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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
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Published on: February 14, 2022

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

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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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