Things To Do in Winter – Family Activities & Attractions

Schaumburg: 847-330-9675,
601 N. Martingale Rd. Arcade games live DJ and big screen TVs.


Jelly Belly Visitors Center
Pleasant Prairie, WI: 866-TOUR-JBC (868-7522),
10100 Jelly Belly Ln. Learn the secrets of making Jelly Bellys through video presentations. Free samples.


Jumps N’ Jiggles
Elk Grove Village: 847-437-9494,
1000 Wellington Ave. A maze of tunnels, spiral slide, unlimited rides on 28 ft. carousel. Available for group rentals & birthday parties. Open Mon.–Fri. 10am-2pm. $4/child, free under age 1


Kohl Children’s Museum
Glenview: 847-832-6600,
2100 Patriot Blvd. You supply the birthday, we’ll supply the fun! Packages include private party rooms in the Museum & free full-day admission for all your guests to explore our interactive exhibits. Great for birthdays up to age 8. See our ad on page 29 and our coupon offer.


LEGOLAND Discovery Center
601 N. Martingale Rd. Best for ages 3-10, rides, 4D & LEGOs®.


Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament
Schaumburg: 847-882-0555,
2001 N. Roselle Rd. Enter an 11th century castlefor a two-hour tournament that includes a 4 course medieval feast.


Odyssey Fun World
Naperville: 630-416-2222, 3440 Odyssey Ct.
Tinley Park: 708-429-3800, 19111 Oak Park Ave.
Indoor entertainment centers featuring Playland, Laser Tag, hundreds of interactive video & prize redemption games.


Putting Edge Glow-in-the-Dark Mini Golf
Norridge: 708-457-8377
4105 N. Harlem. Experience the EXCITEMENT of 18 holes of Glow-in-the-Dark Mini Golf. Ideal for families and parties.


Safari Land
Villa Park: 630-530-4649,
701 W. North Ave. Chicago area’s largest indoor amusement park featuring food, rides, bowling, go karts, bumper cars, video arcade games, redemption prizes and soft play area. Parties and group packages available.


Indoor Skate Parks


Audubon Skate Park
Elk Grove Village: 847-427-8195
300 E.Elk Grove Blvd. An indoor skate park that has 11,000 square feet of ideal terrain for skateboarders and inline skaters with ramps, rails & grind ledges. $4/ person. Wed. & Fri. 4-9pm, Sat. 1-8pm, Sun. 12:30-5pm.
Indoor Ice Skating


Park Ridge Park District Oakton Ice Arena
Park Ridge: 847-692-3359
The Park Ridge Park District prides itself on the high quality of our skating program and instructors, anchored by our two time Olympian, David Santee. We have just the right learn-to-skate class for you, your child, or even your grandparent! Just looking for some fun? Then lace up those skates and hit the ice during one of our daily public skate times.


Indoor Pools


Family Aquatic Center Wheeling Park District
Wheeling: (847) 465-POOL
327 W. Dundee Road. The Family Aquatic Center is one of the suburbs’ largest waterparks! Our attractions include something for everyone – Volcano Valley Slides, Aloha Beach Zero-depth Pool, Tsunami Splash Water Playground, and more!


Oak Brook Park District Family Aquatic Center
Oak Brook 630-990-4233
1450 Forest Gate Rd. Experience the best in indoor family aquatics all year! Features a waterslide, splash area with water features, adult spa, a 6-lane 25-yard lap pool and more!


Pavilion Aquatics Center
Elk Grove Village: 847-593-6248
1000 Wellington Ave. Zero depth entry pool, spray features, water slide, lap pool with diving well, warm water therapy pool, party rooms, birthday and group rentals. Call for hours & fees.


Pelican Harbor Indoor/Outdoor Aquatic Park
Bolingbrook: 630-739-1705
200 S. Lindsey Ln. Dive into pools of fun at Pelican Harbor! Huge interactive play area, lap and zero depth pools, spa, parties and more. Check out our online video to see what a blast Pelican Harbor can be!


Splash Landings
Glenview: 847-486-5372
2400 Chestnut Ave. Zero-depth activity pool with a kiddie & large waterslide & water features. Lap pool, spa, warm water therapy pool, locker & family changing rooms & swim lessons. Group discounts & parties available.


The WaterWorks Indoor Water Park
Schaumburg: 847-490-2509
505 Springinsguth Rd. The Water Works Indoor Waterpark, an underwater adventure! Jump in and experience our three water slides, rapid water channel, water playground, diving pool, lap pool, whirlpool & more. Concessions and family changing rooms available.