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

Want to find the best winter fun in your area? Our guide is broken up by area to be most helpful for you.

Not sure what region you should choose? Check the list of towns in the Kidlist coverage area.

Winter Activities in the Western Suburbs

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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!

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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!

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Ice Skating Rinks in the Western Suburbs
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.

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Where to go skiing with descriptions, lift ticket and equipment rental information to easily plan a fun adventure with your family.

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Winter Activities in the Southwest Suburbs

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 in the Southwest Suburbs
The western suburbs are full of winter break camps with sports, games, crafts, gymnastics, field trips, art, science, math and more!

Fun (Santa-Free!) Things to Do with Kids in December
Ice skating, movies, crafts, and more. Get a break from the holiday hubbub with these fun December activities going on in the southwest suburbs of Chicago!

Best Places to Go Sledding in the Southwest Suburbs
Find places for your kids to go sledding in the southwest suburbs. We have locations, addresses and descriptions for the best hills for tons of winter fun!

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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.

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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
Catholic Schools Week is an ideal time to explore the Catholic Schools in your area. Use our guide to find open houses! Locations and dates included.

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
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Ice Skating Rinks in the Southwest Suburbs
The southwest suburbs have many different options for both indoor and outdoor ice skating rinks. Check out our list for all the local spots!

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.

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