This farm and fun park recently reopened! What one family’s visit was like.
This farm and fun park recently reopened! What one family’s visit was like.

Your last-minute summer escape

Just 90 minutes from Seattle, this outdoorsy town features fun parks, trails, ice cream and more.

4 family hikes off the beaten path

Skip the crowds with these great alternatives to popular trails around Puget Sound.

Learning pods at Outer Space Seattle

Outer Space Seattle is offering onsite learning pods for kids in grades K–5. Pods are designed to help families balance work and remote learning this fall.
The fun never has to stop! Our calendar is filled with virtual and in-person events.
1. It’s the last day to participate in this free virtual summer camp, featuring cooking demos, carrot flutes, farm tours and more. (FRI.)
2. Join a scavenger hunt, explore a 5,000-year-old peat bog and dive into nature activities at the annual Frog Frolic. (FRI.–SAT.)
3. Meet chickens, mini donkeys and other critters at the Mary Olson Farm before it closes for the season. (SAT.–SUN.)
4. The outdoors just got more enchanting with two new pop-up story walks(THROUGH MID-SEPT.)
5. Bring your best pals on a scenic 3K Walk’n Wag and snap a pic for the virtual pet show. (THROUGH SEPT. 20)
6. Complete location-based adventures and foster an appreciation for local wildlife through this free new kids’ app. (ONGOING)

Keep your health on track

In these uncertain times, your health is important. Schedule a virtual or in-person appointment.



7 hikes and nature walks to escape the crowds


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Where to wander through fields of giant sunflowers


Bloedel Reserve

Visit a world-class public garden and forest reserve with 150 acres featuring sculpted landscapes, wildlife habitats, forests and meadows. Open Tuesdays–Sundays. More >>

Art programs for all ages

Animators, video game designers, graphic artists — they all start somewhere. Build skills doing what you love at Gage Academy of Art. More >>
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