Kids n Critters Discount to Northwest Trek for 2019
Rescheduled for March!
If you’re looking for a deal to Northwest Trek, or just trying to plan things to do with the kids Presidents Day weekend, you’ll want to save the date for this great offer to this super fun place for kids. Kids n Critters is one of the best discounts you’ll find for this spot all year. Here’s the scoop:
Kid’s ‘n’ Critters, one of the most popular events of the year at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park, has been rescheduled to March 9 and 10 due to this week’s weather conditions. The annual family bargain days were originally set for President’s Day Weekend.
During Kids ‘n’ Critters, up to four children 12 and younger are admitted for free with each paying adult to the wildlife park near Eatonville.
Northwest Trek will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on each of the weekend discount day, March 9 and 10.
The Kids n Critters Deal: Up to four kids 12 or under free with each paying adult. Gate tickets only.
Know Before You Go:
Do note that adults will need to pay full price to get the kids in free. Adult admission Is spendy-23.00 for adults or 21.00 for seniors, but you are getting a very full day of fun, and remember-your kids are getting in free. If you’d go even twice this year, another option is to get a membership. You can add one to a zoo membership, and it does pay for itself pretty quickly if you can afford that initial chunk of change.
New to the area or just never been? Read on for our Trek Tips!
Northwest Trek is a bit like a zoo, except that you get to see animals in their native habitats. The highlight is the tram tour which drives you through some of the hundreds of acres of woods and meadows, right by animals like bison and big horn sheep. It is sooo cool! If your kiddos have sensory issues, do keep in mind that once you’re on, you’re pretty much on-there aren’t any places to get off out in the woods.
And do also be sure to check out the nature center for crafts and other fun. I think it tends to get overlooked.
You should know that there is very little undercover at Northwest Trek, and you’ll do a fair amount of walking, so dress appropriately. The paths are paved, so it’s stroller friendly. It is sort of in the middle of nowhere, so I suggest bringing some snacks. There are concessions there, but they’re on the pricier side. You could eat somewhere like Flying Tomato in Graham after, but most kids I know fall asleep in the parking lot on the way home.
If you enjoy your visit, you can put your admission price towards an annual pass, which can be purchased on its own or added to an existing Point Defiance Zoo membership.
We had one for a couple of years but found we just didn’t make it out there enough, so we let it go. If you’ve got Trek Tips, do leave a comment and share them!
Disclosure: The top graphic and bottom photo are courtesy/property of NorthwestTrek/MetroParks Tacoma