Outdoor Activities

Looking for fun activities that get the entire family outside for the day? Kid insider is the only local resource for all family oriented outdoor activities in Skagit County.  From biking and hiking to visiting our local farms, you are bound to find something that will interest even the most tech-addicted kid!

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Skagit County Farms

The incredibly abundant Skagit Valley produces over $250 million worth of crops, livestock and dairy products each year on over 100,000 acres of land. Skagit County farms grow more than 90 varieties of crops. Most farm tours are offered during the Tulip Festival in April and again during the Festival of Family Farms in October (see the Kid insider Events Calendar for more information). In addition, many of the farms are open seasonally for we-pick and u-pick produce. Please call ahead to see what each farm has to offer, as well as their hours, fees and availability to do tours.

  • Display Gardens
  • Farm Tours
  • Farmers Markets
  • Pumpkin Patches, U-Cut Christmas Tree Farnsm & U-Pick Berry Farms in Skagit County

Skagit Valley Tulip Field by Andy Porter Photography

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival Activities for Kids

National Geographic 2016 Tulip Festival article with Skagit Kid Insider

2018 RoozenGaarde® Bloom Map - pinpoints the location of the fields with blooming daffodils, iris and, of course, tulips!

Official website of the 2018 Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

WSU Discovery Garden, Mount Vernon
Open dawn to dusk 7 days a week, the Discovery Garden is a great place for inspiration and to let your children explore. There are many different styles and types of gardens represented here, including a children's garden with a goal to educate children on gardening. Entry is free.

Roozengaarde, Mount Vernon
Run by the Washington Bulb Co., the largest grower of bulbs in the United States, Roozengaarde is a beautiful 3-acre display garden that houses an authentic Dutch windmill. Photo ops abound! The garden and gift store are open 362 days a year. Please call for hours of operation, directions and fees.

Tulip Town, Mount Vernon
During the Tulip Festival, you can enjoy everything Tulip Town has to offer. Children will enjoy riding the trolley through the tulip fields for an "up high" view of the flowers. Or, walk through the tulips to see them up close. Beautiful pictures await you! Tulip Town also has a field where you can fly your kite, so don't forget to bring it. Please call for hours of operation, directions and fees.

Schuh Farms
, Mount Vernon

Boys at Golden Glen Creamery in Skagit CountySchuh Farms operates a farm stand and ice cream/food shack that opens in April. They also have u-pick flowers, berries and vegetables, as well as pumpkins in the fall and fresh-cut Christmas trees. For kids they offer hay rides and barrel rides. They have a petting zoo and playground too! Call for directions, fees and hours of operation, which are seasonal.

Festival of Family Farms
October 7 & 8, 2017
The Skagit Valley Festival of Family Farms gives families hands-on experience with farming in the Skagit Valley.   The farms that participate have many kids activities planned for you.  They also give tours, samples (yum!) and show educational exhibits.  Please check out their website for a list of all participating farms and a farm map.

Bow-Edison Food Trail
Local farms and restaurants come together to bring you a culinary adventure!

Pumpkin Patches, U-Cut Christmas Tree Farms & U-Pick Berry Farms in Skagit County

BowGirl with Pumpkin Cutout at Schuh Farms in Mount Vernon 

Bow Hill Blueberries


Johnson's Christmas Trees 360-420-2155 Christmas Tree

La Conner

Hedlin Family Farm

Mount VernonTractor Pulling Kids at Schuh Farms in Mount Vernon

Big Lake Trees  Christmas Tree

Carpenter Creek Farm

Gordon Skagit Farms  Pumpkin   

Little Mountain U-Cut 360-540-0577Christmas Tree

McDougall's Enchanted Forest 360-424-6510Christmas Tree

McLean Road Christmas Tree Farm 360-424-3829 Christmas Tree

Papa's U-Cut Christmas Tree Farm 360-445-4682 Christmas Tree

Schuh Farms  Pumpkin Christmas TreeKids at Jones Creek Farm in Sedro Woolley



Cascadian Farm  Pumpkin


Bill's U-Cut Christmas Trees Christmas Tree

Jones Creek Farms  Pumpkin

Perkins Variety Apples