Articles by Jill Borkowicz

The Best Water Parks and Beaches in Chicagoland!

For those extra toasty summer days, we have an awesome list of the best outdoor water parks and beaches in Chicagoland! You don’t have to go far to feel like you are on vacation at one of these fun, family-friendly spots. Be sure to check the website before going for all the details on hours, pricing and more. Outdoor Water…


Giddy Up for Arlington’s 2019 Family Days!

Family Fun Days will begin on Sundays from May 26 through September 1, 2019 at Arlington International Racecourse. We attended one year on Father’s Day and it was a blast! The kids loved watching the horses they picked race and really got into cheering them on. Additionally, there are all kinds of special activities geared towards family fun, including a…


Get Ready for Summer with a Swimming Pool Membership!

Splash into summer with a new swimming pool membership for your family! Early bird rates are happening as we speak, with deadlines quickly approaching. Luckily, Kidlist has the inside scoop so you won’t miss out on a dreamy summer lounging poolside with your kiddos. Check out our list of pools near you and line up your family’s membership in plenty…


Tumble Into These Gymnastics Open Gyms in the Western Suburbs

Open gym time is a fantastic way for kids to get acquainted with gymnastics, check out area gyms to take classes, and just have fun! Your budding gymnasts will have the opportunity to run around and play on a variety of cool equipment, including trampolines and foam pits at some spots. Take advantage of this handy list of local gymnastics…


Family-Friendly Destinations: Fun Restaurants for Kids

Dining out with the family has never been so fun! We have so many ideas for fantastic destination restaurants with your kids! Whether you’re celebrating a milestone or just looking for someplace that’s extra entertaining and kid-friendly, these restaurants are guaranteed for family dining fun! Some are specifically designed for kids, while others are just good spots recommended for the whole…


Roses are Red, Violets are Blue, We Found Heart-Shaped Pizza for You!

Who doesn’t love eating heart-shaped food on Valentine’s Day?! Check out our awesome list for all the best places to eat everything heart-shaped… pizzas, donuts, bagels, pretzels and more! (If you are looking for some adorable and yummy treats to make at home, I love this great collection of Valentine’s Day recipes to share with your sweeties.) Heart-Shaped Food in…



The Best Hanukkah Events in Chicagoland – 2018!

For our Hanukkah-a-celebratin’ families, we haven’t forgotten you! There are many fun Hanukkah events surrounding the Festival of Lights in the Chicagoland area. From plays to concerts to parties to delicious eats, Kidlist has you covered for all things Hanukkah. Get your menorahs ready, spin those dreidels and eat potato pancakes to your heart’s delight with these great Hanukkah events!…


Review: We Saw Blue Man Group with Our Kids, and It Was Amazing

My family’s experience seeing Blue Man Group was incredibly fun and entertaining, and I highly recommend as a memorable outing for yours! The audience was loaded with kids, and I loved watching my own ten-year-old and twelve-year-old engaged and laughing hysterically on the edge of their seats. We were invited to attend the performance and all opinions are my own….


2018 Holiday Theater for Kids and Nutcracker Performances

Make magical memories this holiday season with a kid-friendly holiday theater performance! There are so many options to take advantage of during Christmastime in the Chicagoland area. Why not start a special new tradition with your family? Check out all these great options, including The Nutcracker shows happening locally! Holiday Theater for Kids 2018 Twas the Night Before Christmas November…


Rain On Halloween? Indoor Halloween Events and Trick-or-Treating

Chicagoland natives are used to Halloweens that are downright wet and frigid! If the weather turns out to be not as picturesque as you imagined, consider taking your kids to one of these great indoor events. That way, the kids can still trick-or-treat, but in a warm, toasty environment. What If It’s Cold and Rainy on Halloween? Indoor Trick-or-Treating Events…


Pumpkin Patches and Pumpkin Farms in the Chicagoland Area

The crisp cool air and beautiful changing leaves signals one of our favorite outings of the fall season: pumpkin patches! You’ll find locations that not only offer pick-your-own pumpkins, but also all kinds of great attractions, children’s rides and tasty fall treats! Spend a few hours or a whole day with your family having fun at one of these awesome…