Kids Activities in Grayslake

$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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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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Two-Hour Admission for Two or Four at Jump America (Up to 48% Off)

Jump America

Gurnee

Kids bounce and play within 16,000-square-foot facility filled with trampolines and foam pits

$40 $22

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Mirror-Maze Adventure for Two, Four, or Six People at Amazing Mirror Maze (Up to 50% Off)

Amazing Mirror Maze

Gurnee Mills Mall

Wall-to-wall reflections in 1,800-square-foot neon space creates a fun, challenging maze for guests to conquer and escape

$16 $8

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One Tactical Laser-Tag Session for One, Two, or Four at Tactical Combat Laser Tag (Up to 51% Off)

Tactical Combat Laser Tag

Gurnee

During one-hour sessions, players engage in 6–7 games that simulate combat adventures with replica M16/M4 laser guns

$40 $20

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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 of Crystal Lake

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

Crystal Lake

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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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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$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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$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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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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$39 for Four 30-Minute Private Music Lessons at Kenosha Conservatory of Music ($88 Value)

Kenosha Conservatory of Music

Kenosha

Students learn sight-reading, rhythm, and other skills during one-on-one music lessons; guitar, drums, piano, and other instruments

$88 $39

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

Glowgolf

Multiple Locations

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

$16 $8

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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 66% Off)

FireZone

Schaumburg

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

$45 $17

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$20 for an All-Day Game Pass for One to GameWorks ($45 Value)

GameWorks

Schaumburg

Full day of unlimited access to hundreds of interactive games

$45 $20

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Ice-Skating Admission for Two or Four Plus Skate Rental at Watts Ice Center (Up to 50% Off)

Watts Ice Center

Watts Ice Center

Two lighted outdoor ice rinks nestled among three acres of public park and trees along the North Shore

$22 $12

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

Terra Sounds

Glenview

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

Glenview

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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Admission for Four Adults, or Membership for One Adult or Family at Elgin History Museum (Up to 51% Off)

Elgin History Museum

Eastside Elgin

Two floors of history exhibits reflecting Elgin’s rich past, including a collection of Elgin Watches and Elgin Road Race memorabilia

$12 $8

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

Kiddie Kingdom

Niles

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

$33.70 $15

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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

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

$25 $11

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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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Tour of Dawes House/Evanston History Center for 2, 4, or 5–10 People (Up to 45% Off)

Evanston History Center

Evanston

Visit the National Historic Landmark Dawes House, where more than a century of history about the city is preserved in a beautiful chateau

$20 $12

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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

Northfield

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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$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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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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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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$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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Music and DJ Classes at Absolute Music Academy (Up to 68% Off). Four Options Available.

Absolute Music Academy

Geneva

The music teachers all have professional experience and either a bachelors or masters degree in music

$199 $99

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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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$65 for Adventure Package for Two with Zipline, Freefall, and Mega Ball at Aerial Adventures ($160 Value)

Aerial Adventures

Lake Geneva

Adventurers fly down three ziplines, climb a 40-foot hight tower to a free-fall jump, and roll in a giant ball down a 300-foot runway

$160 $65

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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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Throughout the year at Equidream School of Horsemanship, pro equestrian Lesley Teichman takes riders of all skill levels under her wing and teaches them the art of horsemanship. Lessons cover all aspects of sound riding, even incorporating non-riding topics such as grooming, handling, and tacking up. Once aboard their friendly mount, students absorb sound technical approaches to riding and jumping and take their mastery to the next level by working on the intangible skill of good communication with the horse.

24535 W Chardon Rd.
Grayslake,
IL
US

The Lake County Fairgrounds are the site an annual fair that showcases the Midwestern wonders that hide right in plain sight. No matter if they're habitual city slickers, suburb dwellers, country folk, or inveterate subterranean mole-people, visitors can experience the world of farm animals, award-winning flower gardens, and boxcar racing, not to mention the amusement rides and funnel cake that are now a vital part of every county fair. By now, the organizers have it down to a science?after all, the very first Lake County Fair took place in 1851, when it was hosted by the Lake County Agricultural Society and Horace the talking mule. Beyond those five glorious summer days, though, the fairgrounds hosts a variety of events throughout the year, including concerts, antique shows and art fairs, circuses, and mud runs.

1060 E Peterson Rd.
Grayslake,
IL
US

In 1848, dairy cows grazed on the 30 acres that now host the Volo Auto Museum’s five showrooms. The mooing of heifers has given way to the imaginary roar of 200 collector cars and 100 gleaming autos that once graced movie and television sets—including a Batmobile from the 1966 TV series, a Herbie from the latest movie, and one of the first General Lees. After ogling the television and movie collection, guests can wander among vintage and antique vehicles and reminisce about the days when we still had to go places in person.

Nearby, the military exhibit’s realistic scenery surrounds vehicles ranging from a WWII BMW motorcycle with sidecar to a 1967 Bell helicopter shot down in Vietnam. After examining older artillery and artifacts, visitors can gaze at cases holding items retrieved from Saddam Hussein’s palace and from captured Iraqi soldiers. Those below driving age can explore kids’ attractions, including SpongeBob’s boatmobile.

Guests traverse the vast showrooms on foot or via a 1915, Victorian-style trolley, free on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Trolley tours begin by exploring autos that used to be stabled by the rich and famous alongside their unicorns. They then venture into the old dairy farm’s 19th-century barn, where activity by Civil War ghosts has drawn investigators from the Discover Channel’s Ghost Lab. Before leaving, visitors can refuel with an Angus-beef patty at the Betty Boop Burger Bar and Beer Garden or drop into four antique malls.

27582 Volo Village Rd
Volo,
IL
US

Single-seat Formula K go-karts sidle beside two-seaters on Kristof Entertainment Center's family-friendly driving track. After letting the wind tussle hair, friends and families compete on the 18-hole scenic miniature-golf course replete with challenging holes and flanked by waterfalls, fountains, and castles. In batting cages, baseballs and softballs hurl toward bat-wielders, and players send bowling balls careening toward pins across lanes during regular or cosmic bowling. Sports skills are further tested at seven billiards tables that leave ample opportunity for sinking in eight-balls, and the arcade's classic redemption games such as skee-ball facilitate fun and prizes. After exhausting all one's rounds of play, Kristof's Bar reenergizes visitors with Pepsi products and snacks while broadcasting sports on its many televisions.

421 W Rollins Rd.
Round Lake Beach,
IL
US

League play, friendly outings, family birthdays—all happily coexist on Lakeside Lanes’ 32 lanes. Of these, 12 are equipped with bumpers for kids or adults who prefer to think of bowling as a giant game of billiards. After league play ends on Friday and Saturday nights, the music grows louder and black light bathes the lanes for cosmic bowling.

The attached restaurant, the Dockside Diner, isn’t particularly near any docks, but the “diner” part is more than accurate. A pair of sock-hoppers dance on the teal and purple striped walls, and chrome railings zip around a checker-tiled room where guests munch wings, burgers, and pizza. An arcade and game room adds more entertainment options with pool tables, darts, and video games.

900 S Lake St
Mundelein,
IL
US

Country Ridge Stables provides a beautiful, modern environment and is fully equipped for horse-riding lessons suited for both equine amateurs and veterans of the stirrup and saddle. A two-hour lesson from the experienced instructors will cover an hour of groundwork and an hour of riding for a full-spectrum sampling of the basics. Swing and cavort across the 75x200-foot outdoor arena while imagining that you're on your way to rescue the maiden or male baseball player of your personal preference. After two hours, you won't transform into a master equestrian, but you will feel confident and grounded around horses and understand the basics of mounting and riding. Before your lesson, you'll receive a personally fitted certified riding helmet from the accessory experts at Saddler's Row, protecting noggin and nogginnards alike from unnecessary dents and damage.

27060 North Owens Road
Mundelein,
IL
US