As winter approaches, with it comes unpredictable (and often bad) weather. When the temps are low and the skies are gray, Bellingham has some great places that you can still take the kids to have some fun.
Here’s a look at 7 places to take kids to have fun in Bellingham when the weather isn’t great:
- Located at 1707 N. State St. Bellingham WA 98225
- Winter Hours TBA
Whether you need to get some extra work done or just want time to relax, Perch & Play is the ideal spot for any parent. Kids can enjoy their full indoor playground, while adults can enjoy a drink from the cafe and a seat in one of their cushy chairs. With a drop-off program offered every weekday afternoon, this spot is a dream (and cheaper than a sitter, too!).
- Located at 1320 N. Commercial St. Bellingham, WA 98225
- Hours: 12:00pm-5:00pm Tuesday-Saturday; closed Sunday-Monday
If your child’s a train fanatic, he or she will love taking a tour of the Bellingham Railway Museum. Expansive exhibits feature artifacts and antiques that provide a glimpse into the rich heritage of rail travel, from the Golden Age and beyond. With model trains and other goodies for sale, he or she can take a piece of the history home from this unique community site.
- Located at 2215 D St. Bellingham, WA 98225
Brighten up a poor-weather day with some art at Gabriel’s Art Kids. This school offers early childhood and afterschool classes, as well as camps focused on giving your kids an open environment to explore and celebrate their creativity and freedom of expression through various art forms. Gabriel’s Art Kids’ Winter Arts Program is starting soon, so click here to learn more and register your child for a session today.
- Located at 1750 Moore St. Bellingham, WA 98229
- Hours: 12:00pm-9:00pm Monday-Friday; 10:00am-7:00pm Saturday; 11:00am-7:00pm Sunday
Give your child a leg-up on the competition with a lesson at Inside Pitch. This premier baseball and softball facility features some of the best coaches around, offering insights on everything from hitting development to strength training and more. The best part is that it’s all inside, so your kid doesn’t have to miss a day of practice!
- Located at 2610 Xenia St. Bellingham, WA 98226
What better way to warm up on a cold day than with some cooking? At the Tiny Onion Cooking School, kids learn to utilize fresh local ingredients to create healthy and delicious meals, empowering them with skills and techniques that they can carry with them into adulthood in the process. If you’ve got a future chef on your hands, sign him or her up for a class at the Tiny Onion Cooking School.
- Located at 1423 Railroad Ave. Bellingham WA, 98225
- Hours: 3:00pm-9:30pm Monday-Thursday; 3:00pm-11:00pm Friday; 11:00am-11:00pm Saturday; 11:00am-9:30pm Sunday
Looking for some fun that you and the kids can share? Ruckus Room has you covered. This arcade features classic games like Skee Ball and Pac Man, plus the game that started it all, Pinball. Get the kids off their phones and relive some of your childhood memories at Ruckus Room now.
- Located at 1445 Puget St. Bellingham, WA 98229
While this spot is usually bustling with outdoor activity, there is plenty to do inside when the weather won’t cooperate. For example, the Arne Hanna Aquatic Center features four indoor swimming pools and the Bellingham Sportsplex is perfect for everything from soccer to hockey and ice skating. So, the next time you and the kids are bored at home, think “inside” the box and check out the Civic Athletic Complex.