by Stephanie, (Toddlers parent)

Stave off cabin fever this time of year with several nearby indoor activities to entertain and exercise your tots! This list focuses on NE Seattle:


Zoomazium at Woodland Park Zoo

Daily from 9:30 am – Zoo closing

The indoor, nature play space offers adventure and learning in a fun, safe and stimulating environment. Crawl through a hidden cave and climb a giant strangler fig tree! Enjoy daily programs for toddlers and older children. Free with zoo admission.

Creature Feature – Daily at 10:30 am

Help puppets tell a fun animal story and meet a real, live zoo animal at the end!

Shake, Rattle and Roar – Daily at 11:30 am

Join a toddler dance party with fun animal music and shakers of all kinds.


Indoor Playground at Seattle Gymnastics Academy – Lake City Location

Monday through Friday from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Sundays from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

With parental supervision, young gymnasts (0-5 years) can play on age-appropriate equipment such as trampolines, a Tumbl Trak, a huge foam pit, a child-sized climbing wall and small obstacle courses. $6.00 per child over 12 months. Multi-visit punch cards also available for as low as $4.60 per class for non-students.

Daily from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Wunderkind boasts 1,800 square feet of Lego play areas as well as camps, classes and special events. Also find a full espresso bar, hot and cold sandwiches and snacks, beer and wine. And the wifi is solid. Cost for play is $6.00 for a day; $15.00 for a month (unlimited); $150.00 for a 12-month unlimited pass.

OmCulture/OmTots Play Gym

Monday through Friday from 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

A spacious play gym (which doubles as a yoga and dance studio) for kids ages 1–5 is equipped with swings, a balance beam, gymnastic rings, tumbling mats and more. OmTots is the perfect place for kids to develop large motor skills and agility while having fun in a safe environment. Instructors also lead the children in a daily song, drum or movement circle. $10 for drop in; multi-passes and monthly unlimited memberships also available.



University Village Play Days

Tuesdays from 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Free story time, crafts, and fun activities for kids each week


Story Time & Playtime at Your Local Library

Below is the general schedule for area library branches, but be sure to double check before you go because of holiday changes/schedules. These activities are all free!


Green Lake Branch:

Wednesdays from 11:15 am – 12:15 pm (Toddler)


Lake City Branch:

Mondays from 10:30 am – 11:45 am (Family)

Tuesdays from 10:30 am – 12:00 am (Kaleidoscope Play & Learn, 0-5 years)

Wednesdays from 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm (Spanish)

Thursdays from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm (Family/Pajama)

Fridays from 11:30 am – 12:00 pm (Mandarin)

Saturdays from 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm (Somali)


Northeast Branch:

Tuesdays from 10:30 am – 11:00 am (Preschool)

Wednesdays from 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm (Family/Pajamas & Puppets)

Thursdays from 10:15 am – 11:35 am (Toddler)


Northgate Branch:

Tuesdays from 11:30 am – 12:00 pm (Spanish)

Thursdays from 10:15 am – 10:45 am (Toddler) and 11:15 am – 11:45 am (Preschool)

Saturdays from 10:15 am – 10:45 am (Toddler)


Toddler Rooms & Toddler Gyms at Local Community Centers

Seattle community centers offer baby and toddler indoor play sessions designed for kids ages 5 and younger, complete with balls, trikes, scooters, push bikes and more. Admission is free.



Toddler Room

Monday through Thursday from 2:45 am – 8:15 pm

Fridays from 9:00 am – 8:15 pm

Saturdays from 9:00 am – 1:45 pm

Toddler Gym

Tuesdays from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Thursdays from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm



Toddler Room

Thursdays from 9:15 am – 12:00 pm

Toddler Gym

Fridays 9:30 am – 1:30 pm



Toddler Room

Monday through Friday from 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Saturdays from 9:00 am – 4:45 pm



Toddler Gym

Mondays from 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Wednesdays from 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Fridays from 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm



Toddler Room

Wednesdays from 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Fridays from 10:30 am – 12:30 am



Toddler Gym

Tuesdays from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Thursdays from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm