Seattle – Kid’s Activities

Autumn in Seattle can be glorious, blue-sky, crisp days or it can be rainy, even blustery, so come prepared. Here’s a first-pass at a variety of kids’ activities when you come to Seattle with children.

  • Alki Beach Park: Known for its fabulous views, this is 2.5 mile waterfront walk is part of the Seattle Parks system. The handicap accessible trail runs from Alki Point to Duwamish Head on Elliot Bay.

    The area is where Chief Seattle’s tribe lived, when in this section of the Sound, and the Duwamish River is a Chinook word for many-colored waters. This is also where the first European settlers arrived in Seattle, on a cold and stormy day in November 1851 and Chief Seattle and his people voluntarily helped build shelters for the Europeans.

    There are lots of sites along the walk, both natural and historic. The whole beach offers spectacular views of Puget Sound as well as the Olympic Mountains and the constant flotilla of ferries, sailboats, steamships and other craft that ply Puget Sound’s waters. Bring a picnic.

    Address: 1702 Alki Ave. SW and the links below will have information about public transportation. Restrooms are at the southern end of the trail and are handicap accessible.

  • Fairmount Playground – 5400 Fauntleroy Way SW. It’s a 5.3 acre park with beautiful, unpainted metal play equipment (to survive the weather) and gravel under foot to help prevent injury and to stay clean. There are also baseball, soccer and softball fields and a restroom. It is next to Fairmount Park Elementary School. It is a pesticide-free park. Questions? (206) 684-4075
  • If it’s an inclement day, then inquire if the one class free trial is still available at The Little Gym of West Seattle, 7025 California Ave. SW, Seattle, WA 98136 206-937-0311 or if they would accept your child as a drop-in (if you never ask, you’ll never know!).
  • Week-end, British-style Afternoon Tea Service is by reservation at Coffee to a Tea with The Sugar Rush Bakery, in west-side Seattle. You will be able to sample their selection of full leaf organic teas while enjoying house-made treats like tea sandwiches, sweets, and scones.

    There are many Tea Service Options – simple, sweet, savory and sweet and so on, along with just a Kid’s Tea version. They’ll top it off with never ending pots of your favorite loose leaf organic tea. It’s a perfect tea-party dream come true to do this with your children. There’s also a play area inside for the kids.

    4541 California Ave. SW, Seattle, WA 98116

  • Expect some more family-friendly activities in Seattle later this week at TravelVacationReview.

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