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Winter Break 2021: Activities for Families Around Seattle, the Eastside and South Sound

Bundle up for outdoor fun, play indoors, commune with critters and more

Nancy Chaney
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Published on: December 14, 2021

Winter Break 2021: Activities for Families Around Seattle, the Eastside and South Sound

A girl stands on top of a planet-shaped play element at the newer playground at North Kirkland Community Center near Seattle among the best new playgrounds of 2021 winter break activity for kdis
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Go play at North Kirkland Community Center's space-themed playground. Credit: Natasha Dillinger

Play outdoors no matter the weather

You might have to bring a towel to dry the swings and slides, but active play and a good dose of fresh air will boost everyone’s mood. And maybe plan on a warm-up treat stop on the way home.

  • The year’s best playgrounds: This list covers all the fantastic playgrounds that opened during 2021. Kids can leap among the planets, play a life-size board game and climb to new heights.
  • Rain-friendly playgrounds and parks: Of all our playground articles, bookmark this one for the winter. It’s got great puddle-jumping fun for our region’s typical winter weather.
  • Adventure playgrounds: Are your kids ready for more adventure? These parks have the highest swings, steepest slides and zippiest zip lines.
  • Visit a sensory playground: These inclusive parks feature accessible equipment for all kids and are super-fun for everyone.
  • The biggest parks: These epic Puget Sound parks will keep your fam playing all day long.

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