Kids Activities in Bellevue & the Eastside

February 1, 2011 in Bellevue, Issaquah, Kirkland, Markets, Museums, Seattle for Kids, Woodinville

This is one of the most wonderful areas to raise kids in the whole country, and we are prepared to prove it.  More to come, but if you are considering moving to Bellevue, Kirkland, Woodinville, Issaquah, Sammamish, or another of the highly rated Eastside communities, this cheat sheet is for you.  I put it together to just give you a taste of what’s available, and will add more as soon as possible.  Share your favorites too, once you’re here!!

Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue
Bellevue Botanical Gardens, Bellevue
Bellevue Square, Bellevue…great play areas for YOUNG kids
Bellevue Youth Theater, Bellevue (New Home)
Boehms Candy Factory, Issaquah (tours in summer)
Chesterfield Beach Park (Bellevue)
Chism Beach Park (on Lake Washington, Bellevue)
Coal Creek Park Trails (Bellevue)
Cougar Mountain Zoo (pretty small), Issaquah
Crossroads Farmers Market, Bellevue (May 25-Oct 5)
Downtown Park and Rose Garden, Bellevue (Outdoor Movies)
Issaquah Salmon Hatchery, Issaquah.
Juanita Beach Park, in Kirkland (Juanita, the north part)
K1 Speed (Indoor Go-Kart Racing), Bellevue
Kelsey Creek Park in Bellevue (sheep sheering in April)
KidsQuest Childrens Museum, Bellevue, suggest up to age 8.
Kirkland Parks info
Marymoor Park, Bellevue/Redmond (summer concerts)
Mercer Slough, Bellevue
Mercer Slough Blueberry Farm, Bellevue (U Pick, open in summer) also ranger-guided canoe trips
Point Defiance Park (Tacoma)
Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium (Tacoma)
Remlinger Farms, Carnation
Rosalie Whyel Museum of Doll Art, Bellevue
St. Edwards State Park (in Kenmore/Juanita)
Scratch Patch is reopening on the Eastside spring or summer
Bellevue Skate King (roller skating, Bellevue)
Sk8 Park, Bellevue
Thistle Theater, Bellevue (puppet theater)