Kids Activities in Central Seattle

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

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

48% Off 30 Minute Music Lessons

Taninecz Music Studio

On Location

$25 $13

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48% Off Music Lessons

Mccullough Private Studios

On Location

$25 $13

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41% Off Music Lessons

In Tune Music Lessons

Redeem from Home

$100 $59

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48% Off Music Lessons

Beth Pardes

Redeem from Home

$120 $62

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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 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

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

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 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

$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

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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

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 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

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

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 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 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

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

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

$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 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 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

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 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

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

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 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 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 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 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 53% Off Ice Skating at Lynnwood Ice Center

Lynnwood Ice Center

Lynnwood

$20 $10

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

Up to 50% Off Games at Kent Bowl

Kent Bowl

Kent

$26 $13

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Family-friendly bowling alley in business since 1958; onsite snack bar and 32 lanes

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 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

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

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 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 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 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

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.

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

$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

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

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

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 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

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

48% Off Music Lessons

Sound Lessons

Fircrest

$150 $78

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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 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

Up to 31% Off Visit to The Reptile Zoo

The Reptile Zoo

Monroe

$16 $11

Exhibits display tarantulas, lizards, gators, and turtles

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

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

50% Off Bowling and Family Fun

Adventure Bowling Center

Snoqualmie

$20 $10

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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

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 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

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 50% Off Whale-Watching Cruise

Island Mariner

Bellingham

$129 $64

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

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 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 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

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Meter's expert mentors gently coax students of all levels of experience to new heights of harmonious triumph. Strut into a musical wonderland as spectacular as Def Leppard's hair-salon invoice with individual instruction in guitar, piano, drums, and a menagerie of other instruments. Students of all ages may test the waters of rhythm with introductory lessons or work toward virtuosity with guided practice drills. Weekly courses allow armchair cellists to gradually augment their skills while working through their favorite pop song or a conductor's favorite train lullaby. The school's euphonious staff excels in a varied range of musical genera, and a full list of the instruments for which Meter offers lessons can be found here.

2110 E Union St
Seattle,
WA
US

A teaching team of professional performers guides kids, teens, and adults toward rhythmic bliss at The Music Factory. All skill levels of rockers-to-be are welcome to begin their journey on a host of instruments including guitar, piano, their own voice box, most wind instruments, and string instruments such as the ukulele or the shoehorn. Along the way, students pick up popular songs, discuss music theory, and practice improvisation should a crazed fan attack the stage in the middle of a gnarly flute solo. A laid-back atmosphere encourages budding bassists to stick with their studies, and lessons are typically held once or twice a week.

2832 E Arthur Pl
Seattle,
WA
US

Northwest Film Forum was founded in 1995 by two filmmakers eager to explore their art with an equally eager audience; today, the nonprofit organization screens more than 200 independent and classic films annually, while offering support for filmmakers and more than 60 classes a year for future filmmakers of all ages. Your supporting membership will get you discounted tickets to live performances and special events, access to films at member prices ($6 for regular screenings), and exclusive, members-only invitations to parties and screenings. Members at these levels also receive free large-popcorn refilling privileges at films. To stay plugged into the community, members also get a subscription to the Forum's printed, quarterly calendar and the option to join the weekly email digest. Memberships last a whole year, which makes them great annual gifts for once-yearly events such as birthdays, holidays, and weddings.

1515 12th Ave
Seattle,
WA
US

Each of the guitar coaches at American Guitar Academy are certified in the school’s signature teaching method. Developed over 25 years, this house-honed instruction technique incorporates scientific research to help fingers learn to shred frets up to eight times faster than alternative methods. During private half-hour lessons, instructors guide budding rock stars aged 4 years and up through the basics of strumming chords and seamlessly stitching together riffs. These comprehensive lessons on classical, electric, or acoustic guitars are offered once a week with a live instructor or online and guarantee that students will be playing their favorite music within six months of training. Students may begin lessons without owning a guitar, but are encouraged to gain access to one quickly for mastering scales and the ability to solo with their teeth.

1122 East Pike Street
Seattle,
WA
US

It would be inadequate to call Garage a bowling alley, even though bowlers roll strikes down its 20 lanes. It's also not just a pool hall, despite its 25 billiards tables, or a restaurant, even though Chef Garrett Michael Brown offers a menu with rustic pizzas and slow-roast pork ribs every night. Owners Jill Young-Rosenast and Alex Rosenast used their years of experience running venues such as RockCandy and Temple Billiards to create an all-inclusive playland for the 21-and-older crowd.

The Rosenasts carefully designed every inch of Garage's 40,000 square feet of space, an old Plymouth dealership and garage on Capitol Hill built in 1928. At first, it was primarily a pool hall, but it's been changing and expanding since day one. In addition to the fun inside, it now boasts a sprawling-but-stylish covered patio, complete with bar, so that there's no delay in dispatching cocktails and bottles from an extensive wine list. (In the winter, the space is heated.) Despite these changes, the original industrial vibe still permeates the decor. The Rosenasts filled the various spaces with high ceilings and exposed wooden trusses, which hang over accents of high-gloss automotive paint and '50s-style furniture.

Other areas seem more like art galleries. In the Echo Room—one of the Garage's private spaces—a 50-foot photo mural from photographer Nick Brandt depicts an elephant herd led by its matriarch, harkening back to a time before pachyderms came with GPS. Private events also fill the Star Lounge, which houses pool tables, six additional bowling lanes, and two of Jill's own art installations, including a display of dolls recovered from bombed factories in Eastern Bloc countries.

1130 Broadway
Seattle,
WA
US

The experienced dance instructors at Century Ballroom teach novice and veteran hoofers alike on its 2,000-square-foot dance floor, schooling on the basics of a variety of toe-tapping numbers. Aspiring rug-cutters select a dance style for the five-week course ($60), with options including the East Coast swing, energetic Lindy hop, and sultry tango. In 60-minute classes, learn the basic foot patterns and seductive steps of salsa—a blend of Afro-Cuban and Latin moves set on the crunchy surface of a tortilla chip—or glide across the floor in a sophisticated waltz set to the music of Strauss. Century Ballroom shares a building with The Tin Table restaurant, allowing dancers to replenish calories expended during energetic sashays and face-melting jazz hands.

915 E Pine St
Seattle,
WA
US