May is here, and with it comes plenty of family fun! This weekend’s roundup includes some fab kindie rock under the big top, a giveaway for your lil’ cyclist, and a day filled with fungi-themed activities. Also on tap: experience a fav children’s museum for free, get up early to catch a prize, and learn about Puget Sound stewardship through hands-on activities. And don’t forget, Bicycle Sunday returns to Lake Washington Boulevard this weekend! Take the kiddos on a bike ride or enjoy a lazy stroll (car-free) along the lake between Mount Baker Beach and Seward Park.
In Tents with Recess Monkey
Rock out to circus-themed kindie tunes with Seattle’s fav teachers while enjoying a kid-oriented Teatro ZinZanni circus spectacular! Insider Tip: Be sure to arrive early for pre-show carnival activities in the lobby. Sat. & Sun., 10:00 am – 12:15 (also May 12 &19, June 2, 23 & 24, and July 14 & 15). Seattle. $19 to $22. All ages. Event details.
Child Safety Day
If your lil’ cruiser is in need of a bike helmet, swing by the Rainier Community Center and pick one up for free (while supplies last!). Insider Tip: Kiddos must be present and properly fitted to receive a helmet. Sat., 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm. Seattle. Free. Ages 1 to 18. Event details.
Mushroom Maynia (pictured)
Identify several varieties of mushrooms, learn how they’re used in different cuisines and cultures, and enjoy mushroom-themed crafts, tastings, and family-friendly activities. Sun., 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Seattle. $7.50 to $10 (4 and under free). All Ages. Event details.
Annual Kids’ Trout Derby
Calling all fishermen! Sink your hook into the “big” one and win a prize at this annual fishing derby! Sat., 6:00 am – 10:00 am. Snoqualmie. Free. Ages 1-14 (5 and older can compete for prizes!). Event details.
Watershed Fun Fair
Take the kiddos to this family-friendly event for guided nature walks, nature crafts, and kid-friendly activities. Plus, learn about water and energy conservation, recycling, and wildlife habitat through games, exhibits, and presentations. Sat., 11:00 am – 4:00 pm. Edmonds. Free. All ages. Event details.
— Kristina Moy