Thrills in the Chicagoland Suburbs

Whoever said that the suburbs are lame is ridiculous.  The opportunities for fun are endless in Chicagoland, and I have only scratched the surface of what the northern suburbs of Chicago have to offer.  Keep checking back to see new additions to the list of thrills in the Chicagoland suburbs!


Where to See Art in Chicagoland

Home Depot Weekend Crafts

Crafting Workshops in Chicagoland



Big Blue Swim School

Cooking Classes Across Chicagoland

Brooklyn Boulders Kids’ Academy 

Lil’ Kickers

Pearachute for Chicagoland Classes

Best Craft Classes for Kids in Chicagoland


Sensory Friendly Play in Chicagoland

Unique Lego Exhibits in Chicagoland

Kane County Cougars Game 

15 “Mommy & Me” Date Ideas

Monster Jam Insider’s Guide

How to Have the Ultimate Family Playdate 


Petland Aquarium Adventure

Arlington Park

Blocks to Bricks Museum

Dads Slot Cars

The Glen

Family Friendly Places to Watch Sports

Gardens in Bloom This Winter

Hiking Spots Across Chicagoland

Where to Take Your Little Thrill Seekers

Fun Spots for Foodie Families in Chicagoland 

Tips for Taking Your Kids to the Movies


Legoland Annual Pass

Old Orchard Mall

Brooklyn Boulders Kids’ Academy 

Pilot Pete’s

Restaurants for Special Meals Out with Kids

Ravinia Tips

Train Lovers in Chicagoland

Train Trips for Chicago Families

Great Wolf Lodge Gurnee


Best Spots for Indoor Play in Chicagoland

Ball Factory Mount Prospect 

Big Wave Bounce Park


Best Play Spaces for Toddlers 

Where the Big Kids Play in Chicagoland 

Discounted Play in Chicagoland

Gather: An Urban Retreat

Hamill Family Play Zoo

Indoor Mall Play Spaces

We Rock the Spectrum 

Indoor Water Parks in Chicagoland

Funtopia Glenview

Ultimate Ninjas

My Museum–Chicagoland’s Only FREE Museum

Mount Prospect Play Plex

Places to Burn Off Energy

The TreeHouse

Which Play Space is BEST for You

Northbrook Court’s Newest Mall Play Space 



DuPage Children’s Museum

The Expoloratorium

Kohl Children’s Museum

Nature Centers Across Chicagoland

River Trails Nature Center

Wildwood Nature Center


Best Parks in Chicagoland

Brookfield Zoo

Visiting the Chicago Botanic Gardens with Kids

Cosley Zoo

Friendship Park Conservatory

Independence Grove 

Meineke Ninja Warrior Park

Morton Arboretum

Wagner Farms

Waterparks Across Chicagoland



Where to Keep Cool in Chicagoland This Summer

Cool Ways to Spend Summer Nights

Touch a Truck Events Across Chicagoland 2019

Waterparks Across Chicagoland

Pirate’s Cove

Best Carnivals in Chicagoland

Best Chicagoland Beaches

Free Ice Skating Rinks

Best Sled Hills in Chicagoland

Chicago Botanic Garden Orchid Show




The Book Bin

…and growing!


Where are your favorite places in the Chicagoland suburbs to explore?

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