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Dip your toes in the river at Tolt-Macdonald Park in Carnation

The Eastside is full of hidden gems, beautiful little nooks where you can relax and enjoy everything the Northwest has to offer.  Here is another for you:  Tolt-Macdonald Park in Carnation. Just a minute away from the popular Remlinger Farms, Tolt-Macdonald Park is nestled onto the banks of the Tolt River.  “Nestled” isn’t really the [...]

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Get wet in Splash Parks on the Eastside!

With Memorial Day weekend comes the annual tradition of opening up the local splash parks!  There are several wonderful spots on the Eastside to check out: Sammamish Commons Park Address: 801 228th Ave SE, Sammamish, WA Website:  http://www.myparksandrecreation.com/ParksTrails/Details.aspx?pid=481   Hidden in the valley behind Sammamish Commons Park is an isolated jewel of a play area.  [...]

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The fall season of children’s theater is here!

It’s time to get the great children’s theater on the calendar! Puppet shows, musicals, live action, and more, are all coming to the Eastside this fall. Here is a round-up of what is coming to a theater near you:   SecondStory Repertory Children’s Theater  (2010 Best of the Eastside Winner!) Address: Redmond Town Center, 16587 [...]

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Rainy day ideas for the Eastside

Mother Nature missed the memo that it’s summer. Scratch that. It’s summer everywhere else in the country, but here in the Pacific Northwest it’s rainy and cool. If you’re tired of visiting the same places every day, try one the ideas below for something a little different. If none of these appeal to you, be [...]

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Bring sandals to Sandblast in Duvall

The sun is finally out! And so is Sandblast at McCormick Park in Duvall. A team of sand sculptors is building a train out of sand and kids are wading in the Snoqualmie River, while music plays in the background. A line of brave kids are swinging on a rope swing, making it feel like [...]

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Ride the carousel or get out of the rain at Family Fun Center in Tukwila

To avoid the rain, my daughter and I hopped in the car and headed down 405 to Tukwila for Family Fun Center.  This is a good place to go with younger kids if you want to get out of the rain, since it has a great climbing and play structure inside called Kidopolis.  It costs [...]

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