A work day for teachers, means an extra day to play. But what is there to do with your kid crew on these random in-service days, especially if it’s cold and rainy outside? We put together 15 tried-and-true destinations that are sure to entertain your brood any day of the week. Click through the gallery to see some perennial favorites and new-to-you hot spots.

Family Fun Center

Treat your kids to an active day of fun at one of two local Family Fun Center locations. From laser tag to the arcade and everything in between, there is plenty of fun at each location.

Edmonds: Channel your inner Nelson Cruz in the batting cages, spin and crash your way around the indoor bumper car track, climb in the Cowbunga Play zone and if you feel the need for speed, the Go Karts are calling your name (age and height restrictions apply). Try your putt-putt skills on the 18-hole pirate-themed mini golf course or soar to new heights on the Max Flight rollercoaster simulator.

7212 220th St. S.W.
Edmonds, Wa 98026
425-774-4863

Hours: Visit the online calendar for current hours.
Cost: Prices vary. Packages and specials available.

Tukwila: Learn the rules of the road in Traffic School, explore the four-level Kidopolis Playland, knock down the pins at Bowlwinkle Lanes or swing for the fences in the batting cages (weather permitting). Choose from one of two 18-hole golf courses: Memory Lane or Arctic Adventure. These themed courses provide a challenge for golfers of all ages. For the Bigs, there is Lazer Xtreme, a competitive laser tag arena filled with music, fog and strobe lights and the XD Theater, a multi-seat 6D motion simulated thrill ride. Go on a Dino Safari, explore a haunted goldmine, or ride the rollercoaster through canyons and caves. Board the Go Karts for a hair-raising ride around the track of hairpins and banked turns (age and height requirements apply).

7300 Fun Center Way
Tukwila, Wa 98188
425-228-7300

Hours: Visit the online calendar for current hours.
Cost: Price per attraction, but special packages are available.

p-hoto: Family Fun Center Facebook page

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— Abbey McGee