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Arcades, Game Rooms, and Laser Tag in the Western Suburbs

Press PLAY to start, and get your game on! We’ve rounded up the best local arcades, laser tag and game rooms for kids (or kids at heart) in the western suburbs of Chicago. For those of you new to the options, “game room” refers to places with arcade-type games where the player can redeem tickets for prizes after playing. This post…


Free Photos with Santa in the Western Suburbs

Taking the kids to meet Santa (and capturing the moment on camera) is a time-honored holiday tradition. But nothing gets you out of the Christmas spirit faster than waiting in long lines or shelling out big bucks to do it. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of local holiday events where the kids can meet and greet the big guy…



Where to See Santa in the Western Suburbs 2017

Santa Claus really is coming to town! Kidlist has you ready to celebrate the season and spend time with Santa, Mrs. Claus and their elves at many family-friendly events. These range from tree-lighting ceremonies to full-fledged meals with the jolly old man himself. Where to See Santa in Chicago’s Western Suburbs 2017 Please note that many of the events listed…


Indoor Soccer Clubs, Classes and Camps

This list of indoor soccer options is sponsored by Glen Ellyn Park District and some of the soccer clubs have upgraded their listings in order to give you more information as well! Ackerman Sports & Fitness Center in Glen Ellyn is offering Bubble Soccer for ages 6-11 on Friday, December 1 from 6pm-7pm. Kids will have a blast as they…


Where to Eat with Santa This Year

What better way is there for your kids to celebrate the holiday season than to eat, drink and be merry with Jolly Old St. Nick himself? Here at Kidlist, we’re tracking Santa’s whereabouts within the western suburbs from now until Christmas. We’ve compiled a lengthy list of the best places to grab a bite to eat while hanging out with…


Family-Friendly Halloween Events

October is full of local, family-friendly Halloween events and activities in the western suburbs! There are many opportunities to decorate pumpkins, watch Halloween-themed movies, take a hayride, listen to a storyteller, enjoy Halloween treats and games, and more. So mark these down on your calendar and celebrate the season all throughout the month! Family-Friendly Halloween Events by Day Click on…


“Kindness Rocks” and Local Rock Painting Groups

Have you heard of The Kindness Rocks Project? Per their website, their goals are to “inspire others through randomly placed rocks along the way” and to “recruit every person who stumbles upon it to join in the pursuit of inspiring others through random acts of kindness.” How to Make a Kindness Rock Find a smooth stone and paint with acrylic…


Holistic Parenting: The First Years of Life

This is an event for adults only. Thanks for your understanding. Please join us for our next workshop in a series of Healthy Parenting: “Holistic Parenting: The first years of life” You will learn essential strategies to foster healthy development in: -Breastfeeding, Digestion & Gut Health -Which foods to introduce when -Building strong, natural immunity -Solutions for common childhood issues…


Paint Pottery and Kids Pottery Classes, Workshops, and Studio Time

After having a great time at a recent Girl Scouts event at a pottery studio, I was on the lookout for more places for my daughter where she could create and learn the fundamentals of pottery! We’ve found a really nice assortment of offerings, from places where you can paint pottery, to others where kids can learn the basics of…


Free Ice Cream Cone at Dairy Queen

Monday, March 20, 2017 is Free Ice Cream Cone Day at Dairy Queen! Limit one small vanilla soft-serve cone with the signature curl on top per person. The following Dairy Queen locations participated in Free Cone Day last year and I will be updating this information as it becomes available. DQ / Orange Julius 695 N Cass Ave Westmont, IL 60559…


Where To Go Sledding in the Western Suburbs

Well, it didn’t look like this was going to be the year for sledding, but the weather forecasters were right this week! Now we can all enjoy a winter favorite… sledding! Here is a comprehensive list of local sledding hills, organized by town to make it even easier for you to find a hill nearby. Please be aware that most of…