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6 Seattle-area public gardens that are great for an excursion with kids

6 things to do at Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park in Seattle

Learn about the world of "Call of the Wild" in Washington's smallest National Park site.

5 walks for Seattle-area families on wet winter days

Don't let the rain keep you indoors! Here are some short hikes to some lovely places to enjoy a rainy day.

8 reasons to visit Woodland Park Zoo on a rainy day in Seattle

Rainy (or snowy) day remedies: Seattle-area indoor fun with kids

Here are places to go when you can't (or don't want to) be outside, but the kids still have energy to burn!

Outer Space, a new STEM-focused, inclusive indoor playspace

New indoor play space in West Seattle is designed for young explorers of all abilities.

Coding, robots and more: Winter fun at Living Computers Museum + Labs

Great places to play outside: 6 of Seattle's nicest small playgrounds

Where the sidewalk doesn’t end: urban trails to explore with the kids

Take your kids to see spawning salmon at Seattle's Carkeek Park

Volunteers are on hand at Carkeek Park to answer your family's questions, and there's a special "welcome home" party Nov. 24.

Block out some time! ‘Minecraft: The Exhibition’ coming to MoPOP

A 3D, life-size walk through of the wildly popular Minecraft universe is coming to Seattle.

Harry Potter fans: You'll want to apparate to The Splintered Wand in Ballard

Local wizards are opening a magical pub and custom wand shop in Ballard. All ages welcome.

Neighborhood parks where your kids can play for hours

They aren’t the fanciest, the biggest or the most famous. But these Seattle parks are well loved by neighborhood families.

Great places to see the salmon spawning

Take a guided tour, or go look for salmon on your own at one of these top viewing spots.

New Burke turns the museum inside out

Here's a sneak peek at the new Burke Museum, opening to the public this weekend.

Family theater guide: fall 2019

8 fantastic performances to take the family to see this fall

Easy ways to the wild side: 3 free petting zoos

Have a low-key farm animal encounter on the Eastside.

Five wetland boardwalks to explore with your family

Take your family walks to the wetlands. Learn what animals to look for and which boardwalks are stroller- and wheelchair-accessible.

Playgrounds, beaches, views, nature: Best Seattle parks for what your family wants to do

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 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

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

Best Seattle-area farmers markets for a family excursion

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