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Best Father’s Day Activities for Dads of Little Ones

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Do the kids call him “da-da” or “Daddy”?  Maybe a Father’s Day geared for the younger crowd is what you’re looking for this weekend.  Here are some ideas:

Good ‘Ol Dad Daze
Dr. Maze’s Farm
Friday, June 17 through Sunday, June 19
10:00am – 6:00pm
15410 NE 124th Street
Redmond, Wa 98052
drmazesfarm.com

Spend Father’s Day weekend on the farm exploring mazes, taking hay and tractor rides, watching the rubber ducky races, and participating in a farmathon. Plus, go on a Farm Tots adventure, plant a pumpkin, and make a gift for Dad.  Cost: $2 to $10.

The Children’s Museum Seattle
Sunday, June 19
10:00am – 6:00pm
305 Harrison Street
Seattle, WA 98109
http://www.thechildrensmuseum.org

Dads who visit the Museum with at least one child (ages 10 or younger) will be admitted free of charge for the entire day (limit of one free admission per group/family). Bring the whole family for a day of play and celebrate Dad!  Card Making – all day! 10:30am – Program Preview (10 months – 5 years); 11:00am – Father’s Day Dance Party; Noon – Story Time; 1:30pm – Father’s Day Dance Party; 2:30pm – Exhibit Play; 3:30pm – Lil’ Green Thumbs Playtime.

KidsQuest Children’s Museum
Sunday, June 19
12:00pm – 5:00pm
4091 Factoria Mall SE
Bellevue, Wa 98006
http://www.kidsquestmuseum.org

Celebrate Dad’s special day with free admission for him and Grandpa, and themed crafts and activities for the whole family!  Free with Museum membership or paid admission. Dads are free.  No registration required.

Greenway Father’s Day
Sunday, June 19
8:30am – 12:00pm
South Bellevue Community Center
14509 Southeast Newport Way
Bellevue, WA 98006
425.452.4240

Start your Father’s Day at the South Bellevue Community Center with a delicious pancake breakfast followed by adventurist activities hosted by Mini Mountain and Andrews Consulting, Inc. After you enjoy breakfast you can climb the indoor climbing wall, try out the vertical playpen on the Challenge Course, challenge Dad to disc golf, take the family on a scavenger hunt, or race through an obstacle course. Mom’s are welcome, too! Registration is required. Fee: $8.00 for breakfast, then the rest of the activities are free.

Children’s Museum of Tacoma
Sunday, June 19
12:00pm – 5:00pm
936 Broadway
Tacoma, WA 98402
253.627.6031
http://www.childrensmuseumoftacoma.org

Dads and Grandpas get free admission. Come to play, or make a special gift for Dad.

Kids’ Dirt Fest
Saturday, June 18
10:00am – 6:00pm
Duthie Hill Mountain Bike Park
27101 SE Duthie Hill Road
Issaquah, WA 98029
http://www.evergreenmtb.org

Kick-off the mountain biking season with a family festival! Activities include kiddie mountain bike races (for those 10 and under), a Jump Jam show with pro riders, guided trail rides, mini bike races for Mom and Dad, food, and prizes. Bring your bike helmets! Free to participate; $5 to race. Register at http://www.bikereg.com.

Lakeshore Learning
Saturday, June 18
11:00am – 3:00pm
11027 N.E. 4th St.
Bellevue, WA 98004
425.462.8076
http://www.lakeshorelearning.com

Kids make a free, crafty wallet for Dad!

Snoqualmie Valley Railroad
Saturday and Sunday, June 18 and 19
38625 SE King Street
Snoqualmie, WA 98065
http://www.trainmuseum.org

Take a ride on a real, old-fashioned choo choo train! Dads ride free with a paying child of any age on Father’s Day Weekend!

Museum of Flight
Sunday, June 19
10:00am – 5:00pm
9404 East Marginal Way South
Tukwila, WA 98108
206.764.5700
http://www.museumofflight.org

Visit your local Dunn Lumber or dunnlumber.com for a coupon for dad’s free admission (a $16 value) to the Museum of Flight on Father’s Day.  Sponsored by Dunn Lumber and the Master Builders Association.

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