Family Guide

to the west + far west suburbs of Chicago

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Primrose School of St. Charles West
Primrose School of St. Charles West

The premier daycare and preschool facility in the tri-city area is having OPEN ENROLLMENT!

Ben's Adventures Book Series
Ben's Adventures Book Series

Written by local author, Elizabeth Gerlach, this book won the Gold Medal in Children's Fiction for its focus on acceptance and empathy!

Bruce & Willy's Natural Pet Source
Bruce & Willy's Natural Pet Source

Bruce and Willy’s is a naturally minded resource for pet owners looking for a more organic approach to their pets’ health concerns. We offer personalized service tailored to your pets’ specific health needs.

Primrose School of St. Charles West
Primrose School of St. Charles West

The premier daycare and preschool facility in the tri-city area is having OPEN ENROLLMENT!

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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.

INDOOR WATERPARKS

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

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

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

INDOOR ICE RINKS

Skate on the ice year-round!

INDOOR SKYDIVING

A lot less risky. A ton more fun!

PRESCHOOLS + DAYCARES

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

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. 

MINOR LEAGUE SPORTS

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

FUN RUNS + WALKS

For the not-so-serious runner.

CHARITIES + NONPROFITS

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

CHARITY EVENTS + GALAS

These events completely benefit the listed charity.

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!

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8 GREAT STATE PARKS TO VISIT

Illinois State Parks are FREE! And these ones are worth the drive!

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Your guide for THINGS TO DO + PLACES TO GO

Proudly serving and supporting the west far west suburbs of Chicago

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