I am impressed with all the Bellingham youth activities that are offered in town! It's really great, yes, but mostly...it's important to have things to do to keep the youth and littler ones busy.
As a parent of 3, now grown, children, I know the importance of keeping our youth involved with positive and productive activities. Here I will do my very best to bring it all together the programs that are offered for our children here in town so you can pick and choose the best ones for your children.
Here are a list of organizations that always have Bellingham youth activities. The links to their website's open into a new window.
Bellingham Parks and Recreation Department offers teen programs every year promoting teen volunteering. Stefanie Boyer, the coordinator of the program has lined up several trips for groups of kids to visit nonprofit organizations and a day camp for youth to learn about the many agencies in need of their volunteering services. This could be amongst the most popular of all Bellingham youth activities!
For more information about the upcoming programs check out the Bellingham Parks and Recreation website or call 676-6985. Volunteer groups of teens are scheduled to work with organizations including Habitat for Humanity, refugee assistance in Seattle, Lighthouse Mission, Common Threads Farm and Women Care Shelter.
These are all really fun programs to get your children involved in outside of school activities and help teach them good social habits as well! Some of the programs may even need your expertise to volunteer in Bellingham.
More Bellingham Youth Activities below!!!
Youth Dance-Blue Moon Ballroom
Hip Hop, Salsa, Swing, Ballroom dancing for youth.
1213 Cornwall Ave. Bellingham, WA 98225
Bellingham Railway Museum
1320 Commercial Street
This hands on museum for youngsters includes everything about trains. Enthusiasts can blow their whistles and check out the tracks!
Western Washington University Campus
Starry-eyed night gazers and amateur's can enjoy a visit to WWU's state-of-the-art planetarium with its 24-foot dome.
301 West Holly Street
"Good clean fun!" What youth wouldn't want to belly up to the "soap making bar" to the ocean? There is no need to buy equipment or ingredients; and best of all, someone else mops up any mess!!! It's "bubbly" place to hang out with the youth! My grand daughter recommends the Otion!
American Museum of Radio and Electricity
1312 Bay Street
Kids can have an electrifying experience! This is an interactive and multi-sensory museum, the museums' artifacts span around three centuries. Educational, hands on learning experience about electricity and radio's.
Arne Hanna Aquatics Center
1114 Potter Street
Bellingham, WA 98229
2800 Cornwall Avenue
Disc golfing! This is played with golf rules, but using a frisbee; disc golf is the best of both world's and it is FREE!
Bellingham Skate Park/Dirt Jump Park
Puget Street-across from Civic Field
Side by side on Puget Street, these two parks offer skateboarders and bike riders a chance to practice (or show off) on a variety of ramps, walls, rails and jumps.
1225 Civic Field Way
Ice skating! Lace up some skates and go! Admission is cheaper than a movie and watching your friends lose every ounce of dignity is more entertaining!! They also offer indoor soccer.
Would you like to impress your youth? Use these skateboarding terms!
Deck: Is the actual board not including the wheels or axles.
Grind: To scrape both axles on a bench, curb, rail, or other surface.
Half pipe: A U-shaped ramp usually with a flat surface in the middle.
Kickflip: Is a variation of the Ollie where the skater kicks the board into a spin before landing on it.
Ollie: Is a jump performed by tapping the tail of the board on the ground which sends the rider and the board airborne.
Bellingham's "New" Youth Activity Center's
The Loft, the new teen zone at the Rec. Center in Sudden Valley, with Pinball, Area 51, Radical Bikers, and more!
The Loft will be open Monday thru Friday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from noon to 5 p.m. For more information call the Rec. Center at 360-312-5189 or visit the Sudden Valley website at www.suddenvalley.com and click on "activities!"
Jump Around Fun Zone-for children ages 12 and under with a height of less than 60 inches.
With "safety first" in mind and cleanliness an absolute must, the new Jump Around Fun Zone is a great place in Bellingham, WA where parents can relax and kids can have fun and jump for joy in the inflatable houses, slides, and on an obstacle course. Kids can jump at the facility that is located at 4600 Meridian Street in Suite #108. The "fun hours" are 11am-8pm Tuesdays thru Saturday and 11am-5pm on Sundays, closed on Mondays. The new Jump Around Fun Zone also offers to set up the fun at your place for birthday parties, corporate events, or block parties as well. For more information about rates visit their website at www.jumparoundfunzone.com or you can call them at 360-647-JUMP.
For more Bellingham youth activities check out our things to do page after the Bellingham youth activities page! If you know of other youth activities in or around Bellingham, WA that we don't have listed, please let us know so we can help to get the word out! Any questions, feel free to contact me.
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"The best way to keep children home is to make the home a pleasant atmosphere...and let the air out of the tires!"-Ira Progoff Psychologist and Educator