Friday, April 29, 2016

Spring has Sprung! Indoor/Outdoor Adventures with the Kiddos!

We’ve had such a wonderful April! The weather has been gorgeous and we’ve had just enough rain. Spring is such a fun season in the Pacific Northwest. Flowers are starting to bloom and the sun is up longer in the evening. It’s the perfect time to get outside and explore. I’m sometimes a little less inclined to bundle up the kids on a rainy day to get outside, but then there are the days where I’m so thankful I did because we all needed to get out of the house. Here are a few indoor and outdoor adventures we’ve been on and really enjoyed!
A Walk through the Arboretum 
Explore nature at Washington Park Arboretum, count budding flowers, stomp in mud puddles and hunt for insects. Located near UW campus, kids can have a great time with a scavenger hunt or simply exploring this beautiful park.

Hop on board this 100-year-old tug boat and get ready for Tugboat Storytime! The stories are geared toward ages 2-8 years old and feature stories about kids, boats, and the sea. Check out their calendar for up to date information.

Take the Water Taxi to West Seattle 

For a boating adventure, check out the Water Taxi which leaves from Pier 50 and arrives at Seacrest Park in West Seattle. It’s only $4.75 for a 15 minute ride and kids 5 and under ride free.

The Imagine Children’s Museum in Downtown Everett is a blast. Every third Friday, the museum has free admission from 5:30pm-9pm. Then check out nearby Forest Park has a fantastic water-spray playground and a free animal farm. Fun for the whole family!

I’d love to hear about your spring adventures too!