Rainy day ideas for the Eastside

Mother Nature missed the memo that it’s summer. Scratch that. It’s summer everywhere else in the country, but here in the Pacific Northwest it’s rainy and cool. If you’re tired of visiting the same places every day, try one the ideas below for something a little different. If none of these appeal to you, be sure to check our daily calendar where you’ll find drop-in play times for gyms, bouncy house businesses, community centers, and more, along with story times and a variety of activities to get you out of the house and out of the rain!

Bellevue Arts Museum
Introduce your child to the world of art at the Bellevue Arts Museum. Their website offers suggestions for making your trip to the museum more successful with a “Visiting With Family” page.

Family Fun Center
Located in Tukwila, it’s worth the drive to spend the afternoon hanging out in Kidopolis or driving bumper cars.  My kids have spend hours here and enjoy it every time.

Regal Summer Movie Express
On Tuesdays and Wednesdays, you can take your kids to see a movie at participating Regal Theaters for $1 per person. That’s a great price for a few hours of entertainment!

Kids Bowl Free
Even youngsters can try their hand at bowling with the Kids Bowl Free program. Kenmore Lanes participates in this program that your whole family will enjoy.

KCLS Programs
Your local library offers so many fun programs to entertain your children! From weekly storytimes to puppet shows and music shows, there is almost always something happen at an Eastside library.


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