30 Things To Do In Redmond This Summer With Kids
Redmond Washington has SO much happening, sometimes it can be hard to remember all the fun stuff! Don’t worry— we got your back! Here is a list we put together of 30 Things To Do In Redmond This Summer With Kids for those days you just need a little help on what to do. Feel free to use this as a summer bucket list guide. And look for us out and about on the trails, eating ice cream and lounging at Redmond Town Center!
Ready here we go!
- Cool down with a Molly Moos treat. There is usually a line out the door here. But let me tell you, it’s WORTH it. This little indulgentment should be on your summer bucket list—- even if you don’t have kids!
- Grab some fresh food at the Saturday Farmer’s Market. Think you have to travel 30 mins West to Pikes Place Market to get fresh food? Think about. The Redmond Saturday Market is open from 9:00am to 3:00pm every Saturday May- Oct. So go ahead and support fresh, support local and eat some super good food. (also the soaps are amazing….seriously, go check this place out).
3. Run a 5K —Every other Wednesday at 5:30 at Grass Lawn Park
4. Enjoy a concert at Marymoore Park. Get your tickets here. The shows start in the beginning of June and end in August. Such a great spot to hear some great tunes.
5. Derby Days July 8th and 9th parades, races, contests, game booths, carnival rides, arts, music, food and much more. This is going to be HUGE and FUN. Check out their website for more detailed information so you don’t miss a beat!
6. Beach Day at Idylwood Beach Park. All you need to supply are swim suits, sunscreen, water and snacks and this beachy spot will encourage the fun! Get more information here.
7. Attend a Pokemon battle at Uncle Games Puzzles and More in Redmond TownCenter. Every Tuesday at 5:00pm. My kids LOVE Pokemon….this is a great spot for friendly play and learning experiences!
8. Climb the rock wall at Marymoore Park. You can do it put your back into it. So that is not me on top of the rock wall. I have some more conditioning to do. But this is a great spot to test out your spider-man abilities!
9. Park Day. Redmond has around 23 developed parks consisting of over 1000 acres and 17 miles of developed trails! Yeah, there is lots of places to be explored, trails to be hiked, swings to be swung and slides to be raced down (and if your kids are like mine…..climbed up).
11. Do a combo of 9 and 10. Read outside at the park!
12. Utilize Mass transportation! Ride the bus to Seattle!
13. Ride the bus to The Woodland Zoo.
14. Watch Finding Dory in side and air conditioned at the movie theater!
15. The Rootbeer Store. This store is AMAZING. Even if you don’t go gaga for rootbeer, this is still a fun place! There are other flavors to try like cream soda, orange, sassafras, grape and more! My favorite rootbeer finishes with a bit of mint flavor, ask the folks there and they’ll point you in the right direction for a truly unique rootbeer experience.
16. Go for a bike ride, this is the biking capital of the PNW. The city of Redmond Washington offers many great paths and trails to enjoy a truly great bike ride. Bike rides are awesome activity to do with kids, as it tires them out. And a tired child, is one who will sleep well at night. <3
17. Have a picnic outside. Just grab a blanket, your favorite lunch, pick a spot with a great view (I suggest Marymoore Park by the model air plane area) and eat slowly, enjoy your time with each other and picnic!
18. Stock up on craft supplies and create! We love hitting up John Hancock’s Crafts soaking in all the neat ideas, brainstorming our own ideas and purchasing crafts! The buzz you get at a craft store isn’t because it’s a cool store, it’s because you are surrounded by creative energy!19.
19. Watch Redmond Kids videos! 😉 Here is a little pool adventure
20. Play soccer. Load up the kids, grab a water bottle and play a bit of soccer at the Sixty Acres Park.
21. Side Walk Chalk. One of the best ways to bring a group of kids together is a bucket full of sidewalk chalk. Let the children color the sidewalks, giggle and have fun. Then just wait a bit the skys will cloud up, wash it all away, and you can bring the chalk out again.
22. Check out the tire swings Farrel-McWhirter Farm Park.
23. Say hello to the farm animals at the Farrel-McWhirter Farm Park. Here you will find horses, a giant pig named Sunny, goat, chickens and more. There is a wooded area with trails behind the farm which are SUPER fun to explore!
24. Geo Cache! So, yeah, we have alot of awesome parks here in Redmond, why not gather up ‘ye mates’ and search for treasure?
25. EAT BURGERS! FeedCo Burgers has the. BEST. BURGERS. Ever……. Grab a rootbeer float and enjoy this awesome food. Here’s a hot tip, grab your seat before you order to make sure the kids have enough wiggle room.
26. Frolic in the fountain at Redmond Town Center. Splash around, explore play structures, grab lunch and a coffee…..seriously, so many ways to have fun here (other than simply shopping).
27. Check out The Microsoft Visitors Center Microsoft’s campus is SO very beautiful. Enjoy the brightly colored gardens, the tranquil water sounds, and head on in to the Visitors Center. It’s a hand on experience with computers, gaming, paint and more. Such a fun place to check out. Such a fun way to see how ‘it all began’.
28. Photo Opps at Redmond’s Big Red Chairs. You will see the giant sized chairs through out Redmond with different views of this awesome city. Climb on up and have a friend step back to snap a picture. Unless of course your friend is a giant….then by all means, let them sit.
29. Hike Evans Creek Nature Preserve. This place offers many different paths to hike with lots of room to run. And of course you can count on getting a bit wet. We like to do the perimeter loop and take our time in wooded area. It’s an easy and close by hike, a great spot to get out and play in nature without having to drive an hour.
30. Participate in a summer camp! Check out our guide to summer camps here.
What is your favorite thing to do in Redmond during the summertime? Did we miss something? Tell us about it in the comments below! And remember to sign up for our newsletter!