Looking for something fun to do this weekend in Tacoma, Olympia, Puyallup, or another South Sound Spot?
We’ve got you covered with our weekly guide to free and affordable fun for families in the South Puget Sound. My favorite thing about this weekend’s list? Lots of it is FREE!
Want to go sledding or play in the snow? Here’s our guide! Do check the weather-it’s been warm and wet.
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Groundhog Day Story Time at most Barnes and Noble stores. 11AM We do suggest calling your location to confirm, as we have found participation to be inconsistent.
Kids’ Club at Michael’s Stores 2.00/child for 30 minute sessions It’s a Valentine/flower paper craft today.
South King County
StoryBook theater in Renton presents Jack and the Beanstalk two times; also on Sunday
Visit the HCC Mast Center at Redondo The center and its touch tanks of sea critters are free and open to the public every Saturday from 10-2 Back open!
The Sportsmen’s Show is at the Puyallup fairgrounds. There are actually quite a lot of kids’ activities here. I have a post about Henry’s trip with his dad last year here. They went Wednesday, and Henry caught two huge trout from the u-fish pond (You’ve been warned)! Also, my husband wants to buy a boat.
Lego My Library at the Puyallup Public Library Stories and Lego building time 11AM
Candy experiments at the Bonney Lake Library 2PM Learn about science through candy! Ages 6 and up Call or stop in before you go-registration is required.253-548-3308
South Sound Free Dental Day At Light Studios Free screening and flouride for children under 14; one free filling or extraction for those over 14. Be sure to read all the details about this event before you go.
Kids’ Code Club at the Main Branch of the Tacoma Library Every Saturday at 9:30
All school open house at Charles Wright. Check out one of the area’s very best options in private education. Tour the school, meet faculty, get answers about financial aid. You are asked to register, so they can personalize your tour and class experiences. Wow-right?!
Play and grow storytime at the Wheelock Library 10:30 Every Saturday
Community Fun Fair in University Place Free lunch, free bounce houses, free face painting and more! Don’t miss it!
Free family nature walk at Wapato Hills 10AM Volunteer naturalists lead free nature walks. Not recommended for strollers; perfect for ages 3 and up!
South Sound Healthy Living Expo Information on exercise and healthy living topics
Children and all ages shows at the Pierce College Science Dome/planetarium The children’s show is Wild Weather. Children’s show at 12:30 or 2PM; all ages at 3:15. The children’s show is shorter and interactive. Henry LOVED it. Seriously-this is a Great outing. Go! You do want to buy tickets in advance or bring cash. No cards are accepted at the door. Children’s show is Walk On The Moon today. All ages is Aurora.
Welcome the Year of the Monkey at the Lakewood Library 2PM crafts, Korean calligraphy, Asian Zodiac story activity Free family event; kids 7 and under should bring a favorite grown up.
Visit the South Sound Estuarium interactive marine discovery! Open 11-4 weekends at their new location. .
Visit the LOTT Wet Science Center The center is free to visit. Note that the link opens a detailed pdf
You may have to cross the bridge for organized fun this weekend; let me know if I missed something! Do check, “All Over,” at the top, too. Sunday is supposed to be nice weather. Think about exploring one of your great parks or trails!
Mini Maestros concert in Tacoma Don’t miss these great introductions to classical music just for young children! Be sure to go early for the instrument petting zoo.
Sip n Paint event at Haggens stores Select Haggens are offering a free mug painting event and treats to celebrate hot cocoa day. Check at yours Saturday to see about participating-I do think they’ll want you to register.
Visit the South Sound Estuarium interactive marine discovery! Open 11-4 weekends at their new location.
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