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The definitive guide to indoor activities with kids: Eastside




Funtastic Playtorium in Factoria Square Mall features everything from an obstacle course to wave slides, a mini rock-climbing wall and much more.

Joshua Huston

From drop-off play spaces to places to enjoy your coffee while kids play, here's our guide to indoor fun on the eastside. 

Adventure Kids Playcare (multiple locations): This venue provides parents with a wildly flexible option for drop-off care for babies and children. The space has separate rooms for kids of different ages, offers snacks and has a wide variety of play and game options.   

Bellevue: 1100 Bellevue Way NE, Ste. #1, Bellevue. 425-453-4444; Issaquah: 775 NW Gilman Blvd., C-3, Issaquah. 425-391-5358; web.adventurekidsplaycare.com

Hours: Bellevue: Monday-Thursday 8 am to 10 pm, Friday 8 am to midnight, Saturday 9 am to midnight; Issaquah: Monday-Thursday 7 am to 10 pm, Friday 7 am to midnight, Saturday 9 am to midnight

Cost: Bellevue: $40 annual registration fee, then $12.75 per hour for infants 6 weeks-18 months, $10.75 per hour for children over 18 months, $6.75 per hour for each additional siblingIssaquah: $40 annual registration fee, then $12.50 per hour for infants 6 weeks-18 months, $10.50 per hour for children over 18 months, $6.50 per hour for each additional sibling

Ages: 6 weeks to 12 years

Food: Yes

Alcohol: No

Drop-off: Yes

 

PLAY: EASTSIDE 

Dabuda Playhouse and Cafe: Dabuda’s playspace is a dreamy place to play — and they’ve got a cafe! Dabuda has a two-tiered play area with toys, slides and tunnels. While kids romp, you can grab coffee at the D Cafe. 13427 NE 20th St., Suite 120, Bellevue. 425-305-7123; mydabuda.com

Hours: Tuesday-Friday 9:30 am to 6 pm, Saturday 10 am to 3 pm

Ages: 6 months to 6 years

Cost: Adults and infants under a year enter for free; $10 for drop-in, $9 for siblings.

Food: Yes

Alcohol: No

Drop-off: No

Wi-Fi: Yes

 

PLAY: EASTSIDE

Funtastic Playtorium: Open since July in Bellevue’s Factoria Square Mall, Funtastic Playtorium is a massive indoor playground with a variety of activities aimed at toddlers to big kids alike. The new venue features everything from an obstacle course to wave slides, a mini rock-climbing wall, a floor piano that kids love to jump on, a trampoline, gymnastics mats and a maze complex to explore. There is a dedicated play area for children 3 and under, and during certain hours, the playtorium dials back the noise and crowds for kids sensitive to lots of stimulation. 4077 Factoria Square Mall SE, Suite F-16, Bellevue. 425-623-0034; funtasticplaytorium.com

Hours: Monday-Saturday 10 am to 8:30 pm, Sunday 11 am to 6 pm 

Ages: 0 to 10 years

Cost: Babies under 1 and adults are free; Kids 1 and older are $7.99 to $12.99 

Food: At nearby food court

Alcohol: No

Drop-off: No

Wi-Fi: Yes 

 

PLAY: EASTSIDE

Giggle Jungle: A more recent addition to the Redmond Town Center, Giggle Jungle is open to all kids under 48 inches. The padded space has gorgeously designed play toys, which are great for climbers, while still offering smaller crawlers room to roam. Redmond Town Center, 7330 164th Ave. NE, Suite E165, Redmond. 425-558-3600; gigglejungle.com

Hours: Monday-Saturday 10 am to 8 pm, Sunday 11 am to 7 pm

Ages: Kids under 48 inches

Cost: Adults and infants under a year enter for free; $10 for drop-in and $45 for a 5-visit pass. Get $5 admission during the last hour of the day.

Food: No

Alcohol: No

Drop-off: No

Wi-Fi: Yes

 

PLAY: EASTSIDE

HappyNest Play Centers: HappyNest has an enclosed space with sensory toys for babies; a toddler area with balls, climbing toys and riding cars; and a preschool section with gym equipment, blocks, a car and train table and dress-up costumes. 16701 Cleveland St., Redmond. 425-556-1337; happynestplaycenters.com

Hours: Monday, Thursday and Friday 9:30 am to 4:30 pm, Tuesday 9:30 am to 6 pm, Wednesday 9:30 am to 6 pm, Sunday 9:30 am to 1 pm

Ages: 0 to 6 years

Cost: $10 per child, $6 siblings; pay-what-you-can Wednesdays from 4 to 6 pm

Food: Yes

Alcohol: No

Drop-off: No

Wi-Fi: Yes

 

PLAY: EASTSIDE

Romp: While this is primarily a member-only play space, the anytime access and unlimited class enrollment make the rainy season seem doable. A tinkering laboratory, drop-in play and classes will keep the kids entertained, no matter the weather. 13500 Bel-Red Rd., Suite 7a, Bellevue. 425-748-4497; romp-community.com

Hours: Monday-Friday 9:45 am to 6 pm, Saturday 9:45 am to 1 pm

Ages: Up to 10 years

Cost: Membership begins at $25/month

Food: No

Alcohol: No

Drop-off: No

Wi-Fi: Yes 

 

PLAY: EASTSIDE 

Roo’s World of Discovery: This is the ideal spot for families to bring children with any kind of special needs, such as sensory processing disorders, developmental delays and physical disabilities. All children are welcome at Roo’s World, which opened in October, but the low-sensory environment especially benefits children who might struggle in conventional playground settings. The venue offers a variety of activities for children and their parents, including circle time, prenatal meditation, new mommy mixers and “daddy & me” play dates. Reservations are required during low-sensory hours. 108 Central Way, Kirkland. 425-495-0714; roosworldofdiscovery.com 

Hours: Monday-Friday 9:30 am to 5 pm, Saturday and Sunday 9 am to 1 pm

Ages: 0 to 5 years 

Cost: Day passes are available for $20 per family; there also are memberships 

Food: Yes

Alcohol: No

Wi-Fi: No

Drop-off: No

 

PLAY: EASTSIDE

WiggleWorks: This vibrantly colored gym space feels like a trip inside the game Candy Land. Soft-play features include slides, bouncy areas and swings to help your child get their wiggles out. Babies can play, too, sectioned off from older children. Pay for the day (re-entry included), so there’s no need to keep an eye on the clock. Crossroads Mall, 15600 NE 8th St., Suite F15, Bellevue. 425-641-2186; South Hill Mall, 3500 S Meridian, #215, Puyallup. 253-445-6551. wiggleworkskids.com

Hours: Bellevue: Monday-Saturday 9 am to 9 pm, Sunday 11 am to 5 pm; Puyallup: Monday-Saturday 10 am to 8 pm, Sunday 11 am to 6 pm

Ages: Kids under 48 inches

Cost: Bellevue: $10-$12 per child, $8-$10 for siblings, free for children younger than 1; Puyallup: $7-$10 per child, $7-$8 for siblings, free for children younger than 1.

Food: No

Alcohol: No

Drop-off: No

Wi-Fi: Yes

 

PLAY: EASTSIDE

The Nest: This spot is one of the few venues that let you drop your kids off for up to four hours of play in their daily enrichment classes. Families must be registered. 17530 132nd Ave. NE, Suite B, Woodinville. 425-415-6378; thenestkids.com

Hours: Monday to Friday 9 am to 4 pm, Saturday 4 to 10 pm, Sunday by reservation

Ages: 2½ to 6 years

Cost: $15 per hour for first child; $10 per hour for each additional child

Food: Yes

Alcohol: No

Drop-off: Yes

Wi-Fi: No

 

SHOP AND PLAY: EASTSIDE

Bellevue Square Kids' Cove: This children's play area is on the third floor of the mall, with plenty of room for stroller parking and food and drink nearby. Recently refurbished, Kids' Cove brought back the well-loved tugboat and ferryboat of years past and added a skiff, sandcastle and lighthouse to the mix, all enclosed inside a short wall. Northeast 8th St. and Bellevue Way, Bellevue. 425-646-3660; bellevuesquare.com

Hours: Monday-Saturday 9:30 am to 9:30 pm, Sunday 11 am to 7 pm

Ages: All

Cost: Free

Food: Yes

Alcohol: No

Drop-off: No

Wi-Fi: Yes

 

ART AND GAMES: EASTSIDE

Mox Boarding House (multiple locations): The second installment for Card Kingdom, Bellevue’s Mox Boarding House is a gaming haven. The restaurant offers kid-friendly food and adult-friendly beers. There are daily events offered, such as learning to play Magic: The Gathering and Pokémon League. 13310 Bel-Red Rd., Bellevue. 425-326-3050; moxboardinghouse.com/bellevue

Hours: Monday-Friday 11 am to midnight, Saturday and Sunday 10 am to midnight

Ages: All 

Cost: Free

Food: Yes

Alcohol: Yes

Drop-off: No

Wi-Fi: Yes

 

FAMILY FUN CENTERS: EASTSIDE

Chuck E. Cheese's (multiple locations): There are games, rides, prizes, food and entertainment. 2239 148th Ave. NE, Bellevue. 425-746-5000; 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

 

MUSEUM/SCIENCE CENTER: EASTSIDE

KidsQuest Children’s Museum: A water play area, pirate treehouse, puppet theater and face painting station are just a few of the interactive activities children can enjoy at this educational and fun venue. 1116 108th Ave. NE, Bellevue. 425-637-8100; kidsquestmuseum.org

Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday 10 am to 5 pm, Thursday and Friday 10 am to 8 pm, Sunday noon to 5 pm

Ages: 0 to 8

Cost: $9.50 (children under 1 year are free)

Food: No

Alcohol: No

Drop-off: No

Wi-Fi: No

 

SPORTY: EASTSIDE

3-2-1 Bounce: Kids can jump to their hearts’ content on numerous inflatable play toys, plus they can shoot hoops and play air hockey and foosball. 1705 136th Pl. NE, Bellevue. 425-378-0321; 321bounce.com

Hours: Monday and Tuesday 9:30 to 10:45 am (session 1) or 10:45 am to noon (session 2).

Ages: 2 years and up

Cost: $6 per child, parents are free

Food: No

Alcohol: No

Drop-off: No

Wi-Fi: No

 

SPORTY: EASTSIDE

Arena Sports Fun Zone Inflatables (multiple locations): Kids can jump, hop and bounce on the space’s many inflatable structures. 9040 Willows Rd. NE, Redmond; 425-885-4881. 2115 NW Poplar Way, Issaquah. 425-270-2030; arenasports.net

Hours: Redmond: Tuesday-Friday 9:30 am to 1:30 pm; Issaquah: Monday 4 to 8 pm, Tuesday-Friday 10 am to 1 pm and 4 to 8 pm, Saturday and Sunday 9 to 11 am, 11:30 am to 1:30 pm, 2 to 4 pm, 4:30 to 8 pm.

Ages: 18 months to 12 years

Cost: $6 per child for members, $9 for non-members; $50 for a 10-visit punch card; parents are free

Food: No

Alcohol: No

Drop-off: No

Wi-Fi: Yes

 

SPORTY: EASTSIDE

Great Play: Develop motor and sports skills in an interactive arena; 50 minutes of unstructured open gym offerings, separated by age group. 16510 Cleveland St., Suite N, Redmond. 425-885-3800; greatplay.com/redmond/ 

Hours: Monday to Friday 12:30 to 6 pm; Saturday 12:30 to 1:30 pm

Ages: 1 to 10 years

Cost: Free for members, $10 for non-members

Food: No

Alcohol: No

Drop-off: Yes, if potty-trained  

Wi-Fi: No

 

SPORTY: EASTSIDE

Kidz Bounce: This inflatable playground just outside of Issaquah offers big, bouncy structures where kids can drop in and get jumping while parents recharge. 8178 304th Ave. SE, Preston. 425-222-5439; kidzbounce.com

Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 9:30 to 11 am, 12:30 to 2 pm, Thursday 5 to 6:30 pm

Ages: 2 to 10 years

Cost: $7 per child

Food: No

Alcohol: No

Drop-off: No

Wi-Fi: Yes

 

SPORTY: EASTSIDE

Pump It Up (multiple locations): Little ones can bounce on their many inflatable toys, including an obstacle course and giant slide. 11605 NE 116th St., Kirkland. 425-820-2297; 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

 

SPORTY: EASTSIDE

SkyMania Trampolines: CLOSED as of April, 2017 A huge warehouse with vast floors and walls made of trampolines. What more could a kid ask for? If you have a little one, take them to “Toddler Time,” Tuesday-Thursday from 10 to 11:30 am, for $5. 11801 NE 116th St., Kirkland. 425-825-7599; skymaniatrampolines.com

Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 2 to 8 pm, Friday noon to 9 pm, Saturday 10 am to 10 pm, Sunday 11 am to 7 pm

Ages: All

Cost: $9-$21, depending on how long you jump

Food: Yes

Alcohol: No

Drop-off: No

Wi-Fi: Yes

 

SPORTY: EASTSIDE

Stone Gardens (multiple locations): Hour-long "pro-belay" programs are offered for the rock-climbing novice. With a day pass, kids can do some bouldering (climbing without a rope). 15600 NE 8th St., Bellevue; 425-644-2445. stonegardens.com

Hours: Monday-Friday 6 am to 11 pm, Saturday and Sunday 9 am to 10 pm

Ages: 5 and up

Cost: $19 for adults, $16 for kids under 13; $11 for shoe, harness, belay device, and chalk bag rental.

Food: No

Alcohol: No

Drop-off: No; however, children over 14 can climb unsupervised

Wi-Fi: Yes

 

SPORTY: EASTSIDE

Tech City Bowl: This family-owned and -operated alley has been around since 1958 and has 32 lanes for lots of family fun. 13033 NE 70th Pl., Kirkland. 425-827-0785; techcitybowl.com

Hours: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 10:30 to midnight, Tuesday 9 am to midnight, Friday 9:30 to 2 am, Saturday 9 to 2 am, Sunday 9 am to midnight

Ages: All

Cost: $25-$29 per lane, $4 shoe rental

Food: Yes

Alcohol: Yes

Drop-off: No

Wi-Fi: Yes

 

SPORTY: EASTSIDE

Vertical World (multiple locations): Families can drop in any day of the week and boulder (low-level climb up to 15 feet without ropes), or get certified to belay. 15036 NE 95th St., Suite B, Redmond. 425-881-8826; verticalworld.com

Hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10 am to 11 pm, Tuesday and Thursday 6 am to 10 pm, Saturday and Sunday 8 am to 8 pm

Ages: All; climbing classes start at 3 years

Cost: $16 for non-members, $14 under 14; $144 for a 10-visit punch card; $72 for a month-long pass.

Food: No

Alcohol: No

Drop-off: No

Wi-Fi: Yes

 

SWIM: EASTSIDE

Bellevue Aquatic Center: Two pools, including a divine warm-spring pool (91 degrees) used for therapy but also open to the public several times a week. 601 143rd Ave. NE, Bellevue. 425-452-4444; ci.bellevue.wa.us/aquatic_center.htm  

Hours: Monday-Friday 8 am to 8 pm, Saturday 8 am to 2:30 pm, Sunday 9 am to 2:30 pm

Ages: All

Cost: $5.75 for kids under 12

Food: No

Alcohol: No

Drop-off: No; however, children over 12 may swim unsupervised

Wi-Fi: Yes

 

COMMUNITY CENTERS: EASTSIDE

For community centers on the Eastside, check out myparksandrecreation.com/pages/brochures.aspx

 

 

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