A Drive-Thru Dinosaur Adventure is Coming to the DuPage County Fairgrounds

Dinosaur Adventure is bringing a drive-through experience with 80 life-size model dinosaurs to the DuPage County Fairgrounds in Wheaton on August 21–⁠23 and 27–⁠30. Image from the Dinosaur Adventure Facebook page. Cars will drive through the fairgrounds to see a 40-foot T-Rex, a 30-foot Brachiosaurus, and other prehistoric dinos (80 in all). Some of the models move and roar, as…

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Family-Friendly Weekend Events and More

We’ve entered the dog days of summer, and Clarendon Hills Park District is celebrating it. On Friday night, stop by their pet-friendly Dog Days of Summer family event in Prospect Park, and stay for a showing of The Secret Life of Pets 2. On Saturday, register for a timed-entry ticket at Transportation Zoo, Dupage Children’s Museum social-distancing touch-a-truck. Cantigny’s Second…

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What You Will Find at St. James Farm in Warrenville

St. James Farm is a free local outing for families looking to stretch their legs, learn a little history, and enjoy the gorgeous outdoor landscaping. My husband, Joe, took our kids on a trip to St. James Farm last week and they had a great time! I asked him to take plenty of photos and get the full scoop to…


Fall Music Classes and Free Open House at Mattix Music Studio

If you have been following Kidlist for a while, you know how much we love Mattix Music Studio! They offer Music Together, Rhythm Kids, and private lessons for a variety of instruments and there’s a real sense of community both in their classes and private Facebook group. You are going to love the encouragement, tips, and enthusiasm to foster your…


Kids Art Classes and Studios: Drawing, Painting, and More

Drawing and painting are wonderful ways for kids to express themselves! Creative kiddos of all ages can draw or paint during open studio time, classes, workshops, and summer camps. Take your little Picasso to a studio near you today and watch their inner artist shine through! This article is sponsored by the featured listings. Kids Drawing and Painting Studios in…


Where to Take Ice Skating Lessons in Chicagoland

Does your child love to watch the winter Olympics? Do they dream of twirling across the ice? We’ve looked into all of the ice skating lessons in Chicago’s western suburbs to help you find the best rink for your family. Whether your child is interested in figure skating or improving their skating skills for hockey, these rinks fit the bill….


Where to Find Parent/Child and “Mommy and Me” Classes

Parent/child and “mommy and me” classes are the perfect way to get out and get active with your little one! Not only will you enjoy singing, dancing, jumping and getting creative together, but you’ll also both have fun socializing with your peers. Some classes are in person and some are offering zoom classes online! Making connections with others is just…