Play-Well Northwest Activity Center
If you have been searching for a place where your child can create whatever they put their minds to, with more LEGO than they know what to do with... If you have been searching for an incubator of ideas, a place to tinker, experiment, and invent. A place of discovery... If you have been searching for a place where your child can explore engineering in a fun, safe atmosphere with the help of energetic, creative instructors who are excited to teach through play...
Then Play-Well Northwest may be the place for you. Our Northwest Activity Center offers summer camps, classes, workshops, and birthday parties, exploring the world of engineering utilizing a vast amount of LEGO building materials.
We offer a selection of programs for ages 3~14 that meet daily, weekly or just when it fits your schedule. Enrollment in all programs is limited, so preregistration is encouraged to secure a roster spot, but walk-ins are accepted until the class is filled.
Sign up For a Program
- Camps run multiple-days days during one week. We offer various themed and engineering programs that use unique and progressive curriculum.
- Classes meet once-a-week for a set number of weeks. We offer various themed and engineering programs that use unique and progressive curriculum.
- Workshops are one-time programs to provide flexibility in attendance. Workshops focus on a specific project that may or may not be announced prior to the program. Each Workshop allows students the opportunity to explore and experiment with various engineering concepts.
Click on a link below for a printable class calendar (pdf).
During the school year (Sept.-May) we offer drop-in building on Tuesdays and Thursday afternoons from 3:00-6:00. We offer structured and free form hands-on activities in engineering, physics, architecture, and art. Children and adults can use hundreds of thousands of LEGO elements to independently and cooperatively pursue their interests.
Drop in for an hour and work on a belt drive car. Stay for a couple of hours and work on that 'really big project'.
Guidance is provided by staff. Physical, mathematical, and aesthetic concepts are continually reinforced.
Drop-In rates are $10/hr per child for children 5 and up. For children under age 5, drop in s $7/hr with a parent or guardian present.
Parties and Events
We host the party so you can relax and enjoy the event.
During our high energy parties, you have access to our Play-Well Northwest Activity Center for 2 hours with our amazing instructor. We provide 90 minutes of instructor time where kids build and play with the chosen project. While the children are playing, parents are free to set up decorations and food in the party room, or join in with the building. The last 30 minutes is set aside for pizza, cake, ice cream etc. in our party room. Food and decorations are provided and served by the parents. You may also order Pizza to be delivered by many local restaurants. Parents of guests are welcome to remain during the program, or you may drop-off and return for pick up at the end of the party.
Birthday Party Schedules:
Parties are offered on Saturdays and Sundays for ages 5-105. Time slots are available at 10:00~12:00pm, 1:00pm~3:00pm, and 4:00pm-6:00pm.
Team Building and Morale Boosters are available weekdays by special request.
Prices for parties at Play-Well Northwest for a 2 hour event for ages 5 and up, are $350 for up to 16 kids and $475 for 17 to 24 kids.
Parties are offered for ages 5-105 at the following times:
- Saturdays 10:00am-12:00pm, 1:00pm-3:00pm, and 4:00pm-6:00pm
- Sundays 1:00pm-3:00pm and 4:00pm-6:00pm
For more information or to schedule parties at Play-Well Northwest, please call our Activity Center Party Coordinator, at (253) 655-7584, , or use our party information request form.
Play-Well supports the Puget Sound Homeschool community with our engaging and exciting engineering programs using LEGO. Students learn how things work with Engineering Concepts, learn about culture in Art & Architecture, become an inventor with Leonardo de Vinci, discover logic and programming with Robotics, and step back in time with History.
Homeschool programs are held during the school day, but are open to everyone.
Workshops are are one-time programs.
Classes are held once a week for multiple-weeks.
Programs are offered Tuesdays and Fridays for two hours, 10:00am-12:00pm, and will explore various engineering concepts and present exciting challenges to both new and returning students.
Enter our Workshops to discover new projects and engineering concepts, to experiment with fresh ideas, and to expand your understanding of Engineering and Architecture.
Workshops are held weekdays after school, Saturday mornings, and on special days with early release. During each session we will build an exciting project and explore a variety of building and engineering concepts. Projects will explore concepts using gears, pulleys, motors with discussion of six Simple Machines.
Workshops are offered to ages 5-7 and 8-12. Each session in limited to 16 children. Parents are welcome to remain during the program, or you may drop-off and return for pick up at the end of the program.
Even the youngest minds need to explore the world of engineering. Our Build-It! with LEGO Duplo programs offer just the right opportunity for kids ages 3-5.
In class we explore engineering concepts using DUPLO axles, gears, pulleys, cranks, beams and bricks, building unique machines and creations. Projects may include see-saw, cars, cranes, planes, fishing poles, conveyor belts, mono-rails, and many other exciting project.
Build-It workshops are offered twice on Thursdays during the school year. They are held at 10:00-11:00am or 1:00-2:00pm, to work around nap time and pre-school schedules.
Programs are open to everyone age 3-5, and each session is limited to ten children. Parents of 3 and 4 year-olds are asked to remain during the program, to be available if your child needs building assistance or must use the restroom. You are welcome to join the program and work and play with your child.