Spring Break Camps, Activities, and Events in the Western Suburbs

Are you and your family staying in the area for spring break? It’s a great time to enjoy local outdoor and indoor options! You came to the right place because we have suggestions for camps, activities, and events during spring break when kids are out of school. This guide is split into three sections so you can find everything you are looking for, from week long activities to shorter outings. Enjoy the change of pace and break from your routine with these spring break camps, activities and events! This post is sponsored by Children’s Theatre of Western Springs and Westmont Yard.

Spring Break Camps, Activities, and Events in Chicago’s West Suburbs

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Spring Break Camps

CTWS & Missoula Children’s Theatre present: Jack & The Beanstalk!

Kindergarten through 8th grade
March 26 – 31, 2018 | Monday-Thursday, 9:00 am – 1:30 pm with performances on Friday at 7:00 pm and Saturday at 11:00 am

Make something magical, spectacular and amazing for your spring break plans this year! We’re so excited to welcome back Missoula alongside our resident faculty to create a one of a kind spring break experience!

  • Enroll and be cast in spring break camp show!
  • Campers learn singing, dancing, acting, basic theatre skills, theatrical terminology, group dynamics, confidence, audition skills, and have workshops culminating in two performances open the public.
  • Perfect for new-to-theatre students or theatrical veterans
  • Show performs with a small set, and every cast member is assigned a role and a costume.

The Missoula Children’s Theatre presents JACK AND THE BEANSTALK, an original adaptation of the classic children’s story. Learn more…

Westmont Yard Spring Break Sport Camp and FUN Camp

March 26–30, 2018 | full day 9:00 am – 3:30 pm, half day 9:00 am – 12:00 pm or 12:30 – 3:30pm

Come compete against your friends! Sports Camps are offered M-F 9am-3:30pm. Sport camps run by our professional sports staff. Campers will participate in a variety of sports throughout the day. Sports can include soccer, baseball, football, lacrosse, and more. Sport camps are a great way to improve your skills. Lunch included in full day camp. Before & After Camp Care offered every day. Learn more…

FUN Campers will go to the movies, Hollywood Park, Swimming, and have an Easter Egg Hunt with a visit from the Easter Bunny! K-5th grade M-F 6:30am-6:30pm. Includes daily themes, sports, arts & crafts, science experiments, field games, Inflatables, and more. Breakfast, Lunch, and Snacks included. Learn more…

Flying High at Countryside Spring Break Break Camp 2018
March 26–30 and April 2–April 6, 2018 | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm; half-days and extended care available
Ages 4–12 are welcome to this Dr. Seuss-themed “Thing 1 & Thing 2” camp. There will be a field trip to Legoland Discovery Center on the Wednesday of each week. Full weeks, full days, and half-days available.

Courts Plus Spring Break Fun Camp (Elmhurst)
March 26-30, 2018 | 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Indoor and outdoor games and sports, as well as two in-house field trips

Greater LaGrange YMCA Spring Break Camp (La Grange)
March 26-April 2, 2018 | 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Field trips every day.

Camp Hip Hip Hooray, It’s Spring Break! (Naperville)
March 26-30, 2018
Full day camp for grade 1-5 discovering new friendships, enjoying arts and crafts, playing group games and sports and attending two field trips throughout the course of the week.

Darien Park District Spring Break Camp
March 26, 2018 | 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Each day of camp will keep the kids moving with different games and activities planned. Field trip days will be on Wednesday and Friday.

Downers Grove Spring Break Camps
Three camps available starting March 26 | Dates and times vary; extended care available
The Downers Grove Park District is offering three camps: a nature camp, a history camp, and a trip camp that includes a different outing each day.

The Park District of Forest Park Spring Break Camp
April 2–6, 2018 | 6:30 am – 6:00 or 6:30 pm
Sports, crafts, and activities for grades K–6. Kids can attend all week or only certain days.

Westmont Park District Spring Break Camparama
March 26–30, 2018 | 9:00 am – 3:00 pm; extended care available
Spend spring break going on field trips and having a week of awesome activities like bowling and mini-golf.

Villa Park Spring Break Camp
March 26–30 | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm; extended care available
Themes and activities for ages 5–12; sign up for one or more days.

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Spring Break Activities

The DuPage Children’s Museum in Naperville is a great spot for a day out. Their Bug Bonanza on Saturday, March 31 from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm features all things that flutter, crawl, creep, and fly.

Discover some local waterfalls and explore one of the 6 Best Forest Preserve Trails for Kids.

Nature Centers offer a dose of the great outdoors, even when the weather isn’t cooperating. Visit one of these local Nature Centers and bring the outdoor fun inside! The Hidden Oaks Nature Center is fun for both indoor and outdoor play.

The Garfield Park Conservatory is filled with lush, colorful vegetation year round! On Wednesday afternoons, visit for the Wild Wednesday program where families can get dirty and discover new things about plants, animals and nature.

If the weather is nice, find a new playground to swing, jump, and climb. Readers voted and came up with an awesome list of the 10 Best Parks and Playgrounds in the Near Western Suburbs.

Not so great outside? Move the fun inside to one of 10 Best Indoor Playgrounds and Playplaces.

Find more indoor fun and get your game on! We’ve rounded up the best local arcades, laser tag and game rooms in the Chicago area.

How about a family game of bowling at one of these kid-friendly bowling alleys?

Getting some ice cream can also be a really fun treat. Shop local and support one of these delicious neighborhood ice cream shops: The Best Local Ice Cream Shops.

Find tickets to a kid-friendly theater production! We have all of the Live Theater Spring Productions. You can click here to get discounted tickets for their show and others!

The outdoor ice skating rinks are closed for the season, but there are many indoor options with public skate times! Check this out: Ice Skating Rinks for Families in the Western Suburbs .

You can also plan an overnight at one of these Indoor Water Parks Near Chicagoland or perhaps take a little road trip to Starved Rock. Make sure you read our 5 Tips for Hiking Starved Rock with Kids before you go!

Looking for sensory-friendly ideas? Read our article about sensory-friendly events, which includes movies, shows, play times, and more.

Eat lunch or dinner at one of these train restaurants in the suburbs or destination restaurants!

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Spring Break Events

Family Fun Fly (Alsip)
March 27, 2018 | 11:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
Celebrate “Flying for Kids Month” and bring your own kite or borrow one from the Park District to fly.

Spring Break Movie Fun (Frankfort)
March 29, 2018 | 10:30 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
Come for an afternoon of crafts, snacks and a movie at the Frankfort Park District.

Family Dodgeball (Hodgkins)
March 29, 2018 | 6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.
Your family can compete in this single elimination dodge ball tournament!

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Check out our resources for families page for more great information on local things to do with your kids.

About the Author

Meghan Neill
Meghan and her husband live in Downers Grove with their two sons ages six and seven and their four year old daughter. She is a transplant to the Chicago area and absolutely loves all that the western suburbs have to offer for her young family. One of their favorite places to visit year round is the Morton Arboretum. During the summer months, they love to garden, bike, swim, and play golf together. In the winter, Meghan and her children are happy to be home trying out new kid friendly recipes and being creative. As a former teacher, Meghan believes in a healthy balance of unstructured play and scheduled activities. She is excited to be part of the Kidlist team and wants to help families add fun and laughter to their days!

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