Indoor Activities

Whether it’s too hot, too cold, rainy, or just you just feel like spending some time indoors, you will find all of the ideas you need to plan a fun day! Scroll through all of these indoor activities and see what peaks your interest, then click on the category heading and you will be taken to a full list of local options. We have all the details about locations! Many have photographs and more information to help you decide where to go and what your kids will be interested in depending on their age and interests.

All of these lists were made by local moms for local parents, grandparents, and caregivers. Do you have an idea for a topic that hasn’t been covered or a spot that you’ve been enjoying? Comment below and let us know!

If you are looking for other resources, visit our Resources for Families page, buy half-price tickets to great local attractions and shows on our Half-Price Ticket page, and peruse our Outdoor Activities page.

Tackle These Indoor Rock Climbing Walls in Chicagoland
Kids are born to climb! Check out our list of Indoor rock climbing walls to develop physical skills, courage, and confidence. An activity you can enjoy too!

The Biggest, Best Guide to Indoor Play Areas in the Western Suburbs of Chicago
Every year, this is one of our most popular lists — and for good reason! Chicago's west suburbs are full of indoor playgrounds to explore with your kids.

The Ultimate List of Indoor Play Areas in Chicago’s Southwest Suburbs
Looking for a place to play inside with kids? Check out our giant list of indoor play areas all over the south suburbs of Chicago!

Get Your Spook On! Family-Friendly Halloween Events in the West Suburbs
Celebrate the season with these family-friendly Halloween events and activities! Decorate pumpkins, watch spooky movies, listen to a storyteller, and more.

Find Spooky Fun at Family-Friendly Halloween Events in the Southwest Suburbs
Tons of Halloween fun for the whole family in this guide to kid-friendly Halloween events in your area. Dates, times, and descriptions are included.

Chicagoland Kids Theater Guide: Fall 2018 – Winter 2019
All of the kid-friendly theater for families in the near western suburbs of Chicago. Find performances in this comprehensive guide to theater for kids!

Polar Express Train Rides, Holiday Express, Santa Train, and Santa Trolley
Polar express train rides, holiday express, santa train, and santa trolley rides in the Chicago suburbs. Enjoy a family friendly ride to visit Santa Claus.

Local Escape Rooms: Are You Up to the Challenge?
Escape rooms are a thrilling challenge for families, friends, date night, and more! We've got details on all the local escape rooms nearby.

Kid-Friendly Nail Salons in the Western Suburbs
Pamper yourself and your daughter with an afternoon at one of these kid-friendly nail salons in the western suburbs. Some even have kid chairs!

Kid-Friendly Nail Salons in the Southwest Suburbs
A list of kid-friendly nail salons in the southwest suburbs. These locations have services for children and many have miniature pedicure chairs.

Free Ice Cream Bars at Mars 2018
Get the details for free ice cream bars at the Burr Ridge ice cream plant on weekdays in July, compliments of Mars Chocolate North America.

2018 Free Summer Fun in the Western Suburbs
We're excited about all the fun activities and events happening for free locally! Find some free summer fun for every age group.