For kids, it can feel like forever until summer finally comes back around, and fun can begin once again as school lets out. It’s tough during the winter season as frigid temperatures make little teeth chatter, and cold days that turn to an early night make the hours drag. It’s only a matter of time before the boredom sets in on these chilly days, but it doesn’t have to for parents and their young ones in Snohomish County as there are plenty of places offering fun, indoor kid-friendly activities to bring the excitement back into their little lives!
5111 Claremont Way, Everett
Some classic fun for the kiddos at low-cost pricing can be found at Evergreen Lanes in Everett. This home for family fun has served the community since 1967, with all-you-can-bowl prices starting at just $9.99 per person. Shoe rentals are only a dollar, and their friendly and helpful staff are more than ready to assist you at every turn and gutter ball there may be. There’s even a restaurant and lounge area on site for when the kiddos get hungry, and the parents need a drink to relax and unwind.
More bowling fun is found in Snohomish at Lynnwood Bowl & Skate and Strawberry Lanes, and for those looking to take their love of bowling to a competitive level, there is Off Broadway Bowling Academy in Snohomish.
Flying Squirrel Trampoline Park Everett
1325 SE Everett Mall Way, Everett
Boys and girls and even moms and dads of all ages can enjoy some big air and big fun at Flying Squirrel Trampoline Park in Everett. At this Family Fun Center, there are plenty of exciting activities and attractions to enjoy during any time of year, especially during the cold winter when the kiddos can’t go outside to burn off their excess energy. Flying Squirrel offers a variety of ticket options, starting at just $19 for 60 minutes of play and working its way up to $29 for 120 minutes. Other specials are also available, including special tickets specifically for toddler time, where children ages six and under get to jump for $14 for an hour.
Every Friday and Saturday night is neon lights night, where you can dance to the hottest music under the glow of some colorful luminescent from 9 until 11 p.m. for just $30. Kids who can’t get enough of the jumping action can even have their birthday party that Flying Squirrel promises will be a hassle-free party experience as they handle everything from setup to cleanup.
High-flying jumping fun can also be found at Elevated Sportz Trampoline Park and Event Center in Bothell all year round as well!
3000 184th Street SW, Lynnwood
Kids ages 1 to 10 can remain active at play during the cold winter months and beyond at Funtastic Playtorium in Lynnwood. Here, they believe that children, and even parents, benefit from the kiddos running amok and pushing the boundaries of what they can do during some good-old fashion playtime. Running, jumping, laughing, smiling, and unbridled are encouraged here in this giant indoor play area. During Monday through Thursday, unlimited playtime can be purchased for just $11.99, with the price admitting one adult free per paid child. Young ones who fall in love with this one-of-a-kind play area can also enjoy their birthday party here, with parents picking between available weekday parties, weekend parties, and private party options.
Young ones of Lynnwood can also enjoy the jumping adventure center Pump it Up, where they can have a blast climbing up to rush down their giant inflatable slides or bounce around in their bounce houses. It’s a great way to let them burn off that excess energy and an enjoyable time for the whole family.
Lynnwood Ice Center
19803 68th Avenue W, Lynnwood
For over 30 years, the Lynnwood Ice Center has taught the community’s children how to skate. Hockey lessons, public sessions, group events, birthday parties, and ice-skating lessons for all ages are offered at the center all year round and prove to be quite popular during the winter months as the snow gets everyone in an icy mood. A pro shop is on-site to help you grab those skating essentials before you hit the ice, and when you need a break, slide into their comfortable lobby and grab a delicious treat from their snack bar.
Kiddos can also hit the ice and burn off some excess energy while showing off their ice-skating skills in Everett at the Angel of the Winds Arena.
Marysville Skate Center
7313 44th Avenue NE, Marysville
Kiddos can enjoy a different kind of skating at Marysville Skate Center as they learn the carefree art of roller skating. The center frequently hosts special events and has a weekly schedule for lessons for those looking to take advantage of the service and learn the trade. Private and birthday party options are also available for those kiddos interested in having their next big birthday extravaganza somewhere fun and exciting. Sunday is family day from 1 to 4 p.m., where $25 covers admission for a group of four. Nights at the center typically end with some hit tunes being played to get groovy while you show the kids how it was done “back in those days.”
Snohomish Aquatic Center
51t6 Maple Avenue, Snohomish
Those little mermaids at home who can’t get enough of the water and miss it every time winter comes to town can still enjoy their favorite hobby at Snohomish Aquatic Center. Everything from swim lessons to surfing, diving, water play, recreational swimming, competitive swimming, and water fitness classes can be found at the center, providing ample opportunity for fun-filled indoor activities as the cold settles in for the end of the year. Family favorites at the center include a spray-play area, surf-simulation machine (FloRider), lazy river, and of course, the Splashtacular waterslide!
650 Main Street, Edmonds
There’s something for every age group to enjoy at Edmonds Library this winter. Find a magical list of events for youngsters under 5, kids, teens, and even adults to help us all grow into the new year hosted by the library. Kids and parents can bond at any of their multiple upcoming arts and crafts opportunities, and they can even enjoy family gaming together during any of the library’s many games and trivia activities. Also offered by the library is a vast selection of Online Resources for Kids so they can still experience the joy of learning from the comfort of their home’s cozy winter fire.
Bothell Library, Granite Falls Library, Stanwood Library and other Sno-Isle Libraries are all fantastic resources for kiddos looking to make the best of their time cooped up inside this winter by learning new and amazing things about the world in which they live.
Other Indoor Fun for Kids in Snohomish
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