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.

Explore Girl Scouts Summer Camp at Home

Bring the magic of camp to your backyard or even your living room. Keep the summer fun going with eight free weeks of virtual camp-themed adventures.
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)

Let’s keep them healthy together

In these uncertain times, keeping your child up to date on their immunizations and well-child checks is important. Schedule a virtual or in-person appointment.



7 hikes and nature walks to escape the crowds


These bike parks are wheelie awesome


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 >>

Seattle Jewish Community School

Follow your path to SJCS where we value integrated education and an inclusive Jewish community. More >>
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