FAMILY EVENTS CALENDAR
- Aug 22
- Say Goodbye to Trains!
- Aug 23
- An Active End of Summer Fest
Unleash your inner thrifter. Great deals on cute clothes and gear are waiting for you at these stores and sales around town.
Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary is an awesome slice of nature that’s tucked out of sight. With wildflowers, rugged trails and surprises around every turn, it’s a stroll your family needs to take.
Maybe you’ve noticed: Hyde Park is on the rise. Get the scoop on a brand-new shop and find out why the home of University of Chicago and President Obama is so fun for families.
Soaring temps and long sunny days are a total match for playing with ice. Here are 9 great activities and projects to do now.
It’s not taboo. In fact, it’s so much fun. Take the kids to these outdoor havens, where suds and sippy cups coexist.
Before you open your freezer, head to local restaurants and specialty shops for yummy pops. Find out where to get creative push pops, Korean favorites and more.
Whether winding through art exhibitions, historic parks or pretty gardens, these tours will stimulate your “parent brain.”
Urban myth: All playgrounds were created equal. Not true! Chicago and the ‘burbs have playgrounds that really go over the top to show you and your tots a good time.
The Ed Paschke Art Center offers a quick burst of pop-art eye candy for kids — and there’s plenty to do nearby.
Make a splash in wilder, more rugged terrain. We have the scoop on everything from manmade swimming ponds to naturally wonderful lakes where you can dip your toes.
Make your first meal an adventure. A few awesome food trucks have eggs, pancakes and donuts covered when the sun comes up.
This could be the funnest checklist you’ve ever had! From essential city experiences to hidden finds, these to-do’s will find a special place in your heart.
Want a play space with more oomph? Transition to these bigger, more active arenas, where physical activity is king.
He’s chugging our way. The smiley blue train rolls up to Illinois Railway Museum from August 16-24, and this is what you need to know before you go.
Tea for tots? Why not! We dish on tea shops stores with sips or little ones — plus great parks nearby.