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! As of this writing, the snow play area at Paradise is open until the 27th of March, but we suggest you double check weather and road conditions before heading to any of these spots.
Indoor Park at Pen-Met Indoor Soccer Center in Gig Harbor Every Friday from 11:15-12:30; toys usually left up longer 2.00/child They also have a time on Tuesday mornings-9:45, I believe. For ages 2-5
Bounce Play in Gig Harbor Free inflatable time for preschoolers and social time for parents hosted by Harbor Christian Church Missed it this week? You can reserve for next time-details on their fb page.
What A Wonderful World 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 potted cactus craft.
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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
Eric Ode’s Pirate Show in Auburn Songs, stories, and fun with the popular children’s songwriter and entertainer Tickets are 8.00
Lego My Library at the Puyallup Public Library Stories and Lego building time 11AM
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South Sound Sustainability Expo Lots of booths and info. on sustainable living; children’s activities; book exchange
Read with a Princess! Grab your cameras and head to a special story time with the Daffodil Princesses. 15 different locations around Tacoma and Pierce County. Link has all the details. Free!
Family story time at the Summit Library 10AM Rhymes and fun for young children
Block Play at the University Place Library 10AM Drop in and build!
Fandoms Unite at the University Place Library 2PM for ages 9 and up; some activities recommended for teens Cos Play, stage combat, and more fun
Children and all ages shows at the Pierce College Science Dome/planetarium 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.
Pier Peer in Tacoma Nightime event where you can learn about sea critters drawn to the dock lights. Registration and fees required.
Family Dance: Cinderella Ball at the STAR center in South Tacoma Registration and fees required
Native plant festival Plant festival and hands-on activities
Captain Little presents The Peanuts Movie at Capitol Theater Free for kids 12 and under; 8.00 general admission; doors open at 10:30
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
Our Town Family program at the Harbor History Museum Italy is the theme today.
Health and Safety Expo with Gig Harbor Fire and Medic One Not clear whether there are kids’activities, but they’d probably like seeing the engines and meeting the fire fighters.
Pier Into the Night with Harbor WildWatch Night time event with live divers bringing up sea critters
Mini Maestros concert concert at UPS. Brass Ahoy! Don’t miss it! Be sure to go early for the instrument petting zoo
Learn orienteering at Fort Steilacoom Park with Cascade Orienteering
Visit the South Sound Estuarium interactive marine discovery! Open 11-4 weekends at their new location.
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