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25 Outing Ideas for Seattle-Area Families on Mid-Winter Break

Activities and play ideas for Seattle, Eastside and South Sound kids

Nancy Chaney

Published on: February 14, 2022

25 Outing Ideas for Seattle-Area Families on Mid-Winter Break

Snoqualmie tubing center

Go to the snow

Lots of families are spending their weekends skiing this winter. But there are way cheaper ways to go play in the snow — while we have the chance. If you want to go frolic in the white stuff, be sure to plan carefully.

  • A new snow play Sno-Park opened last winter at Easton Reload, over Snoqualmie Pass and in the vicinity of Lake Easton State Park. This isn’t a sledding spot; go for snowball fights or building snowpeople.
  • Sledding and tubing spots around the region deliver a screaming good time. Read up before you head out.
  • Snowshoeing is a fab family sport. It’s fun, it’s easy and it costs a lot less than downhill skiing. If you’d like to try out snowshoeing with a guide, sign up for a free ranger-guided snowshoe walk. (Bring your own snowshoes; rent from a gear shop like REI if needed.)
  • Fat-biking is a fun family snow sport. Read our guide to trying it out and to find out where to go!

Next up: Explore indoors.

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