Top 5 Family Friendly Things to Do in Snohomish County

June 30, 2017

Snohomish county is ideal for raising a family. But what are the very best things to do in with kids? We’re counting down the 5 best attractions.

It’s not New York City or Miami Beach, but your list of things to do in around Snohomish will never run on empty, even when you have the kids in tow. Snohomish & the surrounding area has long been touted as an ideal place to raise a family, and kid-friendly activities abound everywhere you look.

From parks and the great outdoors to museums and kid-approved businesses, put these top 5 things to do in and around Snohomish on your calendar:

Go swimming at the Lynnwood Recreation Center

Don your swimsuits and head to the Lynwood Recreation Center for some water-filled family fun. Complete with water slides, swimming pool, locker rooms, kid’s splash playground, lazy river, and family-friendly hot tub, you and the kids can spend hours swimming, playing, and making memories.

Best of all, it’s all indoors so you can enjoy your pool day rain or shine.

Make friends with the animals at the Outback Kangaroo Farm

You don’t have to travel to Australia to see the animals from “down under.” The Outback Kangaroo Farm offers an up-close-and-personal experience of the outback’s most beloved critters. And it’s certain to delight guests of all ages.

From March through October, you can visit with kangaroos, llamas, lemurs, peacocks, wallabies, and other exotic animals. The farm offers scheduled tours Wednesday-Sunday to help you get the most from your trip.

It’s the next best thing to being in the Australian outback, and an experience you won’t be soon to forget.

Spread your wings at the Boeing Tour & Future of Flight Museum

The sky’s the limit for your children’s imaginations, and the Future of Flight Museum can help take their minds to the next level.

Kids and adults can design their own jets, complete with a print-out souvenir to take home. On display you’ll see next gen in-flight entertainment to give you a glimpse into the future of flight.

To dive further into the aviation culture, you can join a guided hourly tour any day of the week. And you can learn all about the future of flight without ever leaving the ground.

Go full speed at the Family Fun Center

The Family Fun Center & Bullwinkle’s Restaurant features plenty to keep you and the kids as far away from boredom as possible.

During the warmer months, you can cool off on the bumper boats or enjoy the rushing winds as you race around the go-kart track. Relax with a round or two of mini-golf or practice your aerial tricks on the Euro Bungy.

When you’re ready to cool off (or when winter abounds), you can head to the indoor activity arena. Featuring a variety of arcade games, bumper cars, a play structure, and laser tag, you’ll likely run out of time before you run out of things to do.

Enjoy nature’s best offerings at the Rhody Ridge Arboretum

Want to start your own garden, or simply admire the hard work of others? Either way, you can enjoy all the sights and sounds of nature at Rhody Ridge Arboretum.

Eleven acres of beautiful flowers, shrubbery, and woodlands await you. It’s the ideal place for your children to learn about plant life and how to care for it.

Tours are by appointment only, but it’s well worth the planning efforts.


Whether you and your family are established members of the community or seek to join us as new friends, let us show you how you can experience the best that Snohomish County has to offer. The variety of things to do in Snohomish County are only limited by your own creativity.

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