Lake Michigan Beaches

Photo ©IL Dept of Natural Resources  Lake Michigan has miles of beautiful shoreline with family-friendly beaches. Here are some of our favorites starting north in Wisconsin and going south to Indiana, all within an easy drive of Chicago and the suburbs. See these links for more summer water fun:... Read More

Easter Events

                      Chicago families have so many ways to have fun this Easter! You can hunt for eggs in the dark and in the pool and even with your dog! Visit with the Easter Bunny at breakfast, or brunch, or... Read More

Outdoor Ice Skating

Bluett Park Mount Prospect: 847-391-5744, 1408 Thayer St. Free. Central Park Oak Brook: 630-990-4233, 1500 Forest Gate Road, Our Community Ice Rink is free and open to the public, weather permitting. Bring your own skates. Centennial Park Naperville: 630-883-4242, 500 W. Jackson Ave., Skating is free,... Read More

Holiday Light Displays 2016

            Since the sun tends to hide in December, here are some places you can find wonderful holiday light displays to brighten up your holidays. Lincoln Park ZooLights in Chicago on Nov. 25-27, Dec. 2-4, and nightly from Dec. 9 until Jan. 1 (except Dec. 24 &... Read More

Fall Festivals 2016

Here are some local Fall Festivals in October & November. Check Oaklee’s calendar of events for even more fall fun and our other posts for Halloween Fun. Pumpkin Patches & Corn Mazes Halloween Family Fun for all ages Haunted Houses for older kids Fall Festivals   Oct. 21 Fall Fest in... Read More

To Camp or Not To Camp?

To camp or not to camp? That is the question. The summer months can often create a lull in a child’s learning, which can prove detrimental to their skills. In fact, the National Summer Learning Association states that children experience learning losses when they do not engage in educational... Read More