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Vote for Your Favorite Donuts!

Donuts… mmmm! In the past we’ve done a donut trail map, which you can check out below, but I think a vote is in order. Who has the best donuts?! We tried to include the shops people have mentioned before, but you are of course welcome to write in an option as well. Then we’ll announce the winners so we…


Unique Igloo and Dome Dining Experiences in Chicago’s West Suburbs

Winter does not stop Chicagoans from dining outdoors anymore! Restaurants have created igloo and pod outdoor dining experiences to embrace the winter weather, without having to eat inside. Igloo dining gives families the opportunities to eat together while being secluded from other diners. Pods and igloos do require reservations, so make sure to call ahead. You may also want ask…


Kids Pottery Classes, Workshops, and Studio Time

There are loads of choices in our area for places that teach kids (from tots to teenagers) the fundamentals of pottery. Whether it’s hand-building, wheel throwing, or simply painting, there’s certainly a place nearby to discover the art of pottery with your kids! Local Pottery Studios in Chicagoland Our local businesses are doing an amazing job pivoting and adjusting to…


Bump, Set, Spike! Volleyball Leagues, Classes, and Camps for Kids

Nothing encourages collaboration, communication and perseverance like team sports, so why not consider volleyball? Even if your child has never played before, there’s plenty of opportunities to give it a try! Check out these classes and clinics — as well as more competitive leagues. Ages range from preschool all the way into high school. Volleyball Clubs and Leagues in the…



Local Fish Fry Events for 2020: Kidlist Readers’ Top Picks

If you observe the Catholic tradition of avoiding meat on Fridays — or, like me, just love a good ol’ fashioned fish fry — you’ve got plenty of options in the west suburbs! We just put out a call on our Kidlist Facebook page for fish frys and you guys definitely delivered. Here are your suggestions for where to find…


Chicagoland Kids Theater Guide: Spring – Summer 2020

Sharing the arts with your kids is such a wonderful and memorable experience. And lucky for us, there are tons of amazing, family-friendly theater productions in the Chicagoland area! Kidlist has you covered with a fantastic listing of shows that include an adult ensemble, as well as ones with an all-kids cast. Line up your theater tickets for the coming…



New Unique Birthday Party Venue! Parrot Stars Parties

My daughter and I recently had the pleasure of checking out Parrot Stars in Arlington Heights. It is truly a unique store and event space that we are excited to introduce you to! Their mission at Parrot Stars is to enhance aviculture through education, nutrition, conservation and a mutual love for birds and we definitely saw that when we went to…


Giddy Up for Arlington’s 2019 Family Days!

Family Fun Days will begin on Sundays from May 26 through September 1, 2019 at Arlington International Racecourse. We attended one year on Father’s Day and it was a blast! The kids loved watching the horses they picked race and really got into cheering them on. Additionally, there are all kinds of special activities geared towards family fun, including a…


2019 Spring and Summer Art Fairs and Festivals in Chicagoland

It’s springtime in Chicagoland, and there’s beauty all around us! It’s the perfect time to take a stroll through an outdoor art festival to find that special piece of art to decorate your home, or maybe just to spark your own creativity . . . especially if you’ve got a budding artist in the family. Whatever your fancy, we’ve got…