2017 Kids' Program Calendar of Events


Botanical-Themed Valentine's Day Collage
Drop-in workshop
February 11, 10am-1pm
Create a collage of leafy trees, caterpillars & garden flowers with colorful paper hearts as a valentine for yourself or someone special!



Spring Treasure Hunt
Self-guided activity
April 15 & 16, 9am-6pm
Find the flowers, plants & objects on our treasure hunt worksheet to win a special prize (available at cashiers & info booth).



Plant a "Pizza" Herb Garden for Father's Day
Drop-in workshop
June 17, 10am-1pm
$10 activity fee
A special father & child workshop in honor of Father's Day. Plant a "pizza" of culinary herbs in a pot for a window or patio garden.



Family Night (a Summer Nights at Swansons Event)
Food, music & fun for the whole family
August 17, 6pm-9pm
Suggested donation to Whole Kids Foundation at the door
Join us for the 3rd annual Family Night! Swansons & Whole Foods Market have teamed up to support the Whole Kids Foundation.



Fall Festival
A weekend of games & crafts to celebrate fall!
October 14 & 15, 10am-3pm
Tickets available for activities (all proceeds donated)
Swansons' annual Fall Festival is a beloved tradition, with tractor rides, a hay maze, games & crafts. 

Halloween Glitter Pumpkins
Drop-in workshop
October 28, 10am-1pm
$5 activity fee
Create a fabulous glitter pumpkin! Pick your mini pumpkin & go wild decorating it with colorful glitter.


Make a Pinecone Bird Feeder
Drop-in workshop
January 14, 10am-1pm
$5 activity fee
Make your very own bird feeder while learning about local NW birds & how to create bird-friendly spaces in your garden.



Ice Cream Cone Mini Planter
Drop-in workshop
March 25, 10am-1pm
$5 activity fee
Sow spring herb & flower seeds using an ice cream cone as a planter that can be transplanted later into a pot or a garden bed.



DIY Seed Bombs for Mom
Drop-in workshop
May 13, 10am-1pm
$5 activity fee
Make a special Mother's Day gift for mom: homemade seed bombs using clay & a selection of wildflower & herb seeds. 



Painted Rocks for the Garden
Drop-in workshop
July 15, 10am-1pm
$5 activity fee (participants are encouraged to bring rocks)
Learn how to paint & seal a rock to make a colorful, unique plant marker or garden ornament.



DIY Origami Bookmarks & Book Swap/Donation
Drop-in workshop
September 23, 10am-1pm
Free (please bring a new or gently used book to donate or swap)
Learn about the art of origami & make your own bookmark. At this workshop you can swap books or donate to a local nonprofit.






November & December

Reindeer Festival! 
November 11-December 24

Sammy Adventure Tours
Self-guided activity
November 11-December 24
Grab a map & take a tour of the most interesting spots at Swansons. Learn about plants, visit Christmas Tree Land, meet some special guests & check out our model-train village. Remember to take a photo at our sleigh photo-op!

Edible Candy Cone Christmas Trees
Drop-in workshop
November 11 & 12, 10am-2pm
$5 activity fee
Get messy & creative during this holiday activity. Frost & decorate your own ice cream cone Christmas tree. You can then eat your creation (as long as mom & dad says it's ok!) or display it for the holidays.

Learn more about family fun at Swansons.