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Apple Picking: U-Pick Apples Near Chicago and the Suburbs

My favorite time of year is soon approaching! One of the first outdoor activities of fall is apple picking. This is a great activity to do as a family, one that my children look forward to each year. The weather is typically still warm and sunny, apples are easy to grasp and hold for little hands, and nothing beats a…


Chicagoland Outdoor Amusement Parks

Summer is upon us, and outdoor amusement parks are a great way to get the family together, get outside, and create some magical memories! Here is a list of all the Chicagoland outdoor amusement parks. Please check their websites for special events, pricing, and hours. Chicagoland Outdoor Amusement Parks Donley’s Wild West Town 8512 South Union Road Union, IL 60180…


Santa’s Mistletoe Market

SANTA’S MISTLETOE MARKET Santa’s Mistletoe Market! Join the Hampshire Area Chamber of Commerce for this newly revamped event! A fun festive event you don’t want to miss! Craft show, kids activities and games, visits with Santa, live entertainment, food vendors, caroling and more! Sunday December 3rd 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Hampshire Middle School 560 S. State St., Hampshire, IL 60140…


Kid-Friendly Wild West Experience at Donley’s Wild West Town

When you walk into Donley’s Wild West Town, you are transported to a different time and place. The rides, activities, and attractions vary from slingshots to a shooting gallery and pony rides to a rollercoaster. This themed amusement park has so much more than I thought when first hearing about it. It’s a great kid-friendly and old-timey wild west experience!…