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Hidden Oaks Nature Center in Bolingbrook

The Hidden Oaks Nature Center in Bolingbrook is a great spot for kids to learn about nature, indoors and out. I’d only been during winter before, but my husband and I recently went back with our toddler on a nice summer day. There was lots more to explore! Hidden Oaks Nature Center 419 Trout Farm Road Bolingbrook, IL (630) 739-2600…


Feed Giraffes and Meet Penguins at Brookfield Zoo

If you’ve ever wanted to mingle with penguins or see a giraffe up close, now is your chance! The Chicago Zoological Society, which manages Brookfield Zoo, is giving zoogoers the opportunity to meet their favorite feathered and lanky friends at its new Penguin Encounter and Giraffe Feeding programs. We had the pleasure of feeding the giraffes and it was a…


Go Ape for Kids: Treetop Junior Chicago + Go Ape Discount Code

Treetop Junior Chicago, located at Bemis Woods in Western Springs is opening tomorrow, July 1, 2017! We were so excited to hear that there is a Go Ape option for kids because my husband and I had an afternoon date there that we will never forget last year (click here to read our review of the Go Ape Treetop Adventure)…


Best Parks with Walking Paths

Want to take a stroller walk? Meet some friends at the park and take a walk between play breaks for the kids? We checked out all of the following playgrounds and walked for a while on the paths… wow, was it relaxing! All of the paths in this list are paved and the photographs include some of the playground equipment…


Weekend Events: June 30 – July 2, 2017

Looking for 4th of July related events and activities? Here’s the full list of fireworks and parades in the western suburbs: 2017 4th of July Fireworks and Parades. The Lake Ellyn Cardboard Regatta is this Saturday! My son and I decided to build a boat for the first time this year and I’m hoping we don’t make fools of ourselves! Regardless,…


Blueberry Picking: U-Pick Blueberries Near Chicago + Tips for Your Trip

It’s blueberry picking time! Blueberries are so good for little hands and freeze really well to use all year. The blueberry season lasts about 3–4 weeks, but we recommend you call ahead to get an update on the field conditions and how plentiful the berries are before you travel to picking locations. When the berries are plentiful, they are easier to pick,…


Kick Off RomeoFest with the 1 Mile Race (plus food!) in Romeoville

RomeoFest starts on Thursday, August 3, 2017 with the Food Fest 1 Mile Race and continues with four days of music, food, family entertainment, a carnival, car show, and more. We have all of the details so you can mark your calendars! Be sure to check out the race below because the food samples included in the race are enticing… and then…


Summer Bucket List 2017: Fun for Every Age

I love summer… and I dread summer. School is done, regular activities tend to stop, and there are just a lot of hours to fill. I’m all for my son playing in the backyard all afternoon, but it’s also great to get out and make some special summer memories together. If you’re looking for a little summer fun inspiration, check out our summer…


Grand Opening of AWEsome Water at DuPage Children’s Museum

We spent the evening at DuPage Children’s Museum to share in the excitement of the grand opening of AWEsome Water, the popular water play section in the museum! There are a few new water sculptures: One copper pipe structure hanging from the ceiling that sprinkles water on a transparent dome that kids can stand under… and a wheel with various…


Outdoor Pools with Day Passes

This helpful list of pools with day passes is sponsored by the Glen Ellyn Park District. Sunset Pool is a summertime haven in Glen Ellyn. The outdoor, zero-depth pool features a sloping, beach-style entry that is perfect for parents with little ones. Younger children will enjoy the playground in the pool area as well as the sand play area. For…


Weekend Events: June 23-25, 2017

This weekend events list is sponsored by Riverwalk Café and the Naperville Park District. Delicious food and beautiful views are what’s in store for diners at the Riverwalk Café! Situated on the scenic Naperville Riverwalk near Rotary Hill, the Riverwalk Café offers a pleasant dining experience with a wide variety of food and beverage options, including burgers, salads, kid’s meals,…


Free Splash Bash at Goldfish Swim School Glen Ellyn

Goldfish Swim School Glen Ellyn is now open and they are having a Splash Bash with tons of free, kid-friendly fun this Sunday to celebrate. You are invited to swim, do arts and crafts, and enjoy scoops of Kimmer’s ice cream (while supplies last)! There will also be balloon twisting, a photo booth, and much more. Grand Opening Splash Bash at…