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Old 08-30-2010, 08:47 AM
Location: Basehor, KS
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Hello everyone! I am currently working in Bothell and I am in the process of flying back and forth from my home in Kansas City. Anyway, my wife and twin 2 year old daughters are coming up for the first time for two weeks starting next week.

So you guys have any suggestions on things to do? Not the touristy stuff, we're more interested in the stuff we would be doing once we live here. So the best trails to hike with little ones, and pretty much anything other idea you guys might have. I some searches but could find anything to specific to little ones, so apologies if there is a good thread out there and I somehow over looked it.
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Old 08-30-2010, 09:39 AM
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My daughter loved the Japanese Garden in the Arboretum when she was two. There are paths, little streams, a pond with koi and turtles, and bridges to cross. It was just the right size for her to feel like she'd been on a hike.
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Old 08-30-2010, 11:36 AM
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I don't have kids, but I did used to be on thenest.com (after I got married as I had planned my wedding via the Seattle board on The Knot website)--there are local forums on there--go to the Seattle one (will cover your area). There are TONS of moms of young children on there that can give you some good tips.
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Old 08-30-2010, 06:24 PM
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Kubota Gardens.
Kidquest Children Museum in Factoria. $7.50 per person (including kids). They used to have free admissions every friday from 5-8 (but apparently changed it to first friday of the month). They also have Children Museum in Seattle and Tacoma that are fun as well.
St. Edward State Park (Juanita/Kirkland area, not far from Bothell). Lovely lovely park.
Bothell Country Village Small mall, kinda quirky, has a train ride. For Kids - Country Village (http://www.countryvillagebothell.com/forkids/ - broken link)
Tot trek in Queen Anne's Discovery Park. Tot Trek : Fun things to do with kids in Seattle, WA - The Savvy Source
Camp Long in West Seattle.
Puyallup Fair ends on Sept. 26th. Always a fun experience, kids will LOVE the petting farm.
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Old 08-31-2010, 11:14 AM
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The Imagine children's museum in Everett is the best in the area.
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Old 08-31-2010, 12:22 PM
Location: Seattle
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The Children's Museum, Seattle: Celebrating the Joy of Discovery
Depending on how old your toddler is - The Pacific Science Center (my kids have enjoyed this since they were 2): Pacific Science Center Home
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Old 09-01-2010, 11:18 AM
Location: Seattle area
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Check out the Ruby Slipper Guide to the Eastside. Ruby Slipper Guide to the Eastside
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