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Beat the Heat! Seattle’s Coolest Spraygrounds, Wading Pools & Beaches

With water cannons, fountains and even spraying shells, these water play pads, spraygrounds and wading pools will keep your kid crew cool all summer long.

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High-Flying Thrills: Best Challenge Courses for Young Daredevils

From Woodinville to Eatonville, we’ve rounded up the best challenge courses where lil’ daredevils can tackle balance beams, swinging log bridges, cargo nets, tightropes and of course, zip lines!

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Pebble Cove Farm: A Kid-Friendly B&B You Gotta Visit

Forget the fragile antiques and frilly fixings. This cozy B&B on Orcas Island caters to kids as much as their parents. Read on for the inside scoop on this island oasis.

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Rock On! Your Ultimate Guide to Free (and Cheap) Summer Concerts

Bust some moves with your kid crew this summer at these popular all ages concerts.

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Rent the ToyChest: Seattle’s Newest (and Easiest) Way to Play & Learn

Tired of buying toys that only keep your tot’s attention for a short time? Say hello to Rent the ToyChest—Seattle’s newest way to play and learn without the fuss of buying and storing.

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Save the Date! Your Guide to the Best (Free) Summer Festivals

Whether you and your kid crew are into crafts, music, strawberries or trains, we’ve handpicked nine unique and fabulous summer fests to fit everyone’s interests.

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Find Your Zen: 11 Botanical Gardens to Explore Now

When the need to become one with nature strikes, head out to one of these tranquil gardens chock-full of blooming blossoms, rushing waterfalls and places to rejuvenate.

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Very Berrylicious: 5 U-Pick Strawberry Farms We’re Sweet On

The berries have arrived early this year and we’ve handpicked five places where your little berry lovers can do the picking (and the sampling!).

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Climb to New Heights with Canopy Climbers

Got a little monkey who loves to climb trees? With Canopy Climbers, intrepid climbers of all fitness levels can give recreational tree climbing a try—no experience needed.

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Ready… Set… Jump! Best Swim Lessons to Kick-Start Pool Season

From indoor to outdoor to group to private, Seattle has plenty of swimming schools to suit your water bug’s age, skill level and personality.

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Paddle Up! Where to Go Kayaking This Summer

From Lake Washington to Lake Samammish to the the San Juan Islands, grab your little paddlers and read on for the top spots to abandon land for a water adventure.

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Ready to Ride! Your Insider’s Guide to Wild Waves Theme Park

Washington’s only water and amusement park is open for the season. To make the most out of your trip, read on for our Insider’s Guide to navigating Wild Waves (plus ride reviews from kids and their grownups who were brave enough to ride with them).

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Engage Your Senses at Seattle’s Newest Playground

There’s a new playground in town and we’ve got the inside scoop on this interactive play area that incorporates sound and motion.

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Ready to Roll: Take a Sweet Ride at Duthie Hill Bike Park

Celebrate National Bike Month at Duthie Hill Bike Park—an all-ages, all-skill-level bike park that’s like Disneyland, for mountain bikers.

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Where Land Meets the Sea: 8 Tide Pooling Spots to Explore Now

Prime tide pool season is just around the corner and we’ve got the scoop on where and how to make the most of your family tide pooling adventure.

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