Family Guide

to the west + far west suburbs of Chicago

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SF GUIDE
SENSORY-FRIENDLY GUIDE

Resources for families with kiddos with special needs.

Indoor Play Gyms
INDOOR PLAYGROUNDS + GYMS

Indoor options for kids (and adults) of all ages!

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FREE DAYS AT CHICAGO MUSEUMS

Free Admission in 2020 just feels better.

Pet Shops
PET GUIDE

Pet parks to pet groomers + boarders, we've got all your pet needs here.

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BIRTHDAY PARTY GUIDE

From venues to catering, entertainment to rentals, we've got all your kid party needs.

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MUSEUMS + NATURE CENTERS

The majority of these are free (or cheap) fun!

SPORTS + FINE ARTS GUIDE

Even the most obscure sport or fine art program couldn't remain hidden from our list.

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INDOOR WATERPARKS

Even when the weather isn't favorable, swimming is a year-round option at these indoor waterparks + pools.

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BOWLING CENTERS

Strikes, spares, splits. It doesn't matter what you score, you're bowling for fun!

TRAMPOLINE PARKS

Trampolines on the floors and walls to burn all that energy off.

Open Gyms
OPEN GYMS

Meant for toddlers - adults, many of these open gyms occur weekly.

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INDOOR ICE RINKS

Skate on the ice year-round!

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PRESCHOOLS + DAYCARES

Full-time, part-time, before school, and after school options.

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DROP-IN CHILDCARE

Just need a few hours here and there but no need for full-time daycare? Check these  out.

FACTORY TOURS

Some area factories open their doors for regular tours. 

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MINOR LEAGUE SPORTS

Baseball. Softball. basketball. Hockey. We've got all the options here!

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FUN RUNS + WALKS

For the not-so-serious runner.

CHARITIES + NONPROFITS

Volunteer, donate, give. Share your generous heart with these organizations.

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CHARITY EVENTS + GALAS

These events completely benefit the listed charity.

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DAY TRIPS

Ideas on places to go + things to do within a 3-hour drive.

Local Authors
LOCAL AUTHORS

So many published authors in the area!

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SUBURBAN MURALS

Beautiful art + YOUR TRIBE = Instagram-worthy pictures

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FAVORITE PARKS + PLAYGROUNDS

Find a new-to-you park in the 'burbs!

Fall Foliage

Your guide for THINGS TO DO + PLACES TO GO

Proudly serving and supporting the west far west suburbs of Chicago

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