Enjoy a beautiful day outside with your kids! Check out all of these outdoor activities in your area 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 Indoor Activities page.
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Family-Friendly Weekend Events: March 13-15
We did the work so you don't have to! Get the details about all the family-friendly weekend events going on in your community.
The Big Map of Things to Do with Kids in Chicago’s Suburbs
From zoos and amusement parks to indoor playgrounds and arcades, this map will help you find local fun for kids nearby in Chicagoland.
School’s Closed. What Now? Ideas for a Day Off in the West Suburbs
Looking for fun things to do when school is closed in Chicago's west suburbs? Check out our round-up of kid-friendly places to go and things to do at home.
Giveaway! Family Open Swim Packs
Enter to win a family open swim pack, equivalent to ten wristbands at the Oak Brook Park District Aquatic Center and Splash Island!
Glide Through Winter at Indoor and Outdoor Ice Skating Rinks
Family-friendly indoor and outdoor ice skating rinks with skate rental, admission fees, and how to find out if the outdoor rinks are ready.
Insider Tips for the Skating Ribbon at Maggie Daley Park
Get tips for the skating ribbon, including where to park, the best times to go, where to warm up, various rentals available, and more!
6 Reasons Why Summer 2020 is Going to be the Best Summer Yet
Get the inside scoop on all of the amazing new attractions coming to the western suburbs of Chicago and beyond.
All the 2020 Chicago-Area Museum Free Days
Here's our 2020 list of all the museum free days in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. Visit Brookfield Zoo, the Shedd, MSI, and more!
Start 2020 Right with Free January Fun
Kidlist has you covered with all kinds of FREE outings (indoor and outdoor) to entertain your kids all January long!
8 Most Unique Holiday Experiences in Chicago and the Suburbs
What are the most unique experiences for a memorable December? Get the details on these one-of-a-kind family, friendly events and activities!