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.

Movie Review: Mary Poppins Returns

Find Retro Fun at Roller Skating Rinks in the West and Southwest Suburbs 
Looking for some retro fun with the family? Find local roller skating rins in the southwest or western suburbs of Chicago! We've got all the info here.

Don’t Underestimate Your Local High School Sports Teams
High School sports games are worth checking out. Affordable for famiies and fun to sit close to the action! Find a nearby team and get their game schedule.

30 Ways to Stay Busy During Winter Break in the Southwest Suburbs
Winter break is coming! If you are looking for some different ways to fill your days, check out our guide for some great ideas!

Review: The Beatrix Potter Holiday Tea Party
If you are looking for something different to do different during the holidays for kids ages 2-6, we recommend the Beatrix Potter Holiday Tea Party.

Review: Winter WonderFest at Navy Pier
Get the details on attractions, inflatables, photo opps, food, parking, and more tips and discounts for the Fifth Third Bank Winter WonderFest at Navy Pier.

Hop On the Heated Chicago Holiday Lights Trolley Tour 2018
Experience the most popular destinations in the city on the Chicago Holiday Lights Trolley Tour without having to worry about parking at each location.

Be Amazed by Cirque Dreams Holidaze at The Chicago Theatre
Show overview, review of Cirque Dreams Holidaze, performance dates and times, where and how to get tickets and even how to get a discount!

LEGO Train Show: A Wonderland for LEGO fans
LEGO buildings, hands-on opportunities, LEGO art gallery with a dozen mosaics, 25-foot model of the USS Missouri, and running LEGO trains.

Review: We Saw Blue Man Group with Our Kids, and It Was Amazing
Get the details for the new updated performance and tips for going to Blue Man Group with kids! Find out how to get half-price tickets to the show. Enjoy!

Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical

The Ultimate Guide to Halloween for Families in the Suburbs
Halloween events, trunk-or-treat, best decorated houses, where kids eat free, allergy-friendly fun, haunted houses, haunted walks, pumpkin patches and more!