The South Sound is full of fun things to do with your family this weekend!
How about festivals in Tacoma, harvest events in Puyallup and Olympia, and lots more great kids’ activities all over!
Get your pumpkin on! Here’s my list of South Sound pumpkin patches and corn mazes!
Lowe’s Build and Grow Advance registration required for these popular, free kids’ building events *I see just a few spots left*
Kids’ Club at Michael’s Stores 2.00 per child for a 30 minute session. Sessions begin on the half hour starting at 10AM Bandana mask making today
Cra-z-Loom Bracelet making event at Toys R Us Free bracelet make and take event Every Saturday August 24th-October 26th 10AM-12 Always a good idea to call your local store to confirm. There is a good chance your kiddos will want to buy this bracelet making thing-which looks pretty cool!
Many Farmer’s Markets are still open for just a few more weeks! Find one here Get your fresh on while you can!
South King County
Storytime with Corduroy Bear at Southcenter Barnes and Noble costumed character appearance 11AM perfect for kids 3-7 weirdly, Corduroy will hang out while the kids hear Arthur stories.
Touch tanks at HCC Mast at Redondo Free and open to the public every Saturday from 10-2 Kids can touch a variety of sea critters
Lego my Library at the Puyallup Public Library 11AM Stories followed by Lego building fun drop-in for kids 4-8
Sparks Event at the Children’s Museum of Tacoma These are preschool events with tie-ins from popular PBS shows/characters. Today’s is Peg the Cat from 10-11AM. It’s free but you do need to register. Surprisingly, there are a bunch of openings
Visit the Lighthouse Museum at Browns Point Lighthouse Park Free and open 1-4 on Saturdays through November Small, but super friendly folks and lots for the kids to touch and try!
Star Wars Reads Day at Tacoma Public Libraries Fun for all ages; costumes invited 10:30-12:00 at Mottet,or 11AM at South Tacoma or 1PM at Kobetich crafts, free comics for kids, and more fun! free, drop-in event
Mega Multiples Sale at Bates South Campus Bargains on used baby and toddler clothing and gear at the semi annual sale from the multiples club
Children and all ages shows at the Pierce College Science Dome/planetarium2PM children’s show on Pluto; 3:15 all ages show on black holes
Visit the LOTT Wet Science Center Free and open every weekend water art projects as part of fall art walk this weekend
It’s the Navy’s Birthday Storytime at the Olympia Barnes and Noble A real sailor will read stories chosen to celebrate the Navy’s birthday 1PM
Olympia Family Theater begins a run of The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe
Parent’s Night Out at the Hands-on Children’s Museum Registration and fees required
Ride the trolley (opens pdf with map and schedule)
Indoor fall farmer’s market begins (old Peninsula Gardens site)
Celebrate the Navy Storytime at the Kitsap Barnes and Noble special storytime, with a sailor at 11AM *Call to confirm. This is still on the calendar for this store, but other locations are indicating a cancellation due to the government shutdown.
Harvest Party at Volunteer Park 6-8PM Hayride, sing along with Nancy Stewart, smores, flashlight hunt, and more!
Cedar River Salmon Migration Every weekend in October spot salmon returning with the help of volunteer naturalists Various Renton area sites More on salmon watching coming in a post next week!
Reptile Show continues at the Puyallup fairgrounds Show and sale of all things reptile Kids 10 and under are free; adults 8.00
Olympia Family Theater continues a run of The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe
Luminasia lighted lantern show continues at the Puyallup fairgrounds, and kids get in free on Sundays. Last day-I think you can expect a crowd. ThriftyNorthwestMom has a round-up of available discounts.
Know something great I missed? Want publicity for your group or advertising for your family friendly business? Just let me know! Don’t forget you can find rainy day play options up in the menu bar! You know-just in case!