Chicago events, updates and insider tips for family fun

 

Seven of Chicago's best playgrounds

While the air is still crisp and the leaves are still on the ground it's a great time to get out and enjoy one of Chicago’s 500 playgrounds. We've picked out seven of our favorites that are worth making the trip to.
 

New Fire Festival lights up Chicago River

From fire dancers to boats sporting flaming sculptures, the first-ever Fire Festival promises to spark kids' excitement. Read...

 

Chicago's Water Tower Place is filled with family fun

Dread the idea of taking your kids to an upscale mall like Water Tower Place downtown? We found some great places just for kids that are worth making the visit. Read...

 

Must-have apps for busy Chicago parents

Apps that make every Chicago parent's life easier.  Read...

 

Explore the colorful world of Dr. Seuss in Chicago

Chicago Shakespeare Theater brings Dr. Seuss to life with colorful sets, toe-tapping music and some great lessons for kids. Read...

 

Take a family trip to Chicago's Andersonville neighborhood

You don't have to be Swedish to find plenty of things for your family to do in Andersonville. Read...

 

Six families share their ideas for a perfect Chicago day

Find some inspiration to create your own perfect Chicago day. Read...

 

Three hip classes for kids in Chicago

Tired of the same old mommy and me classes? Check out these three classes to shake up your routine. Read...

 

Why experts say Chicago parents should worry about the drinking water

Think your drinking water is free of lead? Experts warn that despite city assurances, tap water might still carry toxic amounts of the chemical. Read...

 

Passport to vacation fun without leaving Chicago

Spend some time exploring the city with this unique idea of introducing different cultures to kids without leaving town. Read...

 
 







 
 
 
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