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Santa’s Workshop at Wilder Mansion

A holiday store just for kids! Santa’s Secret Workshop is a special place just for children where they can purchase inexpensive holiday gifts for those they love, including mom, dad, siblings, grandparents, aunts, uncles, teachers, friends and pets! Items are kid-priced and kid-friendly.


Tree Lighting in Wilder Park

Join the Elmhurst Park District as we kick off the holiday season with the annual Tree Lighting in Wilder Park! Meet with a special visitor from the North Pole, enjoy holiday entertainment and participate in children’s activities. The evening will get you ready for the season! Sponsored by Edward-Elmhurst Health.


Family Fall Fest

Elmhurst Park District invites you to bring your family to Wild Meadows Trace for Safety Town trick-or-treating, inflatable corn maze obstacle course, inflatable circus train for the little ones, family photo opportunities, fall games, face painting, balloon twister, food trucks and more! This event is free to the public.


Oaktoberfest

Fall festival celebrates seasonal food, craft beer and premier entertainment in Oak Park, IL. Oaktoberfest takes your traditional Oktoberfest to the next level! This free two-day event on Friday, September 20th and Saturday, September 21st offers a premier music lineup featuring local and national artists, a Kids’ Root Beer Garden, and microbrew, wine and ethnic food offerings.  Oaktoberfest kicks off…


2019 Family-Friendly Halloween Events

Halloween is a time to scare, but also a time to share- share fun memories with your little ones and families. Luckily for you, the west and southwest suburbs have no shortage of spooky and spook-free family halloween events! October weekends are packed full of activities that will give you a chance to show off your costume a few more…



Touch a Truck

Elmhurst Park District invites you to bring the kids to Berens Park to touch, feel, and climb through a variety of trucks and vehicles, including fire trucks, tow trucks and more! Free Starbucks coffee (while supplies last!) Food trucks will also be at the park, so plan for a picnic. Presented by The Schiller Team. and Edward-Elmhurst Health.


All the 2019 Kids Eat Free Deals in the West Suburbs

Kids eat free promotions are the perfect way for families to get out and enjoy a dinner at local restaurants, without the worry of breaking the bank. Take the stress out of meal planning and check out these favorite places any night of the week! Most restaurants require the purchase of an adult entree to score the deal. Even though…


Double J Riding Club Open House

Join us for an end of summer Open House event! As summer camps come to an end and we prepare for the fall, we’ve got new pre-school classes, birthday party packages, and exciting clinics and special events we’ll be hosting! When? Thursday September 5th 9:00-11:30 AM & 4:00-7:00 PM We’re offering a morning and afternoon time slot so everyone can…


Places to Go with a Baby or Toddler: Activities for Kids 0–2

With this list of places to go with a baby or toddler, the hardest part of your day will be getting out the door! Once you arrive at the destination of your choice, you and your baby will be seeing animals, climbing play structures, listening to story time or dancing to music. There are countless ways listed below to enjoy…


The Best Local Activities for Elementary Kids Ages 6–8

Kindergarten is the age when parents can breathe a collective sigh of relief. You’re no longer carrying a diaper bag around or worried that your toddler is going to run from you at the park. Celebrate this new independence by trying out places that may have felt intimidating before. These top activities are perfect for elementary-aged children as they transition…


Splash Pads Still Open: September 2019

The end of summer 2019 is upon us, and one sure sign is the closing of pools and splash pads. But most years, September weather is still warm enough to enjoy days of summer sun and water activities! Luckily, these splash pads still have splash time into September for your little ones to enjoy. Happy splashing! Splash Pads Open in…