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.
Here’s all you need to know about Brookfield Zoo’s latest attraction, the Hamill Family Wild Encounters exhibit.
If your family would like to enjoy a movie under the stars this summer, this guide is for you!
If your family would like to spend a day this summer exploring a new suburb, Elmhurst offers a lively downtown, beautiful Wilder Park, the Prairie Path for a family bike ride and much more.
Whether your family loves trains, history, or exploring, you are likely to enjoy a trip to the Fox River Trolley Museum in South Elgin. The highlight is a 4-mile round trip on a trolley along the banks of the Fox River.
Travel back in time in downtown Naperville, where you’ll find 12 acres devoted to a family-friendly, outdoor history museum called Naper Settlement.
Primrose Farm is a revived 1930s working farm located in St. Charles, west of Randall Road, and owned by the St. Charles Park District. The farm grounds have picnic pavilions, more than 100 acres of agricultural open space, a tire wing, lots of farm animals, community garden plots that can be rented and “farm discovery trails.” There is a small “summer kitchen” building separate from the farmhouse that you can go inside, but otherwise, you’ll be outdoors. Grounds are open dawn to dusk, weather permitting.
St. James Farm encompasses 607 acres, including more than 100 acres of woodlands, prairies and wetlands. Beginning in the early part of the 20th century, it was the retreat of the wealthy McCormick family. It is now operated and owned by the DuPage County Forest Preserve, and during certain times of the year, you can tour the grounds in a covered wagon.