Rainy Day Activities in the Seattle area

I stumbled on this list the other day while I was on the hunt for something fun to do with RE in the bad weather. Most, if not all, of the community centers are only open during the school year, and I haven’t double checked all of them, so I’m not positive they’re all still up and running, but it’s a great place to start. We’ve been to the Old Redmond Schoolhouse a handful of times, and love it. Some of the Seattle Community Centers might be kind of far, but fun nonetheless!

Happy Rainy Season!


Seattle

Alki Community Center , 5817 S.W. Stevens, 206-684-7430. Noon-3 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays, $2.

Ballard Community Center , 6020 28th Ave. N.W., 206-684-4093. Toddler gym, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, $2. Play room, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 1-8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 10:15 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays, $2.

Bitter Lake Community Center , 13035 Linden Ave. N., 206-684-7524. 1-2:30 p.m. Mondays; 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays, $2.

Delridge Community Center , 4501 Delridge Way S.W., 206-684-7423. 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, $2.

Garfield Community Center , 2323 E. Cherry, 206-684-4788. 10 a.m.-noon Tuesdays and Thursdays, free.

Green Lake Community Center , 7201 East Green Lake Dr. N., 206-684-0780. Play room, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturdays, $2.

High Point Community Center , 6920 34th Ave. S.W., 206-684-7422. 1-3 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, $2.

Jefferson Community Center , 3801 Beacon Ave. S., 206-684-7481. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, $2.

Loyal Heights Community Center , 2101 N.W. 77th St., 206-684-4052. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, $1.

Magnolia Community Center , 2550 34th Ave. W., 206-386-4235. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesdays, $3. Age 3 and under.

Magnuson Community Center , 7110 62nd Ave. N.E., 206-684-7026. 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Fridays through Feb. 9; 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Fridays Feb. 16-April 13, $2.

Meadowbrook Community Center , 10517 35th Ave. N.E., 206-684-7522. Play gym, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, $2. Play room, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, $2.

Miller Community Center , 330 19th Ave. E., 206-684-4753. 10 a.m.-noon Tuesdays and Thursdays, $1.

Queen Anne Community Center , 1901 First Ave. W., 206-386-4240. Play gym, 10 a.m.- noon Tuesdays and Thursdays, $2. Play room, 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturdays, $2. Age 3 and under.

Rainier Community Center , 4600 38th Ave. S., 206-386-1919. 10 a.m. -1 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, $2.

Ravenna-Eckstein Community Center , 6535 Ravenna Ave. N.E., 206-684-7534. Toddler gym, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesdays, $2. Age 5 and under. Playspace, 10:15 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays, 3:15-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1:15-8:30 p.m. Fridays and 10:15 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays, $2. Age 4 and under.

Eastside

Crossroads Community Center , 16000 N.E. 10th St., Bellevue, 425-452-4874. 9-11:30 a.m., Monday through Friday, $3.

Gracie Hansen Community Center , 27132 S.E. Ravensdale Way, Ravensdale, 425-432-1272. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Mondays and Fridays, $2.

Greater Maple Valley Community Center , 22010 S.E. 248th St., Maple Valley, 425-432-1272. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, $2.

Highland Community Center , 14224 N.E. Bel-Red Road, Bellevue, 425-452-7686. 9-11:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, $3.

Issaquah Community Center , 301 Rainier Blvd. S., Issaquah, 425-837-3300. 8-11:45 a.m. Monday through Friday, $2. Through age 3.

Mercer Island Boys & Girls Club , 2825 W. Mercer Way, Mercer Island, 206-232-4548. 9:30 a.m.-noon Tuesdays and Wednesdays, $3, club membership not required.

Community Center at Mercer View , 8236 S.E. 24th St., Mercer Island, 206-236-3545. 2:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays, 9:30 a.m.-noon Thursdays and 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays, $3. Up to age 6.

North Bellevue Community Center , 4063 148th Ave. N.E., Bellevue, 425-452-7681. Noon-5 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays, $3.

North Kirkland Community Center , 12421 103rd Ave. N.E., Kirkland, 425-587-3350. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursdays, $2.

Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center , 16600 N.E. 80th St., Redmond, 425-556-2300. 10 a.m.-noon Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, $2 (free under age 1).

Si View Community Center , 400 S.E. Orchard Drive, North Bend, 425-831-1900. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, $1.

South Bellevue Community Center , 14509 S.E. Newport Way, Bellevue, 425-452-4240. 10 a.m.-noon Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and 12:30-2:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, $3.

North/south

Grace Fellowship of Puget Sound, 6328 180th St. S.W., Lynnwood, 425-670-8984 (run by Family Support Center of South Snohomish County ). 10-11:30 a.m. Thursdays, $1 donation suggested.

Kent Commons, 525 Fourth Ave. N., Kent, 253-856-5000. 9:30-11 a.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, $2.

Monroe Boys & Girls Club , 816 Village Way, Monroe, 360-799-0829 (coordinator). 9:30 a.m.-noon Mondays and Wednesdays, $20/year club fee. Open to all ages.

Mountlake Terrace Recreation Pavilion , 5303 228th St. S.W., Mountlake Terrace, 425-776-9173. Drop-in, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. and 3-7:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Fridays, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays. $3.75/hour.

Northshore Family Center , 18315 Bothell Way N.E., Bothell, 425-489-6343. 10 a.m.-noon Thursdays, $2/family suggested donation.

SeaTac Community Center , 13735 24th Ave. S., SeaTac, 206-973-4680. 9:45-11:45 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, $1.50.

Shoreline Center , 18560 First Ave. N.E., Shoreline (in the Spartan Gym), 206-418-3383. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday, $2.

St. Edwards State Park auditorium , 14500 Juanita Drive N.E., Kenmore., 425-489-6343 (run by Northshore Family Center). 10 a.m.-noon Tuesdays, $2 suggested donation.

Tukwila Community Center , 12424 42nd Ave. S., Tukwila, 206-768-2822. 9:30-11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, $1. Age 3 and under.

Commercial play spaces

3-2-1 Bounce , 13434 N.E. 16th St., Suite 110, Bellevue, 425-378-0321; and 1111 80th St. S.W., Suite 200, Everett, 425-438-0321; www.321bounce.com. Bellevue drop-in: 9:30-10:45 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.-noon Mondays and Tuesdays. Everett drop in: 9:30-10:45 a.m. and 10:45-noon Wednesdays and Thursdays. $6 per child. Age 2 and up. Socks required. Eight inflatable toys, plus break area with free games.

Family Fun Center , 7300 Fun Center Way, Tukwila, 425-228-7300 or www.fun-center.com/WA. Four-level climbing structure. $5.50. Maximum height 58 inches. Socks required.

Funtasia Family Fun Park , 7212 220th St. S.W., Edmonds, 425-774-4263 or www.familyfunpark.com. Climbing structure. $5. Maximum height 56 inches. Socks required.

GYMagine Gymnastics , 3616 South Road #B3, Mukilteo, www.geocities.com/gymagine or 425-513-8700. Drop-in playtime, 9:15-10 a.m. Fridays. $12. Ages 1-4.

Illusionz , 1025 N.W. Gilman Blvd., Issaquah, 425-427-2444 or www.illusionz.com. Three-story, 4,000-square-foot play complex. $5. Age 3 and up.

Kidz Bounce, Preston Industrial Park, 8178 304th Ave. S.E., Preston, 425-222-5439 or www.kidzbounce.com. 10-11:15 a.m and 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays for ages 2 to 5; 6-7:15 p.m. Mondays for ages 2 to 12. $6, $4 for siblings.

Jump Planet , 22310 20th Ave. S.E., Suite 200, Bothell, 425-481-5867 or www.jump-planet.com. Facility offers 11 inflatable jump structures. 6-7 p.m. Mondays (age 5 and under) and 7:15-8:15 p.m. (ages 2-12); and 9:30-10:45 a.m. and 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Wednesdays (5 and under). $6, $4 siblings.

Arena Sports Fun Zone , Arena Sports Magnuson, 7400 Sandpoint Way N.E., 206-985-8990 and Arena Sports Redmond, 9040 Willows Road, Redmond, 425-885-4881; www.arenasports.net. Magnuson Park hours: 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Mondays-Fridays and 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays. Redmond hours: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. Hours may vary, so call ahead to verify. Three inflatable toys. $5 per child for members, $7 nonmembers.

Metropolitan Gymnastics , 6822 S. 190th St., Kent, 206-575-4138 or www.metropolitangym.com. Noon-2 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and 1-3 p.m. Fridays. $6/hour. All ages.

Pump It Up , 11605 N.E. 116th St., Kirkland, 425-820-2297; and 18027 Hwy. 99, Suite J, Lynnwood, 425-820-2298. www.pumpitupparty.com. Eight inflatable jump toys. Drop-in hours: 9-10:15 a.m. or 10:30-11:45 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays. First-come, first-served; first session is usually less crowded. $6, $4 for siblings. Age 5 and under. Socks mandatory.

Seattle Gymnastics Academy , 12535 26th Ave. N.E., Seattle, www.seattlegymnastics.com or 206-362-7447. Drop-in play, 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. $6. Ages 1-5.

Urban Monkeys, 1124 Harrison St., Seattle, www.gourbanmonkeys.com or 206-262-9282. Open-gym hours: 2:30- 6 p.m. Tuesdays; 9-10 a.m. and 4-6 p.m. Wednesdays; 2:30- 6 p.m. Fridays; and 10 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. Sundays. $10 per family. Age 6 and under.

Zoomazium , Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle, www.zoo.org or 206-684-4800. 8,500-square-foot nature-themed play area. 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Free with zoo admission ($10.50 adults, $7.50 children ages 3-12).

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