Create memories for the whole family to enjoy

Add a new dimension to the family reunion in Issaquah! Create memories for the whole family to enjoy! Here is our list of the top things to do with kids in Issaquah.

There’s something for everyone at the Arena Sports Family Entertainment Center in Issaquah – arcade games, laser tag, escape rooms, sports simulators, Inflatable FunZone, and a restaurant. Arena Sports Family Entertainment Center also offers monthly Parent’s Night Out, and birthday party rentals.

Boehm’s Candies offers guided and self-guided tours, as well as chocolate-making classes. Learn more about the magic of their candy kitchen, and then visit the retail store at the front of the chalet where you can purchase some of the candies you saw being made!

Cougar Mountain Zoo three cougars

Cougar Mountain Zoo focuses on endangered species and promoting conservation through education. Your family can enjoy the zoo at their ownpace or consider a guided tour or close encounter experience to take the visit to the next level! Don’t miss the annual Issaquah Reindeer Festival every December!

Visit the Issaquah History Museum’s Train Depot. Great for your little (and not so little) train lovers! The city’s train depot was built in 1889 and now holds a museum with exhibits that explore the industrial revolution, travel, and communication.

Meet Jakob Two Trees, a 14-ft. tall troll looking down at passersby who walk near him on the flat, paved, wooded Rainier trail just a few walkable blocks from the Issaquah Train Depot Museum and the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery.

Lake Sammamish State Park has many activities to explore. The accessible-for-all playground is a must-do! It features rubber surfacing for wheelchairs and is designed for ages 2-12, featuring a geodesic dome, a zip line, and of course swings, slides, and a rotating net.

Ninja Quest Adventure is an indoor gym with “Ninja Warrior-like” obstacles that teach ninjas-in-training strength, agility, and balance. Located inside 24-Hour Fitness.

Swamp Monster trail signA visit to the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery will encourage the joy of discovery and cultivate a sense of wonder in the environment and in salmon. Find lots of hands-on educational displays. Located in historic downtown, free to explore and open daily.

Zoe and the Swamp Monster, a self-guided story trail. Take your young hikers out on a half-mile trail through the swampy area north of Tradition Lake. Signs along the trail tell of Zoe’s visit there, and her encounters with various wetland critters and their uneasiness about a possibly-mythical Swamp Monster! The trail is mostly flat, solidly constructed, and no mud. Free and fun for all ages.

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