Free or Inexpensive Places to See Animals

Do you have an animal lover in your house? Then this list is for you! We’ve gathered all of the free or inexpensive places to see animals in our area. Nature centers, farms, smaller zoos, and pet stores… we’ve scoped out all the possibilities for you! Are your kids into something that we can look into for you? Email us…

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Weekend Events: July 21-23, 2017

This list of family-friendly weekend events is sponsored by Stratford Square Mall. Join them for the WTTW Kids Big Idea Live Tour! The WTTW Kids Lab Guys will be at the Center Court at Stratford Square Mall for a free, fun-filled live show for kids and families on Friday, July 21 from 11 am until 12:30 pm. They will explore…

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August Dance Camps and Fall Registration

There are still some spots available at the Jo’s Footwork Studio Dance Camps in August if you are looking for an activity for the end of the summer! They are also hosting several open houses for dance registration where you can sign up for classes, enter to win an entire 2017-18 season of free classes, and receive a 10% discount…


Best Playgrounds for Elementary School-Aged Kids

Scope out some new spots for your family! We asked all of you for the best playgrounds for elementary school kids and you answered… with all of these great parks, one that just opened last week. There are special stories behind some of these play areas, so check them out and have fun! Harvester Park, Burr Ridge When you walk…


Kids Drawing and Painting Studios in Chicago’s Western Suburbs

For all the kids out there who love to create, we’ve rounded up some really awesome drawing and painting studios in the near western suburbs! Find summer camps, ongoing classes, and open studio time on each location’s website. There are wonderful offerings that kids of all ages can take advantage of! Kids Drawing and Painting Studios La Grange Park Making…


Weekend Events: July 14-16, 2017

Friday is a great night to see an outdoor movie or listen to some music because there are plenty of options! Taste of Westmont is this weekend and La Grange Park’s 125th birthday is on Saturday, so they will have entertainment for the whole family. Museum of Science and Industry also just let me know that they will giving away…


A Visit to Lake Katherine

We love exploring new places in the summertime and are thrilled that we discovered beautiful Lake Katherine Nature Center and Botanic Gardens in Palos Heights. We found the layout simple to tackle in a morning, complete with hiking trails, colorful gardens, a nature center, and plenty of opportunities to see wildlife. Parking was easy at the lot near the entrance….