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Pick up free art kits, go on free story walks and more!
Pick up free art kits, go on free story walks and more!

Best lake-swimming spots for families

Cool off at these awesome lake beaches around the Sound.

7 more family getaways close to home

You loved our first local vacay guide; we’ve rounded up seven more fab family spots for your 2020 summer staycation.

Discover the beauty of Anacortes

Bring your masks and come explore beaches, marinas, lakes and forests; or stroll through the fine boutiques and cafés of our vintage downtown.

We are open!

The Seattle Aquarium is inspiring the next generation of ocean conservation leaders. Come for a safe and fun visit.
The fun doesn’t have to stop! Our calendar is filled with virtual and in-person events, including our own free virtual playtime activities and parenting speakers.
1. Join a virtual family trivia night on science and nature for a chance to win a prize. (FRI.)
2. Make mobile masterpieces, wacky wands and wearable art with free to-go craft kits from BAM. (FRI.–SUN.)
3. Enjoy some good old-fashioned fun at a farm. Adorable Maine Coon kittens will also be out and ready to play! (SAT.)
4. Laugh along with a 10-year-old author as he reads from his hilarious book of STEM jokes; you also get to make slime. (SAT.)
5. Your family can now bike, walk or roll alongside the lake on a car-free Lake Washington Boulevard. (THROUGH SEPT. 8)
6. These free story walks will get kids reading outdoors in a fun and unique way. (ONGOING)



5 kid-friendly hikes with wider trails


Perfect family picnic spots around the Sound


Super stroller hikes in Western Washington


Ask a pediatrician: A COVID-19 update for families

Get your questions answered in a free webinar with ParentMap and Seattle Children’s infectious disease expert Matthew Kronman, M.D. More >>

Join us for Play Time

Don’t miss our ParentMap Live series, featuring at-home activities for kids. Sign up for a campfire sing-along, art and story time and more — all free! More >>
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