It’s a great weekend for family fun around the South Sound. The list this weekend is full of outdoor adventures, fairs, and more fun things to do in Puyallup, Tacoma, Gig Harbor, Olympia, and just about everywhere else around the South Sound-and many of them you’ll only find listed here. Lots of them are Free, too!
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!
Area YMCAs are hosting Healthy Kids Day. Free day of activities for all. If you have an area Y, it is likely participating, but do check with yours at first. I’ve confirmed Auburn and Puyallup-Mel Korum.
Michael’s Kids Club 2.00 for half hour sessions 10-11:30 It’s a Duct Tape heart frame and ages 3 and up are welcome today.
More than two dozen events around the South Sound continue below the fold. Just click, “Continue Reading.”
South King County
Special Needs Youth Fishing Derby in Auburn 9AM-1PM Free event sponsored by the Lions. Sibs and friends welcome-kiddos with special needs fish first. Preschool and school age kids
Touch tanks at HCC Mast at Redondo Free and open to the public every Saturday from 10-2 Reader Joanna wrote in to say they Were able to touch creatures in the touch tanks last week.
Greater Pierce County- Puyallup/Sumner/Orting/Graham
Parks Appreciation/Friends of the Riverwalk event on the Riverwalk Trail Bike rodeo, 5K, and park clean-up (Bring tools) begins 9AM meet in Goodwill Parking Lot
Read With A Princess! Special story times with the Daffodil Princesses at area libraries. Bring your camera! 11AM at UP, Sumner, and Parkland/Spanaway 1PM Gig Harbor, South Hill, Lakewood
- Make sure you’ve read about the Daffodil Festival’s new Star Wars event coming to Puyallup. I have an exclusive discount!
Lego Club at the Puyallup Public Library Story time followed by Lego building for kids 3-8 11-11:45
El Dia Di Los Ninos-Day of the Child/Day of the Book at the Puyallup Public Library 2-4PM last year this included crafts, book giveaways, and more
It’s Parks Appreciation Day Find an area park and lend a hand! SFM note-Bring older children, your own labeled tools, and a flexible spirit.
Family Nature Walk at the Tacoma Nature Center 1PM Join volunteer naturalists on a free nature walk. You are asked to register. Great for ages 3 and up; not suitable for strollers. SFM note-Be sure to look at the exhibits inside and allow some time for the kids on the playground (it’s a hard one to leave quickly).
Visit the Job Carr Cabin Museum in Old Town from 1-4 small, but free (donations accepted) and interesting
Family Golf Day at the Williams Nine Kids golf free and get a free food item with a paying adult.
Brick Con Event at Freighthouse Square Your Lego fans won’t want to miss the Tacoma version of this popular Lego convention. Park across the street at the transit center.
Scholastic Books Warehouse Sale Event at Bates I know it says it’s an exclusive sale, but I promise anyone can shop it-register as a homeschooler if it makes you nervous.
Children and all ages shows at the Pierce College Science Dome/planetarium The children’s show is Magnificent Moons Children’s show at 12:30 or 2PM; all ages at 3:15 is Lamps of Atlantis CASH Only at the door-you can use charge cards if you buy tickets in advance.
Lakewood Sister Cities Event arts and crafts, food vendors, kids’ corner, and entertainment from cultures around the world Free admission; all weekend
Gig Harbor Area
Harbor Wild Watch will be helping with clean up at the Purdy Spit for Parks Appreciation Day
Craft at Michaels The Gig Harbor store does a craft for children every weekend.
Paradise Theater presents Treasure Island Ongoing times through the 27th (Last weekend!).
Kitsap readers may also enjoy Macaroni Kid Kitsap
Scholastic Books Warehouse Sale Event New Tumwater location. I know it says it’s an exclusive sale, but I promise anyone can shop it-register as a homeschooler if it makes you nervous.
Visit the LOTT Wet Science Center Free and open to the public every weekend. Special hours in conjunction with arts walk this weekend- Spring Arts Walk and the Procession of the Species are here! We’re open from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on April 25, and 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on April 26. We’ll have a variety of family art activities to enjoy, and local art and photography on display.
Procession of the Species Colorful, “Only in Olympia,” parade celebrating all Earth’s creatures. Through downtown. Watch for tow zones when you park. 4:30 In conjunction with Arts Walk Weekend There is a pdf or an app of participating locations-I would suggest making a family friendly plan in advance.
Special Night of Play at the Hands-On Children’s Museum for families of children with autism and other special needs
Wayzgoose event in Tacoma Free celebration of printing and paper arts. Kids can watch the steamroller printing and participate in other activities. Best for 3 and up.
Brick Con Event at Freighthouse Square Your Lego fans won’t want to miss the Tacoma version of this popular Lego convention. Park across the street at the transit center. Henry and I went yesterday, and we had a great time. Lots of amazing Lego models to see, and a kids’ area for building. Go with a budget and expectations as there are also lots of chances to shop!
Mini Maestros children’s concert at UPS percussion is the theme at this month’s introduction to classical music just for young children. Be sure to go early for the instrument petting zoo! We’re proudly sponsored by Mini Maestros this month-tell ’em you saw it on Sounds Fun Mom!
Lakewood Sister Cities Event continues- arts and crafts, food vendors, kids’ corner, and entertainment from cultures around the world Free admission
Paradise Theater in Gig Harbor presents Treasure Island Last show! I never did find out if this classic tale of pirates was suitable for younger kiddos. You may want to call. If you went, I’d love a review.
Visit the new South Sound Estuarium in Olympia 10AM-3PM You may want to check on this first-I haven’t confirmed
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