Winter Activities for Kids and Families in the West and Southwest Suburbs

Welcome to the Kidlist guide to all things winter! You are sure to find fun ideas, places to go, and all-around great winter activities for kids in the west and southwest suburbs of Chicago. Simply click on your area below to be taken to a plethora of ideas to make your days fly by. You will find the best places to go sledding and ice skating near you, free events and activities to keep the fun going without breaking the bank, where to get away, and more!

Winter Activities for Kids and Families

Holiday Fun Guide: Christmas Events and More
Kidlist is the headquarters for holiday fun! Find Christmas activities, where to celebrate New Year’s Eve with kids, the best Christmas lights and more.

Winter Break Camps for Kids
The west and southwest suburbs are full of winter break camps with sports, games, crafts, gymnastics, field trips, art, science, math and more!

Top 15 (Santa-Free!) Things to Do With Kids in December
Check out our giant round-up of family-friendly things to do with kids in December! There’s more going on than just holiday events.

Grab Your Sled and Head for These Sledding Hills
Snow is on the way, and it’s time to go sledding! Here is a comprehensive list of places to sled in the west and southwest suburbs.

Chicagoland Kids Theater Guide: Fall – Winter
All of the kid-friendly theater for families in the west and southwest suburbs of Chicago. Find performances in this comprehensive guide to theater for kids!

What to Do on a Snow Day
Outside, it’s a winter wonderland. Inside, the kids are going crazy. Don’t worry: we’ve got a ton of ideas for snow day fun, inside and out.

28 Places for Free February Fun in Chicagoland
So many opportunities for free February fun! Visit Brookfield Zoo for free. Find museums, nature centers, indoor play areas, and more… all for free!

National Catholic Schools Week 2018
Celebrate National Catholic Schools Week by visiting schools in Chicago’s western suburbs to learn about options for your child’s education!

Indoor Water Parks Near Chicago
Whether you’re looking for a day trip or full-blown vacation, check out our list of indoor water parks near Chicago that are worth the drive!

Winter Chicago Hotel Deals and Hotel Packages for Families
Beat the winter blues by taking a mini vacation to beautiful downtown Chicago! Find great Chicago hotel deals and hotel packages for families.

School’s Out: Things To Do on MLK Day
Find things to do on MLK Day: events to celebrate Dr. King along with other local fun in and around the western suburbs of Chicago.

Chinese New Year Celebrations for Kids and Families
We rounded up all the family-friendly Chinese New Year celebrations in and around Chicago to celebrate its rich and colorful traditions with your kids.

Outdoor and Indoor Ice Skating Rinks
Family-friendly indoor and outdoor ice skating rinks with skate rental information, admission fees, and how to find out if the outdoor rinks are ready.

Locations, Details, Pricing for Skiing and Snowboarding Near Chicago
Where to go skiing with descriptions, lift ticket and equipment rental information to easily plan a fun adventure with your family.

Gymnastics Open Gym: Fall Through Spring
Find places to burn off some energy and try gymnastics! We put together a list of locations, hours, and descriptions to make it easy to find where to go.