Things to do in FEDERAL WAY with kids

Rich in culture, history and natural beauty, Washington is where you can be in the bustling city one minute, then looking out across the rugged cliffs that hug the Pacific Ocean the next.

With over 200 National Parks, rainforest, mountains, water parks, skating rinks, go-karting tracks, fairs and farms, where are so many fun things to do in Washington with kids!

There are museums galore covering a HUGE range of topics, from the interactive KidsQuest Childrens Museum, to the Bremerton Bug Museum filled with creepy crawlies!  History comes back to life at places like the 1880s Pioneer Farm Museum, and the fascinating Queen of Seattle Paddle Wheel Cruises.

Got active kids? Don’t you worry! Across there state there are so many activities for them, like the soaring iFLY Seattle, or the extreme G6 AirPark or Deep Forest Challenge - all great for kids AND adults!

And we haven’t even begun mentioning everything!

Washington is the only US state named after a president. If it was named after fun things to do for kids, it would be never ending!

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  • Wild Waves Theme Park

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    (3 miles) Federal Way

    Over 60 rides, slides and fun in Washington's only water park and theme park - 2 for the price of 1!

  • Super Jump Party Zone

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    (3 miles) Auburn

    Fun indoor play for kids up to 12 years with open play, fun bouncers and trampolines! Birthday parties are popular too

  • Kent Valley Ice Skating and MIni Golf

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    (5 miles) Kent

    Family ice rink with public skating, figure skating, hockey plus stick and puck sessions. Also offers a petit 8 hole miniature golf course with water features.

  • Auburn Skate Connection

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    (5 miles) Auburn

    Welcomes quad and inline skaters for a variety of sessions on offer including specific family ones, Tots for under 8s and roller derbies.

  • Tacoma Ghost Tours

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    (8 miles) Tacoma

    Meet the other residents of Tacoma, Washington with these spooky ghost tours!

  • Childrens Museum of Tacoma

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    (8 miles) Tacoma

    Core early childhood experiences form the platform for play in the Museum’s five main areas: Woods, Water, Voyager, Invention, and Becka’s Studio. Covering between them physical, imaginative, ...

  • Washington State History Museum

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    (8 miles) Tacoma

    In The Washington State History Museum people of all ages can explore and be entertained from Washington's past speak about their lives. Through interactive exhibits and theatrical storytelling. One ...

  • Tiffanys Skate Inn

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    (9 miles) Puyallup

    Clean, fun, family oriented facility for quad and inline skating. 180' x 90' maple floor.

  • Chalet Bowl

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    (9 miles) Tacoma

    Family bowling fun in the oldest operating bowling alley in Washington State, with some of the newest bowling technology!

  • Sykart Indoor Racing Center

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    (9 miles) Tukwila

    Future driving champions over 8 years will love this indoor go-kart racing center in Washington, with walk ins welcome, junior races and parties!

  • Jumpin Jack and Jill

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    (9 miles) Sumner

    Revolving variety of inflatable fun equipment from traditional bounce houses to slides, tunnels and obstacle courses, plus toddler area and small arcade.

  • Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

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    (10 miles) Tacoma

    Spend the weekend at the Zoo enjoying free hands-on activities, games and crafts and visit with local environmentally-focused organizations.

  • Deep Forest Challenge

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    (10 miles) Tacoma

    The Super Kid version of ZOOM is sized for kids 5 and up. The more challenging Discovery Course is for ages 8 and up. It's not strictly kid stuff; adults will enjoy it, too!

  • iFLY Seattle

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    (10 miles) Tukwila

    Experience indoor skydiving at iFLY Seattle. It is safe for kids, challenging for adults, exciting for teens and realistic for skydivers. No experience necessary and it is great fun for all ages, ...

  • Sky City Cultural Center

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    (10 miles) Acoma

    Take a guided tour of the ancient pueblo village atop a 367-foot sandstone bluff, Discover the traditional Native American culture and living history of Acoma Pueblo in New Mexico.

  • Fort Nisqually

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    (10 miles) Tacoma

    Explore, discover and connect with history in Washington Territory during the fur trade era with skills demonstrations and hands-on activities for kids of all ages!

  • Harbor History Museum

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    (13 miles) Gig Harbor

    14,500 square foot of exhibits where kids can learn all about the rich history of Gig Harbor in Washington State!

  • Museum Of Flight

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    (14 miles) Seattle

    Experience flight as you never have before. Step into the Personal Courage Wing and experience stories of courage as told through a collection of 28 fighter aircraftin a setting that will simply ...

  • Castle Ice

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    (15 miles) Renton

    Activities include public open skates, broomball, hockey, figure skating and learn to skate programs. Walkers skating aids available.

  • Seattle Chinese Garden

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    (16 miles) Seattle

    A cultural and natural experience as you explore this traditional Chinese garden in Seattle, with 5 acres of features.

  • Northwest African American Museum

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    (18 miles) Seattle

    Presents the stories, history and culture of African Americans in the Pacific Northwest. Engaging exhibitions, hands-on projects, and docent led tours available.

  • KidsQuest Childrens Museum

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    (19 miles) Bellevue

    Explore, play and learn together at KidsQuest Children's Museum! Enjoy hours of delight and discovery at this innovative hands-on museum to engage kids from infancy to age eight.

  • Ye Olde Curiosity Shop

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    (20 miles) Seattle

    While we are most famous for our sideshow-like museum, we also offer a wide array of Northwest native art, imported arts and crafts from around the world, as well as Seattle and Washington state ...

  • Argosy Cruises and Tillicum Village

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    (20 miles) Seattle

    A family-owned and locally-operated Seattle company, offering guests public and private cruises, Royal Argosy brunch, lunch and dinner cruises and the Tillicum Village Salmon Bake experience.

  • Sk8 Town

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    (20 miles) Port Orchard

    SK8TOWN, a brand new skating rink in South Kitsap, opened its doors on Sept. 28, with a ribbon cutting ceremony with city officials and the Port Orchard Chamber of Commerce. The facility has over ...

  • Seattle Art Museum

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    (20 miles) Seattle

    SAM is one museum with three sites: the Seattle Art Museum Downtown, the Seattle Asian Art Museum in Volunteer Park and the Olympic Sculpture Park on the waterfront in Belltown.

  • Seattle Aquarium

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    (20 miles) Seattle

    - offers fun, exciting ways to discover more about the amazing Puget Sound that surrounds you! One of the many fun places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Seattle with kids

  • Future of Flight Aviation Center and Boeing Tour

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    (20 miles) Seattle

    As part of the tour, visitors will tour the largest building in the world by volume (472,000,000 cubic feet). On the Boeing flight line, visitors will see airplanes in various stages of flight test ...

  • Gameworks Seattle

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    (20 miles) Seattle

    Two Levels of arcade fun wait for you at this entertainment complex!

  • Pacific Science Center

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    (21 miles) Seattle

    Tropical Butterfly House, Planetarium and Science Demonstration Stage shows, Discovery Carts, Imax, Laser Show and much more. One of many places to go if you're looking for fun things to do in ...

  • The Space Needle

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    (21 miles) Seattle

    Built in 1962, the Space Needle served as the symbol of that year's World's Fair. It has since become the symbol of Seattle, and one of the most recognizable structures in the world. The privately ...

  • Ride The Ducks Of Seattle

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    (21 miles) Seattle

    Tour Seattle by land and water on a 90-min adventure tour on a World War II amphibious landing craft! Great fun for the entire family! One of many places to go if you're looking for fun things to do ...

  • EMP Museum

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    (21 miles) Seattle

    A fun and fascinating pop culture museum in Seattle for kids and parents, with exhibits on Star Wars, Jimi Hendrix, and other amazing topics!

  • Chihuly Garden and Glass

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    (21 miles) Seattle

    A visually stunning exhibition garden guaranteed to mesmerise children, with monumental sculptures, lush landscape and colourful little discoveries lying in wait everywhere you look - in the stunning ...

  • Queen of Seattle Paddle Wheel Cruises

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    (21 miles) Seattle

    A treat for kids excited by boats, as they can watch the 1884 steam engines as they turn the paddle wheel! Great to learn all about the history of Seattle during the Yukon Gold Rush days.