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66 Days of Summer: What to See, Make, Eat and Do from July 1 thru Labor Day

We've provided ideas — many of them free, all of them fun — of what to do on every single day.

Summer Water Fun: Your Guide to Wading Pools, Splash Pads and Beaches

Your tropical vacation is just a few blocks away: Seattle Parks and Recreation is working hard to help you beat the heat with these spray parks, pools, and splash pads.

Explore the Beach at Low Tide with Seattle Aquarium Naturalists

Want to explore the tidepools? Volunteer naturalists are available on many Puget Sound beaches during designated hours throughout the spring and summer.

Gather 'round for Favorite Seattle Story Times

There are so many fun ways to hear a good story: Read with Rover, climb aboard a tug, munch chocolates in a chocolate factory, thrill to a fireman reading aloud, do hands-on art at the Frye and more

8 Tips For a Successful Summer Day Hike

Day hikes are a wonderful way to get outside, and even better if you're prepared. Here are some helpful tips to get your family ready.

7 of the Best Playgrounds for Preschoolers in North Seattle

Fantastic playgrounds for preschoolers that offer physical (but safe) challenges and a comfy place for the grown-ups to watch the fun.

More Than a Walk in the Park: Six Public Gardens to Explore with Kids

There’s a public garden to suit nearly every family's interest, whether learning about urban farming, petting sheep, peering at beehives or meditating amid moss.

9 Hidden Places You Can't Miss at the Pike Place Market

Find the secret path to the rooftop garden, pay a quarter to view giant shoes, slurp a soda at the new old-fashioned soda fountain.

Whistler Provides Family Adventure, Even in the Off-Season

The ski resort is a great kid-friendly town with plenty to keep everyone occupied any time of year

Kid-Friendly Farmers Markets to Explore around Town

Top farmer's markets for kid fun.

Fly High over Washington from the Comfort of Your Seat

Part ride, part movie, Wings Over Washington is an aerial adventure that flies high over Washington state

Get Inspired at the Gates Foundation Visitor Center

Take the whole family for lessons on giving back and helping. We arrived curious and left inspired.

Grab the gorp and go: day hikes within 90 minutes of Seattle

Get into fall mode with an awesome outdoor weekend day hike.

Discovering Vancouver

Even in the chill of winter, British Columbia’s largest city offers a warm welcome to families. Find out where to eat, play and stay.

Stroller-friendly runs in Seattle and beyond

Active parents, fear not. Running with a stroller doesn't have to be a struggle.

A Beach Walk, a Ferry Ride and Crepes

Hidden Gems: 7 Great Seattle Parks for Kids You Don't Want to Miss

These seven Seattle parks may not be on your radar, but they are well worth trying out! Scattered across the Seattle area you will find these off-the-beaten path gems become favorites you'll revisit over and over.

A New Spin on Family Biking

Don’t let the hills, busy streets or even lack of gear deter you — Cascade Bicycle Club executive director Elizabeth Kiker's family shares resources and tips for getting rolling with the kids.

22 Places for Kids to Create Art

Fan the creative spark in your kids by trying out a visual art class during the school year or with a summer camp.

Eat, Play, and Build at Wunderkind

Find entertainment for the entire family at this cafe / coffee shop crossover. Wunderkind offers not only good eats, but also LEGO classes, toddler-friendly building tables, and a comfortable atmosphere for parents to get work done or enjoy an afternoon.

12 Toddler-Friendly Parks on the Eastside

Here are 12 playgrounds on the eastside of Lake Washington designed with preschoolers and toddlers in mind.

9 Museums to Visit for FREE on First Thursdays

One magic day a month, families can explore local museums without paying admission.

7 Often Overlooked Activities for Kids in Seattle

Already visited the Space Needle? Check out these often overlooked alternatives! From pinball museums to chocolate factories, these activities are guaranteed to provide an afternoon of fun for kiddos and adults alike.

Good Times for Little People in South Lake Union

Beyond the Burke-Gilman: Kid-friendly Bike Trails to Explore

Expand your pedaling horizons beyond the busy Burke-Gilman Trail with these family-friendly bike trails.

Pop-Up Adventure Playgrounds: Parents make it happen then leave kids alone to play

The pop-up lends itself to urban settings — your yard, a park, a permitted blocked-off street like Seattle’s Play Streets program — all offer opportunities for play.

Round and round: 7 local roller rinks for old school fun

8 Tips for successful Family Fun Runs with Kids

Community Family Fun Runs get everybody moving and benefit a good cause. Here's 8 tips from an experienced mom runner to help kids have a fun run.

Surprisingly Wild Escapes in Seattle’s Urban Parks

Skip the two-hour drive and embark on an in-city nature adventure to one of Seattle's many cool parks.

Day in the Life of Bruce Lee at the Wing Luke Museum

The current Bruce Lee exhibit at the Wing Luke Museum reveals how he carefully crafted his life to meet ambitious goals.

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