8 places to take kids on rainy days

8 Places to Take Kids on Rainy Day in Vancouver

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.  Here are eight places to take your kids on rainy days in Vancouver, Washington:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Clark County Historical Museum – Step back in time and learn about Vancouver and Clark County’s past at the local museum. You can find plenty of exhibits and event take a self-guided historic walking tour of the area. Address: 1511 Main Street, Vancouver, WA 98660 – https://cchmuseum.org/

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

kids on rainy days
Having fun at the Vancouver Water Resource Center

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.

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