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Families with young children

What do you do for recreation if you do not drink alcohol and have young kids? My family is planning a reunion in Yakima and all I have gleaned from websites is wine tasting and gambling. Does any one have any ideas for FAMILY fun stuff? Thanks!

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1. Re: Families with young children

You got me wondering, since I've been through, but not really to, Yakima. So I Googled and looked at this site: http://www.visityakima.com/visitorcenter.cfm

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2. Re: Families with young children

I would direct you to the website:

http://www.visityakima.com

Check the events schedule that fits with your dates.

There are plenty of outdoor/active things for families in the area including - River rafting or floating down the Yakima river, golf and mini-golf, fishing and fly-fishing, biking, etc.

The valley trail along the river is a fun walk that leads to a terrific playground for kids. There are outdoor movies in the summer.

Depending on your travel dates, I love the many orchards and farms, as well as the weekly farmers markets. Though the u-pick farms are slowly disappearing, there are still some. We always have an outing to pick peaches and nectarines. It's a fun family activity. Yakima's are the best!

Yakima Valley rodeo is in August.

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3. Re: Families with young children

More ideas:

I know you didn't want wineries...but the Piety Flats has a general store and a terrific stop with the family for their peach sundaes. Picnic tables right outside.

The Dairygold Dairy in Sunnyside has a cheese tour - and of course more ice cream!

There may be events at the State Fair Park or Sundome.

The Rail Museum or the Yakima Valley museum.

Here is a map to the valley greenway and playground I previously mentioned:

http://www.yakimagreenway.org/map.html

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