Year-Round Fun at Kelsey Creek Farm
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It’s officially the new year (2018) and we’re starting to get into a new rhythm coming back from the holidays. When the weekends roll around, I love getting out of the house and exploring our local neighborhoods. However, the Seattle area in the winter tends to be a little on the wet side. So we’ve learned that you just have to get out, put on a rain coat and enjoy the Pacific Northwest. As they say, “It’s green here for a reason.”
A couple of weekends ago, it was yet another rainy day. I had heard about Kelsey Creek Farm and was out of indoor ideas. It wasn’t too rainy, so I suggested we get on our GoreTex and boots head out to see some animals.
About Kelsey Creek Farm
Kelsey Creek Farm is located in Bellevue, WA and is owned by the city. It’s been around since the 1930s and has quaint white fencing housing everything from ponies, chickens, ducks, cows, sheep, goats, pigs and more. Every day of the year, yes holidays too, the farm is open…and…it’s FREE.
It offers interactive tours, classes, camps and space for birthday parties. A lot of events are also free, but there is a cost associated with the camps, birthdays, etc.
Around Kelsey Creek Farms are beautiful park grounds including an incredible play structure and picnic areas. As we were there during the ‘off season,’ I didn’t see a lot of people, which may be a bonus for going when the weather isn’t so nice. I imagine the summers would be pretty crowded.
What to See and Do at Kelsey Creek Farm
Visit the Log Cabin
The 19th century log cabin is a great place to let little ones know about the days of the pioneers or Little House on the Prairie; how they lived, what they ate and more. The farm offers classes for kids three years and up, where students learn how to churn butter, create a fabric and paper quilt and more. If anything the building is really fun to see.
Check out the Animals
For free, take a self-guided tour around the Kelsey Creek Farm animal pins. You can see so many animals who go outside every day for exercise. Charlie said his favorite were the ponies.
Walk the Grounds
All around Kelsey Creek Farm, you will find beautiful walking trails. Take time to explore all the farm has to offer.
Play on the Playground
Make sure to carve out time to play at the playground, which offers up a cute barn-like play structure, surrounded by picnic tables. It feels like, during the warmer months, you could make a day of it at the farm.
Have a Picnic
Grab your picnic basket and enjoy a break with the family. Here’s an idea for your next picnic lunch.
Grab some low carb tortillas and fill with mayo, mustard, your favorite protein, lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, a little salt and pepper. Cut evenly and bring in a Ziploc container.
Fruit Salad Kebaabs
Get some reusable metal skewers and stack your favorite fruits like grapes, strawberries, pineapple, and more.
Sliced Veggies and Ranch