Resources for Your Family

Want to find restaurants where kids eat free? Preschools and daycares near you? Need school lunch ideas? Looking for a resale or consignment sale to buy kids clothes, toys, and equipment? Want to plan the ultimate kids birthday party? We have the answers to these questions and much more in this Resources for Families page!

All of these lists were made by local moms for local parents, grandparents, and caregivers. Are you looking for a family resource not on this list? Comment below and let us know!

If you are looking for activities for kids? Check out our other resources, visit our Outdoor Activities and Indoor Activities pages. We also have Half-Price Ticket offers so you can see a fun performance or receive admission to location attractions at a discount!

Our Epic Summer 2021 Bucket List is HERE
Get ideas for a fun summer both close to home and local outings in our Summer Bucket List for families with a free printable.

Free Tulip Bulbs in Oak Brook with a Donation to People’s Resource Center
Oakbrook Center gives free tulip bulbs! Find out when and where to get them, along with tips and what to do with the bulbs when you get home.

Virtual VBS, Kits, and In-Person Options for Vacation Bible School 2021
Vacation Bible School (VBS) is an exciting way for children to have fun while exploring their religion. Here's our roundup of options in the western suburbs.

2021 Farmers Markets and French Markets
Farmers markets in the western suburbs are opening soon! Skip the grocery store and support local farmers and artisans.

Bounce House Rentals, Inflatable Water Slides, and More!
Maximize the backyard fun at your family get-togethers this summer with bounce houses, obstacle courses, dunk tanks, and more.

August 2021 Family-Friendly Events
We've taken care of your final summer plans with our roundup of August 2021 family-friendly events. There's something for every family's interests.

Family Photographers Who Serve the Western Suburbs
Find local talent, learn about each family photographer, and see samples of their work. All serving families in the suburbs of Chicago.

10 Over-the-Top (Literally!) Milkshakes in Chicagoland
These restaurants offer delicious, over-the-top milkshakes. With cookies, cupcakes, and donuts piled on top, these are sure to be a family favorite.

Local Restaurants with Easter Dinner Takeout and Delivery Options
Take the stress out of cooking and support local restaurants with these delicious Easter dining options to-go. Try a new place in the western suburbs or order from one of your favorites.

April 2021 Family-Friendly Events
We're not fooling around, April is going to be a fun-filled month! Here's our roundup of family-friendly events in the western suburbs.

Where to Take Kids for Ear Piercing Near Here
A full list of shops, stores, tattoo parlors, and other kid-friendly spots that offer ear piercing in Chicago's west suburbs.

Where Kids Eat Free in Chicago’s West Suburbs
Treat yourself to a meal out with these kids eat free days at family-friendly restaurants in the western suburbs.