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The definitive guide to inside activities for kids: North King & Snohomish




Elevated Sportz in Bothell is the biggest indoor play structure in Washington.

Indoor Fun North 

 

PLAY: NORTH END

PlayHappy Café: Options abound: there’s a play town with a theater, fire station and more, a bouncy house, climbing structures, riding cars and even an area safe for smaller kids inside a white picket fence. 4114 198th St. SW, Suite 3, Lynnwood. 425-582-7007; playhappycafe.com

Hours: Monday-Thursday 9 am to 4 pm, Friday 9 am to 8 pm, Saturday and Sunday 10 am to 2 pm

Ages: 0 to 6 years

Cost: $10 for first child, $7 for siblings and crawlers

Food: Yes

Alcohol: Yes, on Fridays

Drop-Off: No (except for preschool classes)

Wi-Fi: Yes

 

SHOP AND PLAY: NORTH END

Alderwood Mall: Kids will enjoy the enclosed play area with soft, climbable ocean animals and a ferryboat. 3000 184th St. SW, Lynnwood. 425-771-1211; alderwoodmall.com

Hours: Monday-Saturday 10 am to 9 pm, Sunday 11 am to 7 pm

Ages: All

Cost: Free

Food: Yes

Alcohol: No

Drop-off: No

Wi-Fi: No

 

SHOP AND PLAY: NORTH END

Town Center at Lake Forest Park: The commons at this location provides a kids' area with play kitchen and train table, a gigantic chess board and other games, and Wednesday morning "Playtime" sessions with activities for children 5 and younger. 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park. 367-0484; towncenteratlakeforest.com

Hours: Monday-Friday 10 am to 9 pm, Saturday 10 am to 6 pm, Sunday noon to 5 pm

Ages: All

Cost: Free

Food: Yes

Alcohol: Yes

Drop-off: No

Wi-Fi: Unknown

 

FAMILY FUN CENTERS: NORTH END

Chuck E. Cheese's (multiple locations): Games, rides, prizes, food and entertainment. 3717 196th St #100, Lynnwood. 425-771-1195; chuckecheese.com

Hours: Sunday-Thursday 11 am to 9 pm, Friday 11 am to 10 pm, Saturday 10 am to 10 pm

Ages: All

Cost: Free admission, games priced variably

Food: Yes

Alcohol: No

Drop-off: No

Wi-Fi: at some locations

 

FAMILY FUN CENTERS: NORTH END

Family Fun Center: Indoor attractions include laser tag, a roller coaster simulator, video games and bumper cars. There’s a special play area with slides and tunnels for little ones, too.

7212 220th SW, Edmonds. 425-774-4263; fun-center.com 

Hours: Monday-Thursday noon to 8 pm, Friday noon to 11 pm, Saturday 10 am to 11 pm, Sunday 10 am to 8 pm  

Ages: All; however, some rides have height restrictions of 40 inches

Cost: Games start at $3

Food: Yes

Alcohol: No

Drop-off: No

Wi-Fi: Yes

 

MUSEUM/SCIENCE CENTER: NORTH END

Imagine Children’s Museum: In an environment designed for children to playfully learn, kids can create art, build a pyramid and nurse toy animals back to health all in the same day.

1502 Wall St., Everett. 425-258-1006; imaginecm.org

Hours: Tuesday and Wednesday 9 am to 5 pm, Thursday-Sunday 10 am to 5 pm

Ages: 0 to 12 years

Cost: $10 per person (free for infants under 1)

Food: No

Alcohol: No

Drop-off: No

 

SPORTY: NORTH END

Elevated Sportz: It's the biggest indoor play structure in Washington, with a 10,000-square-foot trampoline jump area and foam pit (ages 3 and older), plus a 6,500-square-foot multi-level “Kidz Adventure” play structure for children younger than 12 (think McDonald’s Playland on steroids). Get discounted rates during “Hoppy Hour” from 10 am to 12:30 pm. 18311 Bothell-Everett Hwy., Bothell. 425-949-4488; elevatedsportz.com

Hours: Sunday-Thursday 10 am to 9 pm, Friday 10 am to 10 pm, Saturday 10 am to 11 pm

Ages: 3 and up for trampolines; 0 to 8 years for the Kidz Adventure play structure

Cost: $11 per hour, $4-$6 for additional 30 minutes; $15 (weekdays) or $17 (weekends) for 90 minutes’ admission to both trampolines and Kidz Adventure.

Food: Yes

Alcohol: No

Drop-off: No, but kids older than 12 can play unsupervised

Wi-Fi: Yes

 

SPORTY: NORTH END

GYMagine Gymnastics: GYMagine offers 45-minute sessions of open play in a padded gymnastics environment. 3616 South Rd., #B3, Mukilteo. 425-513-8700; gymagine.com

Hours: Sunday-Thursday 9:15 to 10 am, Friday 9:15 to 10 am and 10:15 to 11 am

Ages: 18 months to 6 years

Cost: $6

Food: No

Alcohol: No

Drop-off: No

Wi-Fi: Yes

 

SPORTY: NORTH END

Pump It Up (multiple locations): Little ones can bounce on their many inflatable toys, including an obstacle course and giant slide. 18027 Highway 99, Suite J, Lynnwood. 425-774-2297; pumpitupparty.com

Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 10 am to noon

Ages: 0 to 6 years

Cost: $7 per child, $5 per sibling

Food: No

Alcohol: No

Drop-off: No

Wi-Fi: No

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