Riding the bumper cars is a family-friendly activity that’s perfect for all ages. If you’re looking to let off some steam or want to take the kids on a fun family outing, bumpers cars are the way to go. We’ll steer you in the right direction when it comes to choosing where in the area you can enjoy a bumper cars attraction. Here are our top five places to enjoy bumper cars near Seattle.


Bumper car rides are a timeless activity that dates back a hundred years. If you’re looking for a twist on the classic version of the bumper car ride, we recommend checking out WhirlyBall. The bumper cars here have been described by one visitor as a “hybrid of bumper cars + lacrosse + basketball.” Part game, part sporting event, Whirlyball adds up to a whole lot of fun.

While riding bumper cars is usually a solo adventure, Whirlyball is a team effort. You’ll be divided into two teams, and you’ll work together to score the most points in the game. Using a ball and scoop, you’ll try to launch the ball through a backboard net. You can also pass the ball to a teammate to take a shot, just like you would in basketball. Points are awarded based on your distance from the backboard when the shot is made. Be wary of penalty points, though. If you don’t follow the game’s rules, your score could be docked.

Whirlyball is suitable for ages eight and older. Want to see the game in action? Check out these videos to learn more.

Sprinker Recreation Center

Who says bumper cars can only be a warm-weather activity? At Sprinker Recreation Center, you can enjoy bumper cars on ice! In fact, you can be one of the first to take a spin on the rec center’s new ice bumper cars when they open in late May 2019. Other localities have experimented with ice bumper cars in the past, and they’ve proven to be quite the attraction.

The ice bumper cars spin a full 360 degrees, so bump into one, and you can send someone flying across the ice! Ages six and older are able to ride alone in an ice bumper car. Ages three to five can ride as a passenger with an adult operator. This experience definitely amounts to a cool ride. If you want to get a preview of what it’s like, check out the video experience here.

Pacific Paradise Family Fun Center

You’ll have to travel a little farther for it, but if you’re in the mood for a weekend getaway and want to experience another twist on the bumper car tradition, we recommend checking out Pacific Paradise Family Fun Center. Once you’ve experienced bumper cars on ice, the next logical step would be to test out the waters, of course. This family fun center allows you to do that by splashing around in its boat bumper cars.

In fact, you’ll be splashing around in quite a bit of water. The boat bumper cars are located in a lake with 90,000 gallons of water to be exact. The bumper boats are open to all ages and you can even ride with up to three people to a boat. Team up with other family members or ride solo and go after your targets on your own. Whatever you choose, it’s sure to be a fun experience for the whole family and a great way to cool off on a hot summer day.

After you’re done cooling off, head into the 5,000-square-foot video arcade. It features classic games like pinball and air hockey, as well as a few surprises. You can also enjoy a round of miniature golf, the largest on the Washington Coast, with 36 holes. It’s the perfect family outing for the day or for a long weekend.

Family Fun Center & Bullwinkle’s

Of course, we can’t have a list of places to ride the bumper cars without suggesting a visit here. At the Family Fun Center in Tukwila, you’ll enjoy the bumper cars just the way you remember them as a kid. We provide the classic version for those who want to relive their childhood or make new memories with their own kids.

But not to be outdone, we provide bumper boats as well. That’s right … if you really want to enjoy the bumper cars by land and by sea, we recommend you pay us a visit. Just be prepared to get wet and wild in our bumper boats. Not only can you get bumped and splashed by other riders, but you could also get squirted with water by land spectators. We even have waterfalls that you might get trapped next to, so be prepared to get a little drenched! Of course, we also have many other attractions for you to check out as well.

Family Fun Center & Bullwinkle’s – Edmonds

Did you know we have a location in Edmonds also? With two convenient locations in the Washington area, you can have double the fun. Our Edmonds location also features our bumper car and bumper boat attractions, where you can bump one another to your heart’s delight.

We also have an array of other attractions that are sure to entertain. From Lazer Runner to go karts to miniature golf, our family fun center is your one-stop-shop for an exciting family adventure. There’s sure to be something for every member of the family to enjoy.

At the Family Fun Center in Edmonds, we know that for adults, riding the bumper cars can be a nostalgic experience that reminds us of our childhoods. For kids, it can be the first time behind the wheel of a driver’s seat. Either way, riding the bumper cars can be a memorable adventure for your friends and family, as well as yourself. That’s why we seek to maximize your experience with both our bumper cars and bumper boats. We invite you to compare your experience here with others in the area because we are sure it won’t disappoint!