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.

Fresh Air, Warmth, and Fun For All Ages at Conservatories

Unlikely Places For Fun

Coffee and Play in Chicago’s Western Suburbs

Indoor Activities for Kids in the Western Suburbs of Chicago
A complete list of local indoor activities for kids of all ages. Find great ideas to plan a day full of kid-friendly fun in the western suburbs!

Movie Review: The Good Dinosaur

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Musical

Local Places For Kids Who Love Trains

Adventure to Santa at Oakbrook Center – CLOSED

True Toddler Life: I Took a Toddler to the Art Institute of Chicago
Get tips on how to successfully take your toddler to The Art Institute and find out where to go once you get there.

Experience Flying at iFLY Indoor Skydiving in Naperville
Indoor Skydiving at iFLY is unbelievably unique and so incredibly fun! It's an awesome and safe adventure for everyone, even kids as young as 3 years old.

Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park in Elmhurst

Review: KidStreet at Grounds For Hope in Lisle