Things To Do with Kids on Vashon Island – Kid Activities

Things to do with kids on Vashon Island are epic! Everything from walking the beaches during low-tide exploring under rocks, looking for sand dollars and catching site of whales playing in the water to visiting light houses, tree’s that eat bikes, crashed UFO’s to llama farms, hiking and bike riding! Vashon Island is a great place for kids.

Kids are outside, listening, enjoying and appreciating nature, which is hard to do in the city. Vashon Island residents are guardians of the land and environment so everyone has a place to come to remember what the Puget Sound was like 50 years ago. 

Staring with the ferry ride over here, your kiddos will love their Vashon Island adventure! Here are some suggestions on what to do with kids on Vashon Island and if you want some more suggestions, just contact us

  • Visit a working lighthouse! The Point Robinson Lighthouse is a great place to explore. Beaches are full of driftwood and often times whales are swimming close enough to hear! Details and more pictures here. Nice little walk down to the beach. Lots of drift wood and stuff to explore.
  • Find the bike eating tree! The bike in the Tree is a popular destination on Vashon Island and some parents make up a story about a bike eating tree, take their kiddos on a walk and ask them to find the tree that ate the bike. Not a long hike at all in. In fact almost right off the main drag here on the island. Here are some details and pictures of Vashon Island’s Bike in the Tree.
  • Hiking on Vashon Island with kids. Hiking is a great first activity to hit in the morning to get the blood flowing and to get the wiggles out of the kids before exploring more of Vashon. We have a TON of trails that are great for kids. If I had to pick the best one, it would be the Judd Creek Trail I might be bias as this is where me and my dad use to fish as a kid. It’s about 1 mile and there are (or were) lots of trout in the creek.
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