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Horseback Riding Stables and Farms Where Kids Can Saddle Up

Giddy up to theses local horseback riding stables and farms! Local farms and stables in the Chicagoland area offer horseback riding lessons and pony rides, for your younger equestrians. My three kids love grooming and petting horses as well as going for pony rides and horseback rides, as they are getting older. Visiting farms and stables give children the opportunity…


Fall 2021 Children’s Resale and Consignment Sales

With three kids at home, we are constantly rotating what’s in our closets and toy bins. Thanks to these great resales, it’s out with the old and in with the new (to you!) You’ll find great deals on new or gently used children’s clothing, gear, toys, books and more. You may even decide to consign things you no longer need….


Roll With It: Roller Skating Rinks in the West Suburbs 

Roller rinks are the perfect destination for some retro fun! Kids and teens can lace up those rental skates and take to the floor for a good glide (or wobble). These rinks keep the energy up with music, lights, and more. So check out all the local roller skating rinks in Chicagoland’s west suburbs and bring the kids out for…


Summer 2021: Water Parks and Beaches are Back!

It’s hot out there! Are your kids begging to go to the beach or water park? Mine sure are, so we’ve compiled and updated our list so you can cool off at your favorite spot! Unlike the difficult-to-navigate 2020 summer season, the region’s transition into/towards Phase 5 has brought many happy developments — not least of which is that our…


Local Escape Rooms: Are You Up to the Challenge?

Puzzles, challenges, and problem-solving all wrapped up in a fun, adrenaline-filled night out! Escape rooms are perfect for teens, tweens, and adults. This family-friendly activity is perfect for a rainy day and promotes teamwork and bonding. You can choose the level of the challenge room to suit your group and make sure it is just challenging enough for your family….


Chicagoland Outdoor Amusement Parks Open for Summer 2021

Oh yes, summer is finally upon us, and there’s no better time to hang out in the sun with the family to create some magical memories at one of Chicagoland’s outdoor amusement parks! Whether they’re a seasoned thrill-seeker or enjoying rides for the first time, your child will love a day spent on roller coasters, bumper cars, and more. Be…


Classic Car Shows are Revving Back Up for Summer 2021

Classic car shows are fun for even the youngest of car enthusiasts. Soak in a beautiful summer night while walking through rows of classic cars at these family-friendly evenings. Don’t be shy; most car owners love sharing about their classic cars and their history. (Your kids might get a kick out of hearing about your own first car, too!) Summer…


Bounce House Rentals, Inflatable Water Slides, and More!

Maximize the fun at your family get-togethers this summer with a backyard party rental. These companies will keep the fun going all day with bounce houses, water slides, obstacle courses, concessions, outdoor games, dunk tanks, and more. Start planning your summer festivities today with these endless opportunities for fun! Jumpin G’s Inc. Jumpin G’s Inc.9140 BroadwayBrookfield, IL 60513(708) 785-7643Facebook Jumpin…


Where (and How!) to Take Your Kids Fishing, Plus Local Shops

My favorite memories of my dad and I were fishing off the dock or by the pond at the Mallard Lake Forest Preserve. There’s something about fishing that lures families together to create memories outdoors! It isn’t just teaching your child to fish that creates a bond. It’s the calm, quiet moments in nature. This peaceful tranquility is something my…


How to Check Out a Museum Adventure Pass from Your Library

Did you know that you could take your family to the museum . . . for free? Yes! With a Museum Adventure Pass from your local library, you can visit dozens of Chicagoland museums, zoos, and other places of interest for free or at a discounted rate. How do you get the Museum Adventure Pass? Easy! Head to your local…


Where to Take Kids for Ear Piercing Near Here

My daughter became quite obsessed with the idea of getting her ears pierced at the age of nine, and quickly got her older sister on board with the hope of doing it together. The only ones left to get on board were her dad and me! This rite of passage for many is commonly paired with feelings of excitement and…


Where Kids Eat Free in Chicago’s West Suburbs

Are you looking at your schedule and wondering, “How am I going to fit in cooking dinner?” These restaurants are taking the stress out of meal time! Check out our list of all your favorite local restaurants currently offering kids eat free promotions, with options for both to-go and dine in. Most restaurants require the purchase of an adult entree…