101 Things to Do in Seattle with Kids


If a visit to the Emerald City is on your bucket list, I have put together this comprehensive list of 101 Things to Do in Seattle with Kids so you can stop clicking your heels together wishing for the perfect excuse to go – and just do it! Seattle offers so many wonderful attractions to families, there’s no reason to wait until the kids are older to enjoy it.

101 Things to Do in Seattle with Kids - a comprehensive list of the best of Seattle for you to plan your trip to the Emerald City

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Seattle is a unique and dynamic city that offers a mass of cultural, quirky, mainstream, and totally unique experiences for families – it’s one of my favorites places to visit!

Don’t let the rain get you down, instead, really get to know this city and see how many of these 101 places you can check off your travel bucket list.

For more details on some of our favorites, check out our 10 Foodie Family-Friendly Restaurants in Seattle.

Also, if you’re looking at doing three or more of the attractions covered in the Seattle CityPass (Space Needle, Seattle Aquarium, Argosy Cruise Harbour Tour, Museum of Pop Culture OR Woodland Park Zoo, and the Chihuly Garden and Glass OR Pacific Science Centre) I highly recommend looking into getting CityPasses for at least the adults in your party. (Many of the locations are free for ages 3 and under, or have different children’s pricing so look into specific details for the locations you’re planning to visit before adding on the kid passes.)

The Seattle Centre also has a “4-pack ticket” that gets you access to the Space Needle, Chihuly Garden and Glass, Pacific Science Center, and a round-trip ticket on the Seattle Center Monorail to explore Downtown Seattle.

Pin this list of 101 Things to do in Seattle for your future travel planning:

101 Things to Do in Seattle with Kids - get ready for an amazing trip to the Emerald City with this giant list of things to do in Seattle

101 Things to Do in Seattle with Kids

  1. Browse, eat and shop Pike’s Place Market
  2. Watch sea planes with a picnic at Lake Union Park
  3. Visit the Seattle Children’s Museum
  4. Explore the MoPop (Museum of Pop Culture)
  5. Shop Archie McPhee’s
  6. Play pinball at the Seattle Pinball Museum
  7. Chittenden Locks and the Fish Ladder – a combination of botanical gardens and aquarium!
  8. Check out the Ballard Farmers Market
  9. Try Barack and Michelle Obama’s favorite Fran’s Chocolates
  10. There are always so many events happening at the Seattle Center – from games, to festivals, and art performances!
  11. See the sights at the Space Needle
  12. See the glass sculpture at the Chihuly Museum
  13. Artists at Play playground
  14. Take a tour on an Argosy Locks Cruise
  15. Borrow a boat for free at the Center for Wooden Boats
  16. Pan for gold at Klondike Gold Rush Historic National Park
  17. See a family-friendly show at the Seattle Children’s Theater
  18. Play at Soundbridge, the Seattle Symphony’s Musical Discovery Center
  19. Visit the Argosy Tillicum Village on Blake Island
  20. Seattle Art Museum’s Olympic Sculpture Park

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Greg McCormick Allen and Richard Gray | Photo by Elise Bakketun

Dennis Dow/Woodland Park Zoo

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Do you have a must-do Seattle attraction that we forgot to include on this list? Or please feel free to share in the comments any opinions/experiences about the attractions listed here!

For more details on some of our favorites, check out our 10 Foodie Family-Friendly Restaurants in Seattle.

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