Rx for spring fever: The Chicago Parent Playdate

As all parents know, spring fever is a very real thing—and it tends to infect our kiddos the most.

Fight back against this seasonal affliction with a certain cure: Chicago Parent’s Spring Playdate.

On April 29 (10 a.m.-3 p.m.), Chicago Parent brings together of all our favorite people—our trusted advertisers, most entertaining performers, and you, our faithful readers—for a day of play, music and fun for everyone from the sweetest babies to your too-cool tweens. And be sure to stop by and say hi to our editorial team!

It all takes place at the perfectly manicured, oh-so-green (turf) fields of Northbrook’s Athletico Center (1900 Old Willow Road).

Kids will enjoy bounce houses, inflatables, bubble soccer, train rides and sports challenges, in addition to festival favorites like elaborate face painting, epic balloon twisting, and some visits from your kids’ favorite characters. Kids will flock to the stage to sing along with Princesses Beauty and Cinderella and will love getting superhero training from the Spider hero himself, all thanks to Royal Princess Parties.

In addition to the bounce houses and bubble soccer, our favorite guru of play, The Playground Games, is bringing two new inflatable games, Connect 3 Basketball and Hippo Chow Down This year, on stage while kids will flock to sing along with Princesses Beauty and Cinderella and superhero training with everyone’s fave Spider hero from Royal Princess Parties. And little horse lovers will fall in love with literally little therapy horses from Mane in Heaven.

WTTW Kids Big Idea Traveling Lab also brings its most popular kids’ shows to life, plus the kids will be singing and dancing the day away with all of the other entertainers (we’re keeping them secret for a few more weeks!).

You’ll also get to meet some of the advertisers from these very pages, who not only bring helpful information for moms and dads, but also fun activities (think games, crafts and more for your littles.

All of that, combined with a day out of your stuffy house, guarantees a day that will vanquish spring fever for good … until next year, at least.


If you go

Chicago Parent Spring Playdate

April 29, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

$4 kids 2-3, $8 kids 4-14, Free for parents and kids under 2. (Prices go up $2 each April 29).

Get tickets at chicagoparent.com/playdate

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