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Grandparents Day Fun Around Puget Sound

Spot a moose, play in a museum, ride a train: 10 ways to celebrate grandparents around Seattle

Published on: September 08, 2017

Grandmother and grandchildren
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Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017 is Grandparents Day. Make a plan to spend time with Nana, Pops, Granny or Gramps this weekend and celebrate the special bond between grandparents and grandkids. Just hanging out is fine, of course, but if you're looking for a more adventurous activity, we've rounded up a few special Grandparents Day outings and deals, as well as other fun, multigenerational activities around Seattle, the Eastside and the South Sound that might suit your crew. Happy Grandparents Day!

  • Ride the tram and spot the animals at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park; seniors age 65 and over pay half-price admission all month.
  • Grandparents enjoy half-price admission all month at Hands On Children's Museum, and get in free on Sunday, Sept. 10. Kids can create a special craft Saturday and Sunday.
  • Hop on for a historic train ride — perhaps the grandparents have some railroad stories to share? Grandparents ride free on Northwest Railyway Museum train rides Saturday and Sunday with a paying grandchild.
  • Take the grandparentals to admire some good-looking cars of a vintage generation at the Edmonds Classic Car Show on Sunday.
  • Agile grandparents might like to take kids and climb aboard the historic Lady Washington, a beautiful tall ship docked right in Kirkland, for tour of all its features.
  • Football families should not miss the last weekend of Gridiron Glory, an exhibit of cool stuff from the pro football hall of fame, at the Washington State History Museum through Sunday.
  • Consider the Eastside's agricultural heritage with a fascinating walk around Woodinville's 21 Acres Farm on Saturday.
  • Grandparents and truck-loving tots can can marvel at the big rigs at free touch-a-truck shows in Tacoma or in Marysville, both on Saturday.
  • Artistically-minded children and grandparents will love the amazing, life-size art installations and interactive activities at the Seattle Design Festival's kick-off block party on Saturday and Sunday.
  • Read together, then go on an outing that brings Northwest stories to life; grandparents can enrich the experience adding their own historical and cultural perspective.

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