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.
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!
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.
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 spend a day this summer exploring a new suburb, St. Charles offers two great parks along the Fox River, unique community events, two nature centers with free admission and more.
If your family would like to spend a day this summer exploring a new suburb, Batavia offers beautiful parks great for spotting wildlife, a number of community events and lots of family-friendly places to eat.
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.
Travel back in time in downtown Naperville, where you’ll find 12 acres devoted to a family-friendly, outdoor history museum called Naper Settlement.
The Kohl Children’s Museum is located in Glenview, about an hour’s drive from Geneva. There are 17 hands-on, interactive exhibits, most leaning toward imaginative play. There are also displays devoted to music and nature, and there is an art studio, the outdoor Habitat Park and of course a “Water Works” exhibit, so bring a change of clothes for your children, just in case!