Kids Activities in Grayslake

Up to 53% Off at Fun Center in Round Lake Beach 

Kristof's Entertainment Center

Round Lake Beach

$60 $29

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Bowling balls collide with pins, Formula K go-karts zip down racetracks & putted golf balls maneuver around 18-hole course's waterfalls

Up to 44% Off Visit to Barefoot Bay Family Aquatic Center

Barefoot Bay Family Aquatic Center

Mundelein

$26 $15

More fun than your average pool, this facility has a lazy river, an aquatic climbing wall, slides, and four pools, including a diving well

Up to 50% Off Go-Karting at Party Fantasy

Party Fantasy

Party Fantasy

$11 $6

Go-karts zoom around the twists and turns of an outdoor track in speedy five-minute heats

Up to 57% Off at Chicagoland Bowling

Chicagoland Bowling

Multiple Locations

$28 $12

Hour-long game at your choice of 10 Chicagoland Bowling member centers

Up to 54% Off a Lego Class or Camp

C&A Robot Factory

Libertyville

$30 $15

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

Up to 50% Off Day Passes to Farmyard at Lambs Farm

Lambs Farm

Libertyville

$12 $7

Farmyard run by non-profit organization houses a petting zoo, an old-fashioned train ride, and a 600-pound pig

Up to 58% Off Ice-Skating Outing

Rink Side Family Entertainment Center & Ice Arena

Rinkside Sports

$24 $11

Groups pick up ice skates then glide across newly resurfaced ice rink

40% Off a Tour of The Gold Pyramid

The Gold Pyramid

The Gold Pyramid

$15 $9

Built as a private home in 1977, the 17,000 sq. ft. pyramid features statues, a moat, a three-pyramid garage, and Egyptian-style furnishings

Up to 51% Off at Jump America

Jump America

Gurnee

$40 $20

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

Up to 61% Off Music Classes at Kindermusik By Lisa

Kindermusik By Lisa

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

Seasoned instructors lead parents and children up to 7 years of age through play activities incorporating music and movement

57% Off of WhirlyBall or Laser Tag

WhirlyBall

Multiple Locations

$150 $64

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Zip around courts in a bumper car, tossing wiffle balls with plastic scoops through goals, or slink through neon laser-tag arenas

Up to 59% Off Indoor-Playground Visits

Yu Kids Island

Multiple Locations

$60 $29

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Spinning palm trees with colorful, suspended balls, bouncing platforms, jungle gyms and water-filled slides thrill tiny visitors

Up to 49% Off Sports Birthday Party

Kits Sports Center

Lake Zurich

$145 $79

Up to 20 kids can play at basketball, baseball, soccer, or flag football during a birthday party at this sports center.

Up to 55% Off Playtime at Xtreme Trampolines

Xtreme Trampolines

Multiple Locations

$38 $17

Supervised kids and adults bounce off commercial-grade trampolines lining floors and walls or try their hand at trampoline dodge ball

Up to 52% Off Go-Karting at K1 Speed

K1 Speed

Multiple Locations

$91.96 $44

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Eco-friendly electric karts; speeds up to 45 mph; karts for kids and adults; collection of racing memorabilia on display

Up to Half Off at Jeffery Lanes 

Jeffery Lanes

Wheeling

$240 $119

Vintage bowling alley with midcentury-modern-style ball returns and manual scoring

Up to 61% Off Instrument or Voice Lessons

Piano Trends Music Company

Crystal Lake

$63 $29

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30-minute instrument or voice lessons for all ages

51% Off at Pump It Up of Crystal Lake

Pump It Up of Crystal Lake

Pump it up of Crystal Lake

$55 $27

Monthly tween night for kids aged 8–15 is a drop-off event with a live DJ; kids of all ages jump, slide, and play during open-jump sessions

Up to 50% Off Hidden Creek AquaPark Visits

Hidden Creek AquaPark

Highland Park

$26 $14

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Swimmers whoosh down two water slides or wade into the zero-depth-entry pool while tykes explore the water playground

55% Off Lessons at JC’s Guitars & Music Lessons

JC’s Guitars & Music Lessons

Multiple Locations

$88 $40

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

Up to 59% Off Bowling with Drinks and Shoes

Liberty Lanes Bowling Center

Carpentersville

$141.50 $59

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

Up to 62% Off at The CAKE Village

The CAKE Village

East Dundee

$50 $25

Artist leads adults in painting their own masterpieces; kids celebrate birthdays playing in the mini villiage and nibbling on cake

Santa's Village Azoosment Park – Up to 49% Off

Santa's Village Azoosment Park

East Dundee

$39.50 $20

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Nostalgia-filled theme park delights families with Santa-themed village, extensive zoo, and thrilling rides

55% Off Private Music Lessons

Kenosha Conservatory of Music

Kenosha

$88 $39

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

Up to 51% Off Kids' Open Play

Kids Club Party and Fun

Schaumburg

$50 $25

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

Half Off Open-Play Visits at Jump!Zone

Jump!Zone

Multiple Locations

$60 $35

Kids burn energy sliding down air-filled chutes, navigating plush obstacle courses, and bouncing in the princess castles

Up to 51% Off at Pump It Up

Pump It Up

Schaumburg

$40 $20

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

Up to 61% Off Kids' Firefighter Play Sessions or Party

FireZone

Schaumburg

$45 $19

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

Medieval Times – Up to 44% Off Dinner Show

Medieval Times

Schaumburg

$43.78 $29

Ironclad knights joust atop horses and battle with swords while viewers feast on a four-course meal; VIP package with DVD and banner

Up to 90% Off Kids’ Bounce-House Visits

Pump It Up Glenview

Glenview

$90 $45

Kids jump, play, and socialize aboard colorful inflatable slides and bounce houses, or through obstacle courses

64% Off Private Music Lessons at Terra Sounds

Terra Sounds

Glenview

$80 $29

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

Illinois Railway Museum – Up to 50% Off

Illinois Railway Museum

Coral

$10 $5

Watch restored antique train cars in operation, then check out memorabilia from the Chicagoland and national rail industries

Up to 49% Off Volleyball League

Top Flight Volleyball Club

Elgin

$195 $99

Kids team up and practice with experienced coaches through youth volleyball leagues

45% Off Music Lessons

Guitarsmart

Downtown Elgin

$200 $110

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

51% Off Private Music Lessons at Roselle School Of Music

Roselle School Of Music

Roselle

$150 $74

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

Up to 55% Off Arcade Outing with Pizza

Kiddie Kingdom

Niles

$33.70 $15

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

Up to 54% Off Petting-Farm Visit in Waterford

Green Meadows Petting Farm

Waterford

$27 $13

Fuzzy fleeces, soft feathers, and bristly hides rub against hands at a petting zoo where kids can also ride a pony and milk a cow

Gymboree Play & Music Skokie – 60% Off Kids' Classes

Gymboree Play & Music Skokie

Skokie

$124 $49

Innovative play environment hosts development-based classes focused on creativity and physical activity

50% Off Water Park Admission

The Oasis Water Park

The Oasis Water Park

$18 $9

Public water park's three zones—'Cuda Cove, Mango Bay, and Otter Island—host watery fun with slides, sprayers, leisure pool, and lap pool

Up to 56% Off Playtime at FunFlatables

FunFlatables

Multiple Locations

$80 $35

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Indoor playgrounds house colorful, air-filled obstacle courses, slides, and bounce castles

Up to 53% Off Ice Skating in Bensenville

The Edge Ice Arena

Multiple Locations

$32 $15

Ice arena hosting Chicago Steel’s home games sprawls across three indoor ice-skating rinks, two of which are regulation-size

Up to 53% Off at Music Education Centers of America

Music Education Centers of America

Music Education Centers of America

$30 $15

Students with no experience in music learn to play the keyboard with up to sixteen weeks of music lessons

51% Off Music Lessons

Northfield School Of Music

Northfield

$140 $69

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

Up to 62% Off at North Shore Music Institute

North Shore Music Institute

Northfield

$70 $29

Lessons for students aged 6–adult teach techniques for the guitar, ukulele, strings, piano, percussion, or voice in a wide variety of genres

62% Off Guitar Lessons at American Guitar Academy

American Guitar Academy

Elmhurst

$129.95 $49

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

Up to 51% Off Indoor Bounce-House Sessions

Pump It Up

Elmhurst

$40 $20

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Kids run, leap, and launch down colorful inflatable slides in a supervised indoor play area

50% Off at Jus-Fun Amusements in Villa Park

Jus-Fun Amusements

Villa Park

$24 $12

Family amusement park with multicolored go-karts and 18 holes of miniature golf

60% Off at Chicago's #1 Drum Lessons

Chicago's #1 Drum Lessons

Multiple Locations

$25 $10

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

53% Off Enchanted Castle Visit for Two or Four 

Enchanted Castle

Lombard

$57 $27

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Entertainment complex's pizza helps fuel romps through game area, laser tag arena, go-kart track, or bumper cars

Up to 52% Off Roller Skating

Lombard Roller Rink

Lombard

$24 $12

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

53% Off Music Lessons

Devine Music Studio

Glen Ellyn

$60 $28

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

50% Off at Otter Cove Aquatic Park

Otter Cove

St. Charles

$26 $13

Water attractions for toddlers, kids, and adults, including heated lap pools and a water slide that flows into a 600-foot lazy river

Chicago Family Fun Expo – Up to 50% Off

Chicago Family Fun Expo

Dupage Expo and Convention Center

$14 $7

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Vendors and demos educate about health and wellness while face painting, obstacle courses, and magic shows entertain

Up to 56% Off Weekly Private Music Lessons

American Music Institute

Multiple Locations

$120 $60

Weekly one-on-one music lessons for voice or instruments including saxophone, violin, piano, guitar, trumpet, clarinet, and oboe

62% Off Bowling Outing for Four

Fox Bowl

Wheaton

$39 $15

Bowling alley with onsite pizza kitchen and 10-foot video screen hosts groups of four for 60 minutes of pin-crushing revelry

Half Off Open-Play Sessions at Kids Town 

Kids Town

Wheaton

$10 $5

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Colorful themed playrooms delight youngsters as caregivers look on or relax in lounges

Up to 60% Off Laser Tag

CMP Tactical Lazer Tag

Multiple Locations

$50 $20

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Realistic weapons mark enemies as players zigzag through simulated urban warfare or a maze-like office space; party package with ice cream

Up to 68% Off Music and DJ Classes

Absolute Music Academy

Geneva

$199 $99

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

Up to Half Off at Geneva Lake Museum

Geneva Lake Museum

Lake Geneva

$14 $7

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

Up to 51% Off Indoor Playground at Family Tree Haus

Family Tree Haus

Franklin

$40 $20

5,000 square feet of open space where kids can slide, climb, and and play with toys

Pump It Up – Up to 53% Off Open-Jump Visits

Pump It Up

Lisle

$40 $20

Kids jump inside bounce-houses, zoom down inflatable slides, and race through obstacle courses at an indoor playground

Up to 56% Off Bowling at Lisle Lanes

Lisle Lanes

Lisle

$56.25 $25

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Bowling alley opens its doors every day of the week as competitors battle on 32 lanes, hang out in the game room, and browse the pro shop

50% Off Visit to Sea Lion Aquatic Park

Sea Lion Aquatic Park

Lisle

$26 $13

Guests slip down four water slides and relax in the zero-depth pool while children play amongst giant fish and octopus sculptures

The Morton Arboretum – Up to 33% Off Summer Festival

The Morton Arboretum

Lisle

$9 $6

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Come share in the many cultures represented from around the U.S. through food, activities, and events sourced from around the country

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Owner and head instructor Netta Schleden harnesses her training at the British Horse Society to enhance horses and their riders alike. Eleven lesson horses hold riders aloft during safety-oriented riding lessons, while a team of sale horses allows riders to select their very own steed for engaging mounted police officers in high-speed chases. Equidream's boarding house lavishes steeds with twice-a-day feedings in clean and secure lodgings. The grounds' 2 acres of grass pasture are fit for blissful galloping, and 10’x12’ stalls allow ample space for horse yoga.

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 East Peterson Road
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

Towering inflatables shelter bounding, sliding, and climbing youngsters inside Party Fantasy's play facility. Staff supervisors strap adventurous tykes into the rock-climbing wall's safety equipment, then let them clamber up to the ceiling's lofty heights. Redeemable prizes await recipients in the arcade, featuring games such as air hockey, and the toddler area accommodates tots with toys and costumes to play dress-up.

Guardians enjoy comfortable seating throughout they play area and are entertained with high-definition televisions and free WiFi. In addition to open play for kids of all ages just dropping in, party packages sequester celebrations into one of two private rooms.

342 Townline Rd
Mundelein,
IL
US