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Fun Inside: Bellevue’s Best Indoor Playgrounds for Families and Kids

If you’re on the hunt in Bellevue for a fun indoor activity for the kids and family, or just want to get away from the rainy Pacific Northwest, we’ve got you covered. There are so many great places to go and explore. Keep reading to find out some of our favorite indoor, rainy day, spots and activities for kids in the Bellevue. Enjoy!

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1 - KidsQuest Children’s Museum

1116 108th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98004

Welcome to KidsQuest, the perfect children’s museum in Bellevue for families! With over a dozen awesome interactive exhibits that promote creativity, learning, problem-solving and play, there is something for everyone. Kids will love discovering the wonders of science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) in fun and engaging ways. 

And make sure you check out the water exhibit, it’s super cool! The “Big Splash” in the Water Gallery is a big hit with the kids. They get all excited as they watch the vessel fill up slowly by messing with the pumps and pipes, and then BAM! – a huge splash happens when it’s full. It’s a great way to teach them about how water moves and stuff.

KidsQuest is suitable for children aged 0-10, and welcome parents to join in on the fun too! The best part is that you can easily spend 2-3 hours here with kids having fun on their own while you relax and watch. The staff is friendly and will provide good guidance and assistance. And if you want to celebrate your child’s birthday, they provide well-organized birthday parties too!

2 - The Slime Factory

3929 Factoria Square Mall, Bellevue, WA, 98006

Get ready for some immersive fun at The Slime Factory! Visitors, regardless of their age, can have a blast creating the coolest slimes with a wide range of beads, scents, and colors available to them. Have you been struggling at home with your little one’s love for slime, and the resulting mess? The Slime Factory is here to help! The Slime Factory is a family entertainment hot spot that promises to not disappoint. Kids will love diving their hands into the goo and crafting their own unique slime creations.

3 - Monster Mini Golf Bellevue

4080 Factoria Square Mall SE, Bellevue, WA 98006 

Let’s take a walk-through Bellevue’s newest entertainment destination, Monster Mini Golf. This family-owned attraction is one of the most unique concepts of its kind in the area. The darkened 18-hole miniature golf course glows with funky blacklights. Each hole has its own monstrous theme, complete with colorful and detailed Pacific Northwest-inspired murals. It’s wacky, not scary, so all ages are welcome. The level of difficulty for the course is just right, making it a fun and enjoyable experience for everyone. You’ll also find a four-lane bowling alley and arcade games such as virtual rabbids and racing simulators. The arcade even uses reloadable payment cards, making it easy to jump from one game to the next. The best part? You can redeem arcade tickets for candy at the prize counter. But, be mindful of your little ones who may be extra sensitive to sensory input. Overall, Monster Mini Golf is the perfect indoor spot for hours of family fun!

4 -Funtastic Playtorium

4077 Factoria Square Mall SE, Bellevue, WA 98006 

Looking for a place to take your little ones that promotes active playtime and unleashes their imagination? Look no further than Funtastic Playtorium! This indoor playground offers a safe and fun environment for children aged one to 10. Kids can run, jump, climb, swing, and play with their peers while parents supervise. They even have a toddler section just for kids under 35 months where they can play with age-appropriate equipment. With bracelets and corresponding colors for each child and adult, you can relax knowing your kids are safe and sound. Host a birthday party or bring the family on a rainy day – Funtastic Playtorium is the perfect place to let your kids explore and interact with others in a wholesome environment.

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5 - Bellevue Square - Kid's Cove Playground

Bellevue, WA 98004 

Are you planning a trip to Bellevue Square, The Bellevue Collection, or Lincoln Square? Be sure to include a stop at the awesome Kids’ Cove, located on the 3rd floor of Bellevue Square. Especially designed for kids under 42 inches tall, the enclosed play space has a fun maritime theme with soft climbing toys and sea critters aplenty. You can rest your feet and catch up with your friends while the little ones get their wiggles out. The Starbucks just below the play area is a perfect place to grab a snack and coffee before heading up. Note, there is a no shoes policy, to ensure a fun and safe environment for all. Whether your baby is just learning to crawl or is a confident toddler, Kids’ Cove is sure to offer a range of activities that will keep them engaged and aid in their physical development. And don’t forget to treat your little ones to a delicious cupcake at Pinkabella Cupcakes just across from Kids’ Cove.

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6 - Dave & Buster's Bellevue

11639 NE 4th St, Bellevue, WA 98004 

Dave and Buster’s is an amazing destination, with its vast variety of arcade games and entertainment options available for everyone. Whether you love the popular classic games like Pac-Man and pinball, or prefer the latest virtual reality experiences, you are in for a treat. Plus, you can enjoy delicious food and drinks while you play at the full-service bar and restaurant inside the venue. It’s perfect for families, couples, and colleagues seeking a fun, thrilling experience. Kids will absolutely love this place as the games are self-service, so parents can relax at the table and enjoy some food and drinks while keeping an eye on them. With ample parking space available in the garage, you’re assured an amazing time at Dave and Buster’s – and don’t forget about the half-price arcade games on Wednesdays!

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