Family Fun

These are a few of our favorite day activities for families.

Summer Fun

Enjoy Haller Park.  We have a wonderful splash pad.  Later in the summer, when water level is low, wade in the cool waters of the Stillaguamish River.  The Snack Shack at the park offers refreshments.  Dry off and walk the Centennial Trail, next to the park.

Adventure in Darrington

Head east on State Route 530 to Darrington to the Old Sauk Trail located off the Mountain Loop Highway. This is a nice easy trail to walk any time of year near the Sauk River.  No parking pass required. There is an ADA 1-mile loop, or a longer 6-mile hike.   Head back to Darrington to Moe’s Coffee, for indoor or outdoor lunch.  Stop by the Old School Park in the center of town with a gorgeous view of Whitehorse Mountain and nice playground.

Explore Downtown with the Littles

Introduce your children to the Labyrinth at Lebanon Park. Many people walk the path of a labyrinth to achieve a thoughtful state leading to clarity.  North of the Labyrinth is the Sound Garden, outdoor musical instruments for children to play.  Treat the kids to ice cream at The Silver Scoop, located on the corner of Olympic Avenue and Maple Street. Finish your outing by collecting a book from the Little Library, located at the Depot at Legion Park. 
 

The Outback Kangaroo Farm

Not only will you get to pet kangaroos and wallabies, but the farm also has a variety of animals, lemurs, alpacas, Nigerian dwarf goats, emus and more!  Open March through October, closed Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.  Need a suggestion for lunch?  Check out Hubbs Pizza, recommended family friendly restaurant. 
 

High Energy Extractor

Are your kids needing to “get their energy out”?  
Head to Zimmerman Hill Climb – in the Kent Prairie Neighborhood. The stairway is located off of 204th Street, at the end of 80th Avenue NE.  After your climb, head back down to Jensen Park playground 7801 Jensen Farm Lane.  Lunch?  Pedeltweezer’s Chinese and Pizza is a family favorite, located in the neighborhood at 20265 74th Avenue NE.

Rainy Day Fun

Here are some ideas for outings on rainy days.

Stillaguamish Valley Pioneer Museum:  This is a must-see for all ages.  Miniature replica of the Stillaguamish Valley logging railroad system.  The displays will bring you back to our roots- logging, dairy, railroad, the original homesteaders of the area. www.stillymuseum.org

The Pottery Nook Art Studio:  Pick out a piece of pottery and either paint at the studio, or paint at home. Lots of fun for all ages. www.potterynookart.com

Rocket Alley: Historical bowling alley located in downtown Arlington, with cafe. rocketalley.blogspot.com 360-435-8600.

Library: Check out some books or movies!
Arlington Library, Located at 135 N Washington Avenue Arlington
Lakewood/Smokey Point Library, Located at 3411 169th Place NE Arlington
www.sno-isle.org/arlington
www.sno-isle.org/lakewood-smokey-point