Wednesday, April 5, 2023

April Activities—Spring into fun

A wee bit behind on getting my April post up but here ya go....

BTW—If you have a 4 or 5 year old that enjoys art make sure to check out this amazing opportunity at the High Point Community Center. They are hosting a Sensory Art Class with 6 weeks of classes for only $30, thanks to the Alki Art Fair subsidizing the cost. It's Tuesdays 11:30am-12:30pm, April18- May 23 and you register through Seattle Parks and Rec. In addition they, and other WS community centers, have oodles of other fantastic offerings for every age, include adults. Check out the brochure.

One-time events, listed chronologically. 

Recurring/Weekly/Multiple events. Listed alphabetically. 
  • Free Drop-in Tot Gyms
    • Salvation Army Seattle Community Center White Center / 9050 16th Ave SW
      Monday thru Friday—3:30-5pm 
      Playtime for ages 2-6 years old. Parent supervision is required. More details here. 
    • Stay 'N Play at Arbor Heights Church / 4113 SW 102nd Street
      Indoor play gym for kiddos 5 and under. More details here. 
  • Story times & Events
    Lots of options for in-person story times!
    • Seattle Public Libraries 
      • Baby Story Time
        • Southwest Branch
          April 3 - May 22
      • Preschool Story Time
        • West Seattle (Admiral) Branch
          Thursdays 10:30 - 11am
          April 13 - May 18
        • South Park Branch
          Tuesdays 10:30-11am
          April 4 - May 30
      • Family Story Time
        • High Point Branch
          Saturdays 10:15-10:45am
          April 8 - June 3
    • Paper Boat Booksellers
      6040 California Ave SW Ste A
      Saturdays at 11am
  • Games
    • Meeples Games
      3727 California Ave SW, Suite 2B 
      Weekly—family game nights, Pokemon training camps, D&D and more
    • The Missing Piece
      9456 35th Ave SW
      Weekly—Scrabble, cooperative games, D&D, crafting and creativity and more. 
    • Till Dawn
      5048 California Avenue SW
      Been hearing a lot about this spot and it's on our list to check out. Video and pinball games plus coffee and nibbles. Website notes rooms to rent for D&D and other board-like gaming.
    • West Seattle Arcade—Opening Spring 2023
      2758 Alki Ave SW
  • Open Play at Outer Space Seattle
    2820 Alki Ave SW #2
  • West Seattle Farmers Market / Sundays 10AM-2PM
    Year-round event in the Alaska Junction. 

Multiple options:
  • Seattle Parks and Rec
    Lots of awesome spring programs plus registration for summer activities and camps. Brochure available here. Variety of classes (sports, art, dance, music, etc) and one time events happening at Delridge, High Point and Hiawatha community centers.
    • Upcoming Registration Dates
      • April 4th
        • Summer Activities (Term 2) — Seasonal Outdoor Pools, Summer Swim League, Boating, Sports Leagues
      • April 18th
        • Summer Day Camps (Term 3) — Day Camps, Activity Camps, Preschool Camps, Nature Day Camps
  • CraftLab Seattle
    Mobile location—comes to your house, a park or TBD location of your choice.
    Upcycling crafting activities and offers classes, birthday parties and other events for kids or adults. Holiday-themed classes now available.
  • Curious Kidstuff 
    4740 California Ave SW
    Variety of classes on Mondays and Fridays. $12/child, each day. Ages 18 months+.
    Also offering birthday parties packages again with teacher-led arts and crafts.
  • Seattle Parks and Rec
    • Sensory Art Class 
      High Point Community Center. 6 weeks of classes for only $30, thanks to the Alki Art Fair subsidizing the cost. It's Tuesdays 11:30am-12:30pm April18- May 23.
    • For a full list check out their Spring brochure.
  • West Seattle Art Nest
    2903 SW Cambridge Street


Check out my post all about when and where to play sports locally throughout the year.


All options are now indoors.

    Hard to think but summer planning has already begun! Have something to share? Let me know.