Go for the bullseye
Thanks to the pop culture heroics of Katniss Everdeen and Wonder Woman, archery has been in the spotlight in recent years, both on- and off-screen, and it is gaining a following among youth and grown-ups alike. Dads (and moms!) who played Robin Hood in their own childhoods will find common ground with their "Hunger Games"-inspired kiddos as they team up to master the time-honed practice of the bow and arrow at one of these local indoor ranges. Lessons for groups, individuals and families are offered, in addition to competitive leagues for those looking to explore the sport further.
This family-owned archery education center in Mountlake Terrace offers lessons, parties, tournaments and 6-week complete archery courses for ages 8 and up. All equipment is provided.
Find it: 22313 70th Ave. W., Suite U1A, Mountlake Terrace
An indoor archery range is open to the public during the winter at this Bothell club that also offers outdoor ranges, rifle and shotgun practice and a variety of classes. Aspiring archers ages 12 and under can drop in with an adult in tow.
Find it: 1031 228th St. S.W., Bothell
Skookum Archers Club and Range is a welcoming environment to try out the sport of archery. The facility offers drop-in education sessions for beginners on Thursday evenings that emphasize safety and fun. Equipment is provided and the sessions are suitable for kids and adults. Private or group lessons for all ages and levels, beginner to advanced, are offered at the indoor range and full-service archery pro shop in Puyallup (check the website for new winter hours). Equipment is available, or you can bring your own.
Find it: 11209 Shaw Road E., Puyallup