FAMILY EVENTS CALENDAR
Do your New Year’s resolutions include visiting more museums? How about staying on a budget? Good news: You can tackle both at once.
The kid-tastic destination has started to get hopping year-round. Here’s a rundown of where to stay, eat, play and be entertained on the winter vacay you know you need.
Down, down, down you go. Where do you stop? At the bottom of one of the Chicago area’s awesome sledding hills — with a big smile on your face.
From bowling to bocce, live music to magic, the lures at these spots give everyone their fill of fun.
We’ve got the lowdown on nearby cabin communities where your family can create warm winter memories.
With indoor jungle gyms, pretend play areas, tons of toys and even an indoor sandbox, the options in Chicago and the ‘burbs have something for every kind of kid. Here’s our definitive list!
From french fries topped with mac ‘n’ cheese to maddeningly amazing macarons, the options at new restaurants in and around Chicago are making kids giddy.
Resolutions are worth keeping if they involve the kiddos. Here are some every Chicago family should make — and follow through on — in 2015.
Cabin fever? Check out these casual, open-play gatherings where your littles — and you — can make new friends.
Did you know you can skate on a hotel rooftop? How about at the zoo? We dish on all the cool places to go gliding this winter.
Stay at home and let the teachers come to you. The fun includes everything from gym romps to music lessons to art experiences.
Push, toot and choo-choo-choo at these spots. (Psst … they’re not just toy stores and play spaces!)
With an ice skating “ribbon,” larger-than-life climbing structures and a play garden, this is worth the trip. Yep, even in the cold.
Chocolates? Yep. Fair-trade footwear? Yes, siree. Custom avatars made into real-life dolls? Yes (funny you should ask), there are those, too.
Get out there and enjoy everything from snowshoeing to sledding to sleigh rides. Here are the happenings worth jumping out of your PJs for.