Articles by Rachel Matuch

Best 2021 Spring Activities in the Western Suburbs

Welcome to the Kidlist guide to all things Spring! Shake off cabin fever with our fun ideas, places to go, and all-around great spring activities for kids in the western suburbs of Chicago. Find the best places for Easter egg hunts and bunny breakfasts, kite festivals, what to do on a rainy day, spring break camps, live theater to enjoy…


Giant Map of Fun: Outdoor Places to Go with Kids

With the weather thawing out even a little bit, I’m so excited to be out and about again! These outdoor places to go with kids help alleviate my kids’ cabin fever like nothing else. We all know Chicagoland weather can be . . . temperamental . . . so we’ve got ideas for snowy days and those glorious afternoons when…



Arcades, Laser Tag, and Game Rooms Now Open

Press PLAY to start, and get your game on! We’ve rounded up the best local arcades, laser tag and game rooms for kids (or kids at heart) in the western suburbs of Chicago. For those of you new to the options, “game room” refers to places with varying forms of entertainment, buy mainly arcade-style games. Those with tickets and prizes are…



February 2021 Family-Friendly Events

We’ve got a lot of love for our February 2021 events list! We’ll be celebrating family and friends all month long as we recognize Black History Month, as well as holidays including Groundhog Day, Valentine’s Day, Presidents Day, and Lunar New Year. February 2021 Family-Friendly Events Do you have an event to submit to the Kidlist calendar? Simply click this link and…




Kidlist’s 2020 Family Holiday Guide with Christmas Events and More!

We have you covered for all of your holiday fun, including Christmas events and activities, Hanukkah events, celebrating New Year’s Eve with your kids before your adult celebration at midnight, and even events and activities when you need a break from the holidays in middle of all the busyness. Scroll through the list of holiday family fun and find great…


The Giant Kidlist Holiday Bucket List for December 2020

This year more than ever, a great bucket list can help give us some inspiration to focus on the hope-filled holidays! Explore the outdoors and get cozy at home with family activities. We are also always updating our December events calendar, so check back regularly for outdoor, online, and socially distanced goings-on. Don’t miss our printable holiday bucket list at…


Experience Gifts to Give Kids for the 2020 Holidays

Not only do experience gifts tend to support local businesses, they also cut down on the clutter in our homes, help us explore the places we live, and help us make magical memories with our kiddos. We’ve got the goods on amazing experience gifts for kids this year! This article is sponsored by Tommy’s Private Car Service, offering private holiday…