Need something free or affordable to do around the South Sound this weekend? Here’s a whole list of fun family activities, including lots of great deals!
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! She’s found some good ones this week!
Free Day at the Point Defiance Zoo for City of Tacoma residents. Photo id and proof of residence, such as a phone bill, required
Kids’ Club at Michael’s Stores It’s a felt sticker frame event today. 2.00 per child/ sessions start on the half hour from 10AM-11:30 For ages 3 and up
Worth the Trip
The snow play area at Paradise at Mt.Rainier is open! Maybe? Site indicates it is open until the 30th, but it’s always a good idea to check snow and road conditions before you go. Link has other snow play options-same advice applies!
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.
Auburn Avenue Kids presents Dan Zanes lively, kid-centric folks style music Tickets 10.00
Heavier Than Air Theater at Green River Community College presents Honk! the story of a duckling who is different than his brothers and sisters. Tickets are 10.00 in advance/12.00 at the door Recommended for ages 6 and up Shows at 3 and 7PM; also Sunday
Sunrise Elementary kids in Kent present the Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley 5pM tickets 5.00 22300 132nd AVE SE Kent 98042 SFM Note: Many schools are staging spring productions now. You might call around.
Greater Pierce County and Tacoma
Tarzan! at ManeStage theater in Sumner– various show times I’m giving away tickets! Come enter! Winner announcement coming Saturday.
Lego story time at the Puyallup Public Library Builders 3-8 are invited to drop in and build creations inspired by fun stories. 11AM-11:45
Family Expo at the South Hill Mall Center Court vendors and goody bags
Read on for Tacoma area fun, including a free showing of Frozen, and more!
Fairy Festival at Freighthouse Square storytimes, arts and crafts, and a variety of fairy appearances I haven’t been to this before. If you go, let me know what you think.
Visit the Job Carr Cabin Museum in Old Town from 1-4 small, but free (donations accepted) and interesting
Summer Camp Fair at the STAR Center various summer camps will be on hand with information; activities for kids
Children and all ages shows at the Pierce College Science Dome/planetarium The children’s show is on Comets, Asteroids, and Meteors Children’s show at 2PM; all ages at 3:15 is Back to the Moon for Good
Gig Harbor Area
Looks like you may have to head over the bridge for organized fun-let me know if you hear about something we should add!
Craft at Michaels The Gig Harbor store does a craft for children every weekend.
Kitsap readers may also enjoy Macaroni Kid Kitsap
Visit the LOTT Wet Science Center Free and open to the public every weekend. Art-rageous activities today. Explore ph, crystal, and salmon activity with a variety of painting activities Link opens lengthy pdf
Titlow Mud Run in Tacoma Pre-registration sold out, but day-of available
Fairy Festival at Freighthouse Square storytimes, arts and crafts, and a variety of fairy appearances I haven’t been to this before. If you go, let me know what you think
Tarzan! at ManeStage theater in Sumner– various show times .
Heavier Than Air Theater at Green River Community College presents Honk! the story of a duckling who is different than his brothers and sisters. Tickets are 10.00 in advance/12.00 at the door Recommended for ages 6 and up
*This time of year many junior highs and high schools are also staging spring productions. These are typically less expensive than, “Real,” theater, and often just as great! Check your school district website to see if something family friendly is on tap at a school near you.
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