Find space and a fabu weekend itinerary when you spend time outside with your crew. We’re excited for: stories in the park, a reason to explore the shore and a deliciously cool cruise around Lake Union. Find your weekend Zen from our picks below.

photo: Charli Bandit via iStock

Explore the shore
Sunday is one of the summer’s lowest tide days. See what you can find (and learn about it too!) when you join a beach naturalist for socially distanced science at beaches around the city. Sun. Event details.

Learn a new skill
You and the kids have mastered sourdough bread, but what about these other old school skills?

Take a cool cruise
Seattle’s favorite ice cream cruise is operating again this summer, with social distancing and mask provisions in place. Here’s the scoop. Fri.-Sun thru summer. Event details.

Sink or swim
Looking for kid-friendly experiments are you can try? Break out one of these that tests whether objects float.

Strike a pose
Pull out your yoga pants! It’s time for sun salutations with the kids when you take a Happy Seeds family yoga class. Fri. Event details.

Read in the park
PopUp StoryWalk is back with their newest installation. Find it through at Lake Boren Park in Newcastle. Daily, thru Aug. 6. Event details.

Make like a Viking
Celebrate Nordic Sól with the Nordic Museum. They’ve got a virtual kids craft on Friday and a Viking Run (costumes encouraged!) you can complete with the kids any time before August 31.

Hit the trail
Lace up your hiking boots and grab the walking stick because Washington State Trails Association’s 2020 Hike-A-Thon is on. How many miles can you complete as a family? Daily, thru Aug. 31. Event details.

Know when to fold ‘em
It’s all about the crease when you sit the kids down to make some of our favorite origami crafts.

—Allison Sutcliffe