outdoor

Free or Inexpensive Places to See Animals

Do you have an animal lover in your house? Then this list is for you! We’ve gathered all of the free or inexpensive places to see animals in our area. Nature centers, farms, smaller zoos, and pet stores… we’ve scoped out all the possibilities for you! Are your kids into something that we can look into for you? Email us…

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Go Ape for Kids: Treetop Junior Chicago + Go Ape Discount Code

Treetop Junior Chicago, located at Bemis Woods in Western Springs is opening tomorrow, July 1, 2017! We were so excited to hear that there is a Go Ape option for kids because my husband and I had an afternoon date there that we will never forget last year (click here to read our review of the Go Ape Treetop Adventure)…


Best Parks with Walking Paths

Want to take a stroller walk? Meet some friends at the park and take a walk between play breaks for the kids? We checked out all of the following playgrounds and walked for a while on the paths… wow, was it relaxing! All of the paths in this list are paved and the photographs include some of the playground equipment…


Blueberry Picking: U-Pick Blueberries Near Chicago + Tips for Your Trip

It’s blueberry picking time! Blueberries are so good for little hands and freeze really well to use all year. The blueberry season lasts about 3–4 weeks, but we recommend you call ahead to get an update on the field conditions and how plentiful the berries are before you travel to picking locations. When the berries are plentiful, they are easier to pick,…