Wet N Wild

A Guide to Seattle's Spray Parks and Wading Pools

This comprehensive list of watery havens around town includes favorites like Northacres and Hazel Miller Spray Park.

06/24/2022 By Ann Karneus

Coronavirus Chronicles

What to Know About the Covid Vaccine for Kids Under 5

Is the Pfizer or Moderna Covid vaccine better for the youngest among us? And where to get your kids an appointment in Seattle and King County.

06/15/2022 By Angela Cabotaje

Minivan Life

I Hate that I Love Seabrook

Seabrook, Washington, was built from scratch in 2005 to be the ultimate family vacation community. Is its perfection eerie or endearing?

05/24/2022 By Allecia Vermillion

Make Believe

What’s New at Seattle Children’s Museum?

The museum in Seattle Center has reopened to kids and families after a two-year closure, with refreshed exhibits including a vet clinic.

04/26/2022 By Sophie Grossman

BOARD IN THE HOUSE

Board Games That Make Family Time More Fun

From family-friendly board games for large groups to adult-targeted card games that'll help you learn more about the ones you love.

04/04/2022 By Zoe Sayler

Teed Up

Where to Play Golf and Mini Golf in Seattle

With long fairways, short courses, and novelty putt-putt, golf season goes year-round at the Interbay Golf Center, Jefferson Park Golf Course, and more.

03/29/2022 By Allison Williams and Seattle Met Staff

Brick Head

Tickets for Brick Fest Live On Sale Today

The exhibition of life-size Lego creations comes through Puyallup the first weekend of August and is a great summer activity for kids and families.

03/21/2022 By Sophie Grossman

The Kids Aren't All Right

Eating Disorders in Seattle's Youth Are Surging

Referrals are way up at Seattle Children's since the pandemic started. We spoke to the hospital's clinical director, Yolanda Evans, to find out why.

02/07/2022 By Angela Cabotaje

Animal Style

The Best Zoos and Aquariums of Western Washington

Meet the wild things of Washington in Issaquah, Bremerton, and beyond.

01/27/2022 By Allison Williams

Mighty Mesozoic

Dinos Alive Comes to Seattle This April

This interactive and immersive exhibit in SoDo, featuring dozens of animatronic dinosaurs, provides a perfect weekend activity for kids and families.

01/26/2022 By Taylor McKenzie Gerlach

Big Top

Cirque du Soleil’s Alegría Somersaults into Marymoor Park

The classic, internationally-renowned circus theater show is in Seattle through March 13, and would make a perfect family outing or date night.

01/21/2022 By Sophie Grossman

52 Weekends

A Year of Family Activities

The best indoor and outdoor family activities around–the Lego Awesome Exhibit, the Museum of Flight, and the best playgrounds, parks, and kids menus.

01/07/2022 By Angela Cabotaje, Allecia Vermillion, and Allison Williams Illustrations by Mike Holm

Larger than Life

The Lego Awesome Exhibit Comes to Seattle Center

The exhibition of life-size Lego creations, from a Harley Davidson to a NASA rocket, is a great holiday family activity during Winterfest.

10/29/2021 By Sophie Grossman

Treat Fix

Halloween 2021 Is a Go for Kids and Families

From trick or treating and a pumpkin bash at the Woodland Park Zoo to the Museum of Flight's frightful exploration of the night sky, halloween is on.

10/14/2021 By Sophie Grossman

Sponsored Content

Create New Family Memories

Seattle staycations are a great chance to get the kids (and the parents) out and about.

04/14/2021 By Ben McBee

Great Expectations

The Best Seattle Shops for Maternity Clothes

Skip the big box stores and buy local for your pregnancy wardrobe.

02/23/2021 By Chelsea Lin

CELESTIAL HOMEBODIES

Seattle Fall Fashion 2020: Dress Up to Hunker Down

There's never been a better time to celebrate (and interrogate) fashion.

10/05/2020 Photography by Elizabeth Rudge Styled by Adria Garcia and Castle Cooke Edited by Zoe Sayler

Shade Index

Your Seattle Thanksgiving in 7 Courses

Eat, drink, and be weary.

10/22/2019 By Mac Hubbard

Sponsored Content

Family Adventures Across Hawai‘i

Awe inspiring sites and activities await your ‘ohana (family) across the Pacific.

01/23/2019

Hang Around Town

19 Urban Adventures for the Whole Family

Where to embrace the city sights, the great outdoors, or a rainy afternoon.

09/21/2018 By Allecia Vermillion