FAMILY EVENTS CALENDAR
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.
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.
Want to try glamorous camping? We have the scoop on comfy sites, from a tree house with a full bathroom to an old-fashioned covered wagon with air conditioning.
Throw a bash and bask in the sun. Here’s where to party, from the back deck of a play space to a playground with water sprinklers.
Race miniature cars and dig into an ice cream parlor — just like in the 1960s. This is nostalgic entertainment at its best.
Want to show your kids what it takes to get eggs to the carton and milk in the jug? B-I-N-G-O! — you’re in luck.
Grab your sidekick and make a run for it! These jogging paths are great for strollers … and happen to be close to playgrounds.
Cauliflower clouds and oatmeal owls? You’ll eat them up after you see photos of one mom’s stunning mealtime creations.
Break on through to the other side of Lake Michigan. Beach towns, state parks and a huge Dutch theme park await.
We rounded up local water fountains worthy of your wishes. Some you can actually play in!
Sleep trainers? Yoga classes? Playgroups? Stroller shops? We have the scoop on the area’s best — and lots more.
Pet a woolly mammoth. Follow turtle tracks. Hear stories in a prairie. You’ll find out where to do it all right here.
Your littles will be lured like Hansel and Gretel to the homemade treats served at these sweet spots. Get the dish here.
Carousels are pure, nostalgic fun. We point you to the must-rides, from small vintage roundabouts to towering double deckers.