Consider this your go-to page anytime you want to do something inside with your kids! We’ve compiled our best articles so you can have all of the indoor options for family fun in the southwest suburbs in one place. Simply click on any of the headings to be taken to more details and locations to find a place to go near you… or explore a new place! This is how the whole idea of Kidlist started and we want to make planning fun days easy for you. Have a topic suggestion? We would love to hear it! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know.
Indoor Options for Family Fun in the Southwest Suburbs
Indoor Play Areas
Looking for a place to play inside with kids? Check out our giant list of indoor play areas all over the south suburbs of Chicago!
Bounce Houses, Trampolines, and Places to Jump
All kids love to move around, bounce, and prance about in bounce houses! Check out this list below for your guide to all things bounce!
Baby and Toddler-Friendly Places
These spots have age-appropriate activities for the littlest of kids! Check out our round-up of toddler-friendly places to go in the southwest suburbs.
Nature Centers in Chicagoland: Bring the Outdoors Inside
Even if the weather isn’t cooperating, these kid-friendly nature centers bring the outdoors to life and teach all about the natural world.
Open Gyms for Kids: 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!
Kid-Friendly Bowling Alleys
Our round-up of kid-friendly bowling alleys includes places where you’ll find bumpers, ball ramps, arcades, birthday parties, and more!
Arcades, Game Rooms, and Laser Tag
From Burbank to Frankfort, we’ve got a round-up of all the places to go for arcade fun or a round of laser tag in Chicago’s southwest suburbs.
Indoor Rock Climbing Walls
Kids are born to climb! Check out our list of Indoor rock climbing walls to develop physical skills, courage, and confidence. An activity you can enjoy too!
25 Rainy Day Activities
It’s raining, it’s pouring, staying inside is getting boring! With help from this list and your imagination boring, rainy days will be a thing of the past!
20 Things To Do When School is Closed
Local family-friendly ideas for things to do when school is closed in the southwest suburbs and ideas for activities at home in a handy list!
Indoor Pools with Family Swim Times
Take your family swimming, even when it’s chilly or raining! We’ve got a round-up of great pools and indoor water parks in the Southwest suburbs.
Indoor Water Parks Near Chicago
Whether you’re looking for a day trip or full-blown vacation, check out our list of indoor water parks near Chicago that are worth the drive!
Museum Adventure Pass: Free Admission and Discounts From Your Library
Receive discounts from your library with the Museum Adventure Pass! Get the scoop on pass benefits for local attractions and participating libraries.
Live Theater for Kids: Spring – Summer
From big city productions to small theater groups right in your neighborhood, there’s plenty of wonderful live theater for kids for the whole family.
Paint-Your-Own Pottery and Ceramics Studios
Find a paint-your-own pottery place to have some fun or a ceramics studio to create a masterpiece. We’ve found locations near you to be creative with clay!
Library Story Times
Find library story times near you! Check out our list to find locations and registration information for storytimes in your area.
Ice Skating Rinks
The southwest suburbs have many different options for both indoor and outdoor ice skating rinks. Check out our list for all the local spots!
Museum Free Days and Discounts on Local Fun
Visit main attractions in and around Chicago for free! Check out our guide to find the best values when visiting local museums and zoos.
Garfield Park Conservatory
Garfield Park Conservatory is enjoyable for all ages and feels like you are on a sunny, tropical vacation no matter what time of year it is!