Our top suggestions for things to do in Seattle with kids; fun activities that the whole family will enjoy!

Things To Do In Seattle With Kids

Our top suggestions for things to do in Seattle with kids; fun activities that the whole family will enjoy!


Things To Do In Seattle With Kids

Although we’d been to Seattle before, this trip we wanted to make it all about our nephews and focus on family activities. So if you have a weekend trip planned to Seattle and you’re wondering what attractions your kids will love, keep on reading. These attractions were given big thumbs up by both of our nephews!


Underground Tour

We had no idea that Seattle had tunnels beneath its streets! Bill Speidel’s Underground Tour is a really fun tour, with interesting tidbits and funny jokes that let you see a whole other side of Seattle (our guide was hilarious!). It was just over an hour and we learned about how Seattle rebuilt on top of itself after the Great Fire of 1889.

Many of the tunnels remain just as they were all those years ago and it was interesting to see what was left behind. One of our favorite parts of the tour was walking underneath the purple tiles we had walked over just a few minutes before. When you’re walking on the sidewalk you assume they’re pretty purple tiles, not knowing there’s a tunnel underneath!








Woodland Park Zoo

Woodland Park Zoo is a 92 acre zoo in northern Seattle that has over 300 species of animals and has received multiple awards for their efforts in conservation and animal education. It was a bit rainy when we went, but we still had a great time (FYI, the zoo rents out umbrellas). We read up on our favorite animals and were even able to see a couple of babies, such as Lulu the baby giraffe and Yola the baby gorilla.


Woodland Park Zoo

reading about jaguars at

Jaguars, gorillas, and monkeys at the Woodland Park Zoo

Gorillas at Woodland Park Zoo

Ostriches, hippos, giraffes, and penguins at the Woodland Park Zoo


Museum Of Flight

We had heard such great things about the Museum of Flight, and it definitely did not disappoint! This museum is huge, and is considered the largest independent, non-profit air and space museum in the world. There are many exhibits and you could easily spend all day there. We spent most of our time in the Space Gallery and the Aviation Pavilion. Our favorite part was being able to walk inside of so many cool planes, including a Boeing 707-120 that had been used as “Air Force One” by Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon.


Outside of the Museum of Flight

plane exhibits at the museum of Flight

SPace Gallery at the Museum of Flight

reading about Nasa at Museum of Flight

Aviation Pavilion

plane captain


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Pacific Science Center

Curious minds will love the Pacific Science Center! Everything here is interactive and the exhibits are some of the best we’ve ever seen. We learned about everything, from dinosaurs to our own bodies! Watching a giant bubble wall was mesmerizing, and putting together three digital healthy meals was challenging (but eye opening). While we were there we also saw a live show about combustion that everyone really enjoyed; there were big colorful flames that had everyone oohing and aahing.


Pacific Science Center

bubble wall at Pacific Science Center

counting calories at Pacific Science Center

dinosaur exhibit at Pacific Science Center


Pike Place Market

No trip to Seattle would be complete without a visit to the Pike Place Market. Kids always love to see fish being thrown (let’s be real, grownups love it too!). And the market is pretty big, with attractions like the famous Gum Wall and even the country’s oldest comic book store, Golden Age Comics. Just be sure to keep an eye on your little ones, it can get a bit crowded.


Pike Place

fish throwing in pike place

gum wall at pike place

Golden Age Comics at Pike Place


Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery

This post is about keeping everyone happy, so we included a beautiful kid-friendly winery for the grownups to enjoy as well. Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery has been around for 50 years, and helped inspire today’s Washington wine industry. We had originally planned to take one of their free tours, but unfortunately they were full by the time we got there.

We instead decided to do a wine tasting and found a table to enjoy our delicious wine. The tasting costs $10 or $15 and you get a flight of either 4 or 5 wines, depending on what wines you choose. There is both inside and outside seating; if the weather is nice we recommend the outside seating so the kids can play on the grass while you enjoy your wine.


Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery

Inside Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery

drinking white wine at Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery


A Few Tips For Visiting Seattle With Kids:

  • – Make sure you check closing times and plan accordingly; some attractions close a bit early.
  • – Wear comfortable shoes and remember that Seattle has hills.
  • – We recommend always having a light rain jacket or umbrella in case it starts to rain.


Seattle has a lot of fun things for kids to do and we’re so glad that we were able to enjoy the Emerald City with our family.


Have you been to Seattle with kids? Are there any other places you’d recommend? We’d love to read your comments below! 🙂


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Our top suggestions for things to do in Seattle with kids; fun activities that the whole family will enjoy!

**A big thank you to the Woodland Park Zoo, Museum Of Flight, and Pacific Science Center. Although we were their guests, as always, all opinions are our own.**


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  1. The Museum of Flight was so cool. So much to see! Looks like I’ll have to check out the Zoo next time I go to Seattle.

  2. My daughter loved the space needle. I wish I would have known about all these other awesome places for her when we visited.

    1. That just means you’ll have to plan a return trip! 😉

    1. Yes, it was really interesting to learn how they just built right over their old city! 🙂

  3. It has been FAR too long since my last visit to Seattle. Would love to revisit and check out some of the things on your list.

  4. Love Pike Place Market and those interesting shops! 😉 Touring Chateau St. Michelle would be a great option though not sure my kids would have liked it. LOL You had so much fun. Thanks for sharing!

    1. lol the boys were able to keep themselves entertained. Maybe next time we’ll get to do the tour which we think would be really cool to see.

  5. This is an awesome list! My husband and I love Seattle, but have not been with our little one yet. She’s 5 and I think she would LOVE these activities….and WE would love the the winery!

    Thanks for the tips!

  6. Although we don’t have kids, still a great post! We went to Seattle a couple years ago and loved it, especially the Market!

    1. We feel like we could go back to the market every visit and have a different experience each time! 🙂

  7. The underground tour of Seattle is incredible! It’s one of the most interesting things I’ve learned about a city on my travels. Pike Place Market is so fun, too. Such great food counters to try out. Very subtle (wink wink) ending the day with a winery. I traveled for 17 days to Ecuador with just my nephew this summer. First thing I did after getting him back to his parents, drink wine!! Lol, hope Buddy had a few sips, too.

    1. It really was an interesting tour! And I’m sure traveling with your nephew was amazing, but glad you were able to enjoy a few drinks afterwards lol!

  8. I would go to all of these, with or without kids! I especially want to visit the Museum of Flight, I had no idea that existed in Seattle. Thanks for putting these on my radar 🙂

  9. I love both Science museums/ visitor centres and Aero museums so those two really appeal to me, but all the attractions you list for Seattle appeal, not just for kids! I think my husband would love the winery!

    1. Seattle certainly has a lot of great attractions, with or without kids!

  10. The Pacific science centre and the flight museum would be something that my three year old son would love to check out. thanks for the low down on Seattle!

  11. I’m visiting Seattle next year for 2 days, and although we won’t have kids with us, we will definitely be visiting some of these places! Especially Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery – I love trying wines from new areas that I haven’t experienced before. Dunno about the gum wall at Pike Place Market though – ewwww! 😉

    1. Oh yes, the winery is great! And although the winery is a bit gross (lol), it’s definitely something to see!

  12. Sounds like some great ideas for kids. I love the idea of the space and flight museum. When I was younger, I was fortunate enough to know someone who worked at BA and on my 18th birthday I got to tour some of the planes which were in for maintenance. I sat in the cockpit of both a jumbo and Concorde which was pretty cool. These days, of course it would not be allowed

    1. Oh wow, that sounds like such an incredible experience! At the Museum of Flight, visitors can walk inside some of the planes. You can’t sit in the cockpits, but you can still see them pretty well.

  13. Seattle is one of the first places I want to visit when I do my USA trip, I have a good friend who’s from there and she’s told me so much about it. However in saying that your title to this post says things to do with kids but some of these I’d like to experience myself especially the underground tunnels, they look fascinating and my friend has never mentioned them so maybe she doesn’t either, I’ll pass this information onto her 😀

    1. Awesome, please do! And yes, you don’t have to be a kid to enjoy some of these attractions lol!

  14. Seattle is such a fun city! I have done the undergound city walk, so interesting and Pikes Place never disappoints. Somehow I missed the winery, great reason to return!

  15. I knew Seattle had a good underground scene, but always thought it was music, not tunnels haha. I’d be all about the tunnel tour while my husband would love the Museum of Flight. We’d both like the winery!

  16. Lots of cool things to see & do in Seattle! I would probably choose the flight museum, the underground tour, the Pike Place Market and the wine tour, of course! I did not understand why there are all those tunnels under the streets of Seattle, do you know the reason?

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