Sticking around the South Sound for Spring Break? Sounds Fun Mom is here to make sure you don’t go crazy trying to figure out what to do with the kiddos for an entire week.
First things first, if the weather doesn’t want to cooperate, try these posts on for size by clicking the images:
If the sun decides to make an appearance, you might want to check out the outdoor fun featured on the site. (Be warned, I tried to hit up the trails at Pt Defiance this week and it was still muddy, muddy, muddy. Bring your boots!)
ALL WEEK LONG
Spring Break Superstars at the Pt Defiance Zoo A new animal is highlighted each day this week with accompanying special activities included in the price of admission or membership. Note: The zoo is pricey. SFM highly recommends investing in an annual pass, which pays for itself in just a few visits.
Our sponsors at the Hands On Children’s Museum in Olympia have special fun going on for the entire Spring Break season (March 30-April 26). All activities are free with admission. If you’re looking for a drop off option, sign up for one of their awesome camps (April 6-10)!
Check out a free museum pass from your local library! Your spring breakers will become junior culture vultures!
Special open hours all week long at the Children’s Museum of Tacoma, daily from 10:00am-5:00pm.
Special open swim hours at the Federal Way Community Center. See our post on Cool Indoor Pools for all the details.
Check out the Brick by Brick Lego Expo in Tacoma, open through April 12.
Wednesday-Friday, visit the McChord Air Museum, which is free (donations accepted) and only open Wednesday-Friday, 12:00pm-4:00pm
MONDAY, April 6
Build It! at the Auburn Library Play with Legos and bring your friends for constructive, creative fun at the library from 4:00pm-5:00pm, ages 6 and up, 3-5 with an adult
TUESDAY, April 7
Minecraft Mania at the Algona Pacific Library, 1:00pm-3:00pm
Fly Guy Party at the DuPont Library. Test your knowledge, play games, and enjoy all things Fly Guy from 4:00pm-5:00pm
WEDNESDAY, April 8
Story Hour at the Conservatory in Wright Park, 11:00am-12:00pm
Kids Movie Time! at the South Hill Library. Join us for a family movie and popcorn at 4:00pm
Block Party! at the Enumclaw Library Build, create and share with other LEGO lovers. Other building supplies will include blocks, straws, marshmallows and toothpicks. 4:00pm-5:00pm
THURSDAY, April 9
Spring Break SCRATCH programming. Learn basic SCRATCH programming on the KCLS mobile TechLab Van, 12:30pm-2:30pm
Spring Break Movie Matinee at the Woodmont Library, playing the new Annie, 3:30pm-5:30pm
Discover Art at the Gig Harbor Library. Enjoy a story with us about a great artist. Be inspired! Create your own artwork in that style! Creating great art can be messy. 4:00pm-5:00pm
Gig Harbor Library Chess Club, grades K-8, Join in for 20 minutes of chess instruction and 40 minutes of play, 6:00pm-7:00pm
FRIDAY, April 10
BouncePlay in Gig Harbor has free inflatable time and conversation for moms and preschoolers and tots Missed it this week? Follow them on Fb and preregister to hold your spot for next time.
Open Jump sessions all day long at Pump it Up Tacoma, and it’s Parents Night Out, too from 6:30pm-9:30pm
Indoor Park at Pen-Met Indoor Soccer Center in Gig Harbor Every Friday from 11:15-12:30; toys usually left up longer, $2/child
Visit Cabela’s in Lacey. How can you resist with a description like this: the 185,000-square-foot retail showroom is an educational and entertainment attraction, featuring a decor of museum-quality animal displays, huge aquariums and trophy animals interacting in realistic re-creations of their natural habitats.
Visit Bass Pro Shop and Outdoor World in Tacoma. Similar to Cabela’s in Lacey, there’s also a bowling alley and restaurant on site! Bass Pro Shop boasts a 12,000-gallon freshwater aquarium, 3-D diorama of a running waterfall with mountain lion, big horn sheep, and mountain goats against a backdrop mural of Mount Rainier.
Visit Daddy at work for lunch. This can be a fun way for the kids to see what Daddy does, and also break up his workday! Find a nearby park to make it a fuller trip, and explore the area. Perhaps there are other relatives who would enjoy a similar visit?
Skagit Valley Tulip Festival The tulips are in bloom in La Conner! This is a good 2 hour drive from the South Sound, but one folks come from all over the country to experience. There is lots to do in the surrounding area, too. Check out the site to plan your trip.
Plan a meet up with your pals at a local park. Create a Facebook event and invite anyone who can show up at a specific day/time. This is a fun way to see lots of folks at once, and it’s a built in play date for the kids and the mommas!
As always, I’ll have plenty more fun coming your way in the weekend list up Friday morning.
Have something I should list from your group? Drop me a line!