The holidays are exciting times, with out-of-town family members visiting and little ones looking forward to Santa coming down the chimney. With all that energy to burn off, you might want to find a way to keep the kiddos busy for awhile. There are lots of seasonal events to take advantage of, and there are plenty of local businesses to keep them occupied before and after the big day. And gift cards from these places make great stocking stuffers too!
Get Air Yakima Trampoline Park – Let the kids actually bounce off the walls! Thousands of square feet of side-by-side trampolines are sure to wear the kids out! This massive space allows adults and kids alike to jump around, plus there are vertical trampolines, basketball courts and a dodge ball area. Even the little ones can join in, thanks to the Little Air area. You can even pre-purchase your jump time and plan ahead.
Skateland in Union Gap – Skating is a fun and affordable way to get the kids out of the house and getting active! Whether strapping on traditional roller skates or in-line Rollerblades, the kids will have a blast at Skateland’s facility!
Meadowbrook Family Fun Center – With over 70 video games machines, there’s fun for everyone at Meadowbrook! And when the kids get hungry after blasting aliens and saving the world, swing by the Pizza Café and grab a slice!
Ski White Pass – Now that the snow has arrived, it’s time to take the family up to White Pass! There’s winter fun for everyone, whether you want to ski, snowboard, snowshoe or just drink hot cocoa in the lodge! There’s also on-site child care, a tubing hill, multiple dining options, a full-service Learning Center and the Nordic Center for you cross country skiers. Stay overnight at the White Pass Village Inn and enjoy the full size outdoor pool that is kept at spa temperatures!
Yakima Theaters – If you need to get out of the cold, warm up with a bucket of popcorn and great movie! There are lots of great holiday movies coming up for adults and kids alike. Plus, Mercy Movie money makes the best stocking stuffers!
Escape the Madness – Have a houseful of teenagers? Put their brains to the test and see if they can get out of these escape rooms! Your family will have to put on their best investigative hats in order to escape in one hour! Makes for great family bonding!
Cowiche Canyon Trail – If the indoors have you feeling cooped up, get outside and go for a hike! This is an activity that doesn’t cost anything, and helps you keep off those holiday pounds!
Yakima Ice Rink: Tis the season to go ice skating! Yakima Ice Rink is open for public skating on Fridays, from 6:00-9:00 pm, and Saturdays from 5:00-8:00 pm.