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Enjoy a Live Theater Performance

Various Locations IL

We’re thrilled to share all of the upcoming kid-friendly productions happening in Chicagoland this spring and summer season in our Kid-Friendly Theater Guide.


Story Walk: Daniel Finds a Poem

Mayslake Peabody Estate 1717 W. 31st Street, Oak Brook

The lushly illustrated pages of Daniel Finds a Poem by Micha Archer come to life on large displays along a half-mile path that encourages children and their families to explore their surroundings and their inspirations. As you follow the story, you’ll discover that nature and poetry are all around if you take the time to...


French Market

Downtown Glen Ellyn Main Street & Crescent Boulevard, Glen Ellyn

Glen Ellyn Farmers Market features a select group of vendors and live shows.   For information on more events like this, check out our roundup of Farmer’s Markets.


Geneva French Market

Downtown Geneva IL

Each year more vendors are drawn to the market because of its popularity.   For information on more events like this, check out our roundup of Farmer’s Markets.


Western Springs French Market

Old Water Tower 914 Hillgrove Ave, Western Springs

Local farmers market with a variety of stands.   For information on more events like this, check out our roundup of Farmer’s Markets.


Mothers Day Brunch 

The Morton Arboretum 4100 Illinois 53, Lisle

Enjoy the beauty of spring blooms at The Morton Arboretum this Mother’s Day. Treat the special woman in your life to a delicious buffet-style Mother’s Day Brunch on Sunday, May 8, in the Ginkgo Restaurant with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Meadow Lake. After brunch, spend the rest of the day exploring the Arboretum grounds during one...

$28 – $64

Mothers Day Brunch

Villa Olivia 1401 W Lake Street, Bartlett

Treat mom to a relaxing brunch with her family. Let us cook for and serve mom while she sips on her complimentary glass of champagne. We will feature unlimited soup, salad, breakfast pastries and dinner rolls. At the buffet, enjoy a wide selection of entrees featuring traditional breakfast items, a carving station, savory side dishes...

$6.50 – $37.95

Seasonal Pop Up

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center 9800 Willow Springs Rd, Willow Springs

Pop on over for a naturalist-led outdoor activity. Mother Nature will choose what’s in store for visitors of all ages.


Spring Planting on the Farm

Kline Creek Farm 1N600 County Farm Road, West Chicago

Tour the farmhouse to see how families worked together to get spring planting done, and then watch (weather permitting) as the farmers work in fields and gardens planting the year’s crops. You might even get to help plant seeds in our kitchen garden. House tours begin at the top of the hour. Suggested admission donation...


Mother’s Day Brunch and Flowers

Blackberry Farm 100 S. Barnes Road, Aurora

Treat mom to a special day at Blackberry Farm! Start the day with a beautiful brunch and then enjoy the day with mom at Blackberry Farm.


Spring’s in Bloom Mother’s Day Tea

Cheney Mansion 220 N Euclid Avenue, Oak Park

Welcome spring and join us at Cheney Mansion for our spring bloom themed Mother's Day Tea. We will have food, crafts and games all in celebration of the beautiful flowers of spring. Floral inspired attire is encouraged! Price is per couple. Please use the additional guest registration if you would like to add guests to...

$40 – $53

Mother’s Day Picnic on the Porch

Cheney Mansion 220 N Euclid Avenue, Oak Park

Enjoy the ease of Sunday and celebrating Mom by bringing her to a casual picnic lunch on the front porch of Pleasant Home. A lovely springtime lunch and, of course, lemonade is included in your registration. Moms bring along your favorite story to read and weil will have checkers on the porch and a game...

$30 – $39

Sunday Makebreak

Michaels (check your local store)

Come in-store for another FREE fun event! 


Willowbrook Happy Hour

Willowbrook Wildlife Center 525 S Park Blvd, Glen Ellyn

Join us for an after-hours tour of the center’s ambassador animals. During this quiet, small-group experience we’ll deliver their dinners, discuss their stories, and share how we care for these wild residents. Ages 5 and up; under 18 with an adult. $5 per person. Register online or at 630-942-6200. 


Fishing: With Mom

Herrick Lake Forest Preserve 3S580 Naperville Rd, Naperville

Spend the morning by the lake with the moms in your life, creating memories and learning skills to increase your fishing successes. All ages. $5 per person. Register online or at 630-933-7248.


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