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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, developmental, social and role plays, this is a well r...
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 of the many fun family places to visit if you're lo...
Chalet Bowl
(2 Miles)
Tacoma
Family bowling fun in the oldest operating bowling alley in Washington State, with some of the newest bowling technology!
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.
Tacoma
Spend the weekend at the Zoo enjoying free hands-on activities, games and crafts and visit with local environmentally-focused organizations.
Tacoma
Explore, discover and connect with history. Experience life in Washington Territory during the fur trade era with skills demonstrations and hands-on activities for kids of all ages.
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. Each requires some degree of agility and tests participants’ mental and p...
Federal Way
Over 60 rides, slides and fun in Washington's only water park and theme park - 2 for the price of 1!
Puyallup
Clean, fun, family oriented facility for quad and inline skating. 180' x 90' maple floor.
Gig Harbor
TheHarbor History Museumis a 14,500 square foot facility where you will find high-quality exhibitions, larger than life experiences, and a variety of opportunities for hands-on learning and exploration of our region's rich history.
Sumner
Revolving variety of inflatable fun equipment from traditional bounce houses to slides, tunnels and obstacle courses, plus toddler area and small arcade.
Auburn
Welcomes quad and inline skaters for a variety of sessions on offer including specific family ones, Tots for under 8s and roller derbies.
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.
Tukwila
An indoor go-kart racing facility providing the very best in walk-in racing and junior races plus birthday parties, arcade games and pool tables. For 8+
iFLY Seattle
(17 Miles)
Tukwila
Come and 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, three and up!
Olympia
The Visitor Center includes The Nature Shop, an information desk, a view of the freshwater marsh, and interpretive exhibits. It is open Wednesday through Sunday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m, but closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.
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 amaze you. In the steel and glass Great Gallery, the hi...
Sk8 Town
(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 23,000 square feet including the roller rink, arcade, ...
Seattle
Tour a traditional Chinese garden. The garden features a 5 acre hilltop site featuring a traditional Chinese courtyard, pavilion, rockery and plants. Learn about traditional Chinese culture.
Lacey
An indoor safari-themed family fun center with 22,000 sq. ft. of entertainment with the whole family in mind! Offers lazer tag, arcade, and inflatable toys, birthday party packages, and a parents' lodge for a little quiet time!
Castle Ice
(22 Miles)
Renton
Activities include public open skates, broomball, hockey, figure skating and learn to skate programs. Walkers skating aids available.
Bremerton Bug Museum
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(23 Miles)
Bremerton
FREE Childrens museum. See cool LIVE bugs, explore bizarre bugs under the microscope and watch busy ants in our giant 8 foot long Ant Farm! Observe the weirdest and most interesting bugs up close. Visit the new Reptile Room for huge snakes, tiny turt...
Bremerton
The USS Turner Joy (DD-951), famed Navy destroyer from the Vietnam War, is now maintained and administered by the Bremerton Historic Ships Association. The museum ship and memorial honors not only the men and women of our modern US Navy, but also rec...
SportsCenter
(23 Miles)
Shelton
SportsCenter of Connecticut is a unique family entertainment experience, featuring a weather-protected Golf Driving Range, 18-hole Hole Mini-Golf course, jungle-themed Lazer Tag arena, Fun Bowl Bowling, Game Zone arcade, Baseball/Softball Batting Cag...
Bremerton
Classic family friendly ice skating rink offering a variety of open and special sessions, classes and leagues.
Seattle
Presents the stories, history and culture of African Americans in the Pacific Northwest. Engaging exhibitions, hands-on projects, and docent led tours available.
Eatonville
Northwest Trek Wildlife Park is a treasure for wildlife enthusiasts. The signature tram tour through the 435-acre free-roaming area offers the opportunity to spot different species of animals as they wander through forests, wetlands and meadows. In t...
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 souvenirs and memorabilia. Mummies, shrunken heads, rar...
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.
Olympia
Priest Point Park has a deep and rich history. Missionaries of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate came to this area in 1848 to minister nearby Indian tribes. The site was claimed as St. Joseph's of New Market and was led by Father Pascal Ricard. Father R...
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
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
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 and manufacture for airline customers around the wor...
Seattle
Two Levels of arcade fun wait for you at this entertainment complex!
Bellevue
Come explore, play and learn together at KidsQuest Children's Museum! Enjoy hours of delight and discovery at this innovative hands-on museum for children and families designed to engage kids from infancy to age ten.
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 Seattle with kids
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 owned Space Needle is managed by the Space Needle Cor...
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 in Seattle with kids
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.
Olympia
Where fun and learning go hand in hand! Featuring more than 60 fun, interactive exhibits for kids ages birth to 10 and their parents or caregivers. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Washington.
Seattle
A treat for kids excited by boats, they can watch the 1884 steam propulsion engines as they turn the paddle wheel and enjoy fun and historical information about Seattle during the Yukon Gold Rush days. They offer themed fun cruises too.
Bremerton
Artistic, Speed and Roller Hockey Skating all available, plus skating lessons for beginners and improvers of all ages and open sessions for the general public.
Bremerton
14 different activities for kids 10 and under (except parties) including bounce house, 21ft slide, play kitchen, sports zone, moon sand play area and drive in cars. One price for whole day return.
Eatonville
A double trip into history as you visit the 1880s homestead, then travel back even further to experience the Ohop Indian Village. Educational and thoroughly entertaining.
Seattle
3 1/2 acre formal Japanese gardens with stunning views and fascinating botany, offers free public tours. Get arty kids to take a sketchpad!
Olympia
3 age different zoned climbing areas are on offer, plus a non walker and infant Safe Zone. Other features include play kitchen, workbench, construction zone and ride-on toys, plus a HUGE selection of kiddie classes.
Tumwater
With a collection of working aircraft, educational exhibits, historic information, and even two interactive mobile displays for children, the entire family is sure to discover something interesting at the Olympic Flight Museum. Come and see us today!...
Olympia
The Olympic Flight Museum will be hosting the visit of the Commemorative Air Force’s B-17 Flying Fortress “Sentimental Journey”, on July 23 - July 30, 2012. The “Sentimental Journey” is the most fully restored B-17 flying today. There are ...
Seattle
Welcomes all visitors who are curious about the natural wonders of Washington state, the Pacific Northwest, and the Pacific Rim. Discovery awaits you!
Seattle
For more than 100 years, Woodland Park Zoo has been a cherished community resource and a unique urban oasis. Generations of Puget Sound families have come to the zoo to marvel at the animals and be inspired by the peaceful and beautiful surroundings....

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Jumpin Jack and Jill

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Play Date Cafe

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Hands On Children's Museum

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Seattle Aquarium

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Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

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Charlies Safari

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Childrens Museum of Tacoma

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Lil Kickers Fun Zone

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Ride The Ducks Of Seattle

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Wild Waves Theme Park

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Fun places to visit in Tacoma with kids

Washington is the kind of fun place that both adults and kids will enjoy – your only problem, is going to be finding the time to fit all the great places to visit in! Because many of Washington's must-see attractions offer kid-friendly activities and exhibits, you won't have to miss out on any of the state's diverse culture and history. As you explore the multitude of fun things to do in Washington with kids, you'll definitely create memories that will last and last - and you can watch them back on video for years to come if you’ve got a shocking memory like me!

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There are so many fun places to go with kids in Washington State - great zoos and aquariums, museums, theme parks, water parks and swimming pools, places to visit outdoors (many of which are cheap or free), historical places of interest, activities and indoor play centres for toddlers as well as the usual family tourist attractions - take a look above, lots of the best things to do with children in WA