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10 Things to Do With Kids Around Seattle the Last Days of Summer 2021

Great ideas to make the most of summer’s last weeks

Nancy Chaney

Published on: August 02, 2021

10 Things to Do With Kids Around Seattle the Last Days of Summer 2021

Mom putting sunscreen on her daughter's nose by the swimming pool in summer best summer activities for seattle kids and families

Stay cool

After missing out on amazing swimming opportunities last summer (thanks, pandemic), lots of our favorite usual places for a refreshing splash with kids are open and operating. Hooray!

Book a visit at a seasonal outdoor pool or water park, or just gather the tots and pop by a refreshing spray park or shallow wading pool.

Bigger kids will love jumping in the lake. We rounded up some great Seattle-area lake-swimming spots for your crew, on Lake Washington, Lake Sammamish and more. If the presence of lifeguards is important to you, check in advance which swimming beaches are staffed with lifeguards and when.

If you're up for a bit more adventure, we've also got a selection of awesome swimming holes for families around Washington, or hikes to mountain lakes.

Or keep it simple and just cool off in your yard with a DIY water-play set up

One important note: Any time kids and water meet, keep these water safety tips from Seattle Children's top of mind, even if you've just got a backyard kiddie pool.

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