Things to Do with Kids in Chicago This Spring

When we can finally say goodbye to Chicago winter, we welcome spring with open arms. There’s so much to look forward to during the season including spring holidays, nature hikes, new museum exhibits and more.

For families ready to escape hibernation, we put together a simple guide to start planning out your spring activities. Enjoy three months of fun covering March, April and May. Don’t worry, we also included plenty of indoor options, because you never know what we’ll get for a Chicago spring!

Be sure to bookmark or save this guide, because we’ll be adding more exciting spring activity ideas in the next few months.



The new season makes us excited about what kind of adventures we can take with our family around town and in the suburbs. Here are some activities to add to your spring bucket list.


Spring Break will be here before you know! Whether you’re planning a staycation or getting out of Chicagoland for a few days, we’ve shared some ideas to have the best time with your family.

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It’s all moms during the month of May! We’ve covered Mother’s Day, Memorial Day and more in our May holiday family guides below.

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Make Mom's day extra special!