Open Gyms for Kids in the Southwest Suburbs: Times and Prices

If you think your child might be interested in gymnastics, open gym times might be just the thing for you. Open gyms are a wonderful opportunity to check out the local gymnastics facilities before you sign up. Head around town to see which gym is for you all while letting the kids exert some pent up energy! This post is sponsored by Flying High Sports & Rec Center in Hickory Hills.

Flying High Sports & Rec Center

7711 W. 99th Street
Hickory Hills, IL 60457
(708) 352-3099

Flying High started inspiring kids to be fit & active through gymnastics over 25 years ago and today we offer a wide variety recreational programming including gymnastics, cheerleading, tumbling, martial arts, and ninja zone.  We’re excited to offer children of all ages the chance to play part of their day away with us at Open Gym every Sunday from 12-2pm.  Two hours of continuous fun for all ages await them within our 10,000 square foot indoor state-of-the-art facility!  Open gym is $12/child.  Starting March 5th we will be offer Little Tykes Time every Monday from 10-11:30am.  Little Tykes Time is a playtime created exclusively for children Kindergarten and under!   Little Tykes Time is $5/child.

More Open Gyms for Kids

3D Gymnastics and Cheer
5012 W. 123rd Street
Alsip, IL 60803
(708) 396-2642
Open gym is available on Fridays from 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm and Saturdays from 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm. The cost is $5 for current students and $10 for non-students.

Ohana Academy of Gymnastics, Dance, Music and Art
7504 W. 85th Place
Bridgeview, IL 60455
(708) 598-0080
Open gym is available to current students only. The fee is $7 and the hours are 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm on Saturdays for ages 5-18.

One World Gymnastics
1300 Hilltop Avenue
Chicago Heights, IL 60411
(708) 503-4422
Ages 6 and up can enjoy open gym on Fridays from 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm. Members are $8 and non-members are $10.

Aspire Gymnastics Academy
2701 Black Road
Joliet, IL 60435
(815) 730-7453
Children of all ages can come play at open gym on Fridays from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm or Sundays from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm. The cost is $10 per child (cash only).

United Gymnastics Academy
722 Center Road
Frankfort, IL 60423
(815) 469-8282
Come play for $10 per child on Fridays from 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm or Sundays from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm.

Gym-Kinetics
19220 Ridge Drive
Mokena, IL 60448
(872) 240- 1104
Open gym for children ages 6 years and up on select Sundays (see here for dates) 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm. Cost for members is $7.00, Team and Pre-Team is $5, and non-Members is $10 (cash or check only). Preschool open gym is also available for $5 per child on Tuesdays from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm and Wednesdays from 9:00 am – 9:50am.

Flipstar Gymnastics Academy
1906 Ferro Drive
New Lenox, IL 60451
(815) 723- 6279
Walking children through age 6 can enjoy open gym Monday through Friday from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm (no Friday daytime open gym June, July, and August); price is $5 per child. When there are days off school, they allow children up to age 17 to participate in the open gyms. On Friday nights, kids aged 6 and up can enjoy an extended open gym from 7:15 pm – 9:15 pm. The cost is $15 and parents are not allowed in the gym during this open gym. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged as there is limited space. Check their Facebook page periodically for “Special” open gyms offered around holidays or special events. Parents can drop off from 7:15 pm – 10:15 pm and enjoy a kid-free evening for $20; kids enjoy pizza, drinks, games, and prizes.

Gym Quest
14511 S. Van Dyke Road
Plainfield, IL 60544
(815) 609- 6360
Open gym for ages 6 months through Kindergarten on Mondays and Fridays from 10:00 am – 11:00 am. $8 per child for non-members and $5 per child for members (cash only). Children ages 6 years – 12 years can come on Fridays and Saturdays from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm for $15 per child for non-members and $12 per child for members (cash only). Check out some special open gyms on days off of school for Kindergarteners through fifth grade here. Hours for the special open gyms are 11:30 am – 1:00 pm and $10 per child (cash only).

Twist Stars Tumbling and Trampoline
18530 Spring Creek Drive
Tinley Park, IL 60477
(708) 532-7626
Preschool open gym is on Mondays from 10:00 am – 11:00 am for children ages 2 – 7 (younger children must be walking, no crawlers allowed). The cost is $5 per child or $8 per family. Open gym is available Fridays from 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm for children ages 5 and up. Cost is $5 for team members or $8 per child for non-team members.

United Gymnastics Academy
6805 159th Street
Tinley Park, IL 60477
(708) 864-7171
Open gym for all ages is available for $10 per child on Fridays from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm, Saturdays from 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm, and Sundays from 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm. A preschool open gym for ages 6 and under (parents must stay) is also offered on Fridays from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm.

Know of more open gyms in the south suburbs? Leave us a comment! Then, check out our indoor activity page for more family-friendly fun.

About the Author

Claudia Coyne
Having grown up in Palos Park, Claudia has a great love for the southwest suburbs and the hidden gems of the area. Claudia currently lives in Tinley Park with her husband and four children (two girls, ages 6 and 4 and two boys, ages 3 and 1). Cabin fever with four children can get rough, so they’re always looking for new and exciting adventures outside of the house! During the warmer months, you’ll find her and the family at the pool, out on nature walks, grilling in the yard, or at the zoo. And pick a park, any park… Claudia’s kids possess a magical super power of being able to detect the nearest park within a 5 mile radius, so there’s always a stop off on the way home to discover new playgrounds! When the cold comes, they like to craft, hibernate at the library or indoor play places, and play in the snow. In her tiny sliver of free time, Claudia enjoys sewing, photography, and baking.

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