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Over-the-Top Independence Day Treats

Celebrate the Fourth of July with sweet, patriotic goodies

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Georgetown Carnival, Hydroplane Races and Other Kid-Friendly To-Dos This Weekend

With summer just around the corner, we’ve got a host of fun things to do, see, and hear around the city to get you in the mood. On our radar: a show with hundreds of games, a carnival with all kinds of entertainment, a celebration along the waterfront, an adventure in the wetlands, a hydroplane…

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Local Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

We’ve never met a mom who turned down a good pedicure, and Julep (multiple locations including Bellevue, downtown Seattle, U District and Gig Harbor) is always a great gift choice. Their parlor menu includes dozens of options and upgrades, and Julep Nail Color does not contain formaldehyde or any other nasties. Go for a gift…

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6 Kid-Friendly Bookstores in Seattle

Bookstores are perfect spots to visit on bone-chilling days when the kids are jumping off the walls or on hot summer days when you’re searching for some air conditioning to cool down. Plus, you can kiss goodbye the days where book stores merely sold, well, books. Many now have play areas, cafes, and in-store readings for…

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RedTri: Enjoy Fall Colors in Seattle Parks

While ours is a more muted display compared to New England, there’s plenty for the whole family to see here in the Northwest, including brilliant colors not only found on deciduous trees and shrubs but also grasses, meadows, berries and even still-in-bloom dahlias. You don’t have to venture far, as our local parks have lots…

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RedTri: 7 Kids Costume Shops in Seattle

Ghosts and goblins and witches, oh my! Are you looking for a frightfully cool Halloween costume for your little one? We’ve scoured the city in search of the best costume shops and compiled a list of our faves. From the spookiest to the silliest to the sweetest, Seattle offers plenty of pint-sized costumes guaranteed to…

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Red Tricycle Recommends: Kid Friendly Events Sept 30 – Oct 2

This weekend’s roundup includes a date night out (or in!), a super-fun pool party, a concert with lots of fiddle tunes, a two-day neighborhood celebration, a wildly popular fish festival and parade, a family day on the trails, and a show with the famous Fee-fi-fo-fum giant. If you’ve got multiples, be sure to check out…

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Red Tricycle Recommends: 8 Hidden Parks in Queen Anne

Everyone knows about the bigger, popular parks in Seattle’s family-friendly Queen Anne neighborhood, but we’ve found some hidden kid-friendly gems that are worth exploring. Next time you’re in Queen Anne, add one of these eight Queen Anne parks to your must-visit list! 12th West & West Howe Park A tiny little neighborhood park that’s perfect…

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Red Tricycle Recommends: Seattle’s Kid Friendly Indoor Market

When seasonal neighborhood farmers markets end in early fall and rainy days revisit the Emerald City, the indoor shops at Capitol Hill’s indoor Melrose Market offer families the chance to discover fresh food and artisan goods and the opportunity to grab lunch inside a recently restored warehouse. With Doug Fir beams and exposed brick, the…