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2018 Fun Runs and Races in the Southwest Suburbs

Spring is in the air!  Time to dust off those gym shoes and get active outdoors with your kids!  Whether your kids are ready for a full-blown 5K race or a short and sweet fun run, the southwest suburbs are packed with local running events. Many of these races are community parties with live music, food, and games for kids….all…


Hands-on, Dynamic STEM Summer Camps from Engineering for Kids

This article is sponsored by Engineering for Kids/Chicagoland. This summer, instead of sending your children to camp to play, why not give their brains a workout too? At the STEM camps offered by Engineering for Kids/Chicagoland, the sky’s the limit. This summer, nine weeks of specialized camps will focus on science, technology, engineering and math to give children ages 4-14 years…


A Local Tropical Getaway + Win Shedd Tickets

Visit Shedd Aquarium during spring break for a tropical getaway without even leaving the state by visiting the warm water exhibits and species throughout the aquarium! Visit the new Kelp Forest in Shedd’s Oceans gallery to see leopard sharks, jack mackerels and garibaldis, or take a journey through the Philippines in Wild Reef to marvel at an array of animals…


Unique Local Shop Offers Handcrafted Mattresses in the Western Suburbs

Kidlist welcomes Quality Sleep Shop as a site sponsor. Our family has bought multiple mattresses from them and not only love supporting local businesses, but think their products are wonderful. A lot of care and talent goes into each mattress they make and we recommend you check them out! There is great information in this article, including a little background…


Oak Park Conservatory and Rehm Park

A rich and colorful atmosphere await your family at the Oak Park Conservatory! This hidden oasis of the western suburbs is such a neat and uplifting place to visit with your kids… and it’s free. We enjoyed meandering down the the winding paths, taking in the citrus scents of the lemon trees, and being surrounded by warmth, nature and beautiful…


Indoor Family Fun in the Southwest Suburbs

Consider this your go-to page anytime you want to do something inside with your kids! We’ve compiled our best articles so you can have all of the indoor options for family fun in the southwest suburbs in one place. Simply click on any of the headings to be taken to more details and locations to find a place to go…


Kite Flying Festivals and Events in Chicagoland

Nothing announces the arrival of spring quite like a big blue sky full of colorful kites soaring overhead. It’s National Kite Month, and Chicagoland is filled with public parks offering the opportunity for you to experience this beautiful springtime spectacle firsthand. We’ve put together a long list of local parks where you can participate in statewide “Flying for Kids” kite…


New Spring Fest Brings The Easter Bunny and Fun Activities to Burr Ridge

At Spring Fest on March 24, you can visit and take pictures with the Easter Bunny, enjoy crafts, face painting, and balloon artistry! There will also be a Bunny Hop, where kids can hop to select Burr Ridge Village Center stores and get candy, sponsored by Mars Wrigley Confectionery (formerly M&M Mars) so you know it’s going to be good! Every…


Spring Session and Free Classes at Mattix Music Studio in Western Springs

Join Mattix Music Studio this Spring as they go on a fantastic musical journey through their Music Together®  Triangle Song Collection session. Jump and jive with “Allee Galloo”, go to the beach with “Maria Isabel” and create jazzy rounds with “Hey, Ho, Nobody Home” – just to name a few of the 25 songs and chants of this popular collection….


Ninja Classes in the Southwest Suburbs

Ninja classes are the new way to get your little ones moving! It’s a little gymnastics, a little martial arts, and a lot of fun. Let your little ninjas stretch their imaginations to the limit while they learn balance and coordination. This new craze is a great way to introduce your child to some new ways to move and let…


Review: The Emperor’s New Clothes

My family and I were given the opportunity to go to see The Emperor’s New Clothes at the Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire. We had with us my 5-year-old daughter and 2-year-old son, both of whom have never been to see live theater. While we weren’t entirely sure how this adventure would go, we were pleasantly surprised! Review: The Emperor’s New…


Live in the Western Suburbs? Content Contributor Positions Open

Are you interested in being a part of Kidlist West Team? There are Content Contributor positions open! If you are enthusiastic about Kidlist, have a talent in writing, and love doing fun things with your kids, I encourage you to read through the job description below and apply. I look forward to hearing from you! Annie We are looking for…