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New! Ninja Monkeys + 50% Off Select Classes

Gemini Gymnastics Academy is now offering Sunday classes and all of them are 50% off in January! I know a lot of you are often looking for weekend classes, so I was excited to let you know. They also have fun new classes called Ninja Monkeys for 5-12 year olds and Mini Ninjas, which are also 50% off in January! Ninja…


Chinese New Year Celebrations for Kids and Families

You’ve packed away the last of the Christmas decorations, started tackling your New Year’s resolutions and managed to get the kids back into the swing of things (more or less). But wait! The party’s not over yet. The Chinese New Year–or “Spring Festival” as it is now known–is just around the corner, and we think you’ll love celebrating its rich…


Tubing at Blackwell Forest Preserve: Mount Hoy

Want an awesome alternative to sledding? Try tubing at Blackwell Forest Preserve (Mount Hoy) in Warrenville. We went this weekend and it was so fun that we went on both Saturday and Sunday! The tubing hill has two branches and is 800 feet long. It open for rentals and tubing when there are 3 or more inches of snow covering the hill….


Ice Skating Rinks in the Western Suburbs

We have so many great ice skating rinks to choose from! From indoor to outdoor rinks, you will find a great place to glide around, get some exercise, and have fun with your kids. Skate rental and admission fees are listed, when applicable, and the best ways to find out if the outdoor rink ice is frozen and ready is…


Ice Skating Rinks in the Southwest Suburbs

There is nothing quite like lacing up a pair of skates and gliding around an ice skating rink while feeling the cold air against your cheeks! The southwest suburbs have many different options for both indoor and outdoor ice skating rinks. Open skate times vary from day-to-day for indoor rinks, and outdoor rinks are weather dependent. It is best to…



Most Popular Content of 2017

Curious to see what local families like you were most interested in this past year? We looked it up and put together a top ten list for Kidlist’s most popular content of 2017! If you missed any of these, you will want to check them out. Maybe even bookmark the links because we even find ourselves referencing them quite a…


Museum Free Days and Discounts on Local Fun

Visiting some of Chicago’s main attractions doesn’t have to be a budget breaker. Use our guide to find free or discounted attractions in and around Chicago! There are many zoo and museum free days and other fun locations to visit that are free or discounted all year round. Regular prices are included so you can evaluate the benefit of the…


Houses with a Leg Lamp

This morning, a Kidlist reader wrote me an email and said, “We watched A Christmas Story for the first time with the kids and now I am dying to show them the leg lamp in the windows of houses, of course now I can’t remember at all where I have seen them.” So we posted her question to the Kidlist Facebook…


Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! We will be spending time with family these next few days, so you won’t hear from us until next week, but the site is still very much available for your use… from the Calendar of Events to the Winter Holiday Fun Guide to New Year’s Eve with Kids. Don’t forget about the Winter Break Camp Guide too. There…


Snow Days with Blue Moose

This post is sponsored by Blue Moose Sports Camp. Are you looking for something fun for your kids over Winter Break? They can enjoy activities, sports, games and crafts with the Blue Moose Staff… up to 8 mornings full of FUN! Meet some new friends or enjoy spending time with old ones, learn new games, play your favorite sports and…


20 Things To Do When School is Closed in the Southwest Suburbs

School is out for winter break—but not to fear, Kidlist is here! We have some great ideas of places and things to do to keep yourself and the kids occupied during these long, cold days. When school is closed in the southwest suburbs, it is a great time to take advantage of some of the activities that you weren’t able…