If being more active was one of your New Year’s resolutions, this weekend is jam-packed with fun offerings to help you and the fam get out and about. On our radar: an outing with feathered friends, a sing-a-long to a popular movie, an icy adventure for preschoolers and an activity for future inventors. Scroll down to learn more about these events (and more!) taking place this weekend.
photo: KidsQuest Children’s Museum
Sing-A-Long-A Sound of Music
Warm up your vocal chords and head to The 5th Avenue Theatre to enjoy this smash-hit musical show that has been all around the world and is now back in Seattle! Sing-A-Long-A Sound of Music is a screening of the classic Julie Andrews film musical in glorious, full-screen technicolor, complete with subtitles so that the whole audience can sing along! Psst…be sure to arrive early to participate in the very popular costume contest. Fri.-Sun. Event details.
Toddler Tales and Trails
Take the tykes on an adventure of reading and the outdoors! During Toddler Tales and Trials, introduce your tots to nature with story time in the upstairs classroom. Then, explore the trails in Seward Park that are right outside the doors. Psst…walks are easy and less than one mile in length. Sat. Event details.
Cinderella: A British Panto
There’s still time to experience the best British Panto this side of the Pond. Playing at Hales’s Palladium, this interactive production will be full of large, colorful characters, original songs, plenty of audience participation and fairy tale fun to entertain audiences both young and old. You’ll be encouraged to boo at the villains, cheer for the heroes and sing along with whole cast. Sat.-Sun. Event details.
Bellevue Magic Season Ice Arena
Your still have time to take a spin around Bellevue’s open-air ice skating rink. Lace up your skates, put on your warm coats and scarves and enjoy lots of family fun on the ice. Mon-Sun. (through Jan. 15). Event details.
Looking for a fun outdoor activity? Explore Mercer Slough with your preschooler and grow a connection to the natural world. The two-hour class will include art and play and story time designed around this month’s seasonal theme: Ice is Nice. Sat. Event details.
Inventor Hour (pictured)
Join the folks at KidsQuest Children’s Museum to think outside the box and use creative problem solving to invent activities together. From rockets to bubbles to engineering tasks, you will do it all during Inventor Hour. Sun. Event details.
What fun things do you have planned for the first weekend of 2018? Tell us in the comments below.
— Kristina Moy