Need something to do with the kids this weekend? Here’s our guide to South Sound family fun, with lots of great, free and cheap things to do for fun in Tacoma, Puyallup, Olympia, Auburn, and Your part of the South Sound! Make it a great one!
Want to go sledding or play in the snow? Here’s our guide! Do check snow and road conditions.
There are many daddy/daughter dances this month. If you miss the one closest to you, all neighboring parks depts. welcome you, typically for just a few dollars more.
Kids’ Club at Michael’s Stores 2.00/child for 30 minute sessions It’s a, “Funny Birds” craft
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Meet Chase from Paw Patrol at Learning Express toys in Renton. Note-I don’t know any other details about this event, but there are a LOT of people currently saying they’re, “Going,” on the fb event, so be prepared for a Paw Patrol sized crowd.
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! This really is a great, little outing-the volunteers are super friendly, and did we mention it’s free?
Children’s Dental Health Fair at the South Hill Mall free screenings, mouth guards, chompy the carrot and photos with the tooth fairy. 10:30-2:30 When my boys were smaller we randomly ended up at this at least two years. It wasn’t a huge thrill (dentists, right?) but they got a lot of freebies!
aviation show at the Puyallup fairgrounds This is a trade show, and not a family event, but kids are Free, and we heard from some readers last year who said it was fun for their plane/transportation loving kids to check out.
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Hilltop Healthy Kids and Family Carnival 12-4 at the People’s Community Center games, raffles, informational booths, and more. Free. You may want to bring a few dollars for food.
Tacoma Giants: Part 1 Trees of Point Defiance Park. 9AM-10
Meet Mik and the Beanstalk. Mik is a Certified Arborist happy to share his knowledge of the trees of Point Defiance with you; and the Beanstalk is a 186-foot Pseudotsuga menziesii, a.k.a. Douglas-fir, located a stone’s throw away from Fort Nisqually.
Less than 500′ of walking required to participate. 4.00 per person/12.00 family of 4. Registration is required. Also held in March and April
Tacoma Giants: Part II Immersion Tree Walk. 11AM-1PM-online sign up required/8.00
Did you know that there are living beings over 200 feet tall residing right here in Point Defiance Park?
Meet the instructor at the Fort Nisqually Picnic Shelter. Please dress appropriately for the weather, as this program will take place outside and require about 1 mile of walking.
Parent’s Night Out at the Children’s Museum of Tacoma. registration and fees required
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 and now expanded to suit ages 3-12! My kiddo LOVED it. Seriously-this is a Great outing. Go! You do want to buy tickets in advance or bring cash.
Bilingual Block Play at the Parkland/Spanaway Library 10AM Building with blocks develops math and science skills, and is lots of fun. In English and Mandarin today.
Fun-tastic Folktales at the Lakewood Library
Acclaimed storyteller Eva Abram brings African-American folktales and legends to life in celebration of Black History Month. 2PM for ages 5 and up
Tacoma Concert Band presents, “From the Galaxy,” While not specifically a kids’ event, many of the songs will be from recognizable shows and movies such as Star Wars, and kids 18 and under are FREE. 7:30 at the Pantages
LMNOP kids consignment sale at the Olympia armory. Score a bargain on kids’ clothes and gear! Also tomorrow. This is a really nice consignment event.
Free day of parenting classes/seminars for parents and caregivers at SPSCC. Sponsored by the Junior League of Olympia
Visit the LOTT Wet Science Center and learn about prehistoric creatures like mammoths and saber toothed tigers today. Lecture at 2PM; other all ages activities available all day. The center and its exhibits and activities are always free.
Olympia School District players present Annie shows the 23rd-26th tickets 12.00/15.00 proceeds support Olympia schools
Pie Fest! Buy pie by the slice and support the food bank
Every weekend fun: Your Michael’s does usually do the kids’ craft. You could also check out the touch tanks at the Skansie Visitors’ Center, visit the Harbor History Museum, or go play at Discovery Village, the Y, or one of your great parks or trails.
Be sure to check the Sunday event at the Boat Shop below.
Cookies and Canvas kids’ painting event at Wine and Canvas Federal Way 12-2
BoatShop Adventures: Build a Toy Fishing Boat. 1-2:30 Gig Harbor BoatShop (253) 857-9344 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Learn to make a toy purse seiner fishing boat! Children age four through 12 with a parent are invited to the historic Eddon Boatyard to learn about the purse seiner, the most common fishing boat in Gig Harbor, and to build a toy seiner to take home. To register for this workshop, email email@example.com or call. Note from SFM: We’ve heard these are great!
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