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Rainy day remedies: Places Seattle kids can get their wiggles out indoors

When you don't want to be outside, but the kids have energy to burn!

Editor’s note, April 2023: Check out these places for some rainy day (or cold weather) fun, and find more things to do on our Family Event Calendar. Also, the Playlist is full of indoor crafts, games and activities.

Sometimes, your kids need to get their wiggles out, but the weather makes a long play session outside difficult. Here are some indoor places where kids can be active.

Indoor Playgrounds

Playdate SEA

The 8,000-square-foot indoor play space in South Lake Union is recommended for children up to age 12. Equipped with interactive dance floors, climbing and interactive equipment a play date at this place will win over every child. A separate toddler area is open so littles can enjoy their own space to explore and play.

1275 Mercer St (206) 623-7529


Seattle Gymnastics Academy

Kids 2-5, with supervising parents, get special hours to play in Seattle Gymnastic Academy’s indoor playground: age appropriate equipment, including trampolines, Tumbl Trak,  a big foam pit, and a small climbing wall. Each of the four locations, Ballard, Lake City, Columbia City and Burien, keeps its own hours. Pre-registration required. Admission is just $2 on Give Back Wednesdays. Bring 2 cans of non-perishable food for the local food pantry and get in for a low price.

Columbia City: 5034 37th Ave S Suite 200, (206) 708-7497.

Lake City: 12535 26th Ave NE, (206) 362-7447.

Ballard: 1415 NW 52nd St., (206) 782-1496.

Burien: 15840 1st Ave S. Suite 300 Burien, WA 98148


Funtastic Playtorium

Indoor playground for kids aged 1 to 10, with three locations, one in Factoria, the other in Alderwood Mall and in another in Tacoma. Open during mall hours. Check website for hours at each location.

Factoria: 4077 Factoria Square Mall SE, Bellevue (425) 623-0034

Lynnwood: 3000 184th St SW #676, Lynnwood (425) 412-2991

Tacoma: 4502 S. Steele St. Tacoma, 253-304-2450



The two locations in Bellevue and Puyallup are filled with soft, bright features, designed to divert pre-schoolers and toddlers. Height limit is 48 inches.

Crossroads Mall, 15600 NE 8th St Suite G2, Bellevue (425) 641-2186. Open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.

South Hill Mall, 3500 S Meridian, Puyallup (253) 445-6551. Open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.



Arena Sports Inflatable FunZone and Family Entertainment Center

Tucked into the corner of four Arena Sports Facilities is a colorful array of inflatable structures. Kids aged 18 months to 12 years can drop in on them, with adult supervision. Reservations are needed to enter the facility. There’s also a family entertainment center in Mill Creek and Issaquah filled with arcade games, escape rooms and a laser tag room.

Redmond: 9040 Willows Rd, Redmond (425) 885-4881

Issaquah: 2115 NW Poplar Way, Issaquah (425) 270-2030

Magnuson: 7751 63rd Ave NE, Seattle (206) 985-8990

Mill Creek: 13500 Bothell Everett Hwy, Mill Creek (425) 341-7050

SoDo: 4636 E Marginal Way S, Seattle, WA (206) 762-8606


Kidz Bounce

This inflatable playground near Issaquah has drop-in times three days a week for kids aged 2 to 10. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays it is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m and from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m..

Marenakos Rock Center, 8178 304th Ave SE, Preston (425) 222-5439



Elevated Sportz Trampoline Park and Event Center

At this Bothell emporium of indoor play, kids aged 3 and older can bounce on the trampoline courts while under-3s can enjoy the Kidz Adventure zone, featuring a multi-level climbing castle with a ball pit.

Open Sunday 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Monday 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 2 p.m.-8 p.m.
Friday & Saturday 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

Hours are extended during school breaks.

Reserve tickets and fill out the waiver online.

18311 Bothell Everett Hwy #140, Bothell (425) 949-4488


Ice Skating

The following local rinks have regular public skates: Sno-King Ice Arena in Kirkland, Renton, and Snoqualmie, and Lynnwood Ice Center. Check their websites for the scheduled times and advanced reservations.


For information about great public swims around town check out: Great Seattle-Area Indoor Pools for Families


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