Indoor Fun Guide for Monroe, Duvall, Carnation and Beyond!

Your guide for local indoor fun

By Melinda Larke - Cherry Valley Macaroni Kid Publisher and Editor April 19, 2018

  This Indoor Fun Guide is for all of us adults who don't want to be stuck in a house with bored children. For your convenience, I have listed both local places and places nearby.  I will also be updating this list as I find new places, so be sure to check back!  If you know of a place local or nearby that you think should be on this list please feel free to let me know!  As always, I do my best to verify information while writing this guide, but please check with the business before you go to avoid any surprises.  I have included links to the businesses to make checking easier.   

Note, many of these places are open as of April 2021 and many will be opening in the next few months.  Please check with the business before going to make sure they are open and what their operating procedures  are. 

Your Local Library – Monroe, Sultan, Duvall, Carnation, and Cottage Lake all have wonderful libraries. I keep a full list of library story times, activities, and special events on the Cherry Valley Macaroni Kid Calendar. In addition to that the library has play areas for the little ones, quiet areas to sit and read, and many have games and tablets you can check out and use while you are visiting the library. Just check with the information desk.  Check the Cherry Valley Macaroni Kid event calendar for all the events going on at the libraries.   

Play -

Jump, Rattle & Roll: The place to get the wiggles out! They have dozens of inflatable bouncy houses and play structures available for daily playtimes, or schedule a private event for a school group or birthday party.   Children 2 - 18: $10 Children Between 1 & 2: $8 Children Under 1: Free with a paid sibling. Adult (1 per Group):Free Each Additional Adult: $3

Reptile Zoo: Family owned and operated since 1996, The Reptile Zoo lets you get up close and personal to snakes, turtles, lizards, alligators and more! The zoo is open Monday-Tuesday: 10 am to 5 pm Wednesday: Closed for cleaning Thursday-Saturday: 10 am to 5 pm Sunday: 12 pm to 5 pm.   ADMISSION RATES  - Adult (ages 18+): $8.95  Youth (ages 5-17): $6.95 Toddler (ages 3-4): $5.95 Infant (ages 2 and under): Free!!!

Sky Valley Academy:  (Not open as of April 2021) Sky Valley Academy offers gymnastics, cheer and Tae Kwon Do classes, a preschool, plus open play times twice a week and a weekly Parent’s Night Out program on Friday nights. Open gym play is every Monday and Friday afternoon from 1:30-2:30 pm and is $6 per child.

High Flight Gymnastics: Monroe's newest gymnastics studio offers both a Daytime Playtime Monday - Friday for ages walking to 6 years old and Open Gym for the 6 years old and older crowd Friday evening and Saturday morning!  Cost is $10.00 for members and $12 for non-members, you can also save money by pre purchasing a punch card.  

Galaxy 12 Monroe: Monroe’s local movie theater that plays all the newest releases. 

Let’s Play Café: Featuring more than 50 arcade games ranging from pinballs to the classics, they also have gaming tables with racks of games to check out and play. Great place to go with family and friends and spend the afternoon. Open Sunday-Thursday 12-9 and Friday-Saturday 12-12.

Monroe Family YMCA: Dozens of classes and programs, plus a pool! Facility and program members can enjoy classes at a discount, or day passes range from $5 for youth to $25 for an entire family.

Vertex Area: Located up on Redmond Ridge, this new indoor arena provides the whole family with hours of entertainment. From trampolines to nerf tag to arrow tag and more.  

Eat and Play - 

McDonalds Monroe: (Not open as of April 2021)   They just did a huge remodel and built an awesome indoor play area!  This play area will entertain the littles and the older set of kids and there is a nice area for parents to sit and relax while the kids play. 

Burger King Monroe - This is a smaller play place that is perfect for the toddlers and preschoolers.

Sharinabean’s On Main  - Fantastic coffee house with a play area for the kids.

Remlinger Farms  - You don’t have to go into the Family Fun Park to entertain the kids. Inside the restaurant is a play area for the younger bunch and a fun little model train that chugs around and around that is always a big hit.

Snoqualmie Ice Creamery and Fountain - During the summer months this is a fun place to visit and hang out. Not only do they have awesome treats but they have a kids play space and a window where kids can watch how the ice cream is made. They are only open seasonally so make sure to check their website before you go.   

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Keep finding your family fun -