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Check Out a Museum Adventure Pass from Your Library

Here in Chicagoland, we’re pretty lucky. (Yes, I’ve been outside… but hear me out!) We’ve got an abundance of awesome museums and educational attractions just minutes away. But these visits can also be pretty expensive. Did you know that you can get free admission and discounts from your library when you check out the Museum Adventure Pass? Libraries have individual…


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

The weather outside is frightful, extremely frightful! With record breaking lows and mounds and mounds of snow, our time stuck indoors and at home is about is to set cabin fever into full effect—but not to fear, Kidlist is here! We have some great ideas of things to do to keep yourself and the kids occupied during these long, cold…


New Year’s Eve Family Party at Haunted Trails Joliet

Ring in the New Year at our New Year’s Eve Family Party on Monday, December 31st – 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, UNLIMITED Indoor Rides & Laser Tag, Hats & Noisemakers, Karaoke Entertainment, Games & Prizes plus a…


Find Retro Fun at Roller Skating Rinks in the West and Southwest Suburbs 

Before cell phones, video games, and Snapchat, kids used to spend their Friday nights skating around in circles at the local roller skating rink. While the disco ball spun, the DJ would play your favorite songs and you could share some nachos with your girlfriends (or the cute boy from chem class!). Well, those days don’t have to be over!…



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…


Haunted Walks, Hayrides, and Haunted Houses in Chicago’s South Suburbs

It’s that time of year again! Ghosts and ghouls are everywhere… especially in the Southwest suburbs. Celebrate Chicagoland’s spookiest season by touring a haunted house, strolling along a haunted trail or boarding a haunted hayride. We’ve rounded up our best bets for thrills and chills in the area (along with some less-scary alternatives), so you’re sure to get every member…


Pet Fest & Car Show

Come join a family event FREE event. Dads can visit the Car Show. Moms can visit adoptable dogs and pet vendors, kids play games and bounce in jumpy, dogs come and have pup-achinos, eat, relax, dance and have fun. The BIGGEST attraction is the Cold Blooded Creature Show sponsoreded by Chelsy’s Toys. Free for everyone.


Outdoor Pools with Day Passes in the Southwest Suburbs

Summer vacation is in full swing, and it’s time to get your swim on at all the outdoor pools with day passes near us! With so many great, family-friendly pools conveniently located in the southwest suburbs, you don’t have to pick just one. Purchasing a day pass is great way to explore new waters or get together with out-of-town friends…


Summer Festivals in the Southwest Suburbs 2018

There are so many great summer festivals in the southwest suburbs this year! Bookmark this list and you can visit a different fest every single week this summer… or whenever you wake up looking for something fun to do as a family. Live music, rides, festival food, and more abound at these events, making them a great choice for a…


Splash Pads in the Southwest Suburbs

Move over backyard water table and sprinkler: splash pads are the perfect way to run off some energy while staying cool this summer. They’re a great way to cool down our kids without a trip to the neighborhood pool. We usually pack a picnic and some outdoor toys and make a whole day of it. Water shoes are always top…


Singo N Bingo

Singo N Bingo is a time of socializing and fun! The evening will start with our Saturday evening song service followed by a night of Bingo. We know you’re wondering if there will be prizes. Of course there will be! This event is open to everyone. ****There is a $5 fee for Bingo which covers a drink, a hot dog, a bag of…