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The Definitive Guide to Inside Activities With Kids: Seattle




The Rainier Beach Community Center Pool is really two indoor pools: a lap pool and another pool with a lazy river, hot tub and amazing corkscrew slide.

Seattle Indoor Fun

PLAY: GEORGTOWN  

Lil’ Diggers Playtime: In Sandbox Sports’ huge indoor sandbox, kids can run free and dig around for treasure. The dump trucks, shovels and pails, balls and slides will keep your kiddos pleased as punch. 5955 Airport Way S, Seattle, WA 98108. 624-2899; sandboxsports.net/kids-sandbox

Hours: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 9:30 to 11 am, 11:30 am to 1 pm

Ages: 0 to 5 years

Cost: $7 per child per session, $60 punch card available

Food: No

Alcohol: No

Drop-off: No    

Wi-Fi: Yes

 

PLAY: WALLINGFORD

OmTots Play Gym: This gym near Gas Works Park is a local favorite. Gymnastic rings, a balance beam, trampolines, kid-size tunnels, sling swings suspended from beams, a knotted gym rope for climbing and the biggest pile of cushions you’ve ever seen are there to entice your young child. And parents can use the equipment, too. 2210 N Pacific St., Seattle, WA 98103. 206-829-9969; omculture.com/#!omtots/cr6o

Hours: Monday-Friday 9:30 am to noon

Ages: 1 to 5 years

Cost: $10 per drop-in session, $7 additional sibling drop-in; $40 for a 5-class pass, $80 for a 10-class pass

Food: No

Alcohol: No

Drop-off: No

Wi-Fi: No

 

PLAY: SOUTH LAKE UNION

PlayDate SEA: An 8,000-square-foot indoor playground with an attached café serving pizza, smoothies and other bites. It features dance floors and structures for climbing and crawling, plus free puppet shows on Fridays at 6:30 pm. Half off admission on weekdays through August 31st! 1275 Mercer St., Seattle, WA, 98109. 623-7529; playdatesea.com

Hours: Sunday-Thursday 9 am to 8 pm, Friday and Saturday 9 am to 9 pm

Ages: 0 to 14 years

Cost: $6-$18 per child

Food: Yes

Alcohol: Yes

Drop-off: No, except for preschool classes

Wi-Fi: Yes

 

PLAY: RAVENNA

Wunderkind: Located in northeast Seattle, Wunderkind has Legos, trains and crafts to keep the kids happy — and places for adults to eat and grab a coffee or beer while still maintaining a line of vision with their little ones. Since many families have kids of differing ages, there are two play areas: one for toddlers, and another for children ages 4 and up. 3318 NE 55th St., Seattle WA 98105. 206 854-7186wunderkindseattle.com 

Hours: Daily 9 am to 9 pm 

Ages: 18 months to 11 years 

Cost: Daily fee is $6 for first child, $4 for each additional child; monthly fee is $15 for the first child and $10 for each additional child (unlimited visits); annual fee is $150 for the first child and $100 for each additional child (unlimited visits)

Food: Yes

Alcohol:  Yes

Drop-off: No

Wi-Fi: Yes

 

PLAY: WALLINGFORD

Zoomazium at Woodland Park Zoo: Explore a mountain cave, cross a rope bridge or climb a 20-foot tree at this interactive, nature-themed indoor play area at the zoo. 601 N 59th St., Seattle WA 98103. 206-548-2520; zoo.org/zoomazium

Hours: Daily 9:30 am to 6 pm daily in the summer.

Ages: 0 to 8 years

Cost: Free with zoo admission (kids 0-2 are free, Summer Admission: kids 3-12 are $12.25; 13 and up, $19.95)

Food: At nearby food court

Alcohol: No

Drop-off: No

Wi-Fi: No

 

SHOP AND PLAY: SOUTH LAKE UNION

REI: In addition to the 65-foot climbing wall, the flagship store has an adventure-themed play area with a treehouse and slide. 222 Yale Ave. N, Seattle WA 98109. 206-223-1944; rei.com/stores/11

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

Ages: 5 and up for climbing wall; up to 8 for play area

Cost: Climbing starts at $25 for single-climb reservations for non-members; the play area is free

Food: Yes, occasional food cart outside the store

Alcohol: No    

Drop-off: No

Wi-Fi: Yes

 

SHOP AND PLAY: UNIVERSITY VILLAGE 

University Village: Each Tuesday a participating Village store puts on a casual "Playdays" activity for kids. They range from seasonal crafts to pajama storytimes to educational playtime. A covered outdoor play area delights kids as well. 25th Ave. NE and NE 45th St., Seattle, WA 98105. 206-523-0622; uvillage.com/village-playdays

Hours: Tuesday 10 to 11 am

Ages: All

Cost: Free

Food: Varies; some Playdays hosted by restaurants or food vendors

Alcohol: No

Drop-off: No

Wi-Fi: Yes

 

ART AND GAMES: BALLARD

Card Kingdom / Café Mox (multiple locations): Games reign supreme at Card Kingdom and the attached Café Mox. Games can be checked out for free from a lending library and taken for a test drive in the café. There are daily events offered, such as Board Game Night and Pokémon League. 5105 Leary Ave. NW, Seattle WA 98107. 206-523-2273; moxboardinghouse.com/ballard

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

 

ART AND GAMES: SEATTLE

Full Tilt Ice Cream (multiple locations): Created as a place where families could hang out with ice cream and some good old-fashioned arcade games, Full Tilt has grown beyond their first White Center location to include three other neighborhoods around town. With homemade ice cream in one hand and a fistful of quarters in the other, Full Tilt makes for an easy afternoon outing. fulltilticecream.com

Hours:

Ballard: Sunday-Thursday noon to 11 pm, Friday and Saturday noon to midnight;   5453 Leary Ave. NW, Seattle. 206-297-3000

Columbia City: Monday-Thursday 2 to 10 pm, Friday and Saturday 2 to 11 pm, Sunday noon to 10 pm;  5041 Rainier Ave. S, Seattle. 206-226-2740

University District: Sunday-Thursday noon to 11 pm, Friday and Saturday noon to midnight; 4759 Brooklyn Ave. NE, Seattle. 206-524-4406

White Center: Monday-Friday noon to 10 pm, Saturday noon to 10 pm, Sunday noon to 9 pm;  9629 16th Ave. SW, Seattle. 206-767-4811

Ages: All 

Cost: Many arcade games for 25 cents

Food: Yes

Alcohol: Yes

Drop-off: No

Wi-Fi: No

 

ART AND GAMES: CHINATOWN

Seattle Pinball Museum: Part museum, part art gallery and all arcade, Seattle Pinball Museum houses more than 50 vintage arcade games. Although kids have to be older than 7 to play, the flat-rate admission/unlimited game play once inside makes for a perfect afternoon outing. 508 Maynard Ave. S, Seattle WA 98104. 206-623-0759; seattlepinballmuseum.com

Hours: Monday, Wednesday and Sunday noon to 5 pm, Thursday-Saturday noon to 10 pm

Ages: 7 and up

Cost: Ages 7 to 12, $10-$15; Adult, $13-$18

Food: Yes

Alcohol: Yes

Drop-off: No

Wi-Fi: No

 

ART AND GAMES: GREENWOOD

Seattle ReCreative: Blending art and environmentalism, Seattle ReCreative is a creative reuse and art center. They offer children’s classes and workshops, a drop-in Paint Playground class that’s offered five days a week and drop-in “Crafternoons” on Fridays. Their creative playspace, is free and open during retail store hours, has been stocked with toys books and costumes. 8404 Greenwood Ave. N, Seattle WA 98103. 206-297-1528; seattlerecreative.org

Hours: Monday and Tuesday 10 am to noon, Wednesday-Saturday 10 am to 6 pm, Sunday noon to 5 pm

Ages: 1 to 14 years

Cost: Drop-in classes begin at $10, class passes available for purchase

Food: No

Alcohol: No

Drop-off: No, one hour optional drop-off during Friday Crafternoon for children 8 and up

Wi-Fi: Yes 

 

COFFEE: SEATTLE

Chaco Canyon Organic Cafe (multiple locations): Tuck into vegetarian and vegan meals and desserts made from locally sourced ingredients, while your children nosh and monkey around in the kids’ play area (Chaco Canyon’s University District location doesn’t have a kids’ area). Greenwood: 8404 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle. 708-7418; West Seattle: 3770 SW Alaska St., Seattle. 937-8732; chacocanyoncafe.com

Hours: Greenwood: Monday-Saturday 8 am to 8 pm, Sunday 8 am to 6 pm; West Seattle:

Monday-Friday 7 am to 9 pm, Saturday 9 am to 9 pm, Sunday 9 am to 3 pm

Ages: All 

Cost: Free

Food: Yes

Alcohol: Yes

Drop-off: No

Wi-Fi: Yes

 

COFFEE: BALLARD

Firehouse Coffee: Just west of Ballard’s downtown core, this coffee shop has parking and a play area for kids that’s well-stocked with toys. 2622 NW Market St., Seattle. 784-2911; Facebook: Ballard Firehouse Coffee.

Hours: Monday-Friday 6 am to 6 pm, Saturday and Sunday 7 am to 6 pm

Ages: All 

Cost: Free

Food: Yes

Alcohol: No

Drop-off: No

Wi-Fi: Yes

 

COFFEE: WALLINGFORD

Mosaic: This Wallingford neighborhood café is home to the “Demitasse,” an entire room for kids with toys, a mini kitchen and books that’s attached to the main coffee shop. 4401 2nd Ave. NE, Seattle WA 98105. 206-632-4560; mosaiccoffeehouse.com

Hours: Monday and Tuesday 10 am to 1 pm, Wednesday 9 am to noon.

Ages: All

Cost: Free

Food: Yes

Alcohol: No

Drop-off: No

Wi-Fi: Yes

 

COFFEE: MAGNOLIA

Serendipity: This Magnolia neighborhood hot spot sports a play space sectioned off from the rest of the café, with a chalkboard wall, dollhouse, train table and a few other toys. 3222 W. McGraw St., Seattle, WA 98199. 206-282-9866serendipitycafeandlounge.com

Hours:  Monday-Sunday 7 am to 9 pm

Ages: All

Cost: Food items starting at $7

Food: Yes

Alcohol: Yes

Drop-off: No

Wi-Fi: Yes

 

COFFEE: SEATTLE

Vios Café (multiple locations): Great Greek food plus a fully enclosed little-kid mosh pit full of toys and books, with some of the dinner tables located ringside. vioscafe.com  

Hours:

Capitol Hill: Monday-Friday 11:30 am to 9 pm, Saturday 10 am to 3 pm for brunch, 5 pm to 9 pm for dinner, Sunday 10 am to 3 pm for brunch;

903 19th Ave. E, Seattle WA, 98112: 206- 329-3236

Third Place Books: Monday-Friday 8 am to 9 pm, Saturday and Sunday 8 am to 3 pm for brunch;

6504 20th Ave. NE, Seattle. 206-525-5701

Ages: Kid section aimed at toddlers to 5 years

Cost: Free

Food: Yes

Alcohol: Yes at in Ravenna, no on Capitol Hill

Drop-off: No

Wi-Fi: Yes

 

FAMILY FUN CENTERS: DOWNTOWN

GameWorks: Discover a variety of interactive games, simulators and attractions, plus pool, darts, food and drinks. 1511 7th Ave., Seattle WA, 98101 . 206-521-0952; gameworks.com

Hours: Monday-Wednesday 11 am to midnight, Thursday and Friday 11 am to 1 am, Saturday 10 am to 1 am, Sunday 10 am to midnight

Ages: All; 18 and over after 10 pm

Cost: Varies; game-play cards start at $5

Food: Yes

Alcohol: Yes

Drop-off: No

Wi-Fi: Yes

 

MUSEUM/SCIENCE CENTER: UNIVERSITY DISTRICT

Burke Museum: Located on the University of Washington campus, this natural history museum boasts a whopping 16 million artifacts. The dinosaur exhibit is a favorite for children — it features the first dinosaur fossil ever discovered in Washington. 4331 Memorial Way NE, Seattle, WA 98195. 543-5590; burkemuseum.org

Hours: Daily 10 am to 5 pm

Ages: All

Cost: 0 to 4 years are free, $7.50 for 5 to 18 years, $10 adults  

Food: Yes

Alcohol: No

Drop-off: No

Wi-Fi: No

 

MUSEUM/SCIENCE CENTER: SEATTLE CENTER

EMP: This pop culture museum will appeal to both parents and children. Kids will love the Hello Kitty special exhibit, on display through May 15. They can also record their own music in the interactive Sound Lab, try out 20 kid-friendly video games and play with shadow puppets. 325 5th Ave. N, Seattle,WA 98105. 206770-2700; empmuseum.org

Hours: Daily 10 am to 5 pm

Ages: All

Cost: 0 to 4 are free, $16 for 5 to17 years, $22-$25 for adults  

Food: Yes

Alcohol: Yes

Drop-off: No

Wi-Fi: Yes

 

MUSEUM/SCIENCE CENTER: FIRST HILL

Frye Art Museum: Specializing in 19th- and 20th-century American and European art, the Frye offers storytelling and art activities for children between the ages of 3 and 5 on the first Friday of each month. Storytellers from Seattle Children’s Theatre provide a dramatic narrative, followed by a session where art educators from the Frye help kids create art based on the story’s themes. 704 Terry Ave., Seattle. 622-9250; fryemuseum.org

Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 11 am to 5 pm, Thursday 11 am to 7 pm

Ages: All

Cost: Free

Food: Yes

Alcohol: Yes

Drop-off: No

Wi-Fi: Yes

 

MUSEUM/SCIENCE CENTER: SOUTH LAKE UNION

MOHAI (Museum of History and Industry): Explore Seattle history from the city’s founding to the present day. Be sure to snag an Exploration Pack when you enter the museum — it includes dress-up items, a museum scavenger hunt and other interactive activities. 860 Terry Ave N, Seattle WA 98105. 206-324-1126mohai.org

Hours: Daily 10 am to 5 pm; open until 8 pm on Thursdays

Ages: All

Cost: Free for kids 0-14, $13.95 for students, $19.95 for adults

Food: Yes

Alcohol: Yes

Drop-off: No

Wi-Fi: Yes

 

MUSEUM/SCIENCE CENTER: SOUTH PARK

Museum of Flight: The museum features everything from the first Boeing 747 to the original Air Force One — but children will really love the Kid’s Flight Zone, a permanent exhibit where they can use simulators and test their piloting skills. 9404 E Marginal Way S, Seattle, WA 98108. 206-764-5720museumofflight.org

Hours: Daily 10 am to 5 pm

Ages: All

Cost: 0 to 4 are free, $12 for 5 to 17 years, $20 for adults

Food: Yes

Alcohol: No

Drop-off: No

Wi-Fi: Yes

 

MUSEUM/SCIENCE CENTER: SEATTLE CENTER

Pacific Science Center: This locale is filled with hands-on exhibits that kids will love, including a science-themed playground, a saltwater tide pool and an insect village. There’s a special area just for tots, where they can engage in experiments designed specifically for the smallest scientists. 200 2nd Ave. N, Seattle WA 98105. 206-443-2001pacificsciencecenter.org

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

Ages: 3 and older

Cost: $11.75 to $14.75 per child, $19.75 for adults

Food: Yes

Alcohol: No

Drop-off: No

Wi-Fi: Yes

 

MUSEUM/SCIENCE CENTER: DOWNTOWN WATERFRONT

Seattle Aquarium: The waterfront aquarium features a tank showcasing a wall of Northwest sea life, adorable otters and touch tanks. Toddler Time is free with aquarium admission. Children 5 and under can dress up like sea creatures, paint and play with ocean-themed toys. 1483 Alaskan Way, Seattle WA 98101. 206-386-4300seattleaquarium.org

Hours: Daily 9:30 am to 6 pm, check online for dates for Toddler Time

Ages: All

Cost: 0 to 3 are free, $15.95 for ages 4 to 12, $22.95 for 13 and older

Food: Yes

Alcohol: No

Drop-off: No

Wi-Fi: No

 

MUSEUM/SCIENCE CENTER: DOWNTOWN

Seattle Art Museum: Filled with art from all over the world, SAM has plenty of options for kids. Chase Open Studio offers art-making activities and supplies, inspired by some of the museum’s current exhibitions. If your kids need a break from art viewing, head to the Knudsen Family-Room on the third floor — it’s a quiet area with books and toys for little ones. 1300 1st Ave., Seattle WA 98101. 206-654-3100;  seattleartmuseum.org

Hours: Wednesday-Sunday 10 am to 5 pm, open until 9 pm on Thursdays

Ages: All

Cost: 0 to 12 are free, $14.95 for teens 13 to 17 and students, $24.95 for adults; free admission on the first Thursday of each month

 

Food: Yes

Alcohol: Yes

Drop-off: No

Wi-Fi: Yes

 

MUSEUM/SCIENCE CENTER: SEATTLE CENTER 

Seattle Children’s Museum: A 22,000-thousand-square foot play space with a theater, an interactive mountain exhibit and a massive indoor playground. Daily educational programs are available and are free with the cost of admission. 305 Harrison St., Seattle WA 98109. 206-441-1768thechildrensmuseum.org

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

Ages: 0 to 10 years

Cost: 0 to 1 free, $8.25 children and adults, $7.25 for grandparents

Food: Yes

Alcohol: No

Drop-off: No

Wi-Fi: No

 

SPORTY: WALLINGFORD

All Together Skatepark: The city’s only indoor skatepark is home to 6,900 square feet of space, including ledges, manual pads, quarter pipes, banks, stairs, rails and a “vert” wall on which to shred. 3500 Stone Way N, Seattle WA 98103 . 206-632-7090; alltogetherskatepark.com

Hours: Monday 9 to 4:30 pm, Tuesday-Friday 4:30-7 pm, Saturday noon to 7 pm (noon to 2 pm under 11 years only); Sunday 2 to 5 pm

Ages: All

Cost: $5-10

Food: No

Alcohol: No

Drop-off: Yes

Wi-Fi: Yes

 

SPORTY: MAGNUSON 

Arena Sports FunZone Inflatable Playground (multiple locations):

Kids can jump, hop and bounce on the space’s many inflatable structures. 7751 63rd Ave. NE, Magnuson Park, Seattle WA 98115 . 985-8990; arenasports.net/fun-zone-inflatable-playground

Hours: Tuesday-Friday 10 am to 1 pm and 4:30 to 8 pm, Saturday and Sunday 9:30 to 11:30 am, noon to 2 pm, and 2:30 to 4:30 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: INTERBAY

Parkour Visions: Parkour is a martial art inspired by military-course training in France that interacts with structural challenges found in the built environment. At Parkour Visions, kids practice the sport by navigating obstacle courses through swinging, rolling, jumping and climbing. Once students have taken parkour classes and reach a certain skill level, they can practice in the open gym. 1210 W Nickerson St., Seattle, WA 98119. 206-923-8864parkourvisions.org 

Hours: Monday-Friday 3 to 9 pm, Saturday 9:30 am to 9 pm, Sunday 10:30 am to 9 pm

Ages: 3 to 13 years

Cost: $25 per session (class packages are available)

Food: No 

Alcohol: No

Drop-off: Yes, classes required

Wi-Fi: Yes

 

SPORTY: WEST SEATTLE

Roxbury Lanes: A family that bowls together, well, gets to wear funny shoes together. Roxbury Lanes has bowling all day, every day, with family specials on Sunday and an adjoining restaurant. 2823 SW Roxbury St., Seattle WA 98126. 206-935-7400; roxburylanes.com/bowlingback.html

Hours: Monday-Friday 10 am to midnight, Saturday 10 am to 2 am, Sunday 9 am to midnight

Ages: All

Cost: $3.25 to $4.25 per game, per person and $3.75 shoe rental; Sunday is family day and games are $1.50 to $2.50 per game, per person and $3.50 shoe rental; also available is the two-hour family package for up to six players and shoe rental for $55 (not available Friday and Saturday evenings, call to confirm)

Food: Yes

Alcohol: Yes

Drop-off: No

Wi-Fi: Yes

 

SPORTY: SEATTLE

Seattle Gymnastics Academy's Indoor Playground (multiple locations): During open sessions, children have access to most of the academy's gymnastics equipment for climbing, swinging, jumping and hula-hooping. Kids love the enormous foam pit, trampolines and "Tumbl Trak" — a long, springy pathway that leads to a padded end. seattlegymnastics.com

Hours:

Lake City: Sunday-Friday 11:30 am to 12:30 pm and Monday and Wednesday 2:15 to 3:15 pm;  1415 NW 52nd St. Seattle WA 98107; 206-782-1496

Ballard: Monday-Friday noon to 1 pm, Saturday 12:45 to 1:45 pm; 12535 26th Ave. NE, Seattle WA 98125; 206-362-7447

Columbia City: Monday-Friday noon to 1 pm and 2:15 to 3:15 pm, Saturday 12:45 to 1:45 pm;  5034 37th Ave. S, Suite 200 Seattle, WA 98118; 206-708-7497

Ages: 1 to 5 years

Cost: $6 per child per session; $4 for kids enrolled in SGA classes

Food: No

Alcohol: No

Drop-off: No

Wi-Fi: Yes

 

SPORTY: WHITE CENTER 

Southgate Roller Rink: This old-school joint is just the place for kids to perfect their shoot-the-duck and hokey-pokey on skates. The tunes are great and seats for spectators line half the rink. 9646 17th Ave. SW, Seattle WA 98106 . 206-707-6949; southgaterollerrink.com

Hours: Friday 6 to 8 pm, Saturday 1 to 3 pm and 7:30 to 9:30 pm (later session is sometimes cancelled for roller-derby bouts); Sunday 1 to 3pm

Ages: All

Cost: $7.50

Food: Yes

Alcohol: Not during family skate

Drop-off: No

Wi-Fi: Yes

 

SPORTY:  BALLARD

Stone Gardens (multiple locations): Hour-long "pro-belay" programs are offered for the rock-climbing novice. Also, with a day pass, kids can do some bouldering (climbing without a rope). 2839 NW Market St., Seattle WA 98107. 206-781-9828; stonegardens.com

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

Ages: 5 and up

Cost: $17 for adults, $14 under 13; $10 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: INTERBAY

Vertical World (multiple locations): Topping the “coolness” category, venture to Vertical World in Magnolia and test your strength on the climbing wall. Families can drop in during open hours any day of the week, and boulder (low-level climb up to 15 feet without ropes) as long as they like. 2330 W. Commodore Way, Seattle, WA 98199. 206-283-4497verticalworld.com

Hours: Monday-Friday 6 am to 11 pm, Saturday and Sunday 8 am to 8 pm

Ages: All, climbing classes start at age 3

Cost: $17 per day for non-members; $14 for kids under 13; $5 for shoe rental and $3 for harness rental

Food: No

Alcohol: No

Drop-off: No

Wi-Fi: Yes

 

SPORTY: WEST SEATTLE

West Seattle Bowl: Each of the 32 lanes at West Seattle Bowl have bumpers available for kids. Add this to their ball ramps (to assist with getting the ball down the lane) and a large selection of lightweight balls, and kids will be ready to take on a day of bowling. Forget socks? The sock vending machine has you covered. Plus! Kids bowl 2 free games every day all summer long! 4505 39th Ave. SW, Seattle WA 98116. 206-932-3731; wsbowl.com

Hours: Monday, Wednesday-Saturday 11 am to 1 am, Tuesday noon to 1 am, Sunday 9 am to midnight

Ages: All

Cost: Beginning at $21 per lane, $4 shoe rental

Food: Yes

Alcohol: Yes

Drop-off: No

Wi-Fi: Yes

 

SWIM: SEATTLE

Seattle Parks & Recreation Pools: There are eight indoor public pools across the city. Call for the current hours for family swim sessions. Ballard: 1471 NW 67th St., 684-4094; Madison: 13401 Meridian Ave. N, 684-4979; Meadowbrook: 10515 35th Ave. NE, 684-4989; Queen Anne: 1920 1st Ave. W, 386-4282; Rainier Beach: 8825 Rainier Ave. S, 386-1925; Southwest: 2801 SW Thistle St., 684-7440; seattle.gov/parks/aquatics/Pools/schedule/familyswim.htm

Hours (Summer):

Ballard: Sunday 4:30 to 5:30 pm;

Madison: Sunday 4:30 to 5:30 pm;

Meadowbrook: Tuesday and Thursday 7 to 8 pm;

Queen Anne: Wednesday and Saturday 10 to 11 am;

Rainier Beach: Daily 11 am to noon (children 0 to 5 with a parent);

Southwest: Sunday 2 to 3 pm

Ages: All

Cost: $3.75 per child, $5.25 per adult

Food: Limited

Alcohol: No

Drop-off: No

Wi-Fi: At some locations

 

SWIM: LOWER QUEEN ANNE

Safe N Sound Swimming: This popular swim school hosts fun swims daily for kids 5-12 and family swims on Friday evenings and Saturday afternoons. You must have a monthly membership to participate. 2040 Westlake Ave. N, Seattle 98109. 206-285-9279; snsswim.com/pool-fun  

Hours: Open swim: Monday, Thursday and Friday 9 am to noon, Monday and Friday 2:15 to 4:15 pm, Saturday 2 to 5 pm, Family swim: Friday 7 to 8:30 pm, Saturday 2 to 5 pm

Ages: All, plus fun swims for ages 5-12

Cost: Varies and requires a membership (starts at $39 monthly, plus $10 per visit for Family Swim)

Food: No

Alcohol: No

Drop-off: No

Wi-Fi: Yes

 

COMMUNITY CENTERS: SEATTLE

Seattle Parks & Recreation community centers are spread across the city and offer toddler gym sessions complete with toys, balls, trikes, scooters, push bikes and more. seattle.gov/parks/children/play.htm

Ages: 0 to 5 years

Cost: $3

Food: Vending machines, but with healthy options

Alcohol: No

Drop-off: No    

Wi-Fi: Yes

 

Ballard Community Center: 6020 28th Ave. NW, 684-4093     

Toddler Room: Monday-Friday 9 am to 1:30 pm, Tuesday-Thursday 4 to 8:30 pm

Toddler Gym: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9:30 am to 1 pm

 

Belltown Community Center: 415 Bell St., 684-7245     

Toddler Room: Monday and Wednesday 3 to 8 pm, Tuesday Thursday and Friday 9:30 am to 2:30 pm

 

Bitter Lake Community Center: 13035 Linden Ave. N, 684-7524     

Toddler Gym: Monday and Wednesday 9:30 am to 12:30 pm  

 

Delridge Community Center: 4501 Delridge Way SW, 684-7423     

Monday and Wednesday 1 to 4 pm

 

Garfield Community Center: 2323 E. Cherry St., 684-4788     

Toddler Room: Monday, Wednesday-Friday 10 am to 8:30 pm, Tuesday 1 to 8:30 pm, Saturday noon to 5 pm

Toddler Gym: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10 am to noon

 

Green Lake Community Center: 7201 E Green Lake Dr. N, 684-0780     

Toddler Room:  Monday-Friday 10 am to 8 pm, Saturday 9 am to 4:45 pm

 

Hiawatha Community Center: 2700 California Ave. SW, 684-7441

Monday and Thursday 10 am to 1 pm

 

High Point Community Center: 6920 34th Ave. SW, 684-7422     

Tuesday and Thursday 10 am to 2 pm

 

Jefferson Community Center: 3801 Beacon Ave. S, 684-7481     

Tuesday and Thursday 10 am to 2 pm

 

Laurelhurst Community Center: 4554 NE 41st St., 684-7529     

Toddler Room: Wednesday 9:30 am to noon, Friday 10:30 am to 1:30 pm

 

Loyal Heights Community Center: 2101 NW 77th St., 684-4052     

Toddler Gym: Tuesday and Thursday 10 am to 1 pm

 

Magnolia Community Center: 2550 34th Ave. W, 386-4235     

Wednesday and Friday 11 am to 1 pm

 

Magnuson Community Center: 7110 62nd Ave. NE, 684-7026

Babyland: Friday 9:30 am to 1:30 pm

Toddler Room: Friday 1 to 3:30 pm

Toddler Gym: Friday 9:30 am to 2 pm

 

Meadowbrook Community Center: 10517 35th Ave. NE, 684-7522     

Monday, Tuesday Wednesday and Friday 1 to 4 pm

 

Miller Community Center: 330 19th Ave. E, 684-4753     

Toddler Room:  Monday, Wednesday and Friday 4 to 8:30 pm

Toddler Gym: Tuesday and Thursday 10 am to noon

 

Northgate Community Center: 10510 5th Ave. NE, 386-4283     

Toddler Gym: Tuesday and Thursday 10 am to 2 pm, Friday 9 to 11 am for 3 and under

Imagination Playground for ages 4-10: Wednesday noon to 2 pm, Friday 3 to 5 pm

 

Queen Anne Community Center: 1901 1st Ave. W, 386-4240     

Toddler Room: Monday-Thursday 9:30 am to 8:30 pm

Toddler Gym: Tuesday and Thursday 10 am to 1 pm

 

Rainier Community Center: 4600 38th Ave. S, 386-1919     

Wednesday and select Saturdays: 10 am to 1 pm, Friday 10 am to 2 pm

 

Rainier Beach Community Center: 8825 Rainier Ave. S, 386-1925     

Monday and Friday 10 am to 1 pm

 

Ravenna-Eckstein Community Center: 6535 Ravenna Ave. NE, 684-7534     

Monday and Friday 9:15 am to 8:15 pm, Tuesday-Thursday 2:45 to 8:15 pm, Saturday 10:15 am to 1:45 pm

 

South Park Community Center: 8319 8th Ave. S, 684-7451     

Thursday noon to 2 pm

 

Yesler Community Center: 917 E Yesler Way, 386-1245

Toddler Gym: Monday and Wednesday 1 to 3 pm

 
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