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.

Summer 2019 VBS (Vacation Bible School) Camps in the Southwest Suburbs
Vacation Bible School is a great way for kids to learn about Jesus and have fun! Check out our list of VBS locations and dates near you!

Birthday Party Giveaway! 2Toots Train Whistle Grill
Have your next birthday party at 2Toots in Glen Ellyn, Naperville, or Bartlett! Enter to win a free birthday party for your son or daughter.

Sensory-Friendly Chicagoland: Activities and Events for Special Needs
Sensory-friendly events and locations can be found all over the chicagoland area. Use our guide to find an event that best fits your family!

Check Out a Museum Adventure Pass from Your Library
Receive discounts from your library with the Museum Adventure Pass! Get the scoop on pass benefits for local attractions and participating libraries.

Save Your Spot Now for 2019 Breakfast with the Easter Bunny Events
Celebrate Easter by taking the kids to breakfast with the Easter Bunny. Use our guide below to find a breakfast with the bunny event near you!

Hop on Over to Easter Egg Hunts in the Southwest Suburbs
Easter egg hunts are popping up all over the southwest suburbs. There's no better way to get out and enjoy the spring than an egg hunt!

Disney’s Frozen, The Hit Broadway Musical is Coming to Chicago
Disney's Frozen is coming to Broadway In Chicago’s Cadillac Palace Theatre in 2020! Get the details and see production photos.

Indoor Pools with Family Swim Times in the Western Suburbs
Your kids can enjoy swimming all year round at one of these indoor pools with open swim times in the near western suburbs of Chicago.

Indoor Pools with Family Swim Times in the Southwest Suburbs
Indoor pools in Bolingbrook, Joliet, Orland Park, Romeoville, and more offer family swim times so you can enjoy the water together!

2019 Spring Break Camps in the Southwest Suburbs
From drop-in fun to camps with extended care, we've got all the spring break camps from Joliet to Orland Park and beyond.

Complimentary Movie Screening and Pre-Party

Tumble Into These Gymnastics Open Gyms in the Western Suburbs
Open gyms are a great way for kids to burn off energy! We put together a list of locations, hours, and descriptions to make them easy to find.