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Lake Minear Beach

You can play and swim in the refreshing spring-fed waters or just relax on the clean sandy beach. Our picnic area is equipped with several picnic tables and charcoal grills. Our concession stand is open daily and provides tasty treats and drinks for the family. Free Wi-Fi an a... Read More

Naper Settlement

Naper Settlement is a family-friendly outdoor history museum on 12 acres. Play in the Playscape playground and splash pad. Investigate the Conestoga covered wagon. Learn about animal tracks and explore the sensory prairie garden. Summer Camp Camp Naper has fun and educational summer day camps that explore history, math... Read More

Old World Wisconsin

Explore rural Wisconsin in the 19th century, a time when waves of immigrants flocked to America’s heartland in search of a better life. A unique blend of interactive storytelling and hands-on activities for guests of all ages make every visit fun and memorable. Attend a one-room school, help a... Read More

Didier Farms Pumpkinfest

Come start a family tradition at Didier Farms. Enjoy the hayrides, pony rides, Animaland animal zoo, corn maze, and kiddie mechanical rides. Visit our new activity, the Pumpkin Playground! Try a new craft or rope making, or just stroll the grounds. Homemade Apple Cider and Pumpkin donuts made fresh... Read More

Hidden Oaks Nature Center

Introducing Chicagoland’s newest green nature center, a facility of the Bolingbrook Park District. Immerse yourself in nature as you explore Hidden Oaks natural areas. Our naturalist are always available to answer all your questions. Stop by today! Things to do at Hidden Oaks: Hike the paths/trails Bird Watch Have... Read More

Gameworks

GameWorks is your place to play! With an incredible selection of interactive games and attractions, plus great food and drinks, GameWorks is the perfect place for sharing fun times with friends and family. Read More

Odyssey Fun World Tinley Park

Indoor entertainment centers featuring Exploration Playland, Laser Tag, hundreds of interactive video & prize redemption games. Great birthday parties- fun for all ages! Read More

Legoland Discovery Center

LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Chicago is a giant indoor family destination with over 3 million LEGO bricks and 9 attractions including: Master Builder Academy, Jungle Expedition, Kingdom Quest Laser Ride, LEGO Playplace, Merlin?s Apprentice Ride, 4D Cinema, Build and Test, Factory Tour, and the Chicago skyline built from 1 million... Read More

Discovery Center Museum

Visit #4 children’s museum in the nation as ranked by Child magazine. Over 250 hands-on exhibits, planetarium, special area for kids under 6 & outdoor park. Free parking. Hours: 10 am-5 pm; 7 days a week; Cost: $9/adult, $9/child; Free to Discovery Center members and children age 1 and... Read More

Navy Pier

This summer, enjoy the outdoor ice rink in the pier’s new Polk Brothers Park, the recently redeveloped 13 acres of green space outside the west entrance. The rink is 82 feet long and 66 feet wide and will use real ice by way of a ”chiller” that will keep... Read More

Taste Buds Kitchen

We host creative and unique cooking classes and events for kids, families, age 2 to 99. Our bright and spacious kitchen studio is custom-designed for kids by day and is adult BYOB by night. Classes From single-day parent/child workshops to semester-long classes, budding chefs age 2 to teen whip... Read More

Gigi’s Playhouse / Hoffman Estates

Founded in 2003, GiGi’s Playhouse is the only international network of Down syndrome achievement centers, changing lives through free programs for individuals of all ages. The organization makes a lifetime commitment to support and empower families from diagnosis to adulthood. You can help foster acceptance for individuals with Down... Read More

Johansen Farms

Wander among 10,000 pumpkins. Pet and feed over 500 animals in our children’s zoo, with one price for lots of fun. We also have hayrides, train rides, pony rides, mini corn maze, two story air slides and more. Visit our pumpkin patch with huge pumpkins Read More