Northwest Trek Wildlife Park is offering a special deal for President's Day weekend. From Saturday, February 16th to Monday, February 18th, up to 4 kids (age 12 and under) will be admitted free with each paying adult.
The weather for this weekend looks downright fantastic for mid-February in the Northwest. A few rain showers Saturday but, as of this writing, Sunday and Monday look partly sunny with highs in the mid-40’s. Almost tee-shirt and sandals weather for us native Washingtonians! Perfect weather for a visit to Northwest Trek.
Get there early to reserve a spot on the tram that takes you on an approximately 30 minute tour of the park. It is included in your admission but limited to the first 1,500 visitors.
The tram takes you through various environments in the free range area that is home to many species of animals, from the majestic Roosevelt Elk to the cute turtles that can be spotted sunning around the ponds. A guide points out the animals, who can be a little shy at times and they will tell stories about various landmarks along the way.
But the tram is only one small part of the experience. During these “Kids and Critters” weekends, they offer free activities all around the park with a theme of “The Importance of Trees.” Animal encounters will be at times and locations posted near the entrance that day.
The hours on these days are 9:30am to 3:00pm. They have a small café with lunch items and several snack bars. There are also picnic tables so you can bring your own lunch. We leave ours in a cooler in the car and bring it in when we get hungry. I recommend a cooler with wheels because it’s a long walk from the parking lot to the picnic tables with a heavy cooler. After lunch, you can run the cooler back out to the car and resume exploring Northwest Trek.
There is a gift shop with rental lockers nearby if you have things you don’t want to carry around all day. There are also wheelchairs and strollers available for rent.
Take advantage of a relatively sunny holiday weekend with free tickets for kids to one of Washington’s best animal preserves. Sounds like a great way to spend the weekend!