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Battleground Open Gym: Clarendon Hills Park District

Boys and girls in grades 3-8 can enjoy an imaginary adventure on Friday evening, Feb. 8 when “Battleground Open Gym” returns to the Clarendon Hills Park District. The Community Room at 315 E. Chicago Avenue will be converted into a battlefield for this event — please bring a Nerf-style gun!  (We will supply “bullets” and eye wear.)  Cost of this…


Mommy-Son Date Night at the Clarendon Hills Park District

Moms and their boys ages 4-10 will enjoy a night out on the town when “Date Night” returns to the Clarendon Hills Park District between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 8.  Please register by February 4.  A “Sports Night Out” theme has been selected for this event which will include dinner, dessert, themed games and activities, a…


Fun and Exciting Summer Camps for Kids in the Western Suburbs

It’s time to register for summer camps! In this guide you will find camps for all ages – toddler through teen – and activities, including dance, gymnastics, STEAM, cooking, theater, soccer, volleyball, baking, cake decorating, engineering, science, nature, art, crafts, reading, voice, music, games, field trips, and outdoor adventures. Choose from the best summer camps for kids in the western suburbs! There…


Family Fun Night at the Clarendon Hills Park District

Family Fun Night returns to the Clarendon Hills Park District on Saturday evening, Feb. 2, providing Clarendon Hills’ residents with children of all ages an opportunity to enjoy a night out, themed gamed and activities and mid-winter fun! Please register on or before January 30.  This event will be held at the Clarendon Hills Middle School — please enter through…



Daddy Daughter Dances (and Valentine’s Events) in the West Suburbs

Daddy daughter dances are a great way for girls to enjoy a special night out with the men in their lives. Whether attending with dad, grandpa, uncle or another special someone, your daughter will love these events filled with dancing, dinner, crafts, games, desserts, photo booths and more! Most of the daddy daughter dances have registration deadlines, so I suggest checking…


School’s Out: Things To Do on MLK Day

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is Monday, January 21, 2019 and we have you covered with ideas to celebrate Dr. King’s achievements, along with things to do to make next Monday a great day all around, especially after just coming off Winter Break! You’ll find MLK-related events and other local fun below. Kid-Friendly Events Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Chicago History…


Preschool and Daycare Guide for Families in Chicago’s Western Suburbs

Updated! This guide originally published on November 6, 2018 but featured schools have been added since then. Looking for a preschool or daycare near you for your little one? You came to the right place! This guide is split into three sections: Preschool, Daycare, and Preschool with Extended Care (child care outside the hours of 9am – 3pm), then organized by…


Horse-Drawn Carriage and Trolley Rides for Old-Fashioned Holiday Fun

If the hustle of modern-day Christmas is bringing out your inner Grinch, why not slow down with an old fashioned horse-drawn carriage ride or holiday trolley trip? Many festivals in the area are offering rides around town. There are also special ones where you can view decorated homes in your area! Grab your cocoa and bundle up with your loved…


Top 15 (Santa-Free!) Things to Do With Kids in December 2018

Even aside from all the holiday bustle, there lots to do throughout December! Close out 2018 strong with some fun family time, or find activities to keep everyone happy all winter break long. If you just need a break from all the Santa sightings, this is your list! December 2018 Events for Kids in the West Suburbs This list focuses…


Grab Your Sled and Head for These Sledding Hills in the Western Suburbs

Snow is on the way, and it’s time to go sledding! Here is a comprehensive list of places to sled in the western suburbs. Grab your snow gear and head to one of these local sledding hills. Most locations will be open with at least two inches of snow accumulation, and many spots have lighting, so the fun doesn’t have to…


Santa Sighting Alert! Where to See Santa in the Western Suburbs 2018

Santa Claus is coming to town! Kidlist is here to help you get ready to celebrate the season and spend time with Santa, Mrs. Claus and their elves at many family-friendly events. You’ll find tree-lighting ceremonies, parades, story times, holiday train rides, photo opportunities, and more. So grab your wish list, come meet Santa, and make it a holiday tradition!…