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75 Things to Do With Kids This Fall Around Puget Sound

Our ultimate fall fun play list for Seattle, Eastside and South Sound families

Published on: October 23, 2017

Photo credit: flickr, naturealbeing, with permission
Photo credit: flickr, naturealbeing, with permission

For many Puget Sound parents, fall is our favorite time of year. The kids are back in their school routines, yet there are still a handful of crisp, sunny days for exploring parks or even getting in one last camping trip. To make it easy for you to plan your fall fun, here is a list of our best articles about savoring autumn. 

As alway, check our family fun calendar for even more great ideas of things to do this fall.

Photo credit: flickr creative commons, ebis30
Photo credit: flickr creative commons, ebis30

Hikes and more nature adventure

8 best fall color hikes for families around Western Washington

Fall color hikes for South Sound families

Run salmon run! Where to see salmon do their thing around Seattle and the Eastside

Best salmon-spotting spots in the South Sound

Hide and seek with painted rocks

Take the tots around the block on a nature treasure scavenger hunt



Fall harvest fun

Pick your pumpkin at a patch around Seattle or the Eastside

Visit a South Sound pumpkin patch to make your squash selection

Gather our state's signature fruit at local U-pick apple orchards

Join an apple cider-pressing or other apple event

Scare yourself silly at a haunted house, if you dare (less frightful options, too)


Credit: Nancy Chaney

Explore a new town around the Sound

This close-by town is perfect for a fall family day trip

Visiting all these quirky landmarks gives a new view of Seattle

From Bothell to Gig Harbor, explore a new town with our handy best bets

Find a new museum to visit for free!


Wunderkind Seattle
Credit: Wunderkind Seattle

Hey, hey indoor play

Our giant indoor play list delivers when the rain rains down

Play with Lego at these fun spots around the Sound (Tip: one has beer!)

Find board game fun and other ways to play with your family at local game cafes

Cheer on the Seahawks with other 12th families at kid-friendly restaurants and pubs

Great cheap eats for families at these spots



Food, glorious fall food

Delicious fall apple recipes for kids to help make

Make fall pancakes two ways

Global sweets shops to explore

Kid-friendly coffee shops to get your latte on


Fall decor crafts. Courtesy Classic Play
Photo credit: Classic Play

DIY fun at home and beyond 

Fun football-themed apps and snacks to make

Super fall decor crafts to do with kids

20 fall crafts to do with kids 


Editor's note: This article was originally published in 2016 and updated for 2017.

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