Unlikely Places For Fun

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The weather is chilly and gray… how about turning regular places into something fun? It seems like my kids have as much fun at these places as an amusement park sometimes!

unlikely places for fun

Abt
1200 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Glenview, IL 60025

This one is a bit of a hike but there are tons of things for kids there… a bubble maker, perpetual movement ball machine, huge fish tank, water fountains, a screen where your shadow can affect the path of falling balls.

Bass Pro Shops
709 Janes Ave
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
Bass Pro has tons of stuff for kids to check out! There are several family events, and a 14,000 gallon aquarium which hosts over 200 species of salt water fish, and plenty of equipment for kids to try out for size.

Ikea
750 E. Boughton Road
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
Ikea isn’t just for meatballs and furniture! My kids all have a good time at Ikea, they have a small play area with toys and the kids meals are $2.49 each.

Menards
6100 East Avenue
Hodgkins, IL 60525
The moving walkway is the key feature here.

Western Springs Historic Water Tower
The Western Springs Water Tower has a children’s play space that is open to the public on Saturdays 10am-12pm on Saturdays for free.

Stores with Toddler Carts
Just simply letting your kids push the cart and giving them the responsibility of arranging the food in their cart can be an activity in itself!

Did we miss an unlikely spot where you and your child enjoy playing? Let us know in the comments!

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  • Libraries all over have incorporated children’s play spaces. We go to Chicago Public Library in Jefferson Park

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