Plan now for the next Chicago Parent Playdate

Forget Da Bears! The best way to spend a Sunday afternoon in October is at Chicago Parent’s Playdate, a day for the whole family that brings the pages of our magazine to life.

If you go

Chicago Parent Playdate

10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 2

Max McCook Athletic & Exposition Center, 4750 S. Vernon Ave., McCook

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“Chicago Parent Playdates are just plain fun, a great time for families to be together in a happy, adventurous, wide-open space,” Chicago Parent Publisher Dan Haley says.

Here’s some of what you can expect at the Playdate:

Activities and games you and your kids will love. Take a ride on a tot train, test your agility on a special climbing wall and jump around on a variety of bouncy houses. Plus, we’ll also have soccer drills and sports games running all day long to burn your little ones’ energy!

Interactive booths that keep kids’ hands busy while parents talk one-on-one with brands Chicago Parent knows you will love.

Entertainment from award-winning children’s entertainers such as Miss Jamie’s Farm, Storybook Princesses (yes, THOSE princesses), Buddha Belly Yoga, The Storybook Mom and Erin’s Farm and Nature Show (think: reptiles!).

Special surprises for Pokémon hunters.

Oh, yeah, and we will broadcast Da Bears from the playdate!

“There’s plenty to do for everyone in the family,” Haley says. “Come and play with Chicago Parent. We’d love to see you.”

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