Seattle kids struck it big this past year! Innovative companies opened, new playgrounds sprouted up around the city, trendy bake shops moved into town and new indoor play spaces took Seattle tots by storm. Here are our picks for the 15 best things to arrive on the kiddie scene in 2016.

JuzPlay Kids

Families searching the Eastside for a fresh, new place to play in 2016 found delight in JuzPlay Kids. This awesome play space was the brainchild of Stephanie Tang, who, along with her sister, constructed the indoor playground and party space to grow with kids up to 55 inches. Whether it was a cold rainy day or hot summer sizzler, this indoor play space was packed with Seattle kids who spent hours swinging, sliding and climbing alongside mascots Juzzy and Spila.

JuzPlay Kids
1430 N.E. Mall St., Ste. B
Issaquah, Wa 98027
425-657-0074
Online: juzplaykids.com

photo: Jennifer B. Davis

  • JuzPlay Kids
  • General Porpoise Doughnuts
  • Discovery Playtown
  • Seattle Meowtropolitan
  • Urban Craft Uprising Retail Shop
  • Choukette éclair’art
  • Learning Express Toys
  • Shelby’s Bistro
  • Tottini Discovery
  • BoomShaka
  • Smith Tower Re-Opening
  • Café Trophy
  • People’s Community Center & Pool
  • Lake Sammamish State Park Playground
  • Living Computers Museum + Labs

Well, that was an awesome year, wasn’t it? What was your highlight of 2016? Tell us in the Comments below!

— Kristina Moy