The city of Bellevue is so wide-spread there are actually 3 separate shopping malls (Bellevue Square, Crossroads, and Factoria) and close to 100 parks where you can explore playgrounds, trails, beaches, the sprawling Kelsey Creek Farm, and even do some berry-picking in the summer. Currently, the downtown is bustling with new shopping & dining areas and near-constant construction, which just means there will be even MORE to do in the coming years! Our round-up below highlights the best places to play, dine (with kids & date night), and shop!
Crossroads Mall Play & Learn-Drop In Play
Crossroads Mall-15600 NE 8th St
A play program geared to kids ages 2-5 (and a parent or care-giver). Drop in on Wednesdays from 10:00 am to 11:30 am at the center stage area inside Crossroads mall for songs, stories, art projects, and games. Meet a friend and stay for lunch as the food court is just steps away.
Factoria Mall Activity Time – Drop In Play
Factoria Mall – 4075 Factoria Blvd SE
Free activities for kids every Thursday from 11 am – 11:30 am sponsored by the Lake Heights YMCA. (Parent/caregiver stays too) After some playtime, Little One might have a little extra steam to accompany you to one more store!
3-2-1 Bounce – Drop in Play
13434 NE 16th St Ste 110
Plan a party, host your playgroup, or just Drop-In to burn off lots of energy! Drop-in times are held in two sessions on Mondays and Tuesdays: 9:30am-10:45 am or 10:45am-Noon. Ages 2 and up!
Bellevue Aquatic Center
Check the schedule for open swim times. The warm therapy pool is often open for open swim and is a great place to swim with your little one! Another great option for birthday parties too!
Community Centers in Bellevue
Check here for your local community center. They often have drop-in playtimes for toddlers on weekdays during the school year. A great place to spend a rainy day. They also offer classes for all age ranges.
Blueberry-Farms (U-Pick) in Bellevue
Mercer Slough Blueberry Farm (Just off Bellevue Way SE)
Larsen Lake Blueberry Farm (Lake Hills Area)