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Kid-Friendly Train Stops on the Southwest Service Metra Line

Spring is in full bloom, and there’s no better way to enjoy the sights and sounds of the southwest suburbs than by traveling via train. Round up the kids for a leisurely ride on the Southwest Service Metra line and explore all that your neighboring towns have to offer. On weekdays, kids ages 7–11 save half on one-way fares, and up…


20 Things To Do When School is Closed in the Southwest Suburbs

School is out for winter break—but not to fear, Kidlist is here! We have some great ideas of places and things to do to keep yourself and the kids occupied during these long, cold days. When school is closed in the southwest suburbs, it is a great time to take advantage of some of the activities that you weren’t able…


Places Where Kids Eat Free in the Southwest Suburbs

Going out to a restaurant is a nice treat for any family, but it is always an added bonus when the restaurant features a kids eat free night! This is especially true when you have little ones who may not eat much of their meal. Check the list below to find a restaurant near you that offers an opportunity for…


Where to See Santa in the Southwest Suburbs

“Santa! Santa’s coming! I know him! I know him!” A trip to meet Santa Claus is always a favorite activity among children during the holiday season. Children love to tell Santa that they have been a good boy or girl all year long and read him some items from their wish list, while parents get to cherish those hilarious photos…


Kids Eat Free on Halloween

Especially since Halloween falls on a Tuesday this year, it’s an incredible day for kids eat free on Halloween! You’re in for a special treat. All of the details for the deals are included below. I have called each of these places and noted when there were inconsistencies across locations, but please check before going if you have your heart…


Dance Classes for Kids

Dance classes are a wonderful way to teach your children fundamentals of rhythm, good posture, core strength, and balance. These dance studios offer everything from tap and ballet to modern, hip-hop, and team competition. Dance classes are not just for girls—many offer classes specific to boys! Some also start as young as babies with mom/tot classes. There are also many…


Bounce Houses, Trampolines, and Places to Jump

All kids love to move around, bounce, and prance about in bounce houses! Parents love bounce houses because they’re safe, controlled environments for children to burn off some of that excess energy, get some exercise, and maybe, just maybe, sleep a little bit better that night. As bounce houses become more popular all different kinds of facilities are popping up…


Indoor Play Areas in the Southwest Suburbs

There are indoor play areas all over the south suburbs… if you know where to look! We’ve rounded up all the places you can head inside to play when it’s too hot out, too cold out, or you just want to mix up your routine a bit. Indoor Play Areas in the Southwest Suburbs Chuck E. Cheese’s 16090 Harlem Avenue…