Finding those secret spots
Inspiration always lies outside our front doors. And if there happens to be a treehouse, fort or hobbit door woven into an outing, inspiration quadruples. But where to find these secret spots designed to spark kids' imaginations?
We’ve collected nine places in the greater Seattle area that could fuel hours of outdoor play for kids, from treehouses to decommissioned forts to hobbit abodes and playgrounds with with build-it-yourself features. Some are suitable for a day trip, while some are a short drive away. Use the arrows above the image to scroll through all the great spots.