Stone Gardens

Having a child climbing the walls isn’t always a bad thing, especially when it’s at a place that’s designed for just that purpose. Stone Gardens is an indoor climbing gym with textured walls and a variety of paths up its wall. There’s a Kids Climb where children of all ability can hit the wall, while a grandparent sits, watches, and dotes.

Contact no: (206) 781-9828

Location: 2839 Northwest Market Street, Seattle, WA 98107

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Interbay Golf Center

It’s never too early to brainwash — or excuse us — cultivate future golf partners and Interbay’s miniature golf is the place to do it. Instead of silly windmills and other gimmicks, the mini course just offers straight-up golfing without all the bells and whistles.

Contact no: (206) 285-2200

Location: 2501 15th Avenue W, Seattle, WA 98119

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GameWorks — Seattle

Think game-room-on-steroids and you’ve got a good picture of this video arcade for all ages. The games use the latest technology, but have prices to match. The music is censored and games are rated for age appropriateness. Where else can you bond over skee-ball or challenge your grandchildren in a race car simulator? There’s also a restaurant for snacks and meals. Game card deals are available with meals. One catch: you must be 18 years or older to visit GameWorks after 10pm.

Contact no: (206) 521-0952

Location:1511 Seventh Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101

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Fun Forest Amusement Park

Seattle Center Fun Forest

Calling it an amusement park may be a stretch, but this Seattle Center fixture delights young children with its mix of mini-golf, bumper cars, games, roller coasters, and other rides for all ages. It’s a bit long in the tooth, but that’s part of its charm.

Contact no: (206) 728-1586

Location: 305 Harrison Street, Seattle, WA 98109

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