Looking for something fun to do with the kids 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 all over the 253 and the rest of 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.
Peter Rabbit StoryTime 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 monogram clothespin picture frame.
Lego build event at Toys R Us stores Free mini build-it’s a shield dock-part of the Nexo Knights collection. These events have gotten more popular, although I’m not familiar with this collection, so maybe it won’t be quite as busy as others? In any case, I’d go closer to the 12:00 time.
Try hockey for free Kids 4-9 can try ice hockey for free at participating rinks
South King County
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!
Auburn Avenue Kids presents Jack and the Beanstalk at 2PM. Tickets a very reasonable 8.00
Father/Daughter dance in Auburn Do check to see if tickets are available before you go.
Children’s Dental Health Day at the South Hill Mall 10:30-2:30 Free dental health screenings for qualified children, goody bags, face painting, and more. Henry and I went to this several years ago. It wasn’t hugely exciting, but he got lots of freebies.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer at Manestage Theater Ongoing through the 21st
Lego My Library at the Puyallup Public Library Stories and Lego building time 11AM
Northwest Aviation Show at the Puyallup fairgrounds. This is primarily a trade show, but if you have a kiddo who loves planes or has an interest in aviation, there will be lots to see, and kids 17 and under are free. General admission is 5.00
High Pointe church round-up at the fairgrounds in Puyallup 5-7PM High Pointe church invites the public to a free evening of western style fun in the expo hall. Mechanical bull, bounce house, kids’ games, food, and more.
Father/Daughter dances tonight in Fife and Sumner Link goes to our detailed post with info. and links to all area dad/daughter dance events. Do check ticket availability before you go.
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Family nature walk at McKinley Park 10AM Volunteer naturalists lead free nature walks. Not suitable for strollers; perfect for ages 3 and up.
Free family flick at the Grand Cinema in Tacoma Free admission to the first 100. It’s BoxTrolls today.
Block Play at the Parkland/Spanaway Library 10AM young children are invited to come in and build!
Craft Saturday at the Job Carr Cabin Museum 1PM Take the kids to make a weather calendar!
Family movie matinee at the Tillicum Library 1PM free, drop in movie and popcorn. Films are newer releases of family friendly shows-call for title.
Try hockey for free Kids 4-9 can get a free try at hockey at Sprinker Rec Center
Children and all ages shows at the Pierce College Science Dome The children’s show is A Walk on the Moon. 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.
Parents’ Night Out at the Children’s Museum of Tacoma Drop the kids off for supervised fun and play. Registration and fees required. 4 spots left!
Peanuts Movie at Capitol Theater FREE for kids 12 and under courtesy of Captain Little. 8.00 for the grown ups. Doors open at 10:30; show at 11
Lion dance performance at the Lacey Timberland Library 11AM performance and demonstrations in honor of Chinese New Year
Paper airplane flight school at the Olympic Flight Museum 1PM 7.00/child get professional instruction in plane construction, a tour, and a snack! Prizes for flying contest winners. You may want to call first-I’m not sure whether registration is required.
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
Lego building madness at the Gig Harbor Library 10AM All ages are invited to drop in and play with Legos and other building materials. Ages 6 and under should have a favorite grown-up stay.
Peter and the Wolf at the Harbor History Museum Two performances of this favorite classical music performance for children. Russian tea and snacks for sampling, too. Children two and under are free. Tickets for those 3-12 are 25.00. Adult admission is 35.00 or 40.00. The museum calendar has links to more information and Eventbrite purchase (make sure to buy tickets to the time you want).
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer at Manestage Theater Last show today
Visit the South Sound Estuarium interactive marine discovery! Open 11-4 weekends at their new location.
I know many of you will be looking for the things to do with the kids on President’s Day or over mid-winter break. Look for a list to help you out coming soon!
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