Open gyms will give your children the indoor play space to run, jump, climb, flip, and balance all with the comfort of mats and foam pits. Many locations offer tot-friendly sessions for safety of your tiniest tumblers, and also have options for your school-aged kiddos, too.
This is a great list to bookmark for bad weather days when you just can’t stay home any longer. Before you go, check websites for any additional requirements such as waivers or payment options. Many only accept cash, so plan ahead.
This article is sponsored by BIG Gymnastics.
BIG has many opportunities for supervised, safe free play during their weekly open gyms! During open gyms, kids have the option to explore the gym in a non-structured format and play on the bars, beam, floor and trampolines! Many times, there are even obstacle courses set-up for extra fun! Keep an eye out on the online calendar for pop-up holiday open gyms when the kids are out of school too!
Weekly Open Gyms:
Preschool Times – Tuesday 10:00am-11:00am & Friday 11:00am-12:00pm (Ages 5 and under)
Grade School Times – Fridays 7:30pm-9:00pm (Ages 6-17)
All Age Times – Sundays 11:00am-12:30pm (Ages 17 and under)
*Waivers Required for all Open Gyms. Children 4 and under are required to be accompanied by an adult inside the gym.*
2023 Open Gyms in Chicago’s Western Suburbs
These days and times are accurate as of January 5, 2023 and are subject to change, especially as we move into summer months. Be sure to check each website or call ahead to confirm dates and times.
Fox Valley Gymnastics
Eola Community Center
555 S Eola Road
Aurora, IL 60504
POP: Preschool Open Play is available most Wednesdays from 10:30am – 11:30am. Open Gym for children ages 7–13 is available Sundays from 2:30pm – 3:30 pm.
Prairie Gymnastics Club
1241 N Raddant Road
Batavia, IL 60510
Preschool Playtime is available Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays from 10:15am – 11:15am and Thursdays from 9:15am – 10:15am. Pre-registration is recommended, as spaces are limited in each session. Family and Youth Open Gym sessions are available, and vary by date and time.
All Around Gymnast
674 County Line Road
Bensenville, IL 60106
Open gym is on select Saturdays from 3:00pm – 5:00pm. Check the schedule online, as online registration and advance payment are required.
16W110 83rd Street
Burr Ridge, IL 60527
Preschool open gym (5 and under with adult) is on Tuesday mornings from 10:00am – 11:00am and Friday mornings from 11:00am – 12:00pm. Friday night sessions from 7:30pm – 9:30pm and Sunday from 11:30am – 1:30pm for ages 2–17 (4 and under with adult). See the calendar for upcoming dates.
5400 East Avenue
Countryside, IL 60525
All-ages open gym is every Saturday from 12:00pm – 2:00pm. They also offer Little Tykes Time for Kindergartners and below Mondays through Fridays from 10:00am – 11:30am.
Elite Sports Complex
6360 Belmont Road
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Open gym available for all ages on Sundays from 12:15pm – 1:15pm. More details can be found on the Special Events portion of their website.
Premier Gymnastics Academy
2435 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Open gym was previously offered on Sunday evenings for children ages 6–18, but has been canceled until further notice as of January 5. Check their website for updates.
Elmhurst Gymnastics Center
Wagner Community Center
615 West Avenue
Elmhurst, IL 60126
Preschool gymnastics open gym on Friday mornings from 9:00am – 10:30am. Family and Youth Open Gym times also available on Monday and Wednesday nights, as well as weekends.
Elmhurst Park District’s Family Open Gym
Churchville Middle School
155 Victory Parkway
Elmhurst, IL 60126
Family open gym with basketball is Sundays from 10:30am – 1:30pm from January 8 to March 5, 2023.
Naperville Gymnastics Club
2244 Corporate Lane
Naperville, IL 60563
Preschool open gyms are offered Tuesdays and Fridays from 11:00am – 12:00pm; open gym for ages 5 and up on Saturday and Sunday evenings varies by day.
Ninja Squad Gym
7918 W 26th Street
North Riverside, IL 60546
Preschool playdates are offered on select dates with games, obstacles, and trampolines. Guardian participation and registration are required.
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 10:15am – 11:45am, as well as Fridays from 1:00pm – 2:30pm. Open gyms are held most Sundays from 4:30pm – 6:30pm for ages 6 and up.
Premier Gymnastics West
2066 Mitchell Drive
Oswego, IL 60543
Preschool Open Gym is available on Fridays from 9:30am – 10:30am, with open gym sessions available for school-aged children on most Sundays from 1:30pm – 3:00pm. Check website for certain weeks when open gym is canceled.
GymQuest of Plainfield
14511 S. Van Dyke Road
Plainfield, IL 60544
Quest, Jr Open Gym, which is offered for ages 6 months to 6 years, runs on Wednesday from 11:15am – 12:15pm. Open gym for school-aged children is available on Fridays from 7:00pm – 8:30pm. They also offer open gym sessions on days when school is not in session. Pre-registration is required.
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