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October is coming, and that means scores of fun, family-friendly events here in Kitsap! If you’re looking for something to do that’s safe and wholesome that your whole family will love, then you owe it to yourself to come to the Pacific Northwest!
Bainbridge Island, a short drive from Silverdale, hosts a conservationist’s dream. The Bloedel Reserve is a 150 acre plot of land dedicated to conserving the ecosystems and natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest. Created by Prentice Bloedel and his wife Virginia, the couple strived to aim for the elegant simplicity of the Japanese garden, espousing that zen philosophy of harmony with nature in a purely Northwest style. It’s a wonder to behold at any time of year, but the changing of the leaves in autumn makes it an especially beautiful sight.
If you’re looking for a fun thing to do with the kids, then be sure to visit anytime in October after the 2nd for Bloedel Squash Scavenger Hunt! Kids are given a list of squash to look for throughout the reserve, turning a lesson about plant ecology into a fun game! It’s amazing how much kids love this learning opportunity, and it’s an absolutely gorgeous setting for it. Don’t miss out!
Of course, the real family fun of October is completely spookified! If your kids are up for a bit of a scare (nothing truly frightening, we promise), then take them to the Kitsap Fairgrounds in Bremerton all October for a spooky good time! Experience haunted houses, a twisted fairy tale, paintball zombie hunting and more! We look forward to it every year, and one trip will show you why.
Looking for family accommodations on the Kitsap Peninsula? The Best Western Plus Silverdale Beach Hotel is a great destination for families! Featuring an indoor heated pool and close access to the beach for tidal exploration, kids love it here and so will you!