Labor Day is just around the corner and your kids will soon be back in school. But you’ve still got a few more days of summer vacation to enjoy. Here are fun five activities to do in Bellevue for the whole family to enjoy that last blast of summer.
Hit the Beach
Bellevue offers several great swimming beaches including Meydenbauer Beach. With 3.44 acres this beach provides guests with swimming, a lifeguard on duty late-June through Labor Day, a fishing dock, picnic areas, restrooms and is handicap accessible. Other great Bellevue swimming beaches include Chism Beach park, Newcastle Beach Park and Clyde Beach Park.
Relax Together at a Kid Friendly Spa
You won’t find many spas that welcome your kids with open arms, but at Salt Mine Atrium – the Salt Spa of Bellevue – your kids are welcome too and have their own “salt box” to play in. Inside the illuminated pink salt brick-chambered rooms, clients enjoy the sound of trickling brine waterfalls while they relax and rejuvenate in zero gravity recliners. Other services include yoga for adults and kids and massage.
Climb the Walls
Stone Gardens Climbers Gym at Crossroads Shopping Center offers great rock climbing experiences, indoors, for the whole family. There is even a dedicated kid climbing area.
Visit a Bellevue Farmer’s Market
There is still time to enjoy beautiful flowers, fresh produce, delicious baked goods and fun lunch and dinner options from local vendors and food trucks at Bellevue’s Farmer’s Markets. The downtown market at First Presbyterian Church runs on Thursday from 3 pm to 7 pm, now until October. The Saturday downtown market, located adjacent to the Bellevue Art Museum, runs 10 am to 3 pm until the end of November. And Tuesdays from Noon until 6:30 pm you can grab a fabulous burger from the Buns food truck and enjoy live music at the Crossroads Farmers Market located in front of Stone Gardens at Crossroads Shopping Center. This market is open until October 3.
Have an Adventure Together
The Bellevue parks department offers affordable fun activity options for adventurous families including the Discovery Challenge Course at the South Bellevue Community Center at Eastgate Park, a ropes course with crossing as high as 45 feet above the ground. Any group, with individuals ages 12 and up can participate. More information is available on the park’s website.
Your kids might also enjoy a guided canoe trip by Bellevue park rangers through the Mercer Slough, offered every Saturday and Sunday, through September. Trips leave from and return to the Enatai Beach Park. Kids must be five years old or older to participate, with a minimum of one adult accompanying every two children or youth. Prior canoeing experience is strongly recommended. The cost is just $14 per participant for Bellevue residents, $16 for non-residents. Pre-registration is required. More information by calling 425 452-2565 or online.