Your Guide to Summer 2021 Fun in the Suburbs

After a quieter summer in 2020, it’s no surprise that we cannot contain our excitement for what’s in store in 2021. Strawberry picking, water parks, children’s museum, fishing, outdoor concerts, the list goes on and on. We’ve created one HUGE summer guide for all your family-friendly fun, so don’t forget to bookmark this page. We’ve linked to all of our…

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Family-Friendly Weekend Events: June 11-13 and Beyond

Play. Create. Tinker. Explore. Imagine. The possibilities are endless at our local children’s museums, and one by one, the doors are opening again! While DuPage Children’s Museum in Naperville opened to pre-registered guests last week, Wonder Works Children’s Museum in Oak Park is hosting a Ribbon Cutting and Museum Re-opening Celebration this Friday. If you’re up for a drive, the…

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2021 Summer Concerts Are Here!

Anyone else miss outdoor concerts in the summertime? There’s simply nothing better than enjoying live music on a beautiful summer night! We’ve rounded up all the best family-friendly summer concert options locally for almost every day of the week. Get some of these concert dates on your summer calendar today and look forwards to the good vibes. Summer 2021 Outdoor…

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Where to See Waterfalls Near Chicago

Looking for a fun hike with breathtaking views? Check out these waterfalls in the Chicagoland area! My kids love hikes with a destination. Finding the hidden waterfall and then wading in the creeks below, is right up their alley. These waterfalls are so beautiful and peaceful, but can be a fun place to explore with kids of all ages. Remember…

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Our Epic Summer 2021 Bucket List is HERE

Every year, the whole Kidlist team gets excited to put together our annual summer bucket list. This year, we were extra excited for outdoor fun, amazing summer camps, making memories at home, local museums opening up, free events, and more. We hope this guide helps inspire your family to make your own bucket list together; use our #sharekidlist tag on…

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Kids’ Summer Movie Deals are Back for 2021!

Summertime movie deals are back! After being closed for much of 2020, movie theaters will certainly need a spot on your summer bucket list. Take a break from the heat and cool off at these heavily-discounted family-friendly movies. Will you get tickets to one of your favorites, or a new-to-you movie? Either way, don’t forget the popcorn. New this year,…

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Insider Tips for The Forge: Lemont Quarries

What is The Forge in Lemont? The Forge: Lemont Quarries is an outdoor adventure park with a variety of challenging activities for all ages and abilities. Their mission is to entertain, exhilarate, and educate. We found the staff to be friendly and helpful and the park to be clean and well organized. You can go to The Forge for one…

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