The Best Places to Go for Each Age Group

There are so many places to go in the west and southwest suburbs of Chicago, so how do you know where the best places for each age group are?! Introducing the Kidlist Activities by Age page! We put together recommendations for kids will all kinds of interests depending on their age and stage in life. Some places overlap between age groups, so you’re in luck if you have multiple kids that span these lists.

Places to Go with a Baby or Toddler (Ages 0-2)

When you have a little it can be difficult to know what to do and where to go on a daily basis so both of you don’t go stir crazy! The variety of ideas in this list will have you and your littlest one will be seeing animals, climbing play structures, listening to story time or dancing to music. You are going to love this list of ways to enjoy the day with your baby or toddler in the west and southwest suburbs. Click here for Places to Go with a Baby or Toddler (Ages 0-2).

Places to Go with Preschoolers and Kindergarteners (Ages 3-5)

From potty training to preschool, our little people have a lot going on! Luckily for us and our kids, the western suburbs are bursting with things to do with 3–5 year olds. Find the best activities for your preschooler and kindergarteners from Oak Park to Naperville and everywhere in between. Click here for Places to Go with Preschoolers and Kindergarteners (Ages 3-5).

Places to Go with Elementary School Kids (Ages 6-8)

Celebrate the new independence of your younger elementary-aged children by trying out places that may have felt intimidating before. These top activities are perfect for them as they transition into big-kid fun! Click here for Places to Go with Elementary School Kids (Ages 6-8).

Places to Go with Teens and Tweens (Ages 9+)

Kids eventually hit a stage where they are “too old” for many of the places that you have frequented regularly to keep them entertained. Check out our list for every type of tween out there, from the adventurous to the artsy. Get our list of fun for teens and tweens in Chicagoland that is sure to make them excited to hang out and have a good time. Click here for Places to Go with Teens and Tweens (Ages 9+)