FAMILY EVENTS CALENDAR
- Oct 22
- Create a Colorful Mask
- Oct 23
- Have a Happy Haunted Weekend
- Oct 24
- Learn The Truth About Vodou
Put the “trick” into trick-or-treat. Halloween is time to joke — all in the name of spooky, silly fun. These good-natured pranks and games will generate little scares and big laughs.
We went up ladders, got lost in jungle gyms and scaled walls in search of the best playgrounds for climbers. Get ready to go bananas — because here they are.
Skip the mini Snickers and explore local candy shops that offer something new — in both flavor and ambience.
Give this boutique a big smile and friendly “coo.” It may change you and your baby’s world for the better.
Get your dice-rolling hands ready and put your thinking caps on — you’re not going to want to miss this new shop.
Jump on your broomstick and head everywhere from a dance party to a date with Dracula. We tell you where you’ll have a howling good time.
It’s okay to just say “no” to chicken nuggets. In fact, some restaurants encourage it! Find 9 great spots here.
Lace up those walking shoes and check out this year’s crop of labyrinths located just a kernel’s throw from Chicago.
Check out our list of shops from Logan Square to Bolingbrook and get your doorbell-ringing fingers ready!
From a pirate-themed paradise to an oasis where fake bears stand guard, we found great options for young kids that need to build up or burn off energy.
Here’s a crazy thought: A restaurant doesn’t need a kids-eat-free night, paper tablecloths or even a kids’ menu to make it a great place for families. The proof is this new spot.
Give Charlie Brown a run for his money and find your great pumpkin. We dug deep to bring you a list of the best destination pumpkin patches as well as pop-up patches in the city.
Celebrate with oompah bands, traditional games, crafts, German eats and more at these bashes. You’re never too young to polka.
Psst … we’ve got the scoop on a hidden exhibit of 68 mini interiors. Not your average dollhouses, they’ll captivate your kids for a full afternoon.
Hot diggity-dog! From restaurant deals to free museum days, here are the best no-cost fall flings!