March 30, 2013

A Breath of Fresh Air this Easter Sunday


Looking for a fun way to celebrate Easter Sunday with your family? Get outside and enjoy the spectacular Seattle weather this weekend with these family-friendly events!


Rhododendron Botanical Garden

Rhododendrons are in bloom, don’t miss this special event! The Rhododendron Species Foundation and Botanical Garden is a non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation, display, and distribution of one of the largest collections of rhododendrons in the world. Presented are more than 1,000 species found worldwide including local and tropical variations. The rhododendron collection is marvelous, but this garden also provides other flowers in their centrally located green house. Pick up a map at the visitors station… you may get lost in this spectacular place! $5-$8, ages 11 and younger and military personnel free.

2525 S. 336th St., Federal Way


Arboretum walk

Arrive for a free guided tour of  the University of Washington’s botanic Gardens on Sunday at 1pm! As part of the UW College of the Environment, the Botanic Gardens is an international hub for plant science and ecosystem research. The collection contains over 10,000 specimens, with this month’s flower being the Edgeworthia Chrysantha (better known as the Yellow Daphne). Celebrate Easter with a family tour or let the kids engage in some fun activities while you explore the garden yourself.

2300 Arboretum Dr. East, Seattle


Children’s Museum Easter Egg Hunt

Bring your imagination to life at the Seattle Children’s Museum! Starting at 8:30am, kids can search for the 4,000 plastic eggs hidden across the museum. This event is designed for kids of all ages and different levels of difficulty are provided, depending on age. When the eggs are found, children can turn in their treasures for non-candy edibles and small prizes. Admission costs are $12.25 for children and $8.25 for adults. Space is limited – check out their website for more information.


Seattle’s Japanese Garden

Embrace the start of Spring at Seattle’s Japanese Garden. This 3 1/2 acre formal garden presents breathtaking sights all inspired by the design of world-renowned Japanese garden designer Juki Iida. This weekend will be extra spectacular as the famous camellias are now in bloom. Bring the entire family: Admission is $4-6, and kids 5 and under are free!

1075 Lake Washington Blvd. E., Seattle


Thornton Place Easter Egg Hunt

Bring the little ones to a free easter egg hunt at Thornton Place on Easter. This Sunday hunt begins at 12:30pm for kids 3 and under, and at 12:40pm for children 4-10. Limit is 10 eggs per child, and be sure to bring your own baskets to collect the eggs in!

337 N.E. 103rd St., Seattle


Hiking at the Issaquah Alps Trails Club

Get active this Easter Sunday at Issaquah Alps Trails! The May Creek hike is a 5 to 6 mile adventure with a 700-900 foot elevation gain. This event requires a moderate level of endurance, so make sure to bring water, food, a day pack, and hiking shoes (they are required). Feel free to bring along your canine friends as well! The Issaquah Alps Trails Club is located at 175 Rainier Blvd. S., Issaquah.

Learn more about this event here.


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