Seattle's Funky Fremont Neighborhood With Kids, Seattle, Washington

Seattle's Fremont neighborhood is off the beaten tourist path, but it's a fun way to get a glimpse into one of the city's more offbeat neighborhoods. You never know what you might see here, statues dressed in clothing, a pirate crossing the street, or a troll under a bridge...

Fremont Troll

Address Troll Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103 Map, Location Under the north end of the Aurora Bridge on N. 36th Street

This whimsical sculpture of a troll eating an original Volkswagen Beetle (tucked away under the Aurora Bridge) is a fun find for kids old enough not to be scared. Visitors are encouraged to climb on the troll, and since this spot is sheltered by the bridge, it can be a nice place to let the kids run on a rainy day. more

Edge Of Glass Gallery

Address 513 North 36th St Suite H, Seattle, WA 98103 Map, Tel 206-632-7807 Call, Hours Wed-Sun 11am-6pm Website

Edge of Glass is a working blown glass gallery. Your kids (safely seated in bleachers) can watch as professional glass blowers practice their art. After watching, tour the small gallery with them and ask them to think about how each piece might have been created. Private classes are available for adults, schedule in advance. more

Blue C Sushi (Fremont)

Address 3411 Fremont Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98103 Map, Tel (206) 633-3411 Call, Hours Mon - Fri: 11:30am-Close; Sat - Sun: 12:00pm-Close Website

Conveyor belt sushi is always a great option with kids, and Blue C Sushi is no exception. The food starts coming as soon as you are seated, and the conveyor belt is filled with traditional sushi as well as kid friendly options like noodles, chicken fingers, and fruit salad. You can also make special orders from a server. more


Address 615 N 35th Street, Seattle WA 98103 Map, Tel 206-547-4895 Call, Website

This shop sells a well-edited selection of clothing and toys for babies and toddlers. Expect to find brands like Petit Bateau, Tea, and Room Seven as well as lesser known French imports. While you are there, check out the fashionable handmade jewelery for mom too! more

Theo Chocolate Factory Tour

Address 3400 Phinney Ave. N, Seattle Map, Tel 206-632-5100 Call, Hours Daily 10am-6pm, Reservations Recommended Website

What child wouldn't love a tour of a chocolate factory? What adult wouldn't love to taste some of the best chocolate in Seattle? Theo's is the only roaster of organic cacao beans in the United States, and unlike most chocolate makers, handles every step in the chocolate making process, from roasting the beans to forming and wrapping candy bars. more