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Shakespeare (and more) in the park: Outdoor theater around Seattle

65 ways to keep kids busy this summer

Find something fun for kids to do every single day of summer break!

Sweet & Savory Summer: Go on a cone crawl

The best parks for your family's Seattle summer

Whether you're looking for a cool playground, a great view or a peaceful escape, Seattle has the park for you and your family.

10+ transit-powered summer family day trips

Oh, the places you'll go without your car! Plan a family adventure: You'll love not driving.

Play ball! Tips for a family trip to watch the Seattle Mariners

Take a family walk or bike ride across the Highway 520 bridge; here's how

Volcano! Plan a family visit to Mount St. Helens

8 great Seattle-area beaches for families to explore at low tide

Seattle wading pools: What you need to know for summer 2019

Wading-pool season starts June 22 at most Seattle facilities. Here's everything you need to know.

It's hot! Keep kids cool at a splash park

New park alert: Check out the Capehart section of Seattle's Discovery Park

Best Seattle-area farmers markets for a family excursion

Tips for a day trip to Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

Looking for a good outing with preschool-aged kids? Point Defiance in Tacoma is perfect!

Explore Washington’s 3 amazing national parks

20+ Seattle-area restaurants where kids eat cheap or free

Tacoma day trip: Point Ruston is family-friendly with food, fun and great views

Walk along the lake in Seattle's Washington Park Arboretum

You'll probably get muddy, but there's so much to see — and great lookouts make it even more fun!

Kids driving you nuts at home? Plan a full day out: Here's how

Do a little research, grab a backpack and get going. It just may give you a new lease on life.

7 Museums to Visit for FREE on First Thursday

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

Kids learn while having fun at Fort Nisqually in Tacoma

Exploring the Amazon Spheres with kids; a mom's tips

What to see inside this stunning new Seattle landmark. But you can't just walk in and look around; read this first.

'I scream, you scream!' Seattle family guide to ice cream, froyo and more

Ice cream, gelato, fro-yo ... everybody loves a cool treat, especially in summer! Here are some great places to treat your kids — and yourself.

10 Free Fun Things to do with Kids in and Around Seattle

Get out on a boat on Lake Union, go stargazing, visit a museum, plant a garden and more, all FREE

Seattle-area low-tide exploration guide

We're having some of the summer's lowest tides this week. Here are tips for making the most of your family beach walk.

Kid-friendly Eastside picks to get the whole family outdoors

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