woodridge

Kid-Friendly Ear Piercing Places

Last week, my niece summoned all her courage and marched home from school to ask her parents the question they’d been anticipating since she started Kindergarten:  Can I get my ears pierced? It’s a rite of passage for many little girls, and it can bring both excitement and apprehension—for both the piercee and the parents! To help make your child’s…


Daddy Daughter Dances and Other Valentine’s Events

The daddy daughter dances and other Valentine’s events go through March and then the mother son events usually start in April, so those will be announced in the coming months. Most of the daddy daughter dances have registration deadlines, so I suggest checking all the events that you might be interested in! Keep scrolling down to see the complete list of Valentine’s…


2017 Winter Break Camps for Kids in the Western Suburbs

Winter break can be a nice time to spend time with family and friends, but it also can be rough to lose the structure of the regular days with school and/or scheduled activities. Don’t worry! We’ve gathered some great winter break camps for your kids to have fun and enjoy games, sports, crafts, obstacle courses, tumbling, swimming, field trips, art, science, math, building,…



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…


Bounce Houses, Trampolines, and Places to Jump

All kids love to move around, bounce, and prance about in bounce houses! Parents love bounce houses because they’re safe, controlled environments for children to burn off some of that excess energy, get some exercise, and maybe, just maybe, sleep a little bit better that night. As bounce houses become more popular all different kinds of facilities are popping up…


Haunted Houses and Haunted Forest Walks

Haunted houses are everywhere during the month of October… but we’ve also found some spooky Halloween walks that are sure to thrill! These events are not for everyone, and parental discretion is definitely recommended. If you are unsure of how scary any on our list might be, website links are provided so you can easily find out more information or…


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…


Indoor Play Areas in the Western Suburbs of Chicago

How wonderful that we have great indoor play areas to choose from when we need a break from the cold, rain, or heat. This is the perfect list to have bookmarked or in your back pocket for when you want to try something new or different! This guide to indoor play includes indoor play areas, playgrounds, inflatable play areas, and…


Places With Water to Cool Off on These Hot September Days

Wow, has it been hot outside. Thankfully, there are quite a few places with water to cool off on these hot September days! We have listed all that we could find still open and if you hear of more, let us know. It’s so nice to live in an area that provides for our kids (and I might have to…