With the change in weather, we’re all going to need some great ideas for indoor activities and things to do for the whole family. There are lots of great options in Seattle Southside – whether you’re looking for a leisurely day of bowling or a more adventure-driven experience, here are some ideas to get you started:
Looking for adventure? The Family Fun Center in Tukwila has an endless array of fun activities that everyone in the family can enjoy. Whether it’s racing each other around the Go Kart track, running into each other in Bumper Boats or chasing each other through the Laser Tag X-Treme facility, the Family Fun Center has it all. It even has a max flight roller coaster simulator, four-level Kidopolis and the Screamin’ Swing!
Want to know what it feels like to fly? Now you can at Tukwila’s newest attraction – iFly Indoor Skydiving. Put on a special suit and step into the vertical column. Hold on tight because as soon as the numerous fans are started, you can take a smooth ride through the air. No previous experience is necessary – the training class will give you all the fundamentals and everything you need is included. Get ready to fly!
Urban-industrial, modern, and sleek, Bowlero Bowling, Billiards, and Events is the new bowling experience. Bowlero’s unique design redefines entertainment by combining bowling, billiards, an arcade, The Break Room restaurant, bar & lounge within a stylish, edgy, and cool non-smoking environment. The 30 state-of-the-art lanes at The Alley feature the latest in automatic pinsetter capabilities. From larger graphical projection screens to high-definition plasma screen TVs supported by a cutting-edge audio system, Bowlero doesn’t look or sound like any bowling alley you’ve ever been in. Bowlero also features Seven10, ten private lanes that offer an upscale lounge bowling environment with custom couch-like seating and an exclusive 700-square-foot meeting room adjoining. To add to your experience, enjoy shooting stick on one of the 7 pool tables at Q or testing your skills on any of the 30 arcade games. No matter the occasion, Bowlero delivers excitement and thrills for all ages.
Experience the wonder of flight at the Museum of Flight. With more than 85 historic aircraft, interactive exhibits and family activities, this museum will turn anyone into an explorer. See the world’s first fighter plane from WWI or the supersonic Concorde. Test out the aerobatic flight of the X-Pilot motion simulator and explore the Red Barn – the workshop where Bill Boeing built his first airplane.
Tired of the rain and the big city stress? Sykart's Kart and track is modern, fast, and safe. Whether you are a novice driver or a racing buddy of Jeff Gordon or Mario Andretti, their racing event is geared up to give you an adrenaline rush filled with so much fun that it is almost guaranteed to make you forget about the rain and the big city stress. Get ready for a thrilling ride an inch off the ground at 30-35mph! Whether it's just you and a friend or your company, they cater to the competitive racer without diminishing the fun loving, exciting, racing atmosphere. Experience the thrill of fast indoor go-karting, the most intense fun you can have inside. Indoor kart racing is ideal for team building exercises, client entertainment, off site staff meetings, Christmas parties, fundraising and those special milestone celebrations (Birthday Parties!). Sykart Indoor Racing Center is the premiere location in the northwest for indoor karting.
Experience Chocolate is a celebration of all things chocolate and an opportunity to bring people of all ages together to taste, experience and discover all aspects of this sweet sensation. The tour is designed as an immersive experience that educates and inspires visitors to delight in the chocolate-making process. Tour highlights include: Taste a smorgasbord of chocolate samples. Learn about the history of chocolate and the cacao plant in the Chocolate Classroom. Immerse yourself in the busy, chocolaty bustle of a working factory. Discover what makes a truffle a truffle and watch “live” how a truffle flavor is carefully crafted, poured, molded, shaken and then run through a chocolate waterfall before it’s finally cooled and packaged. Experience the Tasting Room where you explore different chocolate varieties and flavor combinations based on what is being made fresh that day. Visitors get the opportunity to suggest new flavor ideas that may become reality for the next Seattle Chocolates collection.
The world’s largest extreme air sports park is in Tukwila! What is an extreme air sports park, you ask? Imagine a huge, indoor freerunning, trampoline jumping, parkour paradise. There are trampolines, foam pits, obstacles, climbing walls, basketball hoops and so much more. Kids will have a blast running/jumping wild through the warehouse and adults will too! If you’ve got a kid that’s bouncing off the walls or if you’re an adult looking to feel like a kid again, DEFY is the place for you!
The Marine Science and Technology (MaST) Center has 11 aquariums, including two touch tanks. The Center is the marine science laboratory for Highline Community College. It also offers a twice monthly speaker series and "Live Dive" on the second Saturday of each month. The MaST Center is dedicated to expanding knowledge about the Puget Sound and the surrounding environment through teaching, outreach, and research. The 2,500 square-foot facility offers public space, classroom, laboratories, offices, research areas with state-of-the-art equipment and an aquarium. The Aquarium holds over 15 tanks totaling approximately 3,000 gallons of flow-through seawater, and displays over 250 native Puget Sound marine species. Public Aquarium Hours: Saturdays 10am-2pm (Year-Round) Thursdays 4pm-7pm (June to August) All events are FREE.
Westfield Southcenter is one of the largest retail destinations in the Pacific Northwest, located just minutes from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Explore 225 retailers including Apple, Coach, The Container Store, Disney Store, Gene Juarez Salon & Spa, H&M, LEGO, lululemon athletica, LUSH, Macy's, Michael Kors, Nordstrom, Pandora and Seafood City. Visitors will discover a dining destination in itself. Full-service restaurants include national favorites such as Bahama Breeze, BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse, Buffalo Wild Wings, The Cheesecake Factory, Din Tai Fung and Olive Garden as well as regional favorites Blue C Sushi, Duke's Chowder House, JOEY Southcenter and Moctezuma's Mexican Restaurant & Tequila Bar. Those looking for a quick bite will enjoy dramatic views of Mt. Rainier from the center's dining terrace with more than a dozen fast-casual eateries including Chipotle, Panda Express, and Villa Italian Kitchen. Entertainment abounds at AMC Theatres and Round 1 Bowling & Amusement's karaoke, billiards, bowling and arcades.
Located just off the Des Moines Marina, the Waterland Arcade effortlessly combines a classic pinball/arcade for all ages with a craft beer bar for adults. The goal of the Waterland Arcade is to be a fun, safe, positive, family-friendly spot for nostalgic entertainment. There are pinball machines, wax pack trading cards, vinyl records, stand-up and sit-down video games, air hockey, skee-ball, pop-a-shot, racing games and Virtual Reality.
Round 1 Bowling & Amusement is a state-of-the-art facility offering fun the whole family can enjoy! Featuring 14 bowling alleys, private karaoke booths, tournament sized billiards, and top-of-the-line, exclusive arcade games! Round 1 also offers beer, wine, and food and endless entertainment that everyone can enjoy.