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Best Seattle-Area Outings With Preschoolers and Toddlers

Tot-sized adventures that’ll have you home in time for school pickup

Published on: October 18, 2022

A small boy climbing the play structure at colorful new West Fenwick Park in Kent, a great destination for tots while big kids are in school
Take your tots to test drive a new playground such as Kent’s West Fenwick Park. Credit: Devon Hammer

Big kids away, tots will play

My older child started kindergarten last year, leaving her younger brother without his favorite playmate. Our family is also now beholden to the school schedule. So my son and I still go on all our adventures — and I may plan an outdoor playdate so he can practice his social skills — but we always need to be home by the time school lets out.

Here are seven kinds of outings we’re taking that perfectly suit the preschool set, fit nicely within the school day and land us back home in time for school pickup. Check them all out!

First up: climb it

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