Gymnastics Open Gyms: Fall Through Spring Schedule

Open gym time is a great way for kids to try out their tumbling skills on a safer surface than your sofa. Some open gyms are for caregivers and younger kids to attend on weekdays, while others let families play together or offer supervision for older kids. Before you go, keep in mind that many open gyms only accept cash. One last tip: look for waivers online to print and sign in advance so your kids can get straight to playtime!

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2019 Fall to Spring Open Gyms in Chicago’s Western Suburbs

These days and times are for open gym during the school year (fall through the spring); see our summer open gym time post if you’re looking for those dates. Be sure to check each website or call ahead to confirm dates and times.

Prairie Gymnastics Club
1241 N Raddant Road
Batavia, IL 60510
Preschool Playtime and Friday Night open gym will return in October 2019. View all open gym options here or view the calendar for upcoming dates.

All Around Gymnast
674 County Line Road
Bensenville, IL 60106
(708) 258-5822
Open gym is most Saturdays from 3:00 – 5:00 pm. Check the schedule online.

BIG Gymnastics
16W110 83rd Street
Burr Ridge, IL 60527
Preschool open gym (5 and under with adult) is on Friday mornings from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm. Friday night open gym from 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm for ages 6–17. Sunday open gym from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm for ages 2–17 (4 and under with adult). See the calendar for upcoming dates.

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Flying High
5400 East Avenue
Countryside, IL 60525
All-ages open gym is every Saturday from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm. They also offer Little Tykes Time for Kindergartners and below, but dates and times vary; see the open gym page under “Little Tykes Time” for more information. (Their Hickory Hills location offers Special Needs Open Gyms, too.)

Downers Grove Recreation Center
4500 Belmont Road
Downers Grove, IL 60515
The rec center hosts parent/tot gymnastics open gyms on certain weekday afternoons. To see the current schedule, which changes monthly, go to their open gym page and click “Parent/Tot and Youth Open Gym Schedule.”

Elite Sports Complex
6360 Belmont Road
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Family open gym is currently held Tuesdays from 10:00 – 11:00 am for ages 6 and under. Supervised open gym on Fridays from 7:15 – 9:15pm for ages 6 and up (call ahead at (630) 968-2699 to reserve a spot). See the open gym page for updates.

Premier Gymnastics Academy
2435 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Open gym is offered on Sunday evenings from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm for children ages 6–18.

Gemini Gymnastics Academy
330 Washington Avenue
La Grange, IL 60525
(708) 352-2977
Tiny Twister Open Gym is offered Mondays–Fridays, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm. Click here to fill out the online waver. Before you go, check their open gym page for cancellations or closures for private events.

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Naperville Gymnastics & Dance Academy
800 Enterprise Court
Naperville, IL 60563
Preschool open gyms are offered Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays; see the online calendar for times and cancellations.

Flipside Academy of Movement
7918 26th Street
North Riverside, IL 60546
Staff-monitored open gym Monday–Wednesday, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm and Saturdays, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm.

Park District of Oak Park 
21 Lake Street
Oak Park, IL 60302
Preschool Playtime for kids 6 and under is currently hosted Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10:00am – 11:30am, as well as Fridays from 1:00pm – 2:30pm. Open gyms resume September 1, 2019 and are held most Sundays from 4:30pm – 6:30pm for ages 6 and up.

Need more ideas? We have tons of ideas for indoor places to go to tide you over ’til spring, too.

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Rachel Matuch
Rachel is a mom to two boys (ages 2 and 4) who "certainly has her hands full," as strangers in grocery stores tell her. She's doing her best to keep up and get comfortable with the mud pies and tree-climbing her kids love. In addition to writing and editing, Rachel frequently pillages the Naperville library, plays nerdy board games with her husband, and collapses into a tired heap at 8:30 p.m.

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