7 Fun Things to Do in Olympia this Spring Break

by Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Inc. on March 30, 2018

It’s spring! Finally, winter is over. The sun is shining, the flowers are blooming, and the kids are going to be home from school for a week. Spring Break for most school districts is right around the corner. Be prepared with a list of things to do and places to visit that will entertain the whole family. Here are seven fun things to do in Olympia this Spring Break.  

1. Visit The Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge

The Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge is the perfect place to bring your family if you’re looking to get outside. With a focus on wildlife conservation, you’ll learn so much about the animals, and the environment, of Olympia. The Nature Explore Area allows young kids to interact with nature, while the Junior Refuge Manager Program gives children fun activities to do while exploring the Refuge.


2. Check Out The Hands On Children’s Museum Camps

The Hands On Children’s Museum offers camps for children of all ages throughout spring break. Younger children partake in fairy tale stories and crafts, there’s a water play camp, and elementary-aged kids can learn about gardening and inventing. If you’re a member of the museum, you’ll receive a discount on the half-day and full-day camps.  


3. Jump Around At BoomShaka

BoomShaka is an indoor trampoline park. There’s over 10,000 square feet of trampolines, including angled wall trampolines, launching decks, and a few surprises on the ceiling. Play some extreme dodgeball or navigate the ninja obstacle course at this ultimate extreme air experience. You can purchase your flight tickets online.  


4. Hang Out At Priest Point Park

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At Priest Point Park you’ll find picnic areas and tables, nature trails, a playground, an area for basketball, and access to the beach. The park is full of things the whole family can explore. Don’t miss out on the Ellis Cove Trail, a mile of salty shoreline and views of Downtown Olympia and the State Capitol buildings.


5. Visit The Puget Sound Estuarium

Take a trip to the Puget Sound Estuarium, a marine life discovery center with aquariums, interactive activities, and interpretive exhibits. They’re teaching people of all ages about the uniqueness of this delicate yet animated atmosphere. Located downtown, the estuarium is open on weekends.


6. Spend The Day At Percival Landing

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Puget Sound’s Percival Landing is a 3.38-acre waterfront park on the east side of Budd Bay. The 0.9-mile boardwalk along the eastern shoreline of West Bay is a popular spot amongst locals. At Percival Landing, you can go for a boat ride, enjoy a picnic, take in some public art, or hang out at the playground with your little ones.


7. Drink Apple Cider At Lattin’s Country Cider Mill & Farm  

Lattin’s Country Cider Mill & Farm is famous for their delicious apple cider and apple fritters. It has won several national awards, even taking home first place at the North American Farmers Direct Marketing Association. Their fresh apple fritters are homemade using natural ingredients. You can wander around their flower and vegetable gardens and feed their animals.

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