Last Blasts: 30 Things to Do Before School Starts
Eek! Somehow it’s August already. Before you know it, you’ll be preparing to fall back into the school routine and those dreaded early morning tantrums. So before the lazy days of summer become just a distant memory, drop everything, get outside, and pack in as much summer as you possibly can. From day trips to petting farms to swimming holes, we’ve rounded up 30 fun and easy ideas to make your family’s last days of summer as memorable as the first.
3. Throw in the towels and head to Jetty Island, just a 30-minute drive north of Seattle.
4. Pet the pigs, sheep and goats at a nearby farm park.
5. Explore a beachside town just a short drive over the bridge.
10. Put on your superhero cape and zip line your way through these nine parks.
11. Pack a picnic lunch and spend the afternoon at the new Miner’s Corner County Park.
12. Pick up some yummy berries at these u-pick blueberry farms.
14. Hike, swim and picnic around Rattlesnake Lake.
15. Ride the kiddie amusement park rides at Remlinger Farms.
16. Let your little carpenter nail, hammer and saw until their heart’s content at Mercer Island’s Adventure Playground.
17. Perfect your short game at one of these six mini golf hot spots.
18. Take your little buckaroo horseback riding.
19. Learn fun facts about chocolate, baseball, doughnuts and even airplanes on these kid-friendly Seattle tours.
20. Grin and bear it, because the kids will LOVE it: Wild Waves.
23. Introduce your little one to the Puget Sound region’s rich Native American Heritage at Tillicum Village.
24. Two words: ice cream!
26. Hold on to that summer feeling at this indoor play space with a beachy vibe.
27. Grab some crayons and explore the city with your tot, one page at a time.
28. Check out the coolest, quirkiest summer events and attractions Vashon Island has to offer.
29. Take a break from the sun to play a board game (or two!) at this newly opened game store.
30. Check out this renovated play area complete with new play equipment and climbing structures and one of Seattle Parks’ longest zip lines!
Ready, set, go! Did we miss anything? What’s on your end of summer bucket list?
– Kristina Moy
Photo credit: Molly Moon’s, Allison Sutcliffe and Nicole Grubbs