It comes on faster than an unwanted snowball to the back of the head — cabin fever! The cure is to keep your spirits up and body moving with indoor adventures. Check out the playful scene at museums and community recreation centers, where you’ll find mini tree houses, itty-bitty jungle gyms and more. Click through our album for spots that might not be on your list yet, but definitely should be.

For Free Fun: Chicago Women’s Park Indoor Playground

Did someone say “free” and “fun”? That’s the best way to sum up the recreation building’s indoor children’s playground. With pint-sized slides, an excellent playhouse and a jungle gym for toddlers, the playground is the perfect winter treat. The padded floor makes it easy for babies to get around. When the kids get older, check out the rock wall. Call ahead, because the hours vary throughout the week. And wear socks -- this is another shoe-free zone.

1801 S. Indiana Ave.
South Loop
312-328-0821
Admission is free
Online: chicagoparkdistrict.com

Photo: Abigail Batchelder via flickr

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Where is your favorite place to go for indoor play? Let us know in the Comments!

— Maria Chambers & Kelly Haramis