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Family Friendly Sequim

family kayaking at sunset

Sequim has everything that makes a family friendly community. Here you will find the most beautiful surroundings with sunny, mild weather, that creates the perfect setting for active families that love the outdoors. The safe, friendly neighborhoods also include great schools and excellent doctors. And there are many opportunities for kids such as sports, arts and clubs. Sequim has a lively downtown with fun shops and family-friendly dining, and there is a large choice of romantic restaurants for those lovely date nights. In addition to our many festivals, Sequim families celebrate the holidays at the downtown trick-or-treating and tree lighting events. Visit Sequim for a family outing and see all we have to offer.

Family Parks and Outdoor Activities

Sequim is ideal for families that love the outdoors. There are mountains to hike, amazing biking trails to ride, and a beautiful coastline to explore. Almost any outdoor activity can be found here.

Visit one of our many local parks for a fun day in the sun. Margaret Kirner Park is a small neighborhood park with a playground for the little ones, and Carrie Blake Park has something for everyone. In addition to a playground and dog park, kids can skateboard or try out the BMX track. Cheer on the local little league team at Dr. Standard Park, or head out to Sequim Bay State Park for boating, clamming or swimming. After playing games on the ball fields, or tennis courts enjoy lunch at one of the sheltered picnic areas.

Sequim families love the beautiful Olympic mountain hiking trails. The breathtaking summits are a great place to take a family photo, or see the sites biking the Olympic Discovery Trail. Sequim’s coastline also offers many family adventures. Wander on the Dungeness Spit and look for our local wildlife residents. Then continue up to the historic lighthouse, or glide along the shoreline in kayaks. And the outdoor opportunities don’t end in the winter. The nearby mountains transform into snowy cross-country skiing trails and snowboarding slopes.

Family Fun Around Town

The Sequim community has many opportunities for families to learn, play, and create. Children of any age have a selection of sports, art classes and other fun activities. All of them a great way for kids and parents to meet neighbors and make new friends.

Young athletes can join a team playing basketball, soccer, softball, baseball, or lacrosse, just to name a few.  The Cedars at Dungeness and Sunland Golf and Country Club offer youth Teacher And Children's Feet In Ballet Dancing Classgolfing lessons. And little ones can learn to swim at the Sequim YMCA pool. If you have a dancer in your family, then look into Aspire Academy of Expressive Arts. Budding actors can find holiday and summer workshops at the Olympic Theatre Arts. And the Sequim public library offers something for everyone in the family. Meet other parents during the storytimes or one of the regular family movie matinees. Additionally, the library offers monthly science and art classes, while a love of reading is encouraged at the kids book clubs and story times with furry friends from PAWS.

Around our town there are plenty of unique and interesting family outings. Spend a day learning about ecology and the magnificent birds in our region at the Dungeness River Audubon Center. Or get up close and personal to feed the animals at The Olympic Game Farm. But maybe a relaxing day picking fresh berries at Graysmarsh Berry Farm is your family’s ideal afternoon.

Family holding hands at sunsetOur community loves to celebrate with family friendly festivals throughout the year. Some popular ones are the Irrigation Festival, Air Affaire, and of course our world-famous Lavender FestivalContact us if you are looking for the best place to raise a family. Our knowledgeable agents can help you find the perfect home.