The Big Map of Things to Do with Kids in Chicago’s Suburbs

One of my favorite things about working on Kidlist is getting to create things I’ve always wanted. A map of things to do with kids near here? Yup, that’s been on my wish-list for a while. (Annie’s donut trail was another dream come true.) I finally got to sit down and create the kid-friendly map of my dreams — and I’m so excited to share it with you.

Wherever you are in Chicago’s west suburbs, you can check out this map to find some notable kid-friendly spots nearby. It’s not exhaustive, but should be a great starting point. Happy exploring!

Places to Go and Things to Do with Kids in Chicago’s Suburbs


This map features local zoos, nature playgrounds, indoor playgrounds, trampoline parks and inflatables, children’s museums, arcades/game rooms/laser tag spots, rock climbing spots, and amusement parks and centers.

Are there more things to do in Chicagoland than we’ve put on this map? Of course! Our whole site is full of them. But these places are a great starting point if you’re wondering what is there do to around here? while you’re out and about — or looking to discover new fun close to home.

If we missed a spot you think should be on the map, or if there’s a category you think would be helpful, please let us know in the comments or on Facebook. We always love hearing from you all.

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For more ideas, make sure to check out our indoor things to do with kids and outdoor family fun!

About the Author

Rachel Matuch
Rachel is a writer and mom of two boys who lives in Woodridge. She recently moved from Downers Grove and grew up in Naperville, but she and her husband have been discovering new things to do now that they’ve got a toddler and baby in tow. Rachel loves cooking, playing board games, and regularly raiding the Woodridge library. She also volunteers with teens at Four Corners Community Church, which makes her feel like an old geezer.

2 Comments on "The Big Map of Things to Do with Kids in Chicago’s Suburbs"

  1. This is amazing!! I’ve been looking for something like this!

  2. Mary E Walker | March 14, 2020 at 9:53 pm | Reply

    Valuable to know these places are out there….for post-corona virus days ahead!

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