Ideas for a Fun Spring Break

With Spring Break coming up, you may be thinking of arranging some fun family outings or play-dates to enjoy some quality time together exploring what our community has to offer. Here are a variety of options for every kind of weather spring break may bring.

We’ve compiled the following list of day trip ideas we hope you will find helpful.  Some of these ideas are geared toward younger family members, some older, while others hold interest for the whole family.  Enjoy!

The Arboretum and Japanese Garden:

Aviation Center & Boeing Tour (Everett):

Bellevue Art Museum:

The Burke Museum (Seattle):

Chihuly Garden & Glass (Seattle):

Experience Music Project (Seattle):

Farrel McWhirter Park & Farm (Redmond):

Flower World (Maltby nursery with a small petting zoo area):

Fox Hollow Farm (Issaquah):

Kelsey Creek Farm (Bellevue):

KidsQuest Childrens Museum (Factoria):

Museum of Flight (Seattle):

Museum of History & Industry (Seattle):

Northwest Railway Museum (Snoqualmie)

Northwest Trek (Eatonville):

King County Parks (link to list of area parks):

The Pacific Science Center (Seattle):

Outback Kangaroo Farm (Arlington):

Padilla Bay Beach and Estuarine Research Reserve (Mount Vernon):

Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium (Tacoma):

Ride the Ducks Seattle Tour:

The Seattle Aquarium:

Seattle Art Museum:

Seattle Bug Safari:

Seattle Children’s Museum:

Seattle Waterfront & Ye Olde Curiosity Shop:

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival:

Snoqualmie Falls:

The Space Needle (Seattle):

Tillicum Village/Blake Island Tour:

Washington State Ferries:

Woodland Park Zoo (Seattle):

Museum of Glass (Tacoma):

Local magazines Parent Map and Seattle’s Child also contain a lot of articles and ideas for family-friendly excursions.

Please let us know if you have suggestions for other types of outings we have not listed here.  We are always looking for new and exciting ideas to share.  Thank you!

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