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.

Local Fish Fry Events and Carryout for 2021
Find all the restaurants, churches and VFWs throughout the western suburbs offer tasty fish fry options for families during Lent.

Movie Theater Rentals in Chicago’s Western Suburbs
Check out these private theater rentals in Chicago's western suburbs for a night at the movies with your family or even a birthday surprise!

Bringing Kids to Immersive Van Gogh Chicago

Escape to These Indoor Water Parks Near Chicagoland
Whether you're looking for a day trip or full-blown vacation, check out our list of indoor water parks near Chicago that are worth the drive!

Parent-Child Dates: The Sweetest Ideas for One-on-One Time with Your Kids!
We all know quality time with our kids is priceless, but it can get lost so easily. Put a date on the calendar for an extra-special day!

Arcades, Laser Tag, and Game Rooms Now Open
Get your game on! We've rounded up the best local arcades, laser tag and game rooms in the Chicago area that are currently open.

Indoor Play Areas Offering Private Reservations
Climb, jump, and shake your sillies at these indoor playgrounds. Find all the details, including private rentals, at these great stops.

Making Valentine’s Special for Kids: Kits to Go, Daddy-Daughter Dances, and More
Daddy-daughter dances give little girls a night with their special guy. We also have Valentine's acitivites for all ages in the west suburbs!

Local Workout Classes, Ideas for Being Active with Kids, and Keeping Fit in 2021
Plan to meet your fitness goals (and keep your family moving!) with these gyms, classes, and active outings you can do with kids.

Kidlist At-Home Volunteering Event brought to you by Corsalus Financial
We are partnering with Corsalus Financial to bring you this all-ages volunteering event for local kids in need!

Start 2021 Right with Free January Fun
Slow down after the busyness of the holidays with these free activities all around Chicago's west suburbs (or online!).

30 Wonderful Winter Break Activities in Chicago’s Western Suburbs
Check out our lists filled with out-of-the-house and at-home fun this winter break! Relax at a movie marathon, hit the ski slopes, and much more.