We’re wrapping up the end of March and celebrating April Fools’ Day with loads of family fun (and that’s no joke!). Our roundup of fun includes a feline adventure, a lesson on Irish culture, an event for cyclists, a celebration with birthday cake and basset hounds, a huge sale for kids, and a trip on a vintage railway. Plus, don’t forget to reserve your free tickets to the annual (and highly entertaining!) Children’s Concert (pictured) and special KIDSTAGE workshops at McCaw Hall.


Disney’s The Aristocats Kids
See what happens when Duchess and her Aristokittens are cat-nabbed in this one-act adventure featuring child actors, jazzy tunes, and the perfect mix of entertainment for the youngest of audiences. Fri., 7:00 pm; Sat., 3:30 pm & 7:00 pm; Sun., 3:30 pm (also April 6 & 7). Burien/Seattle. $10. Tickets required. All ages. Event details.

MOHAI at The Children’s Museum
At this month’s kid-friendly history event, explore green (and Gaelic!) curiosities from the kitchen, make take-home crafts using historic photos, and celebrate Irish culture. Sat., 10:00 am – 12:30 pm. Seattle. $6.00 to $7.50 (under 1 Free).  Ages 3 to 10. Event details.

Free Helmet Fitting & Giveaway
If your kiddo needs a new bike helmet, be sure to swing by Ballard Commons Park and get them fitted with a free helmet (while supplies last!). Sun., 10:00 am – 1:00 pm. Seattle. Free. Ages 1-18. Event details.


All Fool’s Day Parade
This birthday bash and April Fools’ Day celebration will feature a massive parade (think fire trucks, clowns, and marching bands!) as well as tons of activities for the little ones and a basset hound extravaganza! Sat., 8:00 am – 4:00 pm (parade starts at 11:00 am). Woodinville. Free. All ages. Event details.

Toys and Togs Consignment Sale
At this gigantic sale (featuring more than 150 sellers!), find some stellar deals on new and gently used items for preemies, juniors, and everyone in between! Sat., 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. Kirkland. Free. All ages. Event details.

Scenic Train Rides
Kick off train season with a scenic 75-minute round-trip excursion (through the Cascade Foothills and to the top of Snoqualmie Falls) aboard an antique railroad coach.Sun., 12:00 pm – 3:45 pm (Saturdays & Sundays through July 8). Snoqualmie. $10 to $12 (under 2 free). All ages. Event details.

–Kristina Moy