Struggling to get over the hump in the week with your kiddos climbing the walls? Have no fear, there’s a slew of fun stuff to do with kids on a Wednesday in Seattle, from storytimes, to art classes, farmers markets (seasonal) and nature hikes. Read on!
Mockingbird Books: Storytime
Free event offered daily, except Sundays. Everyone welcome, but usual ages range from newborn-6 years old.
Seattle Central Library: Toddler Storytime, 10:30-11:00; Beacon Hill: Bilingual Kaleidoscope Play & Learn, 10:00-11:30 and Family Storytime, 6:45-7:15; Ballard: Preschool Storytime, 10:30-11:00 and Toddler Storytime, 11:30-11:50; Broadview: Kaleidoscope Play & Learn, 10:30-11:30; Capitol Hill: Toddler Storytime, 10:30-11:00; West Seattle: Preschool Storytime, 10:30-11:30; Magnolia: Toddler Storytime, 11:00-11:30 and Preschool Storytime, 11:30-12:30; Montlake: Children’s Storytime, 11:00-11:30; Columbia: Preschool Storytime, 11:00-11:30; Green Lake: Family Storytime, 11:15-11:45; South Park: Hora de cuentos / Bilingual Preschool Storytime, 11:15-11:45; Southwest: Preschool Storytime, 11:30-12:00; Greenwood: Hora de Cuentos / Bilingual Preschool, 6:30-7:15; Lake City: Pajama Storytime, 6:30-7:00.
The Bravern: Little Bookworms Storytime
11:00 am – noon
Free story time with Ms. Rachel from A Nanny for U, plus cupcakes and songs.
The Toy Place: Paint Me a Story
10:00 – 11:00 am
Painting and storytime together! Weekly themes. Receive a free Golden book/6 visits. Free. Ages 2+
Bellevue: Toddler Storytime, 10:15-10:45 and Infant Storytime, 11:00-11:30; Kirkland: Wonderful Ones Storytime, 10:00-10:30, Family Storytime, 11:00-11:30 and Evening Storytime, 7:00-7:30; Redmond: Preschool Storytime, 10:15-10:45 and Young Toddler Storytime, 11:00-11:30.
Be sure to check out our Guide to Seattle Story Times as well!
Mid-Week @ The Museums
Experience Tacoma’s Museum District! Visit The Museum of Glass, Tacoma Art Museum and Washington State History Museum on Wednesdays for a discounted rate.
Keep in mind: kids age 6 and under get in free every day at the Museum of Glass; kids 5 and under are free every day at the Tacoma Art Museum.
Playtime and Fitness
Orange Blossom Society: Open Play
9:30 am – 1:00 pm and 3:00 – 5:00 pm
Kids 6 and under can play while parents hang out, have coffee and use the free Wi-Fi. $10.00 for Parent and up to two children for 1.5 hrs with complimentary coffee & tea.
The Moon Paper Tent: Drop-Off Play Dates
11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Drop off your child for a day of fun! Arts and crafts, creative drama, stories, dress-up and movement! Remember to pack a snack and water bottle. $30/child.
Ravenna-Eckstein Community Center: Indoor Toddler Playspace
Monday: 10:15 am – 6:00 pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 4:45 – 8:30 pm
Friday: 1:15 – 8:30 pm
Saturday: 10:15 am – 4:00 pm
There are lots of other indoor play areas for toddlers–check the Seattle Parks and Recreation website for a complete list.
Birth & Beyond: Mommy Meet-Up
Mon, Wed, Fri: 3:00 – 5:00 pm
A free, informal social gathering for moms and free play for kids
Crossroads Bellevue: Play & Learn Wednesdays
10:00 – 11:30 am
Free songs, stories, art and games for ages 2-5 with adult.
The Ashram Yoga: Kids Yoga
9:30 – 10:45 am, $12/class.
Drop the kids off or practice your own yoga moves in the heated room next door.
Science and Nature
Woodland Park Zoo: Daily Programs
Creature Feature: 10:30 am
Shake Rattle and Roar: 11:30 am
Nature Exchange: 1:00 – 3:00 pm
All programs free with admission.
Entertainment and Hands-On Art
The Moon Paper Tent
Open Studio: 10:30 am – 3:30 pm, $8/child, adults free.
Families can drop in and experience the magic through hands on theater and art experiences designed for all ages!
“Moonpaper Adventures” 1:30 – 2:30 pm
Creative drama! Part of the Open Studio.
KidsQuest Museum: Play & Paint
2:00 – 3:00 pm. Held on 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month.
Open ended paint exploration! Free with museum admission, no reservation required.
North Bend Theatre: Mommy Matinee
10:00 am, $5/person over 3 years old
The Mommy Matinee is a special time where you can bring your children, or come on your own or with a friend after you drop the kids off at school. Enjoy a latte or other warm beverage during the movie. Feel free to walk the isles with your little one during the show or make use of the “cry room.”
Wallingford Farmers Market
May 19- Sept. 29, 3:00 – 7:00 pm
Kirkland Wednesday Market
May-Oct. 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Check website for specific dates.
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