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The Best Water Parks and Beaches in Chicagoland!

For those extra toasty summer days, we have an awesome list of the best outdoor water parks and beaches in Chicagoland! You don’t have to go far to feel like you are on vacation at one of these fun, family-friendly spots. Be sure to check the website before going for all the details on hours, pricing and more. Outdoor Water…


Best Donuts in the Suburbs

Our readers nominated their favorite donuts shops in the suburbs and most of the spots that made the list were mentioned multiple times! It’s tempting to do a donut tour… so why not? We put together map so you can determine a route and mark them off as you go. While you are on the donut trail, check back with…


Santa’s Mistletoe Market

SANTA’S MISTLETOE MARKET Santa’s Mistletoe Market! Join the Hampshire Area Chamber of Commerce for this newly revamped event! A fun festive event you don’t want to miss! Craft show, kids activities and games, visits with Santa, live entertainment, food vendors, caroling and more! Sunday December 3rd 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Hampshire Middle School 560 S. State St., Hampshire, IL 60140…


Places to Bounce: Trampoline Parks and Inflatables

Did you know that bounding on a trampoline has many health benefits? Not only is it a fun form of exercise, bouncing on a trampoline may help balance and coordination, provide low impact cardiovascular activity, and improve lymphatic function. So how’s that for some all-around healthy fun for the entire family! See below for a list of indoor trampoline parks…


Kids Obstacle Challenge and Mud Run

An obstacle challenge and mud run designed specifically for kids. The Kids Obstacle Challenge is coming to Chicagoland! On Saturday, June 25, 2017 your kids can conquer 10-15 fun and challenging obstacles and have a blast at this mud run. Rope swing into a giant mud pit, army crawl through tough terrain, scale up rugged cargo nets, and slide into…