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Kids Obstacle Challenge

Kids Obstacle Challenge is an adventure and obstacle course race for kids ages 4-14, with 15+ fun and challenging obstacles and mud. Our mission is to inspire and challenge kids, and forge family bonds, through obstacles and adventure. We are the largest touring adventure and obstacle course race series for kids in the nation! And the best part is, it’s…


100+ Places for the Best Kids Birthday Party + Party Entertainment

Looking for kids birthday party places? Need to hire entertainment? We have all the options so you can plan a memorable party. What’s even better is that we have descriptions and contact information so you have everything in one place! Your one-stop-shop for kids party planning. You will find four sections below: kids birthday party places, kid-friendly entertainers (which includes…


Review: How People Make Things at the DuPage Children’s Museum

“Mommy, how do you make that?” Do your children inquire as to why and how things work? The new exhibit at the DuPage Children’s Museum answers those questions curious minds ask. How People Make Things is based on factory tours from the television series Mister Rodgers’ Neighborhood. Kids can explore how every day objects are made, what tools are used,…


Daddy Daughter Dances (and Valentine’s Events) in the West Suburbs

Nothing beats quality one-on-one time with your child, and these Daddy-Daughter dances provide girls with the perfect opportunity for a fun-filled night with the men in their lives. Dads, stepdads, grandpas, uncles, older cousins, or even close family friends can come bust a move on the dance floor. These events include dancing (of course), refreshments, crafts, keepsake photos, flowers, and…




Bubble Bash: A Kid-Friendly New Year’s Eve

Ring in the New Year with a countdown to Noon celebration! Families can spend time together creating lasting memories, taking part in special activities, grooving to live music, exploring the Museum’s hands-on exhibits, and counting down to Noon! This annual year-end celebration, now in its 18th year, has become a holiday tradition for families. EARLY BIRD SAVINGS THROUGH MONDAY, DECEMBER…


Grab Your Sled and Find the Best Place to Go Sledding in the Western Suburbs

The first snowfall of the season (on Halloween!) got us excited for winter fun, and what’s more exciting than sledding? My 6- and 4-year-olds have never been sledding, and they’re excited to give it a try this year. Grab your snow gear and head to one of these local sledding hills. Most locations will be open with at least two…


Local Events for the Happiest of Hanukkahs in 2019!

If your family celebrates Hanukkah, we’ve found some awesome events to celebrate with the ones you love all around town! From plays to pottery and parties, too, Kidlist has you covered with all things Hanukkah. Get ready to light some candles, spin your dreidel, and eat yummy potato pancakes with these great Hanukkah events! (Heard of Hanukkah, but don’t know…


It’s No Christkindlmarket, But the Yuletide Festival Brings Cheer on a Smaller Scale

After playing host to Christkindlmarket for three years, Naperville’s Naper Settlement is hosting a new holiday tradition for 2019: the Yuletide Festival. My family checked out the fest on its opening weekend to see how it compared — and to sample the hot cocoa, of course. Our Review of the 2019 Yuletide Festival in Naperville At first glance, the Yuletide…



2019 Best Christmas Lights in the West and Southwest Suburbs

All of the incredible Christmas light displays around Chicago’s suburbs bring joy to my family every year. We all pile in the car, bring hot chocolate and Christmas cookies, and head out to see the beautiful displays our local families have created. From big attractions to incredible residential displays, we’ve got tons of options for your family. From our family…