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New Year’s Eve Family Party at Enchanted Castle

Celebrate 2019 at Chicago’s Greatest Family New Year’s Eve Bash on Monday, December 31st with 2 seatings to choose from – our 4 PM “Early Bird” seating and the “Grand Gala” seating from 8 pm to Midnight! Guests will enjoy our famous New Year’s Buffet including soft drinks and dessert plus each paid guest receives $10 in Game Play, 4…



2018 Best Christmas Lights in the Western Suburbs

There are some truly amazing Christmas lights and displays in the western suburbs! Hop in the car to check out these magnificent light displays, or fill up some thermoses with hot cocoa and walk through together. We’ve updated all of the larger walk-throughs for 2018. We’ve also included the 2017 residential display information for all of you early birds, but…


Kids Hockey Classes and Teams

Kids hockey has become such a popular sport in Chicagoland over the past few years! Though there isn’t much opportunity to play through park districts, there are many great rinks offering hockey classes around us. If your child is interested in trying it out, we’ve put together a great list to help you get started! Hockey Classes and Teams for Kids in the…


Haunted Houses and Haunted Forest Walks in Chicago’s West Suburbs

Enjoy getting your spook on with these haunted hayrides, haunted walks, and haunted houses! We witch you a Happy Halloween! We have included websites for parents to check out; please make sure your fang-tastic activity is appropriate for your child’s age, and call the event planners if you have any questions. This article is sponsored by the Oak Brook Park…


Tutoring Services in the Western Suburbs of Chicago

The new school year has begun! Your child may be interested in an extra challenge, or you might find he or she is frustrated by the work they are doing. Problems with study skills, organization and time management can also hinder success. There are quite a few tutoring options available in the western suburbs for some extra help. Here are…


Local Escape Rooms: Are You Up to the Challenge?

The first time I went to an escape room, I was pretty skeptical — I don’t love puzzles and I’m the kind of person who Googles a riddle to find out the answer. But when we emerged an hour later (victorious, might I add), I was buzzing with adrenaline and completely converted. Good escape rooms have a variety of puzzles and…


Summer Camps with Spots Available: July-August 2018

There’s still two more months of summer… now what? These awesome local businesses have fun things planned for your kids! Luckily, we found summer camps with spots available. Dates, times, and descriptions are included to make it easy for you to snag some last minute slots. Click on the camp name for more information and to go directly to online…


Cooking Classes for Kids

Cooking classes for kids are a great way to help children build confidence in the kitchen, learn new skills, and get involved in day-to-day chores. There are options in the south and west suburbs, as well as the city. Hey! All your trouble may be worth it someday when your child appears on MasterChef Junior, or at the very least,…


Outdoor Pools with Day Passes in Chicago’s West Suburbs

There are so many outdoor pools with day passes to stop by for a fun swimming outing! Before going, confirm their hours by calling ahead. Many pools vary their hours or close early due to swim team meets. This article is sponsored by the featured pools. Outdoor Pools with Day Passes in Chicago’s Western Suburbs Bensenville Water Park 1100 W….


2018 4th of July Fireworks and Parades in the Western Suburbs

The 4th of July is such a fun part of summer with lots of local, family-friendly events! Here’s a great line up of all the colorful 4th of July fireworks displays and spectacular parades listed alphabetically by town for the western suburbs of Chicago. Grab a blanket, some lawn chairs and your best patriotic gear, and check out one of these…


Parkview Kids Easter Egg Hunt

Are you ready for some serious FUN? Then…join us for the Parkview Kids Easter Egg Hunt, the largest in DuPage County! This free community event is for the whole family. Hunt for Easter Eggs, take pictures with the Easter Bunny and create memorable moments with your family! Sign up today!