During the hot summer months of Yakima, one of our favorite places to go is the Meadowbrook Family Fun Center. Fortunately, they're open everyday through Summer with varying hours for each event.

The Meadowbrook arcade, mini-golf course and batting cages are open Monday through Thursday from 11:00am to 11:00pm. Fridays it's open from 11:00am until midnight with Saturday from 10:00am to Midnight and Sunday from 11:00am to 11:00pm. Keep in mind that the last round of mini-golf is half an hour before they close so don't be showing up just before closing time thinking you can putt around.

The go-karts and bumper boats are one of the biggest summer attractions at Meadowbrook and is open Monday through Thursday from 11:00am to 11:00pm. Friday from 11:00am to midnight. Saturday from 10:00am to midnight and Sunday from 11:00am until 11:00pm.

Whenever I bring my kids here, we always start in the arcade and play some games. My two youngest are perfectly happy just riding the little carousal in the middle of the arcade the entire time. My oldest likes playing games, but doesn't necessarily care about getting tickets, yet. She's not as competitive as my wife and I are. Not yet, anyways. From there we'll head over to the mini-golf and will do the bumper boats last.

We'll usually grab a snack while we're here. The pizza, believe it or not, isn't bad! You think of other arcades or amusement parks and most have sub-par pizza. The pizza at Meadowbrook is really decent so we might even grab a pizza while we're here, just for fun.

Play safe, collect those tickets to cash in on something great and have a blast with your friends and family at Meadowbrook Family Fun Center. No doubt you'll see me more than a few times this summer.