Kids Activities in Elgin


Two Hours of Bowling for Four or Eight with Drinks and Shoes at Liberty Lanes Bowling Center (Up to 59% Off)

Liberty Lanes Bowling Center

Carpentersville

Retro-style bowling alley; includes shoe rental and pitcher of soda or beer

$141.50 $59

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$40 for Four Lessons on Piano, Guitar, Drums, or Other Instruments at JC’s Guitars & Music Lessons ($88 Value)

JC’s Guitars & Music Lessons

Multiple Locations

During private, 30-minute lessons, students learn the basics of singing or their choice of string, wind, or percussion instrument

$88 $40

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5 or 10 Bounce-House Play Passes at Pump It Up (Up to 51% Off

Pump It Up

Schaumburg

Kids scramble and jump through bounce houses and coast down inflatable slides during five or 10 play sessions

$40 $20

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5 or 10 Drop-In Play Sessions, or a 90-Minute Firefighter Birthday Party for Up to 14 at FireZone (Up to 61% Off)

FireZone

Firezone

Hands-on activities in a firehouse-themed activity center with real firefighters teach safety skills and fuel imaginations

$45 $19

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$140 for $250 Groupon — My Learning Party

My Learning Party

Schaumburg

From the merchant: We provide a birthday party service and venue for children that instills or rekindles the love of learning or giving.

$250 $140

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Three Games of Glow-in-the-Dark Mini Golf for Two, Four, or Six at Glowgolf (Up to 55% Off)

Glowgolf

Bloomingdale

Luminescent golf balls, lit-up putters, neon obstacles, and incandescent walls illuminate players negotiating tricky glow-themed landscapes

$16 $8

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Two Hours of Bowling and Shoe Rental for Two, Four, or Six at AMF Bowling Co. (Up to 54% Off)

AMF Bowling

Multiple Locations

More than 200 locations across the country offer two-hour bowling packages for groups of two, four, or six

$30.38 $17

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Three or Six Open-Play Outings at Kids Club Party and Fun (Up to 50% Off)

Kids Club Party and Fun

Schaumburg

Kids frolic in small houses, mini cars, and cushioned playhouses as parents sink into comfy couches and sip on coffee or tea

$30 $16

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Geneva Lake Museum Visit for Two, Four, or Six (Up to 50% Off)

Geneva Lake Museum

Lake Geneva

Museum fills historic Power & Light building and replicates Lake Geneva Main Street of late 19th and early 20th centuries

$14 $7

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$74 for Six 30-Minute Private Music Lessons at Roselle School Of Music ($150 Value)

Roselle School Of Music

Roselle

Music school established in 1959 offers aspiring musicians lessons in numerous instruments, like guitar, piano, bass, drums, brass, and more

$150 $74

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Two or Four Private Instrument or Voice Lessons at Piano Trends Music Company (Up to 61% Off)

Piano Trends Music Company

Crystal Lake

30-minute instrument or voice lessons for all ages

$63 $29

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10 Open-Jump Sessions, Parent's Night Out, or Tween Night at Pump It Up of Crystal Lake (Up to 50% Off)

Pump It Up - Crystal Lake

Pump it up of Crystal Lake

Lauded by Parents magazine, indoor playground sprawls spacious party rooms and air-filled playthings for shoeless escapades

$80 $40

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Family Class or Group Guitar Lessons, or Private Lessons at Encore Music Academy (Up to 60% Off)

Encore Music Academy

Northwest Community Music Academy

Early childhood classes explore sound and rhythm; group guitar lessons cover the basics; private lessons for piano, violin, brass and voice

$98 $39

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$28 for $60 Worth of Music Lessons — Devine Music Studio

Devine Music Studio

Glen Ellyn

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$60 $28

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Two Games of Bowling for Two, Four, or Six People at Wood Dale Bowl (Up to 66% Off)

Wood Dale Bowl

Wood Dale Bowl

Players hone their pin-pummeling skills inside this bowling alley that boasts 24 lanes and automatic scoring

$25 $11

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Roller Skating with Skate Rentals for Two, Four, or Six at Lombard Roller Rink (Up to 52% Off)

Lombard Roller Rink

Lombard

Fun and inventive approaches to roller skating, including Family Night, 21+ events, and sessions set to the tune of R&B or organ music

$24 $12

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One Private 30-Minute Drum Lessons with DVD at Chicago's #1 Drum Lessons (60% Off)

Chicago's #1 Drum Lessons

Multiple Locations

Instructors teach timing, original beats, stick control, tricks, and advanced techniques

$25 $10

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Open Play for Three or Four or a Party at Ball Factory Indoor Play & Cafe (Up to 42% Off)

Ball Factory Indoor Play & Cafe

Ball Factory Indoor Play & Cafe

Play pass grants access to mazes, slides, and ball pits for the whole day; party includes pizza, drinks, and invitations

$36 $22

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$39 for VIP Admission to a Live-Action Zombie Experience for Two at Zombie Outbreak ($100 Value)

Zombie Outbreak Chicago

Aurora

Zombie Outbreak provides replica weapons that recoil like the real thing to hunt down zombies with high-tech targets that record each shot

$100 $39

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$49 for Four Private Guitar Lessons with Free Lesson e-Book at American Guitar Academy ($129.95 Value)

American Guitar Academy

Elmhurst

Under the tutelage of skilled instructors, prospective rock icons learn scales, chords, and soloing techniques during 30-minute lessons

$129.95 $49

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Bowling Packages for Four or Six at Tivoli Bowling Center (Up to 52% Off)

Tivoli Bowling Lanes

Downers Grove

Family-friendly underground bowling center consists of 12 lanes, lounge with comfortable seating, TVs, arcade, and billiards

$37 $18

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$84 for $150 Worth of Music Lessons — Culture, Arts and Music

Culture Arts And Music / Potts & Pans, Inc. Nfp

Woodstock

From the merchant: Want to do something cool and unique? Learn steelpan! No prior musical experience necessary. Options for all ages.

$150 $84

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$24 for Four Indoor Amusement Center Passes at Party Fantasy ($40 Value)

Party Fantasy

Mundelein

Kids leap atop inflatables, ascend rock-climbing wall, race in go karts, and play games in video arcade

$10 $6

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$69 for Four 30 Minute Private Music Lessons $140 — Northfield School of Music

Northfield School Of Music

Northfield

Students can choose from drums, guitar, voice, violin, or piano lessons

$140 $69

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Four In-Home or In-Studio Music Lessons at North Shore Music Institute (Up to 52% Off). Three Options Available.

North Shore Music Institute

North Shore Music Institute

Lessons for students aged 6–adult teach music techniques for the bass, cello, and drums in a wide variety of genres

$240 $120

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Ice-Skating Admission and Skate Rental for Two or Four at Seven Bridges Ice Arena (Up to 53% Off)

Seven Bridges Ice Arena

Woodridge

Sports arena with one Olympic-size ice rink, one NHL-size ice rink, and a multisport turf field on the second floor

$20 $10

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Tactical Laser Tag for 2, 4, 10, or 6 at Red Star Combat (Up to 63% Off). Eight Options Available.

Red Star Combat

Melrose Park

Wield battle rifles with eight different weapon settings to blast your way through a 30,000-sq.-ft. arena on missions open to ages 10+

$32 $16

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Farmyard and Attractions Experience for Two or Four or Charitable Donation at Lambs Farm (Up to 50% Off)

Lambs Farm

Lambs Farm

Farmyard run by non-profit organization houses a petting zoo with over 50 farm animals to pet and a mini-golf course

$20 $11

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Lego Robotics Model Build & Play Pass or Day Camp at C&A Robot Factory (Up to 54% Off). Nine Options Available.

C&A Robot Factory

C and A Robot Factory

Thousands of Lego bricks let kids create cars, towers, or anything else they imagine

$30 $15

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One Hours of Bowling for Up to 6 or 12 with Shoes and Drinks at Fatman Sports Lounge & Lanes (Up to 72% Off)

Fatman Sports Lounge & Lanes

Green Oaks (Lake Bluff)

Neighborhood bowling alley entertains guests with bowling on 12 automatically scored lanes

$86 $25

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$18 for Nickel City Family Entertainment Center Visit for Four with Pizza, Pop, and Gameplay ($31.99 Value)

Nickel City

Northbrook

Share a large pizza and pitcher of soda between turns on 100+ nickel-operated video and redemption games

$31.99 $18

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Arcade Outing with 100 Tokens and a 14-Inch Single-Topping Pizza at Kiddie Kingdom (Up to 55% Off)

Kiddie Kingdom

Kiddie Kingdom

Entertainment facility houses platefuls of hand-tossed pizza, more than 62 arcade games, and a miniature carousal

$33.70 $15

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5 or 10 Open-Bounce Visits at Bounce Town (Up to 48% Off)

Bounce Town Chicago

Bounce Town

Kids clamber through a 50-foot obstacle course, glide down slides, and jump about inside 20,000-square-foot facility

$47.50 $25

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Two-Game Bowling Package with 20 Tokens for Two, Four, or Six at Kristof's Entertainment Center (Up to 44% Off)

Kristof's Entertainment Center

Round Lake Beach

Bowlers compete across two games, then head to the arcade for games like pinball and Monster Drop

$18 $10

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One or Three Two-Hour Adult Art Classes at Terra Sounds (Up to 48% Off)

Terra Sounds

Terra Sounds School of Music and Arts

Adult artists of all experience levels pick a media of their choice, such as watercolor, acrylic, or oil paint, while working on a sketch

$27 $15

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Five Kids’ Bounce-House Visits or a Classic Party for Up to 25 at Pump It Up Glenview (Up to 51% Off)

Pump It Up Glenview

Glenview

Kids jump, play, and socialize aboard colorful inflatable slides and bounce houses during open-play times or birthday party

$45 $22

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$29 for Two 30-Minute Private Music Lessons at Terra Sounds ($80 Value)

Terra Sounds

Terra Sounds School of Music and Arts

Students can practice instruments including guitar, piano, drums, violin, or voice or study techniques such as songwriting or improvisation

$80 $29

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Ice Skating with Skate Rental for Two or Four at Rocket Ice Arena (Up to 58% Off)

Rocket Ice Arena

Rocket Ice Arena

Skaters of all levels hone their moves during open skates while supporters cheer them on from lodge with fireplace, free WiFi & café

$18 $9

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$159 for a Week of Day Camp for One at Oasis Summer Day Camp ($395 Value). Multiple Dates Available.

Oasis Summer Day Camp

Oasis Summer Day Camp

Kids ages 4–12 keep active with fun events such as sand volleyball, science labs, and trips, including one to an indoor trampoline park

$395 $159

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Ice Skating for Two or Four with Skate Rental from Park District of Highland Park (Up to 56% Off)

Park District of Highland Park

Centennial Ice Rink

Year-round Centennial Ice Rink provides space and rentals for groups to have fun on the ice

$18 $9

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Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center Membership for a Family or Individual (Up to 40% Off)

Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center

Skokie

The museum honors Holocaust victims, telling their stories with artifacts and interactive exhibits that urge visitors to fight intolerance

$40 $25

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10- or 20-Visit Resident or Non-Resident Pass to Exploritorium (Up to 46% Off)

Exploritorium

Exploritorium

Kids & families explore water, engineering & theatre while playing in interactive areas; 2008 Nickelodeon Parents’ Pick–winning playspace

$27 $15

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Ice-Skating with Skate Rental for Two or Four at Canlan Ice Sports (Up to 55% Off)

Canlan Ice Sports Romeoville

International Ice Center

Guests lace up rented skates and take to the ice during public-skating sessions held in this three-rink facility

$20 $10

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The Elgin History Museum seeks to preserve and share the history of the city of Elgin. Boasting Greek Revival-style architecture, the first floor exhibits show how Elgin developed form the 1830's to through the 1970's. Its museum focuses on the town's industry, its architecture, and, most importantly, its citizens. The second floor's thematic exhibits cover the world-renowned Elgin National Watch Factory, which employed generations of residents, and the Hiawatha Pageant, which was put on for 50 years to help preserve local Native American dances. Size: five permanent exhibits, plus a handful of temporary exhibits The Building: called Old Main, it was built in 1856 for the Elgin Academy prep school and is now listed in the National Register of Historic Places Eye Catcher: Check out a replica of Elgin's first cabin, built by the Gifford family, who are credited as the city's founders Permanent Mainstay: Elgin Road Races, which chronicles the competitions held in town beginning over 100 years ago in the early days of auto racing Don't Miss: Explore Elgin Architecture illuminates the city's many design styles, from settlers' cobblestone homes to Victorian architecture to bungalows Hands-On Exhibit: Watch Your Pocket allows kids to build a pocket-watch prototype as if they were working on the assembly line at the watch factory Pro Tip: through the Adventure Pass program, Illinois residents can use their library card for free admission to this museum and 16 others
360 Park St
Elgin,
IL
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At Poplar Creek Bowl, families and friends bowl frames on 32 shiny lanes outfitted with automatic scoring instead of grumpy old math professors. Meanwhile, competitive types can join leagues to play games that could win them prizes such as pizza parties, cash, and scholarship money. In between matches, bowlers can cue up at billiards tables, perfect their emotionless stares during games of video gaming in officials time out, or enjoy a burger and brew at the sports grill.
2354 W Higgins Rd
Hoffman Estates,
IL
US
When he shuts up his workshop at the North Pole after another successful holiday season, Santa Claus doesn't simply hibernate until next December. Instead, he packs up his sleigh and heads to his summer home at the Fox River Valley's Santa's Village Azoosment Park. Open from May to October, the wonderland greets guests with three separate amusement experiences. The fun begins in Santa's Village, where quaint alpine building and expertly manicured pathways awaken feelings of nostalgia in hearts young and old. There, visitors can zoom down the original Santa's Tree House Slide, hitch a ride on the Kringle Convoy, or snap a picture at a recreation of Santa's North Pole home. They can also tap into the amusement rides including the antique carousel, the Tilt-A-Whirl, and Dracor the Dragon's Coaster. A renowned lover of animals, Santa has also filled his park with a menagerie of creatures both familiar and exotic. After visiting Rudolph and company at Reindeer Ridge, visitors can grab a ride on a horse-drawn sleigh on their way to see the denizens of Parakeet Paradise, Tortoise Island, or Old MacDonald's Farm and Petting Zoo. In addition to grabbing up-close peeks of everything from a red-tailed boa to a fennec fox, visitors can also take in an exotic animal show that educates audience members about the park's wild residents. Always in the holiday spirit, the park welcomes groups looking to add a spark to reunions, birthday, or group outings. This accommodating spirit even extends to the park's rule book: parking is free, and picnic baskets are encouraged.
601 Dundee Ave.
East Dundee,
IL
US
A bowler since the age of 5, owner Jerry Morano spent his formative years watching his dad bowling with the guys. At the age of 20, Morano bowled his first perfect game and over his professional bowling career played a total of 26 perfect games and won five Professional Bowling Association regional titles. During that time, he was working for a major auto company and it was his dream to retire and own his own alley someday. That dream came true when he bought Liberty Lanes Bowling Center in 2008. Morano quickly fell in love with the bowling alley’s 24 retro-style wooden lanes. As families and friends send balls careening toward the pins, an automatic Brunswick Frameworx system keeps score impartially and refrains from remarking on each bowler’s form. Between frames, bowlers can refuel at the snack bar, which serves french fries, pizza, and chicken fingers. At the bar, patrons can pair 16-ounce cans of Schlitz with games on three pool tables and two electronic dart machines.
115 Lw Besinger Dr
Carpentersville,
IL
US
The CAKE Village aims to immerse children of all ethnic backgrounds in the diverse arts, cultures, and languages of Africa. Kids can both make believe and make something creative at the center?there's a play kitchen where they can whip up pretend meals, brush glazes of their choice onto pottery, or make masks and learn the basics of the Yoruba language. Whatever the kids choose, this center?an acronym for Culture for Africa for Kids Everywhere?has a team of multicultural educators to nurture them along the way. In the 3,000 square-foot-plus space, includess a Mini Village that has a stage decorated as an African palace, where kids can try out traditional musical instruments and theatrical performance, or just practice crowd-surfing. Elsewhere, there's a wardrobe of dress-up clothes, a pretend grocery store and fruit stand, and a series of thatched huts.
611 E Main St.
East Dundee,
IL
US
Jump!Zone?s indoor playgrounds envelop kids aged 2?12 in an inflatable world filled with challenging obstacle courses, fun slides, and cardio-boosting bounce houses. While navigating the plush courses under the watchful eyes of air-filled dinosaurs and superheroes, kids burn off extra energy and participate in activities that may help develop motor skills. Jump!Zone?s energetic staff supervises all play as kids climb on pirate ships and trampoline inside princess castles. Specific inflatables may vary by location but often include towering bounce houses shaped like fire trucks or octopi as well as party rooms, games, pizza, soda, and other festive fare. The bouncy center also hosts birthday parties, fundraisers, and special events.
731 N 17th St
Saint Charles,
IL
US
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