Home to a myriad of things for families to enjoy together, in Kirkland, you can find all of the usual go-to family activities—restaurants, movie theaters, parks, and shopping are aplenty! But when you’re looking for something to mix it up a bit, Kirkland has some unique family-friendly activities you’ll definitely want to take advantage of.

Whether you’re looking for a fun birthday activity or just want something special to do when the kids are on summer break, these 4 Kirkland hotspots are sure to keep both kids and adults entertained and having fun!

Flatstick Pub & Putt Putt Golf: Washington Beers, Dogs, & Kids

Especially perfect for rainy days, Flatstick Pub offers an indoor 9-hole, par-3 mini golf course with obstacles and special features at each hole. Both kids AND dogs are allowed in this fine establishment, but at 7pm, the pub turns into a 21+ venue. Another fun feature at Flatstick is the fact that they only serve local Washington beers and ciders, and they have a huge selection of brews to choose from.

You can book tee times up to a week in advance—reserve your spot here!

Frog Legs Kids Culinary Academy: Birthday Parties, Adult Classes & Events

With a huge range of classes, activities, and events to participate in, something is bound to strike the interest of you and your little ones! Frog Legs hosts a variety of classes based on age groups, they host birthday parties and camps on school breaks, they teach adult and seasonal classes, and they host some unique events throughout the year as well.

You can even ask for a custom class if you’re still looking for something else, and you can register for classes right on their website!

Tech City Bowling

Bowling might not seem like an especially unique activity… but this is no ordinary bowling alley! Tech City Bowling has some unique offerings, including their X-Bowl event on weekends for anyone over 5 years old. Laser shows, heavy fog, strobing effects, and fun music are all in the mix. You can also grab breakfast, lunch, happy hour, and dinner in the Ten Pin Tap Sports Bar or in the Tech City Cafe. Need a break from bowling? Play in the arcade for awhile! This one-stop shop has it all.

Check out their website and calendar for special events and their weekly deals.

Kirkland Performance Center

A lot of people tend to think that they have to head to Downtown Seattle for the best in entertainment, but the Kirkland Performance Center is home to some world-class acts! For example, May 2017 alone you can catch a performance of A Little Mermaid, attend “A Night of Burlesque,” see Tony Award-winner Laura Benanti perform, see the Washington Wind Symphony, and much more.

I recommend following them on Facebook so you get event reminders!