Storybook Walks in Chicago’s West Suburbs

Storybook Walks (sometimes called Story Trails) are an interactive way for families to stretch their legs and brains at the same time. As you walk down the path, you’ll also journey through a storybook, one page at a time. With two emerging readers in our home, we’re constantly looking for new ways to practice our literacy skills. A visit to…

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2020 Trick-or-Treat Hours for Halloween in Chicago’s West Suburbs

The Kidlist team is beyond excited for Halloween this year! After seeing so many fun events and holiday celebrations canceled earlier in 2020, we’re so happy to see trick-or-treating happening for so many towns! The Illinois Department of Public Health put out a lot of information about keeping your family safe during Halloween festivities. Find your trick-or-treat hours listed below,…

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Family-Friendly Weekend Events: October 23–25 and Beyond

This is the weekend for Halloween fun! We’ve got spooky drive-through events, silly trunk or treats, haunted walks and hayrides, fang-tastic festivals and parades, and more. There’s something for your littlest goblins, your tween monsters and even a Howl-O-Ween Dog Party in Roselle for your four-legged family members. Give those costumes are test run at one of many incredible family-friendly…

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Kids Eat Free and Other Scary Good Deals for Halloween 2020

Restaurants, websites, and stores offer special Halloween deals and offers that are too good to pass up. All of the details for the discounts are included, but please check before going because they are subject to change at the restaurant or stores discretion. Happy Halloween! Kids Eat Free and Halloween 2020 Discounts in Chicago’s Suburbs IHOPLocations in Aurora, Bloomingdale, Bridgeview,…


November 2020 Family-Friendly Events

We’re grateful for a full calendar this month! Our November family-friendly events list has us celebrating the upcoming holiday season with plenty of indoor and outdoor events. Arts and crafts, turkey shoots, story times, and more. There’s something here for every family. Before you go, make sure to click on the links for information about social distancing requirements, advance registration…


A Picture-Perfect Trip to Fabyan Forest Preserve in Geneva

Leaves are changing color and fall has begun, but the sun still keeps us warm enough to be outside enjoying scenic adventures. Fabyan Forest Preserve was a beautiful fall adventure for my family! This picture-perfect spot offers paths for hiking and biking, gardens for exploring, a river for kayaking, and plenty of photo opportunities along the way. Pack a picnic…


Free Halloween Bash in Western Springs

Western Springs Park District is hosting a FREE Halloween Bash on Halloween Day, October 31, 2020 from 10am-noon! Dress in costume if you would like to be entered into a costume photo contest. There will be a pathway maze with fencing, pumpkin patch, outdoor laser tag, skee ball, and family goodie bag! This article is sponsored by Western Springs Park…


Winter Fun! Places to Go Skiing and Snowboarding Near Chicago

Even though the temperatures are dropping, the outdoor fun doesn’t have to stop. Bundle up and hit the slopes for hours of skiing and snowboarding family fun. My husband grew up loving winter sports, and is excited that this will be the year we finally get our two oldest on skis. I love that trying out skiing and snowboarding doesn’t…