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Dads Play Miniature Golf Free

Treat Dad on his special day – Father’s Day – Sunday June 16th –  Dads receive their choice of: Castle Burger, Chicken Sandwich, an All-Beef Chicago Dog or a Small Grilled Chicken Salad PLUS a FREE Round of Miniature Golf! *Valid for Dads accompanied by one of their children or grandchildren.


Enjoy These Dog-Friendly Restaurant Patios (and Secret Menus!)

Summertime patios are here! But have you ever been curious if you could bring your dog along? There are many dog-friendly restaurant patio options across the western suburbs, so plan a doggy date today. Remember the rules of dog etiquette also apply to restaurant patios: keep dogs leashed and make sure they are well exercised and calm prior to your…


Yorktown Center’s Evening of Giving

Join us at Yorktown Center for the Evening of Giving! Ticketholders have exclusive access to food, drinks, a doggy treat bar, face painting, a balloon artist, raffles & giveaways, a DJ, PLUS exclusive one-night-only discounts at Yorktown Center stores and restaurants! 100% of ticket sales benefit non-profit dog rescue and welfare organizations! This event is all about the experience for…


Memorial Day Cermony

This year’s ceremony will pay tribute to the 100th Anniversary of the end of WWI. Due to limited parking and seating, attendees are asked to walk to the program, if they are able, and to bring a lawn chair if possible.


Perfect Pairing: Local Coffee Shops with Parks Nearby

There are few things I love more than a great local coffee shop. I love the ambiance, the aroma of brewing coffee, and… oh yeah, the coffee. My toddler enjoys a good coffee shop visit, too! He’s more interested in the pastries than the java—and he’s good for about 10 minutes before he starts getting rowdy and catching side-eye from…


2019 5k Races and Fun Runs in the Western Suburbs

Spring and summertime in Chicago bring the perfect weather to get outside and enjoy these races and fun runs with your family. Set an active example by signing yourself up, too! Kids can sprint in a 100-yard dash, test their endurance in a 1-miler or push themselves to complete a full 5k. Along with the running, kids will love the…


Pets Love Indie, Too! Local Pet Supply Stores and Shops

While there are a variety of national chain pet stores available to us in our communities, it can be a fun field trip for you and your dog to seek out local independent shops! These stores can range from standalone pet stores, to portions of locations that also offer grooming and other classes, to pet bakeries. Shopping local supports our…


5 Tips to Train Your Dog at Home (and Where to Find an Expert)

The holidays are behind us and it’s back to the grind of daily life – with the added fun of all of the resolutions we made for ourselves and our families at the end of 2018! But what about resolutions for our furrier family members? Resolve to train your dog to be better behaved in 2019. There are a few…


New Year’s Eve Family Party at Enchanted Castle

Celebrate 2019 at Chicago’s Greatest Family New Year’s Eve Bash on Monday, December 31st with 2 seatings to choose from – our 4 PM “Early Bird” seating and the “Grand Gala” seating 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, 4…



Healthy Kids Running Series

Join us as we encourage kids to adopt a healthy and active lifestyle, help increase their self-esteem, and make new friends! The Healthy Kids Running Series is a five week running program for kids from Pre-K to 8th grade. Each Race Series takes place once a week and offers age appropriate running events including the 50 yard dash, the 75…