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With the super hot weather lately, it’s nice to find a park that has lots of shade! That way the kiddos can play without the worry of heat exhaustion or sunburns! Wildwood Park in Puyallup is just the place! On 80 gorgeous acres with ball fields, playground, trails  and picnic areas you can’t go wrong! Not only does this park have shaded shelters you could enjoy a meal in, but the entire playground area is shaded! Most of the walking trails are shaded the entire way as well. The playground has a nice little creek that runs next to it, perfect for little feet. There are also a number of geo-caches there if you’re into that kind of stuff! We tried to find some but the trails are so vast that we eventually gave up since my kids are fairly young to stay focused for a while!

If you do want to walk on the trails, I highly suggest taking a look at the Wildwood Park map. There are so many trails to choose from! There also the Jim Martinson Exercise Trail that has signs throughout the trail with exercises to do and necessary equipment.

Video tour of Wildwood Park

Driving directions from JBLM to Wildwood Park

Yelp reviews of Wildwood Park, including mine!

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Great_Wolf_LodgeOk, I think most of us have heard of Great Wolf Lodge, but maybe not. I had heard of it, but really hadn’t looked into it too much because I thought my kids ( five and three) would be too young to have fun. Not only that, I didn’t think they would be strong enough swimmers to enjoy themselves…well I was WRONG!

My sister just recently graduated from college and it was her idea to go on a whole family trip to Great Wolf. If it hadn’t been for her wanting to do that, I probably would have put it off for at least another year or two. Boy am I glad we went now! The kids had a blast! I was amazed at the fact that they were tall enough to go on everything except for the Howlin’ Tornado. Of course, on the bigger slides they rode with the adults. It’s nice that they have a spot on their website where you can explore by age to make planning the visit a bit easier.

If you’ve never been before, let me give you just a little bit of advice…be prepared to spend LOTS of money! I actually didn’t think the price for the Kid Kamp room was all that bad, but we did go during the week when the prices are a bit lower, I highly suggest doing that. Also, make sure to check Groupon for any deals they may have going on. One thing I would do next time is bring my own food! I would have saved a lot of money doing that. Each room has a mini fridge and a microwave so it would be easy to cook stuff ahead and bring it. We saw lots of people with coolers and grocery bags checking in…guess they knew what they were doing!

All-in-all, we had a great time and will definitely return. The nice lady at check in said the quietest times to first where the first couple weeks in May and the month of September (after Labor day). We might have to look into that for next time!

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Family Fun CenterNow that the weather is starting to turn a little it’s time to find places to play inside! Unless you want to brave the rain at the park, indoor play is the way to go in Western Washington. Only 45 minutes or so north of JBLM (in Tukwila) is the Family Fun Center & Bulwinkle’s Restaurant.

Admission into the Fun Center is free, it’s all the attractions that cost money. We took the kiddos here over the summer and they had so much fun! It’s a perfect place to go on occasion to spoil the kids. Even though there are lots of outdoor activities, there is a TON to do inside as well. In 2016 they will be adding a bowling alley so there will even be more to do! It is easy to make this an all day adventure.

I was pretty impressed with how clean everything was! There were a lot of people there when we went, but still, the rides were clean and all the games were clean as well. We didn’t eat at the restaurant while we were there, so I’m not sure what the food was like. I do know that it was a pretty simple menu primarily geared towards children.

The miniature golf was my favorite! I love how the course was put together and the scenes were adorable! We only played the Arctic side, but Memory Lane looked pretty cute as well. The mini golf is open all year so even if it’s a little chilly, you can still get a good game in.

My kids are only three and four but they still had a blast! This place has a great age range. At their young age there was a ton of stuff to do and still a lot that we can explore the next times as they get older. Click here to see a full list of attractions. We will definitely be making trips back!

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