Articles by Annie Tandy

Splish Splash in these Splash Pads in the Southwest Suburbs

Splashing in the sun is one of the best summer delights! When my eldest daughter was a baby, I quickly learned that splash pads are an awesome summer water alternative! They are a great way to stay cool in the summer sun, practice fine motor skills of filling and dumping cups, and enjoy a relatively inexpensive, if not free, activity….


Sensory Garden Playground Play Days

We love the Sensory Garden Playground in Lisle! It even made it into the 10 Best Playgrounds that you all voted on this spring. It’s a horse stable-themed 2-to-5-year-old playground, sound and fragrance gardens, and central gathering area tucked in the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County’s Danada South Area located just northeast of Naperville and Navistar roads. Play Days at the Sensory…


Family-Friendly Events This Weekend: May 17-19

Character breakfasts, Spring Fling, Pet Parade, Water Lantern Festival, pickleball, family game night, and more this weekend! It’s supposed to be beautiful outside, so enjoy!! Fun Things To Do With Kids This Weekend All of the event titles, dates, times, and towns are listed. If you would like more information, simply click on the the event title. Please note that…


Remember Fallen Soldiers at 2019 Memorial Day Parades and Events

While we all enjoy a long weekend filled with barbecues and family outings, Memorial Day is a time to honor fallen soldiers. The Chicagoland area has a ton of Memorial Day parades, events, and ceremonies to help commemorate our wartime heroes! Check the events below to find things to do. If the weather is not cooperating, many of the events…


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…


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…


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…


Make Your Next Party a Smash with These Bounce House and Party Rentals!

Having a party? Look no further! A bounce house, water slide, or inflatable obstacle course at a party really pumps up the fun. Many of these companies offer rentals of tables, chairs, and tents to make party day easier. Some even have concessions, games, and other outdoor fun! Check out one of these rentals for your next birthday party, graduation…