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.

Birthday Party Giveaway from Bounce Around
Bounce Around is looking to gift a free birthday party to a family in need. Nominate a local family that could use some help!

New at Bloomingdale Park District and Their Grand Re-Opening
The Bloomingdale Park District re-opens with a NEW indoor playground. Significant upgrades were made to the preschool and actvity spaces.

2019 Chicago-Area Museum Free Days
Visit Brookfield Zoo, the Shedd, MSI, and more for free! Check out our guide to find the best values when visiting local attractions.

Free Ice Cream Bars at Mars 2019
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.

Summer Open Gyms for Kids in the Southwest Suburbs: Times and Prices
We've got a full round-up of open gyms for kids all around Chicago's Southwest suburbs so they can tumble, play, and get their energy out!

Gymnastics Open Gym Summer Schedule for the West Suburbs
Tumble into fun with open gym times in Burr Ridge, Carol Stream, Countryside, Downers Grove, Elmhurst, Naperville, and more!

$1 Summer Movies for Kids in the Chicagoland Area
Bask in the AC during these $1 kids' movies all summer long! We've got locations, schedules, coupons, and more.

Memorial Day Weekend Events
A special edition of the weekend events, featuring local, family-friendly fun happening every day this Friday through Monday. Memorial Day Weekend Events!

Free Summer Fun for Kids in the Southwest Suburbs 2019
Free summer fun can be had all over the suburbs. We have compiled events and locations that will keep your summer schedule packed and inexpensive!

Review: American Girl Live at the Broadway Playhouse in Chicago
Treat your girls to American Girl Live where they learn the importance of having fun, working hard, and being a good friend.

West Suburban Weekend Planner: May 3-5
Get the scoop on what is going on in your area with this amazing list of family-friendly weekend events in the western suburbs that everyone will enjoy!

Southwest Suburban Weekend Planner: May 3-5
Find out about weekend events in the southwest suburbs! We have the scoop on all the family-friendly fun going on in your area, all in one list.