Yakima is an excellent place for kids — from fun centers and play spaces to thrilling games of laser tag and places to climb high, there are tons of entertaining things for kids to do. Stop the boredom blues with one or more of these great ideas to keep the kiddos occupied with indoor fun for kids in Yakima.
120 South 72nd Avenue, Ste 100, Yakima
For the under-six crowd, don’t miss Play/Café. With 4,000 square feet of fun, the littles will play their hearts out while the older kids and parents enjoy the café at this unique coffee shop and indoor play hybrid. Owners Michelle and Matt Dufault are both teachers and parents and offer day passes, memberships and fabulous birthday parties.
Sip on coffee, beer, cider or wine while the tots get their energy out in this clean and safe space. Relax, hang out with friends, or get some work done while the kids play! The play area keeps kids ages 0-6 engaged in meaningful play while their adults either join them or watch from the cafe area. Order a panini or charcuterie with a menu featuring selections for adults and kids. Even the pickiest little eater will like the dino nuggets or cheese quesadillas at Play/Café.
High Steppe Climbing Center
1015 E. Lincoln Ave., Suite 101, Yakima
Does your kid like to reach new heights? Give High Steppe Climbing Center a try! With youth programs for children as young as three, find three types of climbing at this fun facility — bouldering, auto-belay, and roped. With 7,500 square feet of climbing surface, participants can learn new skills in a safe and exciting environment.
High Steppe Climbing Center offers memberships, day passes, packages with rental gear and punch cards. Check the event calendar for class offerings, dates open and more. The team of outdoor adventurers from Yakima is here to ensure a thrilling and safe experience for all.
GET AIR Trampoline Park
1015 E Lincoln Avenue, Suite 100, Yakima
Got kids who need to get some energy out? Get Air is a great place to be active and have a blast simultaneously. There is something for everyone with wall-to-wall trampolines, foam pits, dodgeball, slamball, ninja obstacles, and more! There’s even space for the little bouncers at the Kiddie Court, designed specifically for kids under 46 inches.
Yakima Family Fun Center
7200 W Nobhill Blvd, 6, Yakima
Yakima Family Fun Center offers a plethora of, you guessed it, fun! Year-round, enjoy the arcade with over 45 games, the Omni Arena with “endless” virtual reality and over 20 games. After all the adventures, enjoy a break in the café with a snack bar menu featuring pizza, nachos and more.
In the warmer months, find go-karts, mini golf, bumper boats, and batting cages for outdoor fun. Check out the Fun Passes for extra savings, or host an unforgettable birthday party at Yakima Family Fun Center.
Yakima Valley Libraries
Need to find free fun? With multiple locations, Yakima Valley Libraries are a wonderful place for kids of all ages. Have a great time all while learning at various programs for babies, tots, kids and teens. Don’t miss the event calendar for times and locations for baby lap-sits, preschool story times, STEAM activities and more.
Local libraries are an excellent resource, so inquire about the various educational kits, activities and digital resources available to patrons. Kid-centered resources include Storytime-To-Go Kits complete with props, songs and activities for the book, Launchpad learning tablets, and STEM Activity Kits including educational books, supplies and fun activities. Also, find e-books with the TumbleBookLibrary and family-friendly streaming video with Kanopy Kids for more at-home fun. There’s even tutoring and study help for students with Brainfuse HelpNow.
315 West Yakima Avenue, Yakima
Adults and kids can have fun together with a bit of competition at Tactical Tag. Featuring the most realistic and versatile gaming system, owners Kris and Melissa Froehlich offer loads of fun in an over 7,000 square foot multi-level laser tag arena. With multiple playing scenarios, see who has the skill to survive at this intense facility.
Groups can also enjoy axe throwing with four throwing lanes, each with two targets. Never thrown an axe before — no worries, as the helpful staff will help teach safe and effective axe-throwing techniques. Book an event or birthday party at Tactical Tag for non-stop fun and excitement.
Other Indoor Fun for Kids in Yakima
- Venture Out to One of Yakima’s Captivating Museums
- Explore Art Galleries in the Yakima Valley
- 4 Yakima Bookstores With Stories to Tell
- Take Off on an Adventure at the McAllister Museum of Aviation and Reno’s on the Runway
- All Aboard: The History of the Yakima Valley Trolleys
What’s your favorite thing to do with the kids in Yakima? Send us an email at submit@yakimatalk and let us know!