Family-Friendly Lynnwood

Planning a family vacation can be stressful. Lynnwood, Washington is a safe, family-friendly destination that not only offers something for everybody – it’s close to plenty more!

Not only are there ‘adulting’ activities, like distillery visits, wine tasting, and golf. Lynnwood offers plenty to keep the kiddos happy as well. From an outdoor adventure park to play centers, shopping, zoos, and more, there is so much to do, whenever your family vacation happens to fall. Start planning your family vacation in Lynnwood using this sample itinerary.

Shop & Play Day

Need to work out some wiggles? Be sure to check out the self-proclaimed “Best Indoor Playground in Washington” – the Funtastic Playtorium located inside of Alderwood Mall. The adults can take advantage of some fantastic shopping, and break things up with an hour or two of kid-focused play. Open daily from 11am – 7pm, the Funtastic Playtorium is a safe and fun-filled world of play for ages 1-10 years. Toddlers have their own special play area separate from the big kids, perfectly designed for little hands and feet. Get your kids off the tablet (or your cell phone) and into the Funtastic Playtorium for unbridled running, jumping, laughing, and smiling. Then slip over to one of the fantastic food options located inside of the Alderwood Mall food court, including familiar names like Claim Jumper and The Cheesecake Factory as well as more homegrown choices like Cafe Rio Mexican Grill.

Alderwood Mall

3000 184th Street SW
Lynnwood, WA 98037

Funtastic Playtorium

3000 184th Street SW Suite 676
Lynnwood, WA 98037


Located just 4 miles northwest of Alderwood Mall, you’ll discover High Trek Adventures. This aerial adventure park is an all-ages destination with everything from ziplines to ax-throwing, outdoor tactical laser tag to mini golf. The obstacle course is appropriate for ages 4+, and for toddlers, there is a nearby playground. You could keep yourself well entertained all day long, so eat a hearty breakfast at B3 Breakfast & Burger Bar to fuel your play!

If your family is the type to hit the links, our diverse range of climates and course challenges make for a great stay & play day or two! Explore Golf >>

High Trek Adventures

11928 Beverly Park Rd.
Everett, WA 98204

B3 Breakfast & Burger Bar

4027 196th St. SW
Lynnwood, WA 98036

Rainy Day? Have Fun Indoors!

The Lynnwood Recreation Center is open year-round for summer-break-style fun, no matter what the weather has in store for you! The indoor water park includes two water slides, a family hot tub, and a lazy river to enjoy. Before you spend the day splashing away, be sure to visit Zuri’s Gourmet Donutz, a local family-friendly favorite. This black-owned Lynnwood shop goes beyond the standard old fashioned and jelly-filled fare, with eye-popping and mouthwatering new classics like chicken and waffles, dragonfruit glazed, and maple bar topped with Lucky Charms.

Keep the good times rollin’ at Lynnwood Bowl & Skate, another must-stop during your family vacation. Lynnwood Bowl & Skate has been a staple in the community since 1956. They’re open daily, so plan to visit for 10-frames of fun, to skate your heart out, and to indulge in their robust food and drink menu that serves up everything from french fries and tots to carne asada nachos and BBQ pulled pork pasta. Don’t forget to save room for a giant chocolate chip cookie!

Lynnwood Recreation Center

18900 44th Ave W
Lynnwood, WA 98036

Zuri’s Gourmet Donutz

7600 196th St SW #850
Lynnwood, WA 98036

Lynnwood Bowl & Skate

6210 200th St. SW
Lynnwood, WA 98036

Plan Your Visit Around Regional Events

One of the beauties of a family vacation in Lynnwood, Washington is your proximity to so many amazing outdoor and indoor sights, events, and activities. Plan your family vacation around one of Washington State Parks Free Days – remaining for 2022 are April 22, June 11 (National Get Outdoors Day), June 12, and June 19.

Within an easy drive from your hotel in Lynnwood, you’ll discover several diverse and educational menageries of wildlife. Travel to Arlington to explore the Outback Kangaroo Farm, where an incredible selection of exotic animals are waiting to meet you; kangaroos, wallabies, wallaroos, rabbits, llamas and emus are just a few of the friendly faces you’ll see. Or drive a bit further to Woodland Park Zoo for a ZooTunes concert, or simply to explore 92 acres of exhibits ranging from humid tropical rain forests and coastal deserts to temperate rain forests like those of the Pacific Northwest.

Zoo keeper feed kangaroo

July Live Play Day (Shakespeare In The Park)

Shakespeare in the Park at Lynndale Park

For the aspiring thespians in your family, be sure to visit in the summer for Shakespeare in the Park at the Lynndale Park Amphitheatre. You’ll be up close with the actors as they perform Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, one of Shakespeare’s most family-friendly works, or bring your older kids to Cymbelina, a tale of deceit, pursuit, and seduction.

Plan for a lively discussion afterwards over livelier fusion cuisine at Chops. Your hearts, minds, and bellies will most certainly be full.

Lynnwood Has Something For Everyone In Your Family!

Whatever the season and whatever your reason for a family vacation, Lynnwood is the perfect home base. Close to everything, with just about anything you could dream of on offer, make Lynnwood your destination for family fun for all ages!