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Kids Reach New Heights at These Indoor Rock Climbing Walls in Chicagoland

Rock climbing is an amazing workout for kids’ minds and bodies alike! These local spots give them a chance to safely scale the walls. From rock climbing walls inside local gyms to dedicated facilities offering lessons, parties, and more, we’ve got the scoop on spots where kids can rock climb all over the Chicagoland area. Indoor Rock Climbing Walls in…


A Day at the Farm: Local Farms to Visit with Kids

Brainstorming ways to a-MOO-se your kids? Take a day trip to a local farm! There are a lot of great options in the Chicagoland area for barnyard animal lovers. Along with animal visits, many of these local farms help educate kids about nature, growing food, and history. (If you’re looking for a hands-on activity right now, check out local U-Pick…


Re-Opening Days for Chicago Area Children’s Museums

Children’s Museums are starting to open again! Spending time at one of the many Chicago area children’s museums is wonderful for discovery and learning. We’ve put together a list of the offerings in the city and suburbs including best features, unique exhibit information, and our age recommendations. Some are ideal to spend a day, while others are suited to a shorter…


2021 Art Fairs and Festivals Happening in Chicagoland

With the lovely springtime season upon us, beauty is surrounding us everywhere! It’s also the perfect time to check out some unique artwork at one of the many art fairs and festivals popping up all around Chicagoland. Whether it’s just to browse with the kiddos, or if you’ve been searching for that special piece of art to update your home,…



January 2021 Family-Friendly Events

I think we can all agree that we’re excited for the a fresh start this year! January is a month filled with snowy fun. Sled, ski, or curl up inside with some hot cocoa. Register for some extra indoor and outdoor fun at these family-friendly events in January 2021. January 2021 Family-Friendly Events Do you have an event to submit…


Fun Happenings for the Happiest of Hanukkahs in 2020!

For our readers who celebrate Hanukkah, we’ve found a handful of nice local events to share the holiday in sweet ways with the the ones you love! Get ready to light some candles, spin your dreidel, and eat delicious potato pancakes! And if you’ve heard of Hanukkah, but don’t know much about it, check out this great article by The…



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

The first few years of parenting can be the most overwhelming, and sometimes the best thing for both you and your baby is a change of scenery. Climbing, dancing, playing and visiting animals are great ways to get out of the house and have fun with your little ones! Here’s our roundup of best places to go with a baby…


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…


Fun Guide for Tweens and Teens 9+ in Chicago’s Suburbs

Have your kids reached a new stage where entertaining them has become more of a challenge? Suddenly, they are “too old” for all the usual spots that used to provide hours of amusement. Welcome to the tween/teen years! Thankfully, there are still plenty of awesome ideas out there to keep these older kids engaged, learning and happy. Enjoy this comprehensive…


Local STEAM and STEM Classes in the West Suburbs

Does your child love to tinker, get lost in a pile of LEGOs, or take apart their toys? These interests are all related to STEAM: science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics. At these STEAM classes, kids learn critical thinking, problem-solving, and teamwork. They’ll have fun with friends while coding their own video game, designing their own invention, and so much…