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Basketball Leagues, Camps, and Skills Training in the Southwest Suburbs

There are so many great opportunities to play basketball and develop your child’s skills all over the southwest suburbs. Almost all of the local park districts offer basketball leagues that are open to both residents and non-residents, and there are plenty of other options, too. Now is the time to think about signing up! Younger groups are usually co-ed, and…


Churches with Childcare in the Southwest Suburbs

Children sometimes have a hard time sitting still in church — but thankfully, there are many churches with childcare that give parents the chance to worship without distraction. Childcare with an aspect of learning about God is also becoming increasingly popular at churches, with children getting the chance to do crafts, sing songs, and play games while learning to worship…


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…


Parent/Child and “Mommy and Me” Classes in the Southwest Suburbs

Parent/tot (also known as “Mommy and Me”) classes are a wonderful way to introduce your little one to the structure of a class. The environment is generally light, and filled with other parents walking the same journey. When my daughter was born, it was a great way to meet-up with mom-friends, and have our little ones experience some different activities….


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…


Instrument and Music Classes for Kids in the South Suburbs

Music is such an important part of a child’s growth and development. Whether it be dance parties to shake off some afternoon energy, lullabies before bed, or singalongs around a campfire, music can bring joy, comfort, or just fun to our everyday activities! Check out some music classes for kids in the area and places to go for lessons to…


Palos POWER/PBO Diamond Day

Community event – sponsored by Palos POWER Softball and Palos Baseball Organization – featuring live music, wiffleball and bean bag tournaments*, a softball and a baseball Home Run Derby*, mechanical bull riding and a movie in the park. *Indicates activities that require pre-registration at http://diamondday.strikingly.com/.


Kid-Friendly Train Stops on the Southwest Service Metra Line

Spring is in full bloom, and there’s no better way to enjoy the sights and sounds of the southwest suburbs than by traveling via train. Round up the kids for a leisurely ride on the Southwest Service Metra line and explore all that your neighboring towns have to offer. On weekdays, kids ages 7–11 save half on one-way fares, and up…


Best Places to Go Sledding in the Southwest Suburbs

For cold-loving kids, the first real snowfall in Chicagoland can only mean one thing — sledding! Dig out your snowsuits, dust off your toboggan and head out to the slopes (or steep suburban hills) for some good old-fashioned family fun. We’ve put together a list of all the hottest spots to spend a perfect winter day sledding in the southwest…


Breakfast with Santa

Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive by train to visit Palos Park! The festive event includes a variety of crafts, activities, and holiday music and stories! Take a minute to tell Santa your Christmas wishes and he may even have little early Christmas gift for you! Bring your camera for some amazing photo opportunities! Ages two and under are free, residents…


2017 Fall Fests and Oktoberfests in the Southwest Suburbs

The season of fall is a favorite to many. Not only does it bring about cooler temperatures, changing leaves, and the beloved pumpkin spice, but it gives families the opportunity to spend more time together. We’ve gathered a list of some of the fall fests and Oktoberfests in your area that are sure to keep your family’s calendar chock full…


Free or Inexpensive Places to See Animals

Do you have an animal lover in your house? Then this list is for you! We’ve gathered all of the free or inexpensive places to see animals in our area. Nature centers, farms, smaller zoos, and pet stores… we’ve scoped out all the possibilities for you! Are your kids into something that we can look into for you? Email us…