Need something to do around the South Sound this weekend? Here’s a list of events and activities with lots for your family to choose from!
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! If you want to check out downtown Seattle, you might also enjoy this list of all the best to do for Free there over the holiday season from my friend Holly at FreePlayKids
Fantasy Lights at Spanaway Lake Here is how to find the coupon
South King County
Touch tanks at HCC Mast at Redondo Free and open to the public every Saturday from 10-2 ****You can still look at the critters in the tanks, but you cannot touch them currently because of concerns over a disease that has been affecting the sea stars.
Puyallup/ Tacoma/University Place/ South Tacoma/Lakewood
Children and all ages shows at the Pierce College Science Dome/planetarium The children’s show is on Pluto; all ages is dynamic Earth
Winter Wildland at NW Trek Watch animals enjoy special themed enrichment treats and activities; included with admission, which also covers a tram ride. Trek is pricey; SFM recommends investing in an annual pass if you’d go even twice this year; one can be added to an existing zoo membership. Otherwise, there is a kids free day in February. Continues through January 1st
Visit the new South Sound Estuarium 10AM-3PM special “Solstice Celebration,” activities today
Visit the LOTT Wet Science Center Free and open to the public every weekend Presentation on groundwater at 2PM today; other activities for younger children are usually also available.
Holiday activities at the Hands-on Children’s Museum A variety of holiday themed activities are included with admission. Admission isn’t cheap, but you do get a very full day of fun here.
Indoor fall farmer’s market (old Peninsula Gardens site)
Family Day at the Museum of Glass 12-5 You should be able to use a library pass for free admission if you can nab one. Visiting artists host family crafting the last Sunday of every month.
Skating party at the Polar Plaza with the Children’s Museum of Tacoma 10AM-1PM 5.00 includes admission plus skate rentals; play guides will be on hand to help young skaters
I’m working on a New Year’s Eve guide that I hope to have up later today. You can take a peek at last year’s New Year’s post to get an idea of area happenings. Meanwhile, be sure you’ve entered to win a family 4 pack of tickets to the New Year’s Eve party at Tiffany’s Skate Inn in Puyallup!