Kids Activities in Forest Park

Single-Day Admission for Two or Four or Family Membership at the Joliet Area Historical Museum (Up to 51% Off)

Joliet Area Historical Museum

Joliet

History museum mines the past of the town of Joliet, its people, and how their stories relate to the whole of American history

$12 $6

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$41 for Four 30-Minute Voice Lessons at Music Lessons by Maggie ($90 Value)

Music Lessons by Maggie

Joliet

Certified music teacher helps musicians of any level delevop their singing skills

$90 $41

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$59 for a Pumpkin-Fest Experience for Four with Snacks & Paintball at Siegel's Cottonwood Farm ($104 Value)

Siegel's Cottonwood Farm

Crest Hill

Siegel’s Cottonwood Pumpkin Farm entertains visitors with a Zombie Blackhawk Corn Maze, Zombie Paintball Ride, Jumpin’ Blob, and snacks

$104 $59

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Roller Skating, Laser Tag, and Arcade Tokens for Two or Four, or Birthday Party Package (Up to 68% Off)

Family Fun Zone

Crest Hill

Visitors conquer arcade games, storm the laser-tag arena, and roll around the skating rink under colorful lights

$129 $51

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$35 for $60 for Six Open-Play Sessions at Jump!Zone (Up to 42% Off). Six Locations Available.

Jump!Zone

Multiple Locations

Kids bounce across massive inflatable arenas, slides, and obstacle courses

$60 $35

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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

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

Rocket Ice Arena

Bolingbrook

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

$18 $8

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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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90 Minutes of Laser Tag for Two or Four, or Party Package for 10 at CMP Tactical Lazer Tag (Up to 61% Off)

CMP Tactical Lazer Tag

Frankfort

Massive, multi-story combat zone hosts laser tag battles that can feature more than 50 competitors in a variety of mission styles

$50 $20

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18 Holes of Black-Light Mini Golf for Two or Four with Optional Deluxe Package at Space Golf (Up to 50% Off)

Space Golf

Orland Park

Mini-golf course with iridescent aliens and black-light-bathed lunar landscapes is bolstered by 3-D glasses and laser blasters

$19 $10

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One or Two Hours of Bowling for Up to Six at Channahon Lanes and Riverfront Lanes (Up to 55% Off)

Channahon Lanes

Multiple Locations

Rock-It-Bowl Saturday nights get crowds going with music and flashing lights; bumpers for kids, video games, and a bar for adults

$38 $19

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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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Two or Four 30-Minute Private Music Lessons from Parker Music (67% Off)

Parker Music

House-Calls and Studio Lessons

Seasoned instructor, Ben Parker, provides house-call or studio lessons for guitar, bass, ukulele, and music theory

$60 $20

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5, 10, or 20 Open-Jump Visits at Pump It Up (Up to 53% Off)

Pump It Up

Lisle

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

$40 $20

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Two Play-Area Admissions at Cafe N Play in Naperville (Up to 47% Off)

Cafe N Play

Naperville

Day passes give unlimited access to play structures, toys, and an intricately detailed play town

$17 $9

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Open Play for Two or Four or 10-Kid, 10-Adult Party Package at Ball Factory Play & Cafe (Up to 50% Off)

Ball Factory Indoor Play & Cafe

Naperville

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

$28 $18

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Four Weekly 30-, 45-, or 60-Minute Private Music Lessons at American Music Institute (Up to 56% Off)

American Music Institute

Multiple Locations

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

$120 $60

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Farm Admission for Two or Six at Odyssey Fun Farm (Up to 47% Off)

Odyssey Fun Farm

Tinley Park

110-acre farm with corn mazes, hayrides, pumpkin patch and petting zoo, along with kids’ zone with inflatable slides and castles

$22 $12

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One or Four 30-Minute Guitar Lessons at Evolution Music (Up to 67% Off)

Evolution Music

Orland Park

A skilled guitarist helps students of all experience levels master chords, solos, and other techniques

$20 $10

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Cirque Italia at Westfield Fox Valley on October 3–5 or 8–12 (Up to 41% Off)

Cirque Italia

Westfield Fox Valley

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Capering clowns, strongmen, and death-defying acrobats perform atop a water-filled stage during a two-hour spectacle

$52 $31

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$160 for a Birthday Party Package for Up to 20 Kids at Kidz Funland ($320 Value)

Kidz Funland

Aurora

Kids shed their shoes to scramble to the tops of slides and climb into an upper-level ball pit or shoot through obstacle courses

$320 $160

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$20 for 2 Rounds of Mini Golf and 1 Hour of Unlimited Arcade Games for 2 at Fore! Family Fun ($40 Value)

Fore! Family Fun

Oswego

18-hole mini-golf course decorated with leopards and sunken ships; 4,000-square-foot arcade with video and redemption games

$40 $20

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Cinderella Corn Maze and Fall Activities for Two, Four, or Six at Keller's Farmstand Oswego (Up to 52% Off)

Keller's Farmstand

Oswego

This family-run farmstand celebrates fall with a 13-acre Cinderella corn maze, hayrides, an animal barn, and a play area

$18 $10

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Mini Golf for 4, 6, 8, or 10 or Mini Golf for 4 and 45 Arcade Tokens Each at PGN Fun Center (Up to 59% Off)

PGN Fun

PGN Fun Center

Two adventure-themed miniature-golf courses wind through castles, caves, and tall hedges

$28 $14

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$15 for a One-Hour Bowling Outing for Four with Shoe Rental at Fox Bowl ($39 Value)

Fox Bowl

Wheaton

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

$39 $15

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Three or Six Groupons, Each Good for One Open-Play Session at Kids Town (Half Off) 

Kids Town

Wheaton

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

$10 $5

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

Bounce Town

Oswego

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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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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Bowling with Shoe Rental, Pizza, and Beer for Up to 6 or 12 People at Lakewood Bowl (Up to 63% Off)

Lakewood Bowl

Richton Park

This family-friendly bowling center has updated lanes, an on-site bar and grill, and a barbershop located inside

$69.49 $26

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$64 for 30 Minutes of WhirlyBall or Laser Tag for Up to 10 Players at WhirlyBall ($150 Value)

WhirlyBall

Multiple Locations

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

$150 $64

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One 60-Minute Private Guitar Lesson with Family Member or Friend from Eric Mantel ($45 Value) 

Eric Mantel

Matteson

A guitar instructor for more than three decades, Eric Mantel teaches students myriad techniques with inspiration from guitar greats

$45 $22.50

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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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Pumpkin Daze Autumn Festival for Four or Six at Abbey Farms of Marmion Abbey (Up to 49% Off)

Abbey Farms of Marmion Abbey

Aurora

All-day access to hayrides, corn mazes, and other family-friendly attractions

$46 $24

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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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Two Hours of Trampoline Sports and Play for Two or Four at Xtreme Trampolines (Up to 55% Off)

Xtreme Trampolines

Multiple Locations

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

$38 $17

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5 or 10 Pop-In Playtime Sessions at Pump It Up (Up to 51% Off)

Pump It Up

Elmhurst

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

$40 $20

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5 or 10 Open-Play Sessions at FunFlatables (Up to 56% Off)

FunFlatables

Multiple Locations

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

$80 $35

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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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Ice-Skating Outing for Two or Four at The Edge Ice Arena in Bensenville (Up to 53% Off)

The Edge Ice Arena

Multiple Locations

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

$32 $15

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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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Chicago Family Fun Expo for Two at Dupage Expo and Convention Center on October 18–19 (Up to 50% Off)

Chicago Family Fun Expo

Dupage Expo and Convention Center

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

$14 $7

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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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Bowling, Billiards, and Shoe Rentals at Kings (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Kings

Rosemont

20 bowling lanes and 5 billiards tables; retro decor updated with colored lights and more than 50 high-def TVs and projectors

$40 $19.99

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Presale: Harlem Globetrotters Game at Allstate Arena on December 28 or 29, 2014 (Up to 40% Off)

Harlem Globetrotters

Allstate Arena

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Ball-spinning antics abound as this world-famous exhibition basketball team dazzles in a comic and athletic performance

$90.70 $54

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5 or 10 Weekday or Weekend Open-Play Passes at Jump N' Jam Playland (Up to 58% Off)

Jump N' Jam Playland

Calumet City

Inflatable bounce houses, jungle gyms, slides, obstacle courses, and basketball courts

$40 $19

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Two or Four 30-Minute Private Music Lessons at North Shore Music Institute (Up to 62% Off)

North Shore Music Institute

Northfield

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

$70 $29

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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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Geneva Lake Museum Visit for Two, Four, or Six (Up to Half 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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Housing whiz-bang activities sprung to life from the mind of owner and game designer J. Richard Oltmann, Enchanted Castle & Haunted Trails coax thrills from the young and young at heart. As pins are knocked over throughout the 66 mini-bowling lanes and an arcade rings with the peal of 250 games, Enchanted Castle?s 60,000 square-foot space fills with scenes fit for dream-like days of timeless tomfoolery. A laser tag arena hosts light-based combat, bumper cars clunk together around a giant track, and an indoor go-kart course lets driver reenact the time that the Indianapolis 500 was hosted inside a local gymnasium. In addition to rides and games, kids can bounce around in the Inflatable Kingdom, visit the new Softplay area, or search for treasures in the prize redemption center. Platefuls of wings, pizzas, and sandwiches dot tabletops in the dining area, where visitors can feast in front of karaoke, big screen TVs, and an animatronics stage show featuring in-house band the Jammin? Jesters.

1423 N Broadway St.
Joliet,
IL
US

By highlighting the goings-on in the community of Joliet, The Joliet Area Historical Museum scans the entirety of American history from the perspective of the town's inhabitants. Housed inside the former Ottawa Street Methodist Church, multimedia exhibits artfully assembled from audio-visual displays, touch screens, and life-size models illustrate the stories plucked from the eventful timelines of the town and its people. Occupying two full stories, permanent exhibit The Soaring Achievements of John C. Houbolt honors the life and work of former resident Dr. Houbolt, who had a primary role in NASA's race to the moon. The exhibit's life-size Lunar Lander even allows guests to step inside and glimpse the accommodations and controls, revealing a control panel more complicated than a single button labeled "Go to Moon." In addition to its permanent collection, the museum also keeps an active calendar full of special events; check the schedule for a complete list of programming.

204 N Ottawa St
Joliet,
IL
US

Kids and adults sound out their musical and rhythmic prowess with individual and group lessons at Allegro Music and Dance Academy. Led by experienced teachers and supplemented with at-home video instruction, music classes encompass an array of styles and techniques to establish a foundation for jazz combos and kitchen utensil bands alike. Group guitar classes teach picking, strumming, and shredding methods to 6–13-year-olds with weekly classes of up to eight students ($240–$299 per 16-week session). Groups form according to age, with older crowds also delving into songwriting and basic rock star moves such as windmilling, power sliding, and trashing an expensive hotel room. Group piano lessons also convene weekly, with up to 10 novices imbuing fingers with basic tickling techniques, as well as theory and repertoire ($240 per 16-week session). Songbirds aged 9 and older stretch their vocal chords with one-on-one voice instruction, while younger warblers learn in the company of a piano’s finely tuned tones. The music class schedule showcases all group meeting times, but private instruction in keys, strings, or vocal chords can also be scheduled Monday–Thursday from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m., and Fridays from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

1014 S Hamilton St
Lockport,
IL
US

The Joliet Park District sprawls across more than 1,000 acres, engaging visitors with everything from sports to nature. Guests can wander through the foliaged paths of the Pilcher Park Nature Center and the organic community garden, or treat their senses to the floral colors and aromas that fill the bird-haven greenhouse. The 10,000-seat Joliet Memorial Stadium hosts high-school and college sporting events, while a dozen athletic fields fill with recreational players hitting baseballs, catching softballs, and spiking soccer balls when the referee isn't looking. During the summer, inner tubes transport patrons down Joliet Splash Station's high-speed water slides and 865-foot lazy river, and the glittery strands of Fourth of July fireworks color the skies above the stadium.

621 Gougar Road
Joliet,
IL
US

If you've been bowling in Chicago, chances are pretty good you've been to a Chicagoland Bowling establishment. With member centers from the north to the south, the organization connects pin destroyers all over the city. The advantages of this network include tournaments that span the entire region, scholarship programs for talented youth bowlers, and a cornucopia of options for clowns who juggle bowling pins.

811 Northern Dr.
Lockport,
IL
US

All performances start at 10:30 a.m. Seating will be the best available at the time of redemption. Some seats will be located in the balcony.

1 University Parkway
Romeoville,
IL
US