Local Summer Activities for Kids!

Schools out for Summer! And before you know it, they’ll be packing their backpacks again for Fall. So enjoy Summer while it lasts and check out these local places for a full day of fun with the kiddos!

Top 10 Local Kid Friendly Places this Summer:

1. Point Defiance Zoo in Tacoma

Open daily 9:30am – 4pm. Excellent place to spend the day with logs of interactive things for kids and adults. Click here for more information and to learn about new activities!

2. Point Defiance Park in Tacoma

Or perhaps you’d enjoy taking the kiddos to the nearby Point Defiance Park. Have a picnic, play on the beach, walk the boardwalk, maybe even rent a kayak!

3. Wild Waves Theme & Water Park in Federal Way

Open Daily through July and August. Theme park features a variety of thrill, family, and kid rides. Water park features water slides, wave pool, lazy river, kid water toys, and more! A full day of fun! Check out their website for more info about park hours and pricing.

4. Northwest Trek in Eatonville

Open daily 9:30am – 6pm. Wildlife park for kids and adults. Enjoy tram tours, walking trails, ziplining, and playground! Check out their site for more information and to plan your day!


5. Titlow Beach in Tacoma

Playgrounds, spraygrounds, picnic areas, beachfront, trails, and sport courts all make this a great place to take the kids! With its beautiful views of the Narrows Bridge and the Olympic Mountains, Titlow Beach is claimed to be the best place to watch the sunset in Tacoma.

6. Children’s Museum of Tacoma

Combines fun, learning, and creativity all in one! Check out their website to learn more.

7. Local Swimming & Activity Pools

Pools are a great place to wear the kids out and cool off from the summer heat. Check out these local pools!

8. Bradley Lake in Puyallup

Features walking trails, picnic area, fishing, and playground which is specifically designed to be accessible to children with special needs. Check out more details about the park here.

9. Super Jump Party Zone

Located in Auburn and South Hill with open bounce times available daily! Check out their website for more info.

10. Fort Nisqually Living History Museum in Tacoma

Events, Exhibits, and hands-on activities for kids of all ages to show them what life was like back in 1855! Open daily through the summer 11am – 5pm. Check out the website for event info!


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