Chicago Parent Spring Playdate 2019 (Character Bash)

Chicago Parent Spring Playdate 2019 has ended. Please check back here for details on the Spring Playdate 2020 event. 



Are your kids obsessed with superheroes and princesses? Then they’ll be excited about this brand new edition of our Chicago Parent Spring Playdate—it’s a Character Bash! Join us on April 28 in Northbrook for the ultimate day of play for families with kids of all ages. In addition to lots of character visits, we’ll have sports thrills, bounce houses, obstacle courses, train rides and more fun activities at every turn.



You can expect the following characters:


    • Snow Queen


    • Ice Princess


    • American Hero


    • American Wonder


    • Galaxy Scavenger


    • Galaxy Master


    • Way Finder


    • Sultana


    • Frog Princess


    • Peppa Pig (11 a.m.-1 p.m.)


    • Baby Shark (11 a.m.-1 p.m.)


    • Mickey (11 a.m.-1 p.m.)


    • And more to come! RSVP to our Facebook event to get the latest updates.



We encourage everyone to dress up as their favorite characters and look their best for plenty of photo ops. (Not required, of course.)


Our favorite playtime guru, The Playground Games, will fill the green turf of Athletico Center with a trackless train, monster truck bounce, giant obstacle course, Connect 4 basketball game and kick darts.


Plus, we’ll have tons of hands-on activities for kids and info for parents from our trusted advertisers.


Entertainment schedule


10:30-11 a.m.: Buddha Belly Kids Yoga


11:10-11:40 a.m.: Dave DiNaso’s Traveling World of Reptiles


11:50 a.m.-12:20 p.m.: CircEsteem


12:30-1 p.m.: The Happiness Club


1:15-1:45 p.m.: Chicago Balloon Twister


2-2:30 p.m.: Mary Macaroni


*Schedule is subject to change


Wake up with a dance party


Want to have a head start to the fun? We’ll be hosting a VIK (Very Important Kids) Hour from 9-10 a.m. Wake up with a dance party! You’ll be able to hang out with a few princesses and a superhero in this pre-party event limited to 100 kids. Not to mention, we’ll have special hands-on activities, games and face painting available.


$15 in advance only, includes Playdate admission

Take a look back at past #CPPlaydate fun!


    • Spring Playdate 2019: Photos


    • Spring Playdate 2018: Photos


    • Spring Playdate 2017: Photos




A big THANK YOU to our Spring Playdate 2019 sponsors:





















Sponsorship opportunities


You have a great story to tell and our readers really want to hear it. At the Playdate, you will interact one-on-one with parents and their kids, creating an emotional connection that remains with you long after the Playdate is over.


Are you interested in being a sponsor for our event? Email us at


Chicago Parent Editorial Team
Chicago Parent Editorial Team
Since 1984, the Chicago Parent editorial team is trained to be the go-to source for Chicagoland families, offering a rich blend of expert advice, compelling stories, and the top local activities for kids. Renowned for their award-winning content, the team of editors and writers are dedicated to enriching family life by connecting parents with the finest resources and experiences our community has to offer.
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