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Family-Friendly Destinations: Fun Restaurants for Kids

Dining out with the family has never been so fun! We have so many ideas for fantastic destination restaurants with your kids! Whether you’re celebrating a milestone or just looking for someplace that’s extra entertaining and kid-friendly, these restaurants are guaranteed for family dining fun! Some are specifically designed for kids, while others are just good spots recommended for the whole…


The Winners are Here! 9 Best Free Nature Centers in Chicagoland

According to Kidlist readers (thanks, everyone!) these are the nine BEST free nature centers in Chicagoland! Nature centers are amazing destinations for kids to learn more about animals, native plants, geography, and more. Check them out, then let us know how many you’ve visited! 9 Best Nature Centers with Free Admission in Chicagoland 1. Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center 9800 Willow Springs…


Get Away to These Indoor Water Parks Near Chicago

Relive summertime fun by heading to one of these local indoor water parks! We’ve officially entered the long part of winter. The holidays are over, and we’ve already spent a lot of time in our playroom. Even though we’ve had a milder start to winter, it feels like we are light-years away from swim season. Don’t let the colder temperatures…


Front Row Seats and Quality Food at 2Toots Train Whistle Grill

2Toots Train Whistle Grill is an old favorite of ours and we’re so excited to introduce them as the newest Kidlist sponsor. Your kids will have front row seats as Lionel electric trains deliver your meals! 2Toots not only cares about a fun experience for your family, they serve quality food too. With locations in Naperville, Glen Ellyn, and Bartlett,…


Dog Parks and Off-Leash Areas

We are very excited to bring you the official Kidlist Furry Friends Guide! Each month, we will be sharing posts that give you the inside track on dog-friendly places, dog parks, resources for pet owners, and more! This article is sponsored by Robert Hutchison, your Realtor for the western suburbs of Chicago. If you are looking to buy a home…


Easter Egg Hunts in the Western Suburbs

Kids love Easter Egg Hunts! It’s probably the fastest activity that they will ever do, but if your kids are anything like mine, they really look forward to it and have loved Easter Egg Hunts for years. Just remember to arrive early! We’ve gathered all of the egg hunts in the western suburbs to scope out! It’s an extensive list,…


Locations, Details, Pricing for Skiing and Snowboarding Near Chicago

Looking for a new wintertime adventure with the family? Look no further than our 2017–2018 guide of places to go skiing and snowboarding near Chicago! Whether you have a family of beginners or more experienced skiers and snowboarders in your group, we’ve composed a great list of places that cater to all levels. Stay local, travel a few hours for…


Free or Inexpensive Places to See Animals

Do you have an animal lover in your house? Then this list is for you! We’ve gathered all of the free or inexpensive places to see animals in our area. Nature centers, farms, smaller zoos, and pet stores… we’ve scoped out all the possibilities for you! Are your kids into something that we can look into for you? Email us…


Meal Delivery and Travel Meals at Entrée Kitchen

Entrée Kitchen has many options to provide for your family! I am excited to tell you about two programs that I think will come in handy, especially over the summer: the Entrée Kitchen Meal Delivery Program and Travel Meals. Meal Delivery Entrée Kitchen delivers to homes, daycare centers, and community locations in addition to their corporate delivery program. You can send…


Nature Centers in Chicagoland: Bring the Outdoors Inside

Nature centers offer a dose of the great outdoors, even when the weather isn’t cooperating. I had no idea these existed until recently, when we were driving past the new Knoch Knolls center and stopped in to explore. Now I know the secret: nature centers are a great source of (usually free) fun in any weather! These Chicagoland nature centers that have walk-in visitor…