8 places to take kids on rainy days

8 Places to Take Kids on Rainy Day in Vancouver

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It’s true; we do get a lot of rain in the Pacific NW.  Luckily, there are a few great indoor places where you can take the kids on rainy days.  It will keep you from going crazy and the kids will come back exhausted. 

Where are the best places to take kids on a rainy days rainy days in Vancouver, Washington?

Big Al’s – Address:  16615 SE 18th St, Vancouver, WA 98683 – https://www.ilovebigals.com/vancouver/

Located off of 164th Ave is SE Vancouver.  A huge entertainment venue that is known for their bowling and arcade games.  Food and drinks available for the whole family.

 Firstenburg Community Center – Address:  700 NE 136th Ave, Vancouver, WA 98684 – https://www.cityofvancouver.us/firstenburg

Next to the Cascade Public Library. A state of the art community center with beach entry indoor swimming pool and water slide, rock climbing wall, indoor track, and youth activities.  Child watch available for a fee.  Purchase a day pass or enroll in a monthly membership. 

Sky Zone – Address:  5000 E 4th Plain Blvd Suite C100, Vancouver, WA 98661 – https://www.skyzone.com/vancouver

Off of Fourth Plain Blvd in central Vancouver.  This indoor trampoline park is just the ticket to get the wiggles out.  Bounce around during open jump or practice trick shots while shooting hoops. There is also dodge ball, foam pit, fitness programs and toddler time. Snack bar is also available. 

Dizzy Castle – Address:  11606 NE 66th St, Vancouver, WA 98662 – http://www.dizzycastle.com/

Located close to I-205 and Fourth Plain Blvd.  An indoor play ground with over 13,000 sq ft of fun for all ages.  The castle theme and 70 foot pirate ship will put your child in awe.  Have toddlers?  There is a separate play area just for them.  Pizza, burgers, coffee drinks and more are available for purchase. 

Kid’s Club – Address: 13914 NW 3rd Ct, Vancouver, WA 98685 – http://kidsclub4fun.com

In the Salmon Creek area or NW Vancouver.  The Northwest’s largest indoor jungle has slides, ball room, and interactive gaming floor.  They also have educational programs like swim lessons, gymnastics, martial arts and camps. 

Fort Vancouver Regional Library – To find a library near you, visit their website: http://www.fvrl.org/

All of the libraries in Clark County are perfect for the little ones. Each library has a calendar of events that are geared for all ages and you won’t have any trouble finding something to do. Bring the family in for storytime, make crafts, or explore all the books. You won’t be disappointed.

Clark County Historical Museum – Address: 1511 Main Street, Vancouver, WA 98660 – https://cchmuseum.org/

Step back in time and learn about Vancouver and Clark County’s past at the local museum. You can find plenty of exhibits, events and take a self-guided historic walking tour of the area.

Vancouver Water Resources Center – Address: 4600 SE Columbia Way, Vancouver, WA 98661 – https://www.cityofvancouver.us/publicworks/page/water-resources-education-center

This is one of Vancouver’s best kept secrets. Tucked away near the Columbia River the Water Resource Center is a hands on museum where the kids can learn and have fun. On a dry day, explore the property and take a hike on the walking trails. Check their calendar to view monthly events throughout the year. Best of all, it’s free!

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What do you like to do with the kids on a rainy day? List them in the comments below. You can also view our community calendar to view events in your neighborhood.


  • Angie Surratt

    I'm the founder and publisher of My Family Guide. I'm a wife and mother of two. I've managed to visit all 50 states and travel to over 25 countries. Sharing my experiences, tip and tricks about my adventures.

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