Kid-Friendly Adventures in Seattle

Seattle isn’t all high-end food and beautiful scenery. In fact, it’s a special place for children to get in touch with the world around them. There are many things and places to see within this bustling city and your kids will love the interactive adventure. Whether you’re visiting for a few days or staying for the long haul, here is a helpful exploration guide of Seattle to take your adventurous youngsters.

The Children’s Museum at Seattle Center:
If your children love to touch and climb, The Children’s Museum is a must-visit. This interactive museum allows kids to let loose and climb a giant indoor tree house, explore the Global Village, get hands on in the construction zone, and much more.  Great for kids from from just walking to about 10 years of age.  This is located in the shadow of the Space Needle in the Amory building, where you can grab a quick lunch afterwards!  Besides the permanent collection, they do have a steady stream of traveling shows, so check their website for up-to-date information.

Seattle Insiders Tip:  If it’s a nice day, spend a few minutes after your museum visit running through the spray at the International Fountain, which is adjacent to the entry of the museum on the Seattle Center campus. 

Seattle Public Library
Seattle has a world class library, one of the best in the nation.  It is a bright and inviting space, especially in the children’s wing, and besides books has puppets and toys children can play with. My own daughter made it a point to say hi to the blue bull mounted on the wall.  Check the website and plan to attend one of their many story times.  It is almost guaranteed you’ll be introduced to your child’s next favorite book!

Museum of Flight:
The Museum of Flight will have your children in awe. Here they can get an eye-full of a Blackbird spy plane or board the original Air Force One. This interactive museum is sure to have to your kids loving every minute spent there. Enjoy free admission the first Thursday of every month from 5 to 9pm.  Metro route 124 from downtown Seattle or a 15-20 drive or Lyft ride away.

Lincoln Park:

Image courtesy West Seattle Blog

Lincoln Park offers a welcome environment for both parents and kids. Parents, if you are looking for a laid-back day walk, this park provides you with picnic tables, bbq grills and peaceful walking paths through the old-growth urban forst or with views of the Vashon Ferry and Puget Sound. And for your kids, well, let’s just say when they get home, you are going to have one quiet, nap-happy vacation rental. There are not one, but two large playgrounds in this park is large, with slides, swings and a zip line.  The north one was recently updated and the south one is in the process of being completely renovated as of this writing. In the summer time, there is a heated salt water pool to enjoy, as well as a wading pool for the little ones.

We currently have plenty of family friendly vacation rentals available!  Book now at Seattle Oasis Vacation Rentals. 

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