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12 Things You Must Do This Summer in Santa Cruz (& the Best Spots to Stay!)

Head over the mountain for a day of sun, sand and adventure in Santa Cruz!

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Connect with Lincoln Park Zoo from Home All Winter Long

Hold your head up high, Chicago! We have one of the coolest urban zoos in the nation and total bonus . . . it’s free! Here’s how to enjoy Lincoln Park Zoo all winter long.

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Chicago Zoos Are Open! Get the When, What, How of a Zoo Visit!

Summer is not complete without at least one zoo visit—and they’re finally open! Get all the must-know info for a visit to Lincoln Park Zoo and Brookfield Zoo.

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Thomas & Friends Celebrates 75 Years with Star-Studded Specials, Book Readings & More

Harry, The Duke of Sussex will be making a special introduction for this episode.

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Unleash Their Imaginations

 
With thousands of games, books and videos available through Amazon’s FreeTime Unlimited the only real challenge is deciding where to begin. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite holiday picks to help kids learn about traditions, start some new…

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Holiday Train & Sleigh Rides to Jump Aboard Now

Oh, it’s lovely weather for a sleigh (or train) ride together with you! Here’s where to catch a lift on the rails or over snow-covered trails.

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5 Chicago Staycations to Beat the Winter Blues

Keep those winter blues at bay with these cabin-fever-busting staycation ideas.

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12 Things You HAVE to Do in December

Let us help fill your family fun-time calendar for December — from Blue Man Group to ballet, we have you covered!

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12 Free Things to Do in December

The only thing better than fun stuff is free stuff. Combine the two and it’s just about the best day ever . . here’s where to play without spending a dime!

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Last Blasts! Holiday Attractions You Still Have Time For

We traveled north to south, and ventured to the ‘burbs to find holiday hits that will have you merrily ringing in holiday 2017!

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10 Amazing Things to Do in November

Make November a month you won’t forget with these happenings all around town!

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Make Tracks for the Ultimate Thomas the Train Party

Got plans to throw a Thomas the Train birthday bash? Our how-to party guide will keep you on the right track.

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10 Things You HAVE to do in March

St. Patty’s Day, Easter and the arrival of Spring — could March be any more awesome? We don’t think so. Read on for our Editor’s picks on making this a month to remember.

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10 Things You HAVE To Do in December

Check out our Editor’s picks for wintry family fun in the Windy City this December.

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6 Whistle Stops for San Diego Train Enthusiasts

Calling all young conductors and train lovers! Check out the best of San Diego railroad fun.

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Just Opened: Lincoln Park Zoo’s New Kiddie Train

All aboard! The Lionel Train Adventure has just opened. Here’s what you need to know about taking a jaunt on this colorful, track-less locomotive.

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Save the Date! Fall Happenings to Plan For Now

You snooze, you lose! Mark your calendar now for a fairy tale play, children’s film festival, symphony for the whole family and lots more. The scoop is here.

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Calling All LEGO Lovers: See the Art of the Brick

Let’s face it. We live in a LEGO world.  They are piled high in multi-colored mountains around the kids’ rooms, slowly but surely encroaching on every living space in our homes: hidden plastic pellets, laying in wait for hapless feet.…

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All Aboard: 5 Places for Train Table Fun Around Seattle

There’s something about train tables that draw us in – if there is one in sight, kids of all ages will be be chugging around the track in no time, every last locomotive, car and caboose. For families who don’t…

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