Looking for Things to Do in Seattle With Kids? Try These 5 Activities

Looking for Things to Do in Seattle With Kids? Try These 5 Activities

Aside from being home to the first and original Starbucks Coffee shop, Seattle also has a lot of fun things for kids to enjoy.

Going on a trip with kids in tow can be stressful but what’s even more difficult is planning one. Finding good places that both kids and adults alike will enjoy can prove to be a challenge sometimes because there is a world of difference when it comes to what both parties like. If you’re planning on visiting Seattle soon and you’re planning on bringing your kids, you’re in luck! Aside from being home to the first and original Starbucks Coffee shop (and having the most number of Starbucks stores in all of the US), Seattle also has a lot of fun things for kids to enjoy. Here are the top 5 things to do in Seattle with kids.

1. Visit the Woodland Park Zoo

Got an animal lover in your hands? Take them on a trip to the Woodland Park Zoo! Here, your kids will enjoy seeing a vast variety of animals in a beautifully laid-out park instead of locked inside cages. Elephants, giraffes, Komodo dragons, gorillas, and monkeys are just among the wild animals you’ll see at the Woodland Park Zoo. Feeding and petting are allowed for some animals, too, so kids can ge up close and personal with their favorite animals.

Aside from the animals, another attraction that kids are sure to love is the historic vintage carousel. It has been well-maintained and is still running smoothly and safely to give kids a magical ride. There is also an indoor Zoomazium that is home to several play areas for interactive activities that are fun and educational at the same time. Kids can enjoy theatrical demonstrations, storytelling, puppet shows and more.

Woodland Park Zoo
5500 Phinney Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103, United States
+1 206-548-2500
Open daily from 9:30 am to 04:00 pm

Got an animal lover on your hands? Take them on a trip to the Woodland Park Zoo! Here, your kids will enjoy seeing a variety of animals in a beautifully laid-out park instead of locked inside cages. Elephants, giraffes, Komodo dragons, gorillas, and monkeys are just among the wild animals you’ll see at the Woodland Park Zoo. Feeding and petting are allowed for some animals, too, so kids can get up close and personal with their favorite animals.

Aside from the animals, another attraction that kids are sure to love is the historic vintage carousel. It has been well-maintained and is still running smoothly and safely to give kids a magical ride. There is also an indoor Zoomazium that is home to several play areas for interactive activities that are fun and educational at the same time. Kids can enjoy theatrical demonstrations, storytelling, puppet shows and more.

Woodland Park Zoo
5500 Phinney Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103, United States
+1 206-548-2500
Open daily from 9:30 am to 04:00 pm

2. Go on a Savor Seattle Chocolate Tour

Let your kids indulge their taste buds by taking on Seattle’s most popular walking food tour. The Savor Seattle tour is hosted by experienced guides who make it their mission to give each tour participant a delightful time. The two-hour chocolate tour, specifically, is one that will make kids smile from ear to ear. It includes 16+ tastings of rich, decadent chocolate in all forms, some of which include the President’s favorite as well as that of the First Lady. Tour participants will also get to sample the famous coconut cream pie from Seattle’s renowned chef Tom Douglas and discover the cookie dubbed as the ‘best dessert’ by Seattle Magazine.

Savor Seattle
1916 Pike Pl, Seattle, WA 98101
+1 206-209-5485
Open daily from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, chocolate tour times and frequency vary
Chocolate tour tickets are priced between $49.99 (Mon through Thurs) and $51.99 (Fri to Sun)

3. Ride the Ducks of Seattle

Unfortunately, you won’t be riding an actual duck-shaped vehicle but you will get to experience touring the city of Seattle on a vehicle that can roam on both land and water, making it a great activity to do with kids, nonetheless. This is a definite must for those who are visiting Seattle for the first time. The tour is a great way to really see the sights and sceneries that Seattle has to offer, both on land and sea, and know a bit more about the city.

The tour guides (Captains) are fun, energetic and engaging so the kids are sure to have a blast. You can also get them (and yourself) a ‘quacker’ to really complete the whole duck tour experience and to also have something to remember the one-of-a-kind experience by.

Ride the Ducks of Seattle
516 Broad St, Seattle, WA 98109
+1 206-441-3825
For more information on ticket prices and tour times, please visit the Ride the Ducks of Seattle website

4. Spend the day at Wild Waves

Tired of the usual stuff you see in Disney Land and other theme parks? Visit Wild Waves in Seattle instead! It is located more or less 40 minutes away from the heart of Seattle but the drive is definitely worth it. This enchanting water park and amusement / theme park in one is a fabulous place to visit with kids in the summer to have fun and cool down. Kids can go on a ton of rides and participate in exciting water activities as well.

The great thing about Wild Waves is that all you have to pay for is a one-time fee and you and your kids can enjoy exploring the whole venue all day long, unlimited rides included. The zip line, however, will cost you extra but the extra charge is so worth the fun and the adrenaline rush, especially for adventurous little daredevils.

Wild Waves caters to private events and parties so be sure to check early to see if the day you’re planning on going is booked or not. You will see this information as well as details on their opening and closing times on their website.

Wild Waves
36201 Enchanted Pkwy S, Federal Way, WA 98003
+1 253-661-8000

5. Visit the Seattle Children’s Museum

The Seattle Children’s Museum is more of an indoor playground than an actual museum. Inside this 22,000 sq ft play place, kids from 10 months to 10 years of age can immerse themselves in imaginative interactive play. It is located on the lowest floor of the Seattle Center and it offers various programs and activities that kids can take part in. Seattle locals and those nearby can also enroll their kids for the Seattle Children’s Museum’s daytime camps (open to kids aged 4 to 10) or any series of programs that the kids are interested in.

For information on schedules, fees and discounts as well as other concerns, you may visit and contact them from their website.

Seattle Children’s Museum
305 Harrison St, Seattle, WA 98109
+1 206-441-1768
Open daily from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Whether you’re a Seattle local wanting to help your kids explore your hometown more or are a visitor wanting to savor and experience the city with your child(ren), these five attractions / spots are sure to make your little one’s day.

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