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There are many great events planned on Bainbridge Island. We are pleased to share a few of our favorites kid-friendly events.
  
 
  
 
   
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590 Winslow Way East
Bainbridge Island, WA 
(206) 842-3700
 

 
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Free Kid-Friendly Activities on Bainbridge Island
 
 
 
1.   Geocache Bainbridge Island and discover hidden treasures,  as well as fantastic walking trails on Bainbridge Island. This is the most fun kids (and adults) can have without going to Disneyland!  Log on to this website http://www.geocaching.com and download coordinates onto your GPS.  Let the games begin!  A world of adventure awaits, with a treasure box (cache) at the end of each excursion.  Just remember geocache etiquette....bring a small interesting item to exchange when you find the cache! If you forget to bring an item to exchange, don't take anything out of the stash box!
 
2.   Battle Point Park
       Kid's Up Playground
The Island's Premier Playground for kids, built by an army of volunteers at Kid's Up.
 
While you are at Battle Point Park, walk on the trail and read the kiosks...they are really interesting!  Look for wild bunnies, and view the ducks in the beautiful pond.  Battle Point Park ranks high on the list of kid-friendly activities...an island favorite.
 
 3.   Take a Farm Tour 
Trust for Working Landscapes conducts Farm Tours of city-owned farmland.  Upcoming tours can be viewed at www.TrustforWorkingLandscapes.org, Warning...this tour might make your babies want to grow up to be farmers!  Also, be sure to check out the Harvest Fair in September at Johnson Farm.
 
4.   Fay Bainbridge State Park
Beach comb during a minus tide, build a sand castle, fly a kite, enjoy the playground, pack a picnic lunch.  For a few bucks, you can camp overnight. 
 
5.   Grand Old Fourth of July Parade 
Downtown Winslow - This tradition has been going for more than 42 years!  The 2009 theme is Celebrating Our Green Isle, with Eco-Friendly Floats. Contact Liz at the Chamber of Commerce at (206) 842-3700  if you would like to march in the parade; everyone is welcome!
 
6.   Ride a Bike
The new Forest to Sky Trail from Grand Forest to Battle Point Park is well maintained, with easy/moderate terrain. 
 
7.   Go Kayaking
Eagle Harbor and Manzanita Bay are favored by families with children, because of calm waters and easy launch access.  To kayak in Eagle Harbor, launch at the city dock at Waterfront Park. For Manzanita Bay, launch at Dock Street.  Maps are available at the Visitor Center at the Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce.
 
8.   Pick blackberries from any roadside
Do you remember your first time? An Island Tradition
 
9.  Visit the Pumpkin Patch in October
Suyematsu Farm's Pumpkin Patch is an Island Tradition!  In addition to pumpkins, there is a corn maze, hay bale maze, tractor rides, squash, ornamental corn, corn stalks and a gorgeous view.
 
Here are a few more activities that were to wonderful to exclude from this list!
 
*Visit the Library during story telling hour
*Take a free tour of IslandWood campus
*Trick or Treat Downtown
*Taste free ice cream samples at Mora Ice Cream
*Visit Kid's Discovery Museum on a regular basis...they always have great classes and exhibits. Visit www.Kidimu.org for calendar of events.
If you have any questions about any of the above events, or if you would like to submit your event for consideration in the next newsletter, please contact
 
Mickey molnaire
 
Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce
  
590 Winslow Way 
 
Bainbridge Island 98110
 
P:  (206) 842-3700
 
E: Mickey@BainbridgeChamber.com
 
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