Children, Family, and Trains

Children, Family, and Trains Activities List

We compiled a list of places to go and things to do with children and/or family around North Bend.  Click on an items you are interested in to get more information. 

Children, Family, and Trains Activities Summaries

Market at Remlinger Farms
Market at Remlinger Farms

Remlinger Farms

Country Fair Fun Park (spring and fall open weekends to all, weekdays for toddlers), summer every day for all.

U-Pick strawberries, raspberries, pumpkins

Farm market, Railway Cafe, and bakery

Company events, birthday parties, picnics

Tours in Spring and Fall.

10 miles northwest of Snoqualmie Falls via Hwy 202 and 203.  Turn right on NE 32nd St just before Tolt River bridge.

Open May through October

Bybee Farms

Bybee Farms is a charming outdoor day of fun just waiting to be picked! This vast two mile property is filled with blueberries that anyone of any age will enjoy picking and eating. Because the location is so close to the beautiful Mount Si, sights of mountain goats are not uncommon as visitors munch through 6 different types of blueberries.

U-pick blueberries (several varieties) in season.  The season normally includes part of July, August, and into September.  2019 opening day was July 22nd.

Hosting special events for up to 200 guests

Open every day 9am to 8pm in season except for bad weather or an occasional day for berries to ripen.  Pick during weekdays for fewer people in checkout lines.

Dogs not allowed at the farm.

4.6 miles east of Snoqualmie Falls via Millpond and Reinig Roads.  Right near the point where the North Fork and Middle Fork of the Snoqualmie River join.

2 miles from downtown North Bend via Ballarat Ave, NE 12th St, and 428th Ave SE.

 

Enjoy Cottage Gardens Heirloom Blueberries
Enjoy Cottage Gardens Heirloom Blueberries

Cottage Gardens Heirloom Blueberries

Beautiful farm east of Duvall in lower Snoqualmie Valley.

U-pick blueberries (several varieties) in season.  The season normally includes part of July through August.  2019 opening day was July 13th.  10 different flavors to try.

U-pick giant sunflowers starting at beginning of August.

Open every day 9am to 6pm in season except for bad weather or an occasional day for berries to ripen.

Dogs ARE allowed at the farm but only on a leash and you must clean up after them.

17 miles north of Snoqualmie Falls via Highways 202 and 203.  Two miles north of Carnation leave highway 203 turning east onto NE Stillwater Hill Road / Kelly Road NE. The farm is 4 miles down the road, on the corner of Kelly Road NE and NE 145th Street.  It’s about a 30 minute drive.

 

Meadowbrook Farm and Elk Herd

460 acres of protected open meadow and wetland forest jointly owned by North Bend and Snoqualmie.

Hiking trails, elk herd (wildlife viewing), picnicking, and family fun.

Interpretive Center and rental facilities for weddings, family reunions, business retreats, and social events

Midway between Snoqualmie Falls and North Bend.  

From Snoqualmie Falls, either go via Highway 202 towards North Bend, go left on NW 14th St and then left on Boalch Ave NW to the farm entrance.  OR turn left off 202 in central Snoqualmie onto Newton St.  Then right on Park Ave SE which turns into Boalch Ave at the entrance to the Mt Si Golf Course.

Snoqualmie Falls

The gorgeous park at Snoqualmie Falls boasts scenic walking trails and the magnificent Snoqualmie Falls. The falls is around 100 yards from the parking lot which has a gift stand, an espresso stand, and bathrooms. 

There are around 40,000 daily visitors to the Snoqualmie Falls, but there is a huge parking lot with plenty of parking spaces across the highway from the Falls. Enjoy walking over the historic bridge to get to the Falls.

Northwest Railway Museum and Train Rides

1890 Snoqualmie Depot – railroad exhibits and gift shop.  If you have kids, they will love to come here every time. Even when the museum is closed they will enjoy running around the train cars that are parked outside. The train rides are also a blast as well. This museum displays the history of the beautiful old town. You can create a fun day going to both the Snoqualmie Falls and the Northwest Railway Museum.

Railway History Center – Train Shed Exhibit Building, Railway History Center and Reading Room

The Centennial Trail Exhibit is on a public walkway about a mile from Snoqualmie Falls.

The museum has both educational and pure fun programs and train ride events.  These include the Day Out with Thomas (July), Halloween Storytelling Train (October), Santa Train (December), and the Railroad Days festival (August),  a variety of tours, and other annual events.

Historic Snoqualmie Depot in historic Snoqualmie on 38625 Southeast King St.  Just a little over a mile from Snoqualmie Falls.  Open all year round.

Railway History Museum/ Train Shed.  9320 Stone Quarry Rd, Snoqualmie.  Open April to October Thursdays thru Sundays.

Bowling Alley at Adventure Bowling Center
Bowling Alley at Adventure Bowling Center

Adventure Bowling Center

Here is an older bowling alley where you can keep the score yourself, but it is still in good shape considering its age. Everyone who works here is very friendly and accommodating, but unlike many other alleys, the variety of bowling ball size and weight is excellent. You will look forward to coming back to Adventure Bowling Center after you finished your games.  

Keep score yourself on a tablet

On Railroad Avenue (Highway 202) in central Snoqualmie just across the street from the Railroad Community Park and the Northwest Railway Museum.

Tours at Fall City Wallaby Ranch
Tours at Fall City Wallaby Ranch

Wallaby Ranch

When thinking of Washington, wallabies probably aren’t the first thing that comes to mind. But in Fall City, they are there and open for guests to view and adore in this 10 acre wallaby paradise. Kids will love interacting and learning about these adorable gentle creatures! They also provide educational tours and programs (private and public) and take great pride in presenting it in an entertaining way.  

Call 206-354-8624 for Wallaby Ranch Tour Reservations and information.  Advance reservations required.

35327 SE Fish Hatchery Rd, Fall City WA.  Between Snoqualmie Falls and Fall City, about 2 miles below the Falls.

Rattlesnake Lake and Cedar River Watershed Education Center

111 acre lake surrounded by park, loop trail and picnic area.  Access to miles of biking, hiking, and horse trails.  

Swimming, paddleboarding, kayaking, and fishing in the lake.  

Visit the Cedar River Watershed Education Center for exhibits, information, watershed tours.

Hike the Rattlesnake Ledge Trail to an amazing view of the Lake, Snoqualmie River Valley, and the Cascades.

From Snoqualmie Falls, take Highway 202 through North Bend and get on I-90 East for 1 exit.  At Exit 32 (436th Avenue), go 4 miles south to the Rattlesnake Lake parking lot on the right.  Arrive by 930AM to assure parking in summer and on weekends.

Windowfront of Snoqualmie Falls Candy Shop
Windowfront of Snoqualmie Falls Candy Shop

Snoqualmie Falls Candy Shoppe

Shop fits with the old timey feeling of main street. It has some incredible waffle cones for delicious ice cream. Furthermore, there is an abundance of salt water taffy , old-school candy along with new options. There’s plenty of seating inside and there is a couple of old-school arcade game at the end of the shop.  There is a soda fountain and more candy than you could ever imagine.  The ice cream is fresh Umpqua Ice Cream from Umpqua Dairy in Roseburg, OR

Cafe open for lunch every day.  Burgers, sandwiches, salads, soups, fresh baked goods.

8102 Railroad Ave SE, Snoqualmie, WA. 1.2 miles to Snoqualmie Falls and 4 miles to downtown North Bend.

Some of Materials For Sprouting Image Class
Some of Materials For Sprouting Image Class

The Sprouting Image

Holds several events and classes around the North Bend area for children to make amazing arts & crafts. Free family photo and flower crowns to wear.   Also parent and kid photo classes and camera creators workshops in North Bend as well as Bellevue.  Private lessons available.

8102 Railroad Ave SE, Snoqualmie, WA. 1.2 miles to Snoqualmie Falls and 4 miles to downtown North Bend.  email for more info at hello@thesproutingimage.com

Rocky Mountain Apple
Rocky Mountain Apple

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory

This Chocolate Factory is the perfect place after a day of adventure on nearby trails and hikes.  The location is right by the highway and there is a huge selection of delicious chocolate along with various types of fudge. Also, the ice cream here is top notch and honestly you will enjoy it as much as the available chocolate. 

Located inside the North Bend Premium Outlet Mall and it is a great place to take a break from shopping. 

Cougar Mountain Zoo
Cougar Mountain Zoo

Cougar Mountain Zoo

This small zoo is easy to get to and it’s not crowded.  Admission is around $15 unless you are a member in which case it’s free.  You can see camels, cougars, cranes, lemurs, macaws, reindeer.  Come to the Issaquah Reindeer Festival in December. Santa will be there!

Located just off I-90 on the south side up the hill a bit between Exits 15 and 13.