New Play Space: Big Wave Bounce Park

Let’s be honest. It’s hard to find an indoor play space that is appropriate for toddlers AND big kids. Luckily there is a brand spanking NEW indoor play space in Lake Barrington that caters to both ages—and parents, too! Where is this magical place? Big Wave Bounce Park! What makes Big Wave Bounce Park so […]

5 Reasons to Love the Ball Factory Mount Prospect

If you’ve seen one play space, you’ve seen them all, right? WRONG. Oh so wrong. As part of my job, I am asked to review countless play spaces. Some are great and I share my finds on the blog, Facebook, and Instagram, but others are less so and I can’t in good conscience share them. […]

Where the Big Kids Play in Chicagoland

We have reached the point that I truly didn’t believe would ever happen. It started with the first eye roll I received when I suggested that we spend the day at our favorite play space. Yes, you read that right, I got an EYE ROLL when I offered to pay for us to play and […]

Which Chicagoland Play Space is Right for You

Now that the weather is turning cooler and cabin fever is on the horizon, it is time to venture out and have some fun with the kiddos. One of the most popular options for Chicagoland families? Hitting up a local play space. But here’s the thing…there are some dirty, chaotic, and just plain lame play […]

Tips & Tricks for Visiting Funtopia in Glenview

Families of multiple kids, rejoice! I found the absolute PERFECT place to spend the day that will keep all family members happy and will ensure a quick and easy bedtime for everyone: Funtopia Glenview! This unique indoor play spot is most definitely a place to put on your radar on days when the weather has […]

Discounted Play in Chicagoland

The price of play can be pretty high, especially when you are looking for a way to escape your house during the cold and gross days in Chicagoland. Thankfully there are some awesome places for your kids to explore at a reduced rate. Read on to learn about discounted play in Chicagoland: Play Spaces & […]

Rainy Day Fun in Chicagoland

It’s raining, it’s pouring…but that doesn’t mean that your day has to be boring!  Check out our top picks for places for rainy day fun in Chicagoland! If you are up for a little bit of splashing in puddles, watching nature react to water, and taking a break in a dry and fun place to play, […]

Tot Heaven: The Exploratorium

Looking for a fun way to spend a couple hours with active tots? Then head over to the Skokie Park District’s Exploratorium and enjoy all of the fun there is to offer! Fun on a Small Scale One of the reasons I prefer the Exploratorium over places like the Chicago Children’s Museum, Kohl Children’s Museum, […]