Kids struck it big this past year in Seattle. Innovative companies opened, new playgrounds sprouted up, trendy hangouts moved into town and new indoor play spaces took tots by storm. Here are our picks for the 15 best things to arrive on the Seattle kiddie scene in 2015.

3 New Eastside Indoor Play Spaces

In 2015, the Eastside became home to three new drop-in play areas: DaBuDa Playhouse & Café, Giggle Jungle and Funtastic Playtorium. These fun-tastic zones are perfect for days when it’s too cold or too wet to play outside because tykes can roll, jump, hop, climb, slide and burn off the crazies all while you enjoy a cuppa Joe. The best part? These hot spots don’t require a membership or tons of cash, so you can drop-in and play when the weather’s not-so-hot.

DaBuDa Playhouse & Cafe
13427 N.E. 20th St., Ste. 120
Bellevue, Wa 98005
Online: and on Facebook

Giggle Jungle
Redmond Town Center
7330 164th Ave. N.E., Ste. E165
Redmond, Wa 98052
Online: or on Facebook

Funtastic Playtorium
4077 Factoria Square Mall S.E., Suite F-16
Bellevue, Wa 98006
Online: or on Facebook

photo: Jennifer B. Davis

Well, that was an awesome year, wasn’t it? What was your highlight of 2015? Let us know in the Comments!

— Kristina Moy