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The Biggest, Best Guide to Indoor Play Areas in the Western Suburbs of Chicago

Every year, this is one of our most popular lists — and for good reason! The western suburbs are full of indoor playgrounds if you’re looking for some relief from the heat, rain, or cold. We’ve got them all here! This ultimate list of indoor play areas includes indoor playgrounds, inflatable, and restaurant play areas. Whether you want information on an old favorite…


STEAM Classes in the Western Suburbs

While STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics) skills are increasingly important for the workplace, these classes offer more immediate benefits, too. Children learn critical thinking, problem-solving, collaboration and teamwork through these topics. Plus, they’re fun! Children create, design, reflect, and rebuild as they engage in individual and group activities. Some of these STEM and STEAM classes are open to…


Kids Hockey Classes and Teams

Kids hockey has become such a popular sport in Chicagoland over the past few years! Though there isn’t much opportunity to play through park districts, there are many great rinks offering hockey classes around us. If your child is interested in trying it out, we’ve put together a great list to help you get started! Hockey Classes and Teams for Kids in the…


Get Your Spook On! Family-Friendly Halloween Events in the West Suburbs

We have rounded up family-friendly Halloween events in the western suburbs for you and your family to enjoy this boo-tiful Halloween season. October is full of fun activities including hayrides, pumpkins, movies, stories, treats, games, and more. The Halloween events below are a great opportunity to use those costumes more than once and celebrate the season all month long! This…


Haunted Houses and Haunted Forest Walks in Chicago’s West Suburbs

Enjoy getting your spook on with these haunted hayrides, haunted walks, and haunted houses! We witch you a Happy Halloween! We have included websites for parents to check out; please make sure your fang-tastic activity is appropriate for your child’s age, and call the event planners if you have any questions. This article is sponsored by the Oak Brook Park…


Indoor Swim Lessons in the Western Suburbs

Even though summer is ending, fun in the pool doesn’t have to! If your children are anything like mine, their confidence in the water grew exponentially over the summer. We’d love to keep that momentum going throughout the school year. These facilities in the western suburbs all offer indoor swim lessons. 6 months old seemed to be the most common…


Classes for Little Kids 0-5 Years Old

Parents with young children ages 0–5 years old are often looking for classes to keep kids active, learning, exploring and engaging with other children. With countless classes offered for children at this stage in life, there’s something for everyone! Children can make new friends, and parents can meet and connect with other parents in this same stage of life. Check out…


Tutoring Services in the Western Suburbs of Chicago

The new school year has begun! Your child may be interested in an extra challenge, or you might find he or she is frustrated by the work they are doing. Problems with study skills, organization and time management can also hinder success. There are quite a few tutoring options available in the western suburbs for some extra help. Here are…


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…


National S’Mores Day Celebration

Did you know that the earliest known recipe for S’mores can be found in a Girl Scout camping guide from 1927? Let’s celebrate this awesome tradition! Join us to celebrate the season of S’mores, and to see what Girl Scouts is all about!    Choose the Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and NW Indiana location that’s closest to you! Camp…


Cheerleading for Kids in Chicago’s West Suburbs

Looking for cheerleading and tumbling classes for your child in the Western suburbs? There are lots of great choices in the area whether it be camps, classes or competitive cheer clubs. For your convenience, ages for each club is listed below.  Not all places have a direct number or address, so please see the website for additional contact information. Cheerleading…