendly race kicks off the STAR center celebration 20.00; fun course includes obstacles and trails
One Year Anniversary Party at the STAR Center in South Tacoma Variety of free entertainment and play
Pierce College Science Dome Shows Special shows for children every Saturday at 2PM in the amazing new dome theater at their Lakewood campus. Tickets just 3.00; adults free! Link also has info. on other public shows. General audience at 3:15
Visit our new sponsors at City Goat Farm and Petting Zoo in Spanaway Here is their fb page . I’ve had sooooo many nice notes from readers who have loved it here. If you do, too, be sure to ask about their season pass!
Lego story time at the Lakewood Barnes and Noble 11AM hands-on time with Lego and the book Grow Caterpillar Grow
Bear Awareness Weekend at Northwest Trek Special activities included with admission Trek admission is steep; SFM suggests investing in an annual pass (you can add it to an existing zoo pass) if you’d go even twice a year. Also Sunday
Armed Forces Day at JBLM Huge, free event with entertainment, rides, military vehicles, reenactments, vendors, and more. Open to the public but do follow directions about entry and bring photo id
Spring Fun Fair in Lacey Two big days of free family entertainment and fun!
American Girl Book and Craft Club at the Olympia Barnes and Noble 12 Girls 7-12 are invited to bring their favorite American Girl doll for stories and crafts
Saturday storytime at the Olympia Barnes and Noble 1PM Every Saturday
Nature Journals and Native Plants at the LOTT Wet Science Center Kids can make a nature journal and then records their finds after a walk around the plaza at 1 or 2:30
Kids’ Run at Heritage Park in Olympia 1.2 mile run for kids 8th grade and younger. 10.00 or 5.00 and three cans of food for the Thurston County Food Bank
Olympia Youth Chorus performs Bach to Rock at Westwood Baptist Church
Lego Team Adventure Night at the HOCM Join Lego artist Dan Parker for a special night of Lego and science 45.00 per parent/child team; 35.00 additional siblings Registration and fees required
Ocean Crafts with Harbor Wild Watch at the Harbor History History Museum 11AM-2PM Create a fish print, a salmon cycle necklace and more! Crafting is free; does Not include museum admission. SFM Note: Admission is very reasonable. I’d check out the Savage Seas exhibit while you’re there.
Open Play with our sponsors at Discovery Village in Gig Harbor 10-5 special activity: bracelet making Be sure to ask about Summer Camps! They’re way cute and filling fast!
Oh, the Places You’ll Go Story Time at the Kitsap Barnes and Noble 11AM activities and treats, plus the beloved Dr. Seuss story
Ellie’s Project at Discovery Village Fundraiser to help children with unidentified diseases Adults 12.00; kids 6.00 open play time, movie, silent auctions, beer and wine for purchase Advance ticket purchase encouraged
Mother/Son Dance at the Boys and Girls Club 30.00 per pair/tickets through PAA
If you’re up for a bit of a road trip, it’s Viking Fest time in Poulsbo!
Friends of the Bonney Lake Library Used Book Sale Last Day 2.00/bag
A Little Princess at Sumner ManeStage Theater. 2PM show today
Spring Fun Fair in Lacey Second big day of free family entertainment and fun!
Bear Awareness Weekend at Northwest Trek continues Special activities included with admission Trek admission is steep; SFM suggests investing in an annual pass (you can add it to an existing zoo pass) if you’d go even twice a year. Also Sunday
Crafts of the Past at Fort Nisqually Each weekend, artisans demonstrate a craft that would been used in the 1880s. While not a total bargain, a trip to the Fort is fun for most children and a good resource if you have one doing some kind of report. Demonstration of primitive fire starting methods today
Visit our new sponsors at City Goat Farm and Petting Zoo in Spanaway Here is their fb page .
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