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Gail Borden Public Library Elgin, IL 14.2 mi away
#1 of 18 things to do in Elgin
Great staff, wonderful selection of reading materials, books on CD, and tapes, videos, speciality children's library with books on parenting, interactive items for parents and their children.
Rent movies, CDs for free.. Also they have a great monthly newsletter with a calendar of different things happening at library for kids, teens and adults.
Independence Grove Forest Preserve Libertyville, IL 21.8 mi away
#1 of 13 things to do in Libertyville
Great park for kids, Clean Beach, Great Party Venue, Awesome bike/walking path -- I use Independence Grove for a portrait location for my photography business.
Great place to bring little kids, families, couples .... there is a walking path, biking path, secluded spots, a nice little grill (w/ beer!), a beach, rentals .... the list goes on an on.
Tristan Crist Magic Theatre Lake Geneva, WI 24.7 mi away
#1 of 49 things to do in Lake Geneva
What a wonderful evening of magic & family fun!!! Daughter was home for week-end and we were looking for something to do in Lake Geneva area, the magic show was so entertaining & the popcorn was delish!!! Would hi...
... Charisma the girls are beautiful the tricks are fascinating... we were Spellbound the whole time .... a great family experience , what a wonderful addition to the community of Lake Geneva thank you Tristan Crist♡
Chicago Botanic Garden Glencoe, IL 30.3 mi away
#1 of 4 things to do in Glencoe
One of the most beautiful gardens in the world with Japanese gardens, rose gardens, orchid shows, amazing model train park for the children and adults and special shows year round.
Families can enjoy the educational aspects of the park with nature walks, demonstrations on cooking, tram tours, and special activities during the year.
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Riverwalk Naperville, IL 34.1 mi away
#1 of 48 things to do in Naperville
The river walk offers a great walk with a fab park for the children, a swimming pool, cafe and so much land for the kids to run around on! Lovely place for a picnic with Naperville centre close by.
A couples walk in the park, a stroll with the kids , a little fishing, , this is simply one of the nicest rivewalk paths around with all sorts of activities from concerts to plays for kids to festivals to playgrou...
Blackberry Farm Aurora, IL 32.7 mi away
#2 of 28 things to do in Aurora
Very clean place , friendly staff they have hayrides, paddle boats , train rides , a carousel and playground for the kids so much to do , admissions are very affordable I just Fell in love with this place !
For children (and adults) there is the educational aspect: Pioneer village, Building with streets of Aurora, Schoolhouse, Old-time crafters and activities, Antique farm equipment, and more.
Spring Valley Schaumburg, IL 21.8 mi away
#1 of 24 things to do in Schaumburg
They have a Summer Fair, a Harvest Festival in the fall, Yuletide programming around Christmastime, a Sugar Bush festival in March, and a Spring festival - all with great food and activities for the whole family.
Amazing "nature" playground just built gives kids great opportunity to run and jump.
Cantigny Park Wheaton, IL 28.7 mi away
#2 of 28 things to do in Wheaton
... (Vintage Base Ball Tournament) on a hot July afternoon, and were blown away by the immaculate grounds, beautiful gardens, and outdoor militaria exhibits (including well-maintained tanks that the kids play on).
Amazing, WONderful, Educational & Empowered FAMILY CIRCLE Tour of Robert McCormick Museum+First Division Calvary Museum.
First Division Museum at Cantigny Wheaton, IL 28.8 mi away
#1 of 28 things to do in Wheaton
My kids and grandchildren have always loved coming here and climbing on the tanks in the outdoor park as well as walking through the mansion and beautiful gardens.
From children to adult history buffs, the battle scenes and films will capture your imagination.
Lilacia Park Lombard, IL 30.3 mi away
#1 of 12 things to do in Lombard
The kids loved looking at the flowers and the statues here and there.
In the summer they have movie night once a week, in the winter they have the Puffer Belly Train (a free attraction) which takes children from one side of the park to the other, going slow enough so parents can wal...
Geneva Lake Lake Geneva, WI 24.4 mi away
#5 of 49 things to do in Lake Geneva
Our first visit was just to let the kids play on the man-made beach and to get ice-cream in town (at the delicious Kilwin's) and then our next visit was on a sundowner tour of the lake and it's gorgeous lakefront...
wonderful wonderful place with so much to do! Boat rental is a must and so much fun for families of all ages!
Busse Woods Trail System Elk Grove Village, IL 24.2 mi away
#1 of 11 things to do in Elk Grove Village
You can roller blade or ride your bike enjoy the trees and wind blowing in your hair and you just might see an Elk of two the kids would really enjoy this I did and I and a big kid.
There is Elk to view maybe 15 or so.Bicycle paths.Also rental of canoes also great place for family cook out.However you have to be watchful many men frequent there and sit in their cars waiting for new friends to...
Kohl Children's Museum Glenview, IL
#1 of 17 things to do in Glenview
Weather permitting, children are invited outdoors to participate in specially supervised activities - or they can just explore the park, paint rocks with water or enjoy the playground.
Dewey would be so pleased to see the educational opportunities for curious kids to touch, role play, create, and revel in the environment.
The Grove Glenview, IL
#2 of 17 things to do in Glenview
Local elementary children are lucky to be able to take annual field trips to this very special place but anyone can come and learn about the history of the area from this beautiful slice of land that was preserved...
The grounds are beautifully groomed and perfect for taking a short nature hike with the kids.
Historic Wagner Farm Glenview, IL
#3 of 17 things to do in Glenview
There are vegetable plots, tours of the original home of the Wagner family, the occasional 4H calf and horses and special activities like Bacon Fest and wagon rides in the fall!
The kids loved being up close and personal with the cows in the pasture, sitting on giant tractors and walking through the larger farm field as well as the individual community volunteers' small organic vegetable...
#2 of 31 things to do in Evanston
The campus is well maintained and the paths are excellent for the children (3 and 4 years old) to roll smoothly on their scooters.
Setting is spectacular (granted might be tough in winter with arctic air coming off lake!), facilities are spectacular (have one of largest endowments and it shows), kids are motivated and accomplished.
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Gillson Park Wilmette, IL
#2 of 7 things to do in Wilmette
It's got a great beach, dog park, lighted tennis courts, the Wallace Bowl for summer performances, a native wildflower garden, sailboat rentals, picnic areas and vast grassy areas for the kids to enjoy.
There are places to barbeque, play Frisbee golf, attend shows at the Wallace Bowl, family friendly activities and so much more.
#4 of 31 things to do in Evanston
Pack a picnic basket and take your kids to enjoy a wonderful summer day on the lake shore.
This is a very family friendly and fun place to visit.
#3 of 16 things to do in Skokie
This is so interesting in all seasons, wonderful in the summer to take the kids along on bikes, safe and great parking but for real appreciation try in all seasons as the sculptures are incredible in the snow !
Children love to run and play.
#8 of 31 things to do in Evanston
This museum is very user, light and family friendly offering many hands on activities and art exposures.
For kids (and adults!) they have a "touch table" in each section that beckons visitors to feel some examples of the items in that area.
Ryan Field Evanston, IL
#11 of 31 things to do in Evanston
North Beach Park Racine, WI 43.5 mi away
#3 of 32 things to do in Racine
North beach is a beautiful spot with clean sand beach and family friendly enjoyment, During the season lifeguards are on duty and it is a safe environment.
The sand is incredible, we brought shovels, buckets, other sand toys and our kids loved it!
Illinois Railway Museum Union, IL 8.2 mi away
#1 of 4 things to do in Union
So you're a little boy and you love your Thomas trains, but Dad and Grandpa are the bigger boys with the bigger toys and they are here with the kids having a great time.
Great for a family outing as well as for history buffs and train enthusiasts.
Geneva Lake Museum of History Lake Geneva, WI 24.7 mi away
#3 of 49 things to do in Lake Geneva
The kids will like it too, because it is set up like a little town where you walk the streets and can go in and explore the "stores."
A Museum Kids Will Love
Genesee Theatre Waukegan, IL 28.8 mi away
#1 of 21 things to do in Waukegan
This theatre is a throw back to the olden days when folks would dress up, men wore hats, and children minded their manners ;-).
I grew up going to the Genesee theater to watch first run movies as a kid.
Centennial Beach Naperville, IL 34.0 mi away
#4 of 48 things to do in Naperville
Centennial Beach has something for everyone - a huge pool with a deep end and diving boards, a few swim lanes, a medium depth for bigger kids and shallow end near one of the biggest "sand boxes" which you might as...
My kids enjoy going to the beach from 5pm until dusk when the crowds are much smaller and the lines for the diving boards are minimal.The sand area is large enough to work for everyone.
Green Meadows Petting Farm Waterford, WI 37.1 mi away
#1 of 6 things to do in Waterford
This is the nicest pumpkin farm in SE Wisconsin, skip the crowds at Apple Holler and prices Green Meadows is very reasonably priced has awesome caring customer Representatives the kids actually get to go out in th...
Besides the animals, there were many outside activities the children could participate in, including a sand hill with toys, duck water races, a barn with hay and a slide, little bikes, a park area, and many other...
Santa's Village Azoosment Park East Dundee, IL 11.6 mi away
#1 of 6 things to do in East Dundee
It is always clean, the staff is very friendly and the rides are fantastic especially for the 3-6 year old set (even though we always see older kids there having fun as well).
My grandkids ages are 6 and 4. Lots of amusement parks have rides primarily for older kids but this place has the perfect combo (rides and a mini zoo).
Cosley Zoo Wheaton, IL 28.0 mi away
#3 of 28 things to do in Wheaton
I love taking my grandkids to this small zoo -- many farm animals and a few rescued animals from area such as deer, bobcats, etc. Lovely atmosphere and kids love it.
Kids can get close to suburban type critters like raccoons, fox, deer, and many birds along with pigs, goats, cows and horses.
Edwards Apple Orchard Poplar Grove, IL 24.5 mi away
#1 of 3 things to do in Poplar Grove
Edwards is a fall family tradition - pick your own apples (or not), award-winning apple cider, awesome cinnamon-sugar donuts, cafe, live music on fall weekends, playground, pony rides, wagon rides, large gift shop
... baked potatoes, and of course the classics; fresh apple cider doughnuts and pie!! Afterwards we were able to enjoy the petting zoo set up, feed the goats, and enjoy the area for the kids to run around and play.