Kids Activities in Covington

Up to 40% Off at Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum

Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum

Kent

$20 $12

Explore vintage hydroplanes and boat-racing memorabilia from the last 70 years through exhibits and videos

Up to 45% Off Skating at Kent Valley Ice Centre

Kent Valley Ice Centre

Kent

$37.62 $25

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Public-skating and miniature golf outings; students learn new techniques and build strength and balance during 30-minute lessons

Up to 56% Off Indoor Playground Visits or Birthday Party

Xtreme Bounce of Fun

Auburn

$50 $25

Kids play on glowing slides, a spinning jungle-gym, and other moving structures in a soft, indoor playground

45% Off at Trampoline Nation

Trampoline Nation

Federal Way

$22 $12

Trampolines cover more than 10,000 square feet, divided into 5 different zones with dodgeball, dunking hoops, and a trampoline half pipe

50% Off Botanical Gardens Visit or Membership

Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden

Federal Way

$16 $8

Sprawling outdoor garden and arboretum features more than 700 species of rhododendrons, as well as azaleas, orchids, magnolias, and trees

52% Off One-Month Membership for Recreational Band Sessions

NW Rockstar League

Sumner

$125 $60

Essentially a rec league for musicians, NW Rockstar League provides access to fellow musicians, coaching, and a space to jam out.

62% Off Guitar Lessons at American Guitar Academy

American Guitar Academy

Multiple Locations

$129.95 $49

Under the tutelage of skilled instructors, prospective rock icons learn scales, chords, and soloing techniques during 30-minute lessons

52% Off at Family Fun Centers & Bullwinkle's Restaurant

Family Fun Centers & Bullwinkle's Restaurant

Multiple Locations

$37.50 $18

Value cards give families free rein to ride on roller-coaster simulators, play 18 holes of mini golf, or zap one another in laser tag

66% Off at Cougar Mountain Zoo

Cougar Mountain Zoo

Montreux

$205 $69

After exploring cougar, macaw, and reindeer habitats, get up close and personal with ruffed lemurs of Madagascar for 15 minutes

50% Off Kids’ Bounce Sessions in Sumner

Jumpin Jack & Jill

Sumner

$30 $17

Bounce houses populate 2,500-sq- ft. play space along with arcade games and toys for toddlers; three bounce houses available for home rental

Up to 79% Off Music Lessons

Pro Music Academy

Redeem from Home or In-Studio

$160 $49

Professional musicians from famed rock, country, Christian, and pop groups teach how to sing, write a song, or master instruments

Up to 50% Off Bowling Outing for Four

Hiline Lanes

Burien

$57.91 $29

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Bowling center helmed by hall-of-famer Pat Johns serves pizza to up to four pin knockers over the course of two games

Up to 50% Off Birthday Party

WiggleWorks kids

Puyallup

$199 $99

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During birthday parties, children hone their motor skills as they enjoy the climbing structures, slides, and more

59% Off at Pacific Lanes Bowling Center

Pacific Lanes Bowling Center

South End

$48.50 $20

Bowl and nosh on pizza with friends in a 36-lane bowling center while computers automatically score each game

54% Off Ice Skating

Sprinker Recreation Center

Parkland

$21.88 $10

Lace up your skates and hit the ice at this rec center's NHL regulation-size rink

Up to 50% Off Play-Park and Laser-Tag Packages at Odyssey 1

Odyssey 1

Tacoma

$42 $22

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Adventurous laser-tag games for all ages and climbing, jumping, and crawling in play center for kids 10 and younger

Children's Museum of Tacoma – 50% Off Membership

Children's Museum of Tacoma

Downtown Tacoma

$50 $24.99

Membership to children’s museum that promotes self-directed play; five playscapes encourage kids to build forts or become an inventor

Up to 48% Off Bounce-House Playtime or Party

Bounce E House

Tacoma

$23 $12

Kids romp around on inflatable castles and giant slides; parties include a private room for 1.5 hours

Up to 52% Off Automobile Museum Visits

LeMay Family Collection at Marymount

Parkland

$30 $14.99

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Vintage cars from a collection of more than 1,900 vehicles in a campus built in the 1920s

$1 Buys You a Coupon For The Washington State History Museum

Washington State History Museum

Tacoma

$1 $1

For $1, receive a coupon for a $5 adult admission ticket to The Washington State History Museum

50% Off a Football Specialty Clinic with Football

Sports International Football Camps

Pacific Lutheran University

$199.97 $99

Kids receive intensive position-specific training at a specialty clinic run by hand-selected football coaches

$20 Buys You a Coupon for 20% Off 5-Day Summer Camps at School of Rock

School of Rock

Bellevue

$20 $20

For $20, receive a coupon for 20% off 5-day summer camps.

Up to 48% Off Girls' Summer Camp

Z Girls

Robinson Park

$189 $99

Girls play games, do mini art projects and workbook activities, and learn from collegiate, professional, and Olympic female athletes

50% Off Bowling and Family Fun

Adventure Bowling Center

Snoqualmie

$20 $10

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you.

Up to 56% Off at Skyway Park Bowl

Skyway Park Bowl

Bryn Mawr-Skyway

$27 $12

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Sip soda and square off with friends at a bowling alley that features live music, karaoke, cosmic bowling, and other special events

51% Off Standup-Paddleboard-Yoga Classes

WASUP Yoga

WASUP Yoga

$80 $39

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Puget Sound's constantly rippling surface stimulates stabilizing muscles and challenges practitioners to execute yoga poses with precision.

Up to 59% Off Paddle Board Rentals for Two

Wave Hounds

Fremont

$120 $49

Easy-to-use stand-up paddleboards that can be used on any body of water

West Seattle Bowl – Up to 51% Off

West Seattle Bowl

West Seattle

$36.50 $18

Spend an hour scattering pins in a historic alley that features 32 lanes and an on-site restaurant

Up to 46% Off Standup-Paddleboard Lesson Tour

Washington Surf Academy

Ballard

$70 $38.50

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After on-land instruction, paddleboarders float single file behind guides into Shilshole's waters and scan the scenery for local wildlife

47% Off at Emerald City Trapeze Arts

Emerald City Trapeze Arts

Seattle

$79 $42

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After experienced instructors lead brief ground demonstrations, students practice swinging on a flying trapeze

$5 Buys You a Coupon for $25 Off a Week-Long Summer Camp

Unified Outreach

Junction

$5 $5

For $5 receive a coupon for $25 off a week-long summer camp

41% Off Music Lessons

Pettijohn Piano Studio

Seattle

$198 $117

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

57% Off Private Music Lessons

Seattle Drum School

Multiple Locations

$140 $59.99

30-minute private music lessons once a week in drums, guitar, saxophone, and more; a staff of 40-plus instructors available

Up to 61% Off Lessons at Rian's Piano Studio

Rian's Piano Studio

Seattle

$115 $49

Instead of requiring students to read music before they learn to play, Simply Music lessons let them play a variety of music right away

48% Off Music Lessons

Mccullough Private Studios

On Location

$25 $13

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

48% Off 30 Minute Music Lessons

Taninecz Music Studio

On Location

$25 $13

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 61% Off Hand-Drum Classes

Fremont Drum Shop

Ballard

$75 $29

Students learn basic hand-drumming techniques and tap out a variety of West African and Afro-Caribbean rhythms

Up to 53% Off Bowling at Roxbury Lanes & Casino

Roxbury Lanes & Casino

Roxhill

$32 $15

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Compete for a high score, a personal best, or the most hilarious pratfall on more than a dozen well-oiled lanes

48% Off Music Lessons

Beth Pardes

Redeem from Home

$120 $62

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

41% Off Music Lessons

In Tune Music Lessons

Redeem from Home

$100 $59

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 56% Off from Seattle Summer Camps 4 Kids

Seattle Summer Camps 4 Kids

Seattle

$175 $85

Weeklong camps center around themes such as karate, circus arts, and juggling under the watchful eyes of a first-aid-certified staff

Up to 60% Off Urban-Race Entry

CitySolve Urban Race

88 Keys Dueling Piano Bar - Start/End of Race

$50 $20

Teams race on foot past city landmarks, solving clues and tackling obstacles for a chance at cash and other prizes

Up to 50% Off Batting Cages at Sammamish Baseball Academy

Sammamish Baseball Academy

Redmond

$25 $12.50

Players practice their swings in full-size, individual batting cages, some of which have ATEC pitching machines

Up to 63% Off Batting Practice

Double Play Sports Complex

Sammamish Valley

$25 $12

Baseball and softball players perfect their swings in this 9,600-square-foot facility staffed by college and professional players

Up to Half Off Children's-Indoor-Playground Passes

HappyNest Play Centers

Downtown Redmond

$36 $18

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Two specialized play areas entertain children from newborns to 7-year-olds with toys, ball pits, crafts, and activities

Up to 52% Off Go-Karting at K1 Speed

K1 Speed

Redmond

$91.96 $44

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Eco-friendly electric karts; speeds up to 45 mph; collection of racing memorabilia on display

48% Off Music Lessons

Sound Lessons

Fircrest

$150 $78

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 53% Off Standup-Paddleboard Rental

Northwest Paddle Surfers

Multiple Locations

$40 $20

Two hours of paddling across Lake Washington’s crystalline waters on a standup board

Up to 50% Off at Pump It Up

Pump It Up

Multiple Locations

$42 $21

Kids play on an inflatable playground with bounce houses, tall slides, and obstacle courses during open jump sessions or summer camps

Up to 55% Off Trampolining in Kirkland

SkyMania! Trampolines

Totem Lake

$20 $9

9,000 square feet of trampolines & foam pits let visitors jump, flip & burn calories; evening events serve pizza & water

Up to 60% Off Parent-Child Music Classes

Elizabeth Samse at Music For Little Ones

Kirkland

$90 $45

Interactive classes for kids 0–8 years old & their parents or caregivers encourage families to explore the world through international music

Up to 50% Off at Challenge Island Children's Camp

Challenge Island

Multiple Locations

$250 $125

Children build problem-solving skills during island-themed camps; birthday parties include tribal activities with giveaways and cake

Up to 57% Off Batting-Cage Rental

Northshore Sports Complex

North Industrial

$27 $13

In netted cages, players practice pitching or take swings at dimpled baseballs or softballs lobbed by pitching machines

Up to 52% Off Bowling for Two or Four

Kenmore Lanes

Kenmore

$24.35 $12

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This 55-year-old alley boasts 50 lanes, an arcade, daily lounge specials, and an on-site restaurant

Half Off Trampoline & Fun Center Activities

Elevated Sportz

Bothell

$22 $15.50

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Two-part play center with a trampoline area for guests age 3+ and a multi-tiered jungle gym section to entertain kids 8 and under

Up to 55% Off Bowling and Pizza

Spin Alley Bowling Center

Shoreline

$39.95 $20

(16)

Big-box speakers, video screens, and lights turn bowling into a club-like activity as groups enjoy pizza between frames

Up to 53% Off Ice Skating at Lynnwood Ice Center

Lynnwood Ice Center

Lynnwood

$20 $10

(16)

Couples and families glide across the ice at a facility that hosts public skating sessions seven days a week

Up to 31% Off Visit to The Reptile Zoo

The Reptile Zoo

Monroe

$16 $11

Exhibits display tarantulas, lizards, gators, and turtles

50% Off Youth Athletic Camp at Sky Valley Academy

Sky Valley Academy

Monroe

$195 $97

Learn gymnastics fundamentals, cheer stunts, or tumbling basics among activities such as arts and crafts, swimming, and open-play

Up to 51% Off Entry to Historic Flight at Kilo 7

Historic Flight at Kilo 7

HISTORIC FLIGHT FOUNDATION

$24 $13

Non-profit museum of fully restored, airworthy aircraft from 1927-1957 fill the airplane hangar

Up to 50% Off Batting Cage Tokens

Rage Cage Training Complex

Everett

$20 $12

Eight outdoor cages allow players to hone their skills against slow, medium, or fast baseball pitches or slow-pitch softball throws

Up to 48% Off Trampoline-Park Entry for One or Two

Absolute Air Park

Arlington

$19 $10.45

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Floor-to-wall trampolines add fun to energy-burning jumping sessions

Up to 47% Off at Discovery Village

Discovery Village

Gig Harbor

$42.50 $25

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Interactive play center invites kids up to age 10 to explore a miniature town, sand box, drawing area, and indoor playground

Up to 50% Off The Whale Museum

The Whale Museum

Friday Harbor

$12 $6

Beneath whale skeletons & family trees of local pods, patrons revel in haunting whale songs & videos of orcas bursting through surf

50% Off Hedge-Maze Experience at The Berry Barn 

The Berry Barn

La Conner

$10 $5

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Navigate one of North America's largest hedge mazes, complete with viewing platforms and a slide

Up to 51% Off Private Music Lessons

The Music Box School of Music

Victoria

C$96 C$49

Private music lessons provide one-on-one instruction for piano or voice

50% Off 30-Minute Music Lessons

Live Wire Music

Victoria

C$50 C$25

Diane, a musician since age 8, draws on years of experience and a teaching degree to help students learn piano and other musical instruments

50% Off Whale-Watching Tour from Five Star

Five Star Whale Watching

Downtown

C$105 C$52

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Humpback whales and seals play backup in a sea that draws one of the largest killer-whale gatherings in the world

Up to 50% Off Whale-Watching Cruise

Island Mariner

Bellingham

$129 $64

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70- to 90-mile whale-watching cruise travels around San Juan Islands, launching from marina about 2 miles from I-5, with free parking

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In her own words, Adina Roberts has dedicated her life to horses—in 2009, she even quit her job as an executive to work with them full-time. She'd been offering lessons on the side for years before that, but finally decided it was time to totally immerse herself in her passion. At Punk Rock Pony, she focuses all of her attention on training and teaching kids and beginner adults how to ride, as well as taking special care of ponies—including a friendly newborn who loves visitors—and problem horses with a history of covering stable walls in graffiti. She holds all of these lessons on a large acreage brimming with wildlife such as rabbits and oxes, providing an idyllic arena for people to connect with nature and the majestic steeds. For more advanced riders, she also offers the unique experience of riding "naked," a challenging style in which the horse is bareback and bridle-less.

19505 Southeast 237th Street
Maple Valley,
WA
US

The Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum celebrates the thrill and wonder of hydroplane racing, and its the only museum of its kind in the United States. Along with historical books, race programs, trophies, and photos from the last century, its collection of hydroplanes from the past 70 years tells the story of the watery sport. The staff has brought seven famous Gold Cup and Harmsworth winners back to their fully operational states, and will even take members out on the water in one of their historical vessels for a Ride of a Lifetime.

Offering a glimpse back in time, they boast than 200 hours of racing footage dating back to the 1940s and share stories of legendary drivers including Mira Slovak and "Wild" Bill Cantrell, who was famous for solving crimes with the help of his artificially intelligent hydroplane.

However, the museum isn't just about the past. A lineup of regular events invites folks to show off their powerboats and hot rods to fellow enthusiasts, and races bring the excitement of the sport to the present day as boats cut through the waves vying for titles.

5917 S 196th St
Kent,
WA
US

The buzz of motors rises and falls as bright-red blurs zip around the track at PGP Motorsports Park. Here, in the shadow of Mount Rainier, racers ages 15 and older loop around an 8/10-mile track at speeds of up to 48 miles per hour, leaning back in the ergonomic seats of Italian-built Birel N35 karts. The 30-foot-wide asphalt track can be altered to take on 12 different configurations and is centered in a velodrome, which puts spectators at an elevated angle so they get a good line of sight no matter where they sit.

For safety reasons, drivers should wear long sleeves and pants and closed-toe shoes. Drivers are equipped with helmets and driving suits, and since races take place rain or shine, they will also be provided with rain gear that includes waterproof gloves and booties.

31003 144th Ave SE
Kent,
WA
US

Established: 1958
Reservations/Appointments: Optional
Staff Size: 11–25 people
Average Duration of Services: 1–2 hours
Handicap Accessible: No
Parking: Parking lot
Recommended Age Group: All Ages

Though its amenities have grown significantly since its founding in 1958, Kent Bowl is, and has always been, all about one thing: bowling. At first, the 24-lane establishment sat next door to a livestock yard. It stayed in business thanks to bowling alone, with a mere three employees to its name, until Jack Zaborac took over. He and his wife cultivated the alley, adding a snack bar and eight more lanes and beginning to host tournaments. Their first tournament coaxed out 150 bowlers; to date, their largest summoned 8,900 aficionados of the sport.

The owners have organized competitions for sport and charity and operated a bowling program for the handicapped for more than four decades. These accomplishments has caused Kent Bowl to earn a reputation as a serious and family-friendly bowling ally, an aura they maintain today by not adding any video arcades or gambling games to distract from their feature attraction.

1234 N Central Ave.
Kent,
WA
US

For both Sarah Matuszewski and Brittney Venhorst, a lifetime of equestrian practice and horse adoration has led them to their current roles as the head coaches at Freedom Run Equestrian Center. Their easygoing demeanors create a supportive yet challenging environment where students can grow into balanced and confident riders.

All students begin on the lunge line and participate in strength-training exercises to develop strong legs and steady hands before moving on to lessons in the disciplines of eventing, hunter jumper, and dressage. Students are expected to groom, tack, and care for their horses as a supplement to their saddle-based learning. This broad-based approach to horsemanship cultivates a sense of interspecies camaraderie that can come in handy during high-pressure dressage championships or old-timey bank robberies.

22828 156th Ave SE
Kent,
WA
US

John Gustafson began skating at 5 years old, rolling along on squeaky wheels that would carry him toward a lifetime of high-speed competition. At 25, he became a professional skater, winning national championships in both speed skating and figure skating before settling down as the owner of Auburn Skate Connection. His love of skating hasn’t dimmed, though; even with his 69th birthday approaching, John continues to lace up his skates each day to gain an extra 2 inches of height and guide students in the sport he knows so well.

Alongside instructors that he himself recruited, John teaches the art of effortless rolling during private lessons on the rink’s solid-wood skating surface. The team imbues students with the intricacies of quad and inline skating while also focusing on the fundamentals of racing. Their dedication has borne some notable fruit. Olympic gold-medalist Apolo Ohno took his first glides at Auburn, working with John for three years before moving on to his life of ice-based glory.

1825 Howard Rd
Auburn,
WA
US