Our newest contributor takes her 4-year-old daughter on a daytrip to the LEGOLAND Discovery Center Chicago, located in Schaumburg, and finds that there’s something new around every corner.
The new Children’s Discovery Room at the Aurora Regional Fire Museum offers opportunities for your kids to dress up as a firefighter, prepare meals for the firehouse and be a part of a bucket brigade!
If you have a chid who loves to make things or feels good about completing a project, you’ll want to read our Insider’s Guide to the Kids Workshops offered each month at Home Depot stores in Chicago’s suburbs. They’re free!
If your family would like to enjoy a movie under the stars this summer, this Outdoor Movie Guide is for you. Many of them are free!
A combination visit to the Knoch Knolls Nature Center and nature-themed playground at the adjacent Knoch Knolls Park makes for a fun, cheap “easy outing” in Naperville.
Jonamac Orchard in Malta offers pick-your-own apples, a pumpkin patch, corn maze, barnyard animals and an activity area that features a jumping pillow and lots more.
The DuPage Children’s Museum, closed since a flood in January, reopened on Saturday, Sept. 19, with a more open, brighter look.
On a visit to Phillips Park Zoo in Aurora, you’ll get a chance to see a number of native animals up close. Afterward, you can check out the park’s playground, splash pad and visitor’s center — and it’s all free!
Turtle Splash Water Park in West Chicago offers a large shallow area for the little kids, several slides for the big kids, and a great place to play while the lifeguards take their safety break.
Pirate’s Cove is a children’s theme park, owned and operated by the Elk Grove Park District, that offers rides, activities and entertainment for younger kids.