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Brick Safari This Summer at Brookfield Zoo

Brick Safari at Brookfield Zoo opens this Saturday, May 11 and will be at the zoo through September 29, 2019. While walking down crushed gravel paths lined with trees, you will be amazing by more than 40 life-size animal sculptures created from millions of individual colored LEGO® bricks. Brookfield Zoo is the first venue in North America to display this international…


Free Tulip Bulbs in Oak Brook 2019

Have you seen all of the gorgeous tulips at the Oakbrook Center? Year after year they dig all of them up (usually after Mother’s Day) and offer them to the community so we can all enjoy them in our own yards! Get all the details below about when Oakbrook Mall is giving away free tulips, where to go, what to…


10 Best Parks and Playgrounds

Thanks so much for voting for your favorite playgrounds! Everyone came up with an amazing list of the best parks and playgrounds- there are maybe even some on this list that you haven’t visited before. Here’s an idea: Do a playground tour of the playgrounds on this list! You’re kids will have a blast. We went to almost all of…


Promo Code, Weekly Specials, Theme Nights for Kane County Cougars

Our family has enjoyed going to Cougars games for years and we’re excited to announce that Kidlist has partnered with the Kane County Cougars to bring you buy-one-get-one-free reserved or lawn seat tickets this year, helpful info about going to games there, and an inside look at taking your family to a Cougars game. The season just started and there…


Review: American Girl Live at the Broadway Playhouse in Chicago

My daughters, ages 5.5 and almost 4, loved everything about American Girl Live. Most families had children around this age, but slightly older girls seemed to be just as happy. The songs were catchy and the cast was phenomenal. I loved the messages about being a good friend, standing up for yourself, and persevering in tough situations. The positive vibe…


Bippity-Boppity Boo! Summer at The Stage School

The Stage School brings “Cinderella KIDS” to Oakbrook Terrace this Summer! Is your child a budding performer, longing to be on the stage?  Are they looking to try something fun and make new friends?  We’re excited to announce that The Stage School is now open in Oakbrook Terrace! This premier performing arts academy if offering a unique summer camp opportunity…



2019 Farmers Markets in the Southwest Suburbs

There’s nothing like fresh produce straight from the farm at a local farmers market! Many markets feature things like baked goods, flowers, honey, meats, and cheeses in addition to your typical fruits and vegetables. (Some even have the occasional donut truck or face painting station!) So round up your family, grab a tote and some sunscreen, and check out these…


Spring with Sheena Magnesen Photography

Kidlist welcomes Sheena Magnesen Photography as a guest contributor to announce her spring session dates! We’ve worked with Sheena at a Kidlist event in the past and think she’s pretty great. Keep reading to see some of her work and get info on how to book a session! Spring Has Finally Sprung! Outdoor Spring Session dates are now available! We’ve…


What Are Your Favorite Playgrounds?

It’s time to vote… What are your favorite playgrounds? Here’s your chance to contribute, help other parents, and honor the park districts and organizations that work hard to construct and maintain our parks! Please fill out as many categories as you can below so we can get a good sampling and hear from everyone. We will be publishing the best-of…


2019 Spring and Summer Art Fairs and Festivals in Chicagoland

It’s springtime in Chicagoland, and there’s beauty all around us! It’s the perfect time to take a stroll through an outdoor art festival to find that special piece of art to decorate your home, or maybe just to spark your own creativity . . . especially if you’ve got a budding artist in the family. Whatever your fancy, we’ve got…