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13 Special Outings for Seattle-Area Kids and Families With Special Needs

From accessible, adventurous playgrounds to sensory-friendly museums, where to explore with your special kid

Published on: September 30, 2019


Indoor and outdoor outings your child will love

If you have a child with special needs, you know those needs extend beyond the controlled confines of your home and child’s school. Everyday trips to the grocery store and neighborhood park may carry special challenges. Visiting a busy museum can quickly overwhelm a child with sensory issues, and a typical playground might be useless to a kid who gets around with the assistance of a wheelchair.

I’ve been there, and as a parent of a child with an autism spectrum disorder, I feel strongly that kids with disabilities deserve more options when it comes to fun outings. 

Fortunately, the number of destinations catering to the unique needs of our families is growing all the time! We’ve gathered several indoor and outdoor outings in the Greater Seattle area that accommodate and even cater to children with special needs and their families.

Use the arrows above the image to scroll through the options.

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