Kent offers plenty of family-friendly activities, along with easy access to loads of other Pacific Northwest family adventures. Come for a day to play, or stay the weekend. Here are a few adventures in and around Kent.
Get next to nature
Bike the Kent Valley Loop Trails. The trail system offers several distinct routes and links to Kent parks and downtown. Have the kids pick a trail named for their favorite creature: Heron, Rabbit, Frog, Salmon or the 13-mile Eagle loop—the full-meal deal. The mostly flat, paved trail features public art and views of Mount Rainier.
Take a spin on the ice (and a whole lot more) at Kent Valley Ice Centre. This family-fun spot has something for everyone—figure skating, ice hockey, batting cages and mini golf.
Check out the art scene
Take an art walk. Kent Third Thursday Art Walk features local artists, live music and kids’ art activities. Be sure to stroll through historic downtown Kent on your own and have the kids find the public art displays—from murals to an oversized mama penguin and her chick.
Spend the day in Seattle. Kent is close to some of the region’s most popular spots, which makes it an ideal place to stay to explore and discover the Pacific Northwest. The Seattle Aquarium, Woodland Park Zoo, Space Needle and Museum of Flight are family favorites. The Sound Transit center at Kent Station and nearby Link light rail stations make it easy to get there.