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

Salty Salish

Guide to Tide Pooling and Beach Combing around Seattle

Your guide to wandering our beaches at low tide and what to do with the sea life you find there.

05/12/2022 By Allison Williams

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

GIFT GUIDE

10 Gifts for the Little Ones in Your Life

Gift ideas for kids of all ages, from a Seattle-designed, award-winning board game for kids 10+ to Super Smalls' super cute costume jewelry.

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

PUDDLE JUMPERS

The Best Kids' Rain Gear, According to Seattle Area Parents

How to dress kids for Seattle's notoriously rainy weather, from the best boots for toddlers to waterproof full-body suits.

03/22/2022 By Zoe Sayler

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

WOUND UP

Seattle’s 10 Best Toy Shops for Kids and Adults Alike

Snapdoodle’s educational toys, Archie McPhee’s grown-up-friendly gaffes, and board games as far as the eye can see.

12/13/2021 By Seattle Met Staff

Coronavirus Chronicles

Your 5- to 11-Year-Old Is Finally Eligible for a Covid Vaccine

The FDA and CDC approved shots for children 5-11, meaning Covid vaccines are coming to Seattle pediatrician offices, pharmacies, and hospitals near you.

11/02/2021 By Angela Cabotaje

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

Elemental Protection

10 Cute and Functional Jackets for Little Adventurers

From rain jackets to wind breakers and North Face to Eddie Bauer, these garments will protect kids against a range of damp and cold weather.

10/12/2021 By Jenni Moore

Muddy Boots

Best Pumpkin Patches Near Seattle

From Stocker Farms in Snohomish to Carpinito Brothers in Kent Valley, Western Washington pumpkin patches hold all the gourds you need.

10/04/2021 By Lucas Kaplan

IT'S THE LITTLE THINGS

9 Boutiques for the Fashionable PNW Child

From Bootyland in Capitol Hill's Chophouse Row to Village Maternity in University Village, here's where to shop for children in the Seattle area.

09/22/2021 By Zoe Sayler and Seattle Met Staff