17 Open Gyms Where Kids Can Bounce, Jump, and Play

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When the weather isn’t cooperating and I’m trying to find a way for my littles to get their wiggles out, I know that an open gym will be a hit. Open gyms give children the indoor play space to run, jump, climb, flip, and improve their balance, all with the comfort of mats and foam pits. Many locations offer tot-friendly sessions for the safety of the tiniest tumblers, and also have options for school-aged kiddos.

This is a great list to bookmark for bad weather days when you just can’t stay home any longer. Before you go, check the websites for any additional requirements, such as waivers or payment options. Many also offer discounts for pre-registering ahead of time. Check out our suggestions below as you search for “open gyms near me!”

This article is sponsored by BIG Gymnastics.

Open Gym at BIG Gymnastics

BIG Gymnastics
16W110 83rd Street
Burr Ridge, IL 60527
(630) 323-6244
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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 (ages 5 and under)

  • Mondays 1:00pm-2:00pm
  • Tuesdays 10:00am-11:00am
  • Wednesdays/Thursdays 12:00pm-1:00pm
  • Fridays 11:00am-12:00pm

All Ages Times (ages 17 and under)

  • Fridays 7:30pm-9:00pm
  • Sundays 11:00am-12:30pm

*Waivers Required for all Open Gyms. Children 4 and under are required to be accompanied by an adult inside the gym.*

2024 Open Gyms in Chicago’s Western Suburbs

These days and times are accurate as of January 4, 2024 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
(630) 851-8990
Preschool Open Play (ages 6 and under) is available most Wednesdays from 10:00am – 11:00am. Family Open Gym (ages 10 and under) is available most Saturdays from 2:00pm – 3:00 pm (check their site for dates). The cost is $5/child.

Prairie Gymnastics Club
1241 N Raddant Road
Batavia, IL 60510
(630) 406-6803
Preschool Playtime is available Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays from 10:15am – 11:30am and Thursdays from 9:15am – 10:30am. Pre-registration is recommended, as spaces are limited in each session; the cost is $10/child (ages 1 – Kindergarten), cash only. Family and Youth Open Gym sessions are available, and vary by date and time. See the website for details.

All Around Gymnastics
674 County Line Road
Bensenville, IL 60106
(708) 258-5822
Open Gym is on select Saturdays from 3:30pm – 5:30pm for all ages; the cost is $15/person. Choose the “Click Here to Register” button for dates and to complete the required online registration and advanced payment.

Palmer’s Gymnastics Inc
266 Glen Ellyn Road, Unit 101
Bloomingdale, IL 60108
(630) 351-8330
School Age Open Gym (ages 6-18) is held on select Fridays from 7:00pm – 9:00pm. See their calendar for dates. The cost is $15/student; call to register.

BIG Gymnastics
16W110 83rd Street
Burr Ridge, IL 60527
(630) 323-6244
Preschool Open Gym (5 and under with adult) is on Mondays from 1:00pm – 2:00 pm, Tuesdays from 10:00am – 11:00am, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 12:00pm – 1:00pm, and Fridays from 11:00am – 12:00pm; the cost is $10/child. All Ages Open Gym is Fridays from 7:30pm – 9:00pm and Sundays from 11:00am – 12:30pm for ages 2–17 (4 and under with adult); the cost is $15/child. See the calendar for schedule changes.

Flying High
5400 East Avenue
Countryside, IL 60525
(708) 352-3099
Little Tykes Time (Kindergarteners and below) is weekdays from 10:00am – 11:30am; the cost is $10/child for walk-ins and $8/child if you pre-register. All-Ages Open Gym is every Saturday from 12:00pm – 2:00pm; the cost is $15/child for walk-ins and $12/child if you pre-register. A sensory-friendly Special Needs Open Gym is held the first Saturday of every month, from 11:30am – 1:00pm.

Elite Sports Complex
6360 Belmont Road
Downers Grove, IL 60515
(630) 968-2699
There is not currently a recurring schedule of open gym times, but see the Special Events portion of their website for information about dates and times of special open gym sessions.

Elmhurst Gymnastics Center
Wagner Community Center
615 West Avenue
Elmhurst, IL 60126
(630) 993-8900
Preschool Open Gym times are on Fridays from 9:00am – 10:30am for ages 6 and under; the cost is $9/child. There are also sessions during school breaks for ages 12 and under.

Excel Gymnastics
1000 Randall Road
Geneva, IL 60134
(630) 208-1920
Junior Open Gym (ages 1.5 – 6 years) is on Wednesdays from 10:15am – 11:15am; the cost is $10/child and $8/sibling. They have hosted a Senior Open Gym for ages 6-16 in the past; check their website for updates.

The Gymnastics Shop
600 N Wheeling Road
Mount Prospect, IL 60056
(847) 401-9324
Peanut Open Gym (ages 2-6) is held on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 10:30am – 12:30pm; the cost is $6/one hour or $10/two hours. Youth Open Gym (ages 7+) is on Fridays from 7:00pm – 8:30pm and is $10/child. Note that it is cash only.

Professional Gymnastics Center
1920 S Carboy Road
Mount Prospect, IL 60056
(312) 687-6685
An All Age Open Gym is held on Sundays from 2:00pm – 4:00pm. The cost is $15 for members and $20 for members; additional siblings are discounted. Note that it is cash only.

Naperville Gymnastics Club
2244 Corporate Lane
Naperville, IL 60563
(630) 453-5658
Preschool Open Gym times are on Tuesdays and Fridays from 11:00am – 12:00pm; it is $6/members and $8/non-members. Open Gym for ages 5 and up is on Fridays from 7:30pm – 9:30pm, Saturdays from 6:00pm – 8:00pm, and Sundays from 5:30pm – 7:30pm; the cost is $10/members and $15/non-members. Check their calendar for changes to the schedule.

Ninja Squad Gym
7918 W 26th Street
North Riverside, IL 60546
(708) 800-8409
Preschool playdates and open gyms are offered on select dates with games, obstacles, and trampolines. Guardian participation and registration are required. Check out their Facebook page for updates.

Park District of Oak Park
21 Lake Street
Oak Park, IL 60302
(708) 725-2000
Preschool Playtime for kids 6 and under is currently hosted Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10:15am – 11:45am, as well as Wednesdays from 1:00pm – 2:30pm; the cost is $7 for ages 1-6. Open Gyms are held most Sundays from 4:30pm – 6:30pm for ages 6 and up; the cost is $13/person. The times listed were through December 2023, so check their website for updated 2024 dates.

Premier Gymnastics West
2066 Mitchell Drive
Oswego, IL 60543
(630) 554-7480
PreK Open Gym is available on Fridays from 9:30am – 10:30am for ages 6 and under; the cost is $10. School Aged Open Gym sessions are on Sundays from 2:00pm – 3:30pm for ages 6-18; the cost is $15. Check the website for schedule changes. Note that it is cash only.

GymQuest of Plainfield
14511 S Van Dyke Road
Plainfield, IL 60544
(815) 609-6360
Quest Jr. Open Gym is offered for ages 6 months to 6 years and is $10/child (siblings receive discounted rates). Rec Open Gym for ages 5-12 is $15/child (with sibling discounts). They also offer open gym sessions on days when school is not in session; pre-registration is required. Current dates and times of open gyms are TBA, so check their website for updates.

St. Charles Gymnastics Academy
720 N 17th Street
St. Charles, Illinois 60174
(630) 584-5544
Junior Open Gym (ages 1-6) is held Mondays and Wednesdays from 11:00am – 12:00pm and Fridays from 10:00am – 11:00am during the school year and on Fridays from 10:00am – 11:00am in June and July; the cost is $6/child. Senior Open Gym (ages 6-18 years) is held on Sundays from 1:15pm – 2:45pm during the school year and Saturdays from 12:30pm – 2:00pm in June and July; the cost is $12/child. They also offer a Friday Fun Camp for 3-6 year olds from 11:15am – 1:15pm for $25/child.

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