Best Family Activities in Seattle Southside
I have been going to The Museum of Flight since I was a kid and now getting to bring my own children here is a real treat. During the summer, this is a great spot to get out of the heat and let the kids stretch their legs with over 175 aircraft and spacecraft to explore.
At The Museum of Flight, your family literally blasts off with tours of Space Shuttles, flight simulators, and a 3D Movie theatre. You can spend an entire day here taking in all of the amazing histories in the exploration of the horizons.
Plus, be sure to check out the Aviation Pavilion. The adorable KidPort is a fun play area for kids. Our 4-year-old son enjoyed pretending to book our flights to just about anywhere. According to him, First Class is free so I’ll be flying with him in the future.
You might even catch activities for kids to learn more about the science and technology of engineering. Our 6-year-old daughter loved learning about 3D printing and how to put together circuits.
Be sure to also look up when exploring at The Museum of Flight. You never know what you might see and you may even catch a glimpse of planes arriving toward SeaTac airport or Boeing Field.
This museum is bright, open, and buzzing with experiences of flight. It is right in the heart of some of the most fantastic aviation technologies and it inspires imagination at every turn. Well worth a summer afternoon where you can get close to some of the most well-engineered machines on the planet.
ACME Bowling, Billiards & Events
This is the perfect place to get everyone in the family moving and having fun. Our kids had never bowled when we first visited here but they were hooked from the start.
One awesome technology that I will point out is that you can set each player’s settings. This gives the ability to add bumpers to the lane when someone who needs them is up for their turn. The bumpers will then drop for anyone who does not need them. A perfect way to let both kids and adults enjoy the fun!
Right near Westfield Southcenter Mall, this place is awesome. The Seven10 Private bowling loungeis a great feature here that is perfect for events and bringing the entire family for fun. One time of reserving one of these lounges for your family and you’ll understand why it is one of the best family activities in Seattle Southside.
Order food with your very own server who will deliver it all right to your lounge. There is an excellent kids menu that included a grilled cheese sandwich that our kids devoured. There are even milkshakes to sweeten that sweet tooth.
Our server was fabulous and even took the time to help us understand more about how to set up our touchscreen. She was interactive and great listening to our kids telling her all about our day. A wonderful staff is at ACME Bowling, Billiards & Events. Not to mention grubbing food.
These lounges offer comfy seating and the perfect space to victory dance with family. We enjoyed the screen backdrops on the lanes with music videos and other fun channel options. Bowling was just half of the fun.
If lounges are not your style, no worries! There are also 30 state-of-the-art public bowling lanes to get your game going on. Billiards are available and even a fairly large arcade. During the summer, they even offer movie nights for families to enjoy while bowling.