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New Playground! Oak Brook Park District Sandlot

The new playground at Central Park in Oak Brook is open! The official grand opening of this universal playground, called the Oak Brook Park District Sandlot, is September 5 at 2:30pm, but you can start playing now. The playground has an overall baseball theme and spans two levels. There is something for every age and ability. The entire playground has…


2018 Fall Festivals and Oktoberfests in the Western Suburbs

As summer heat turns to crisp autumn air, fall festivals and Oktoberfests spring up across Chicago’s western suburbs! These family-friendly events usually feature seasonal fun (think hayrides, pumpkin patches, and cups of steaming cider) as well as fest favorites such as rides, live music, and food trucks. Oktoberfests add a German twist with traditional food, music, and the chance to…


Volleyball for Kids: Leagues, Classes, Camps

Is your child interested in learning more about volleyball? Whether kids are learning for the first time or improving fundamental skills, there are quite a few opportunities for kids to play volleyball! Check out these classes and clinics — as well as more competitive leagues. Ages range from preschool all the way into high school. This article is sponsored by…


Giveaway and New Playground! Oak Brook Family Aquatic Center + Universal Playground

There are two exciting announcements from Oak Brook Park District… The Family Aquatic Center Swim Pack giveaway, and the Universal Playground being built right now! Oak Brook Family Aquatic Center Giveaway We spent our Saturday playing disc golf at Central Park and cooling off at the Oak Brook Family Aquatic Center, and thought you would have fun there too! Oak…



31 Kid-Friendly August Events: Western Suburbs Edition

For some, the end of summer is a mad dash to fit in every ounce of summer fun possible before the school year starts. For others, just about everything on our summer bucket list has been checked off, and we’re running out of things to do! No matter what category you relate to, Kidlist has you covered with kid-friendly events…


Basketball Tournament and Skills Clinic at Oak Brook Park District

Join Oak Brook Park District, Knights Basketball, and Breakaway Basketball for a two-day basketball event! This article is sponsored by Oak Brook Park District. The Oak Brook Park District, Breakaway Basketball and Knights Basketball have joined together to host the Build A Dream 3v3 Basketball Tournament on Sunday, August 12, 2018. Young athletes can take part in this one-day tournament…


Local Escape Rooms: Are You Up to the Challenge?

The first time I went to an escape room, I was pretty skeptical — I don’t love puzzles and I’m the kind of person who Googles a riddle to find out the answer. But when we emerged an hour later (victorious, might I add), I was buzzing with adrenaline and completely converted. Good escape rooms have a variety of puzzles and…


Miniature Golf Courses in the Western and Southwestern Suburbs

Summer is all about thrills big and small, so take the kids on a mini adventure close to home by exploring one of Chicagoland’s miniature golf courses. With themes ranging from ghosts and ghouls to outer space, there’s something to spark any kid’s imagination. And the best part about mini golf is that grown-ups don’t have to sit on the…


10 Unique Experiences for Teens in the Chicagoland Area

Looking for a unique experiences for teens? Whether your want to join in on the fun as a parent or send your teenager off with friends, there are great options all over the Chicagoland area of experiences that any teen would enjoy. Use these ideas as jumping off points for gifts, bonding time, birthday parties, or social outings for a…


Cooking Classes for Kids

Cooking classes for kids are a great way to help children build confidence in the kitchen, learn new skills, and get involved in day-to-day chores. There are options in the south and west suburbs, as well as the city. Hey! All your trouble may be worth it someday when your child appears on MasterChef Junior, or at the very least,…


Outdoor Pools with Day Passes in Chicago’s West Suburbs

There are so many outdoor pools with day passes to stop by for a fun swimming outing! Before going, confirm their hours by calling ahead. Many pools vary their hours or close early due to swim team meets. This article is sponsored by the featured pools. Outdoor Pools with Day Passes in Chicago’s Western Suburbs Bensenville Water Park 1100 W….