The Best Local Ice Cream Shops
We've compiled a list of our reader's favorite local Chicagoland ice cream shops to dazzle and delight even the youngest family members!

Insider Tips for the DuPage County Fair
Find out the best time to go, food and attraction picks, ticket info, discounts, options for how to get there, and more!

Tips, Discounts, Review of Kane County Cougars Game
Get the inside scoop on going to a Cougars game with your family. We have the kid-friendly overview, tips and even a discount on tickets!

Blueberry Picking Near Chicago: U-Pick Blueberries + Tips for Your Trip
July is time for u-pick blueberries! We have the best spots for blueberry picking near Chicago, along with tips for sweet success.

Moon Mania: Free Space-Themed Activities, Crafts, Games, Snacks
Find out how to get free tickets to this event with fun, space-themed activities, snacks, crafts, and games for the whole family.

The Best Water Parks and Beaches in Chicagoland!
Enjoy your staycation with a day at the beach or an outdoor water park! We've got all the local spots for summer fun.

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!

DuPage County Fair: New Additions and Fan Favorites

The Chicago Dogs Hit it Out of the Park with Family Sundays: Our Review + Your Guide to Game Day
Chicago's newest team might be the easiest place to take your kids to a ballgame! Find our tips for a trip to see the Chicago Dogs here.

Strawberry Picking: Farms With U-Pick Strawberries (Plus Map!)
Find a strawberry picking farm a short ride from the suburbs of Chicago and get some great tips for u-pick strawberries! Picking start dates included.

Gathering on the Green Summer Festival in Western Springs
Pony rides, petting zoo, pop-a-shot, climbing wall, mega slide, bounce houses, food, drinks and more at Gathering on the Green!

2019 Summer Festivals
A comprehensive list of all the family-friendly fairs and festivals in the west and southwest suburbs of Chicago!