Kids Activities in Peru

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

50% Off Tour at Ellwood House Museum

Ellwood House Museum

DeKalb

$16 $8

Tours of the estate of Isaac Ellwood, one of the wealthiest men in Illinois in the late 1800s, feature a barbed-wire exhibit and a playhouse

Up to 51% Off Open-Bounce Visits at Bounce Town

Bounce Town

Oswego

$45 $22

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

Up to 76% Off Kids' Yoga Classes

Katerpillar Kids Yoga

Sycamore

$78 $19

A yoga instructor encourages fitness and imagination in children aged 5–12, blending yoga with songs, games, and storytelling

Up to 46% Off Simulated Combat at iCombat Aurora

iCombat Aurora

Aurora

$45 $25

With replica weapons that flash and recoil, teams square off against each other

50% Off Birthday Party for up to 20 Kids at Kidz Funland

Kidz Funland

Aurora

$320 $160

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

Up to 60% Off at Family Fun Zone

Family Fun Zone

Crest Hill

$129 $64

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

Up to 51% Off at Joliet Area Historical Museum

Joliet Area Historical Museum

Joliet

$12 $6

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

54% Off Voice Lessons at Music Lessons by Maggie

Music Lessons by Maggie

Joliet

$90 $41

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

53% Off Amusement-Park Package for Two or Four

Haunted Trails Amusement Park

Multiple Locations

$57 $27

Pizza helps fuel romps through a game area and visits to two attractions, which include mini golf and go-karts, plus laser tag at Joliet

50% Off Waterpark Visit in Joliet

Splash Station Waterpark

Joliet

$13 $6.50

In railroad-themed waterpark, patrons shuttle down five twisting slides, a lazy river, and zero-depth pool

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

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

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 61% Off Circus

Loomis Bros. Circus

Multiple Locations

$22.09 $12

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Traveling circus delights audiences with clowns and acrobats, as well as trained tigers and elephants

Up to 47% Off Kids' Indoor Play in Naperville

Cafe N Play

Naperville

$17 $9

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

Up to 50% Off Indoor Play at Ball Factory Indoor Play & Cafe

Ball Factory Indoor Play & Cafe

Naperville

$28 $18

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

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

Up to 58% Off Ice Skating

Rocket Ice Arena

Bolingbrook

$18 $8

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

42% Off a Two-Day Celebrity Youth Sports Camp

Dwyane Wade & Brandon Marshall Sports Academy

Lincoln-Way Central High School

$300 $175

Sports camps include appearances by NBA star Dwyane Wade, Chicago Bear Brandon Marshall, and WNBA Rookie of the Year Elena Delle Donne

Up to 53% Off Ice Skating at Seven Bridges Ice Arena

Seven Bridges Ice Arena

Woodridge

$20 $10

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

Up to $30.01 Off Bowling and Billiards at Kings

Kings

Rosemont

$40 $19.99

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

52% Off Celebrity Pro Bowler Tournament

Charles Tillman Cornerstone Foundation

Kings Bowl

$25 $12

Chicago Bears cornerback Charles Tillman brings his celebrity friends together for a night of bowling, which raises funds for sick kids

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

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

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

50% Off Water-Park Day in Cherry Valley

Magic Waters Waterpark

Magic Waters

$47.98 $24

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Thousands of feet of lazy river and water slides soak bodies alongside a heated wave pool, interactive aquatic playgrounds, and kids' area

38% Off at Discovery Center Museum

Discovery Center Museum

Discovery Center Museum

$16 $10

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Award-winning museum lets kids play with science with everything from air cannons and flight simulators to a planetarium

Up to 50% Off Arcade Admission to NickelWorld

NickelWorld

Northwest

$13.50 $7

Customers can choose from more than 100 video games and redemption games, all of which are either free or cost just a nickel per play

50% Off Services

Pape Conservatory of Music

Northeast

$60 $30

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

Up to 91% Off Online Guitar or Bass Lessons 

Dangerous Guitar

Online Deal

$134.55 $18

More than 650 high-definition videos give professional instruction in a wide range of playing styles

Up to 55% Off Playtime at Xtreme Trampolines

Xtreme Trampolines

Multiple Locations

$38 $20

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

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

Up to 56% Off at Beyond The Stars Performing Arts Academy

Beyond The Stars Performing Arts Academy

Willowbrook

$90 $40

Seasoned instructors help dancers, actors and singers of all levels develop their confidence and technical skill

50% Off a Kids' Science Exploration Camp

WOW Camps

St. John Lutheran Church

$300 $149

Across five consecutive Mondays, kids spend the day exploring science with hands-on projects and activities

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

KidsWork Children's Museum – Up to 47% Off Visit

KidsWork Children's Museum

Frankfort

$24 $14

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Programs such as music classes and story time as well as exhibits including a floor piano and instruments made from recycled materials

Up to 64% Off Private Party at Suburbanite Bowl

Suburbanite Bowl

Westmont

$5,495 $1,999

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Host a private party for up to 200 people at a bowling alley equipped with 32 lanes, a pizza buffet, and snacks

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

55% Off at B & B Park Bowl

B & B Park Bowl

Loves Park

$58 $26

Groups of up to six take to one of B & B's eight lanes, at a family-friendly bowling alley open since the 1950s

Up to 60% Off at Orland Bowl

Orland Bowl

Orland Park

$45 $20

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Bowling party for six or lessons at a 50-lane alley on weekends or weekdays

Up to 67% Off 30-Minute Guitar Lessons

Evolution Music

Orland Park

$20 $10

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

Up to 56% Off Kids' Dress-Up Party

Rockstar Diva

Orland Hills

$300 $149

At party place with loads of costumes, kids age 4-10 play dress-up as they celebrate

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 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

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

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

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 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

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

67% Off Private Music Lessons from Parker Music

Parker Music

House-Calls and Studio Lessons

$60 $20

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

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

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

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 52% Off Amusement-Center Visit

Go Bananas

Norridge

$32.46 $16

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Bumper cars, a bounce castle, a mini roller coaster, and abundant arcade games enthrall youngsters in between bites of personal pizza

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

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

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Wind whistles and engines roar as custom go-karts zip around Jet Karting's outdoor race track at speeds of up to 45 miles per hour. Rented – along with all necessary safety equipment – to guests of all experience levels, the low-riding vehicles cruise the course in 15-minute bouts, during which up to 15 riders race each other. Speed School classes tailored to three different age groups prep more experienced racers to take laps in powerful spec racers and Rotax karts. The staff recommends guests bring long pants, close-toed shoes, and a desire to move quickly while basically in the fetal position.

3674 E 2603rd Rd
Sheridan,
IL
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Costumed actors hide inside Heaps Haunted Corn Maze, ready to scare all those who dare enter. Alternatively, the flashlight maze is completely unhaunted and challenges visitors instead with a series of dead ends, switchbacks, and branching paths that they must navigate armed only with a flashlight. After walking through the maze of their choice, guests can unwind during a half-hour moonlight tractor ride, staying in the mood by singing the Scooby-Doo theme song under their breath.

4853 US Highway 52
Minooka,
IL
US

Kellers Farmstand was established only 21 years ago, but its roots run all the way back to the 19th century. Since emigrating from Bavaria in the mid-1800s, the Kellers have produced four generations of green-thumbed farmers, most of whom answered to the name Frank. It was during the reign of Franks I and II that the Kellers' first roadside produce stand opened, and the family's crop of grapes, raspberries, and potatoes helped their homestead survive the Great Depression. In the 1960s, brothers Frank III and Ray took over their father's farm and expanded the scope with corn, soybeans, oats, and hay grown on fields in Plainfield and Oswego. In 1991, Frank IV opened his first vegetable kiosk, and Kellers Farmstand was officially inaugurated.

These days, the three farmstands are open during the spring, summer, and fall, welcoming guests with fresh-picked seasonal offerings and annual harvest festivals. Depending on the location and the time of year, guests might find heirloom-tomato plants and flowers in finely wrought hanging baskets, ears of the family's specialty sweet corn, or homegrown pumpkins, gourds, and winter squashes. Their news page keeps shoppers up-to-date on the latest goings-on, with regular updates on flower sales, rain delays, and the farm’s ongoing battle with the mole men.

2500 Johnson Road
Oswego,
IL
US

Huddled within a 20,000-square-foot facility, Bounce Town's private and semiprivate play arenas encourage sock-clad youngsters to bound, glide, and frolic atop abundant inflatables. Air-filled mazes and 50-foot obstacle courses challenge participants to traverse hurdles and twists, while frog- and Batman-themed bounce houses accommodate leaping youths. Kids who have conquered their brief bounds into midair and gained an understanding of how physics works can also find new challenges scaling the rock-climbing wall. When gathering a group for play time or birthdays, throw parties overseen by personal attendants or bring the celebration home with a bounce-house rental or a Bounce Town photo-booth rental.

126 Kirkland Cir
Oswego,
IL
US

Swings find their sweet spots at Sugar Grove Golf Center, which grooms golf games with a driving range and lessons. Golf balls blast off of turf mats at the range before settling around targets with yardage displays. Players of all calibers can scratch bogeys off of their scorecards with private lessons or clinics. The onsite golf pro conducts prescheduled lessons until as late as 11 p.m., enabled by towering lights that surround the range and practice balls that have acquired a taste for coffee.

9S825 State Route 47
Sugar Grove,
IL
US

Established: 1965
Reservations/Appointments: Required
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 1–2 hours
Parking: Parking lot
Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Guided tours
Recommended Age Group: All Ages
Pro Tip: Wear comfortable shoes.

Q&A with the Executive Director

What are the museum's origins?
The museum has been operating since Mrs. Ellwood donated the mansion and property to the DeKalb Park District; currently, the estate consists of seven historic structures and 10 acres. A guided tour takes 60 to 90 minutes. Guided tours are the only option for seeing the museum.

What is one fun, unusual fact about your business?
The mansion was built in 1879 from [the] income Isaac Ellwood received from his half ownership in the first barbed-wire manufacturing company.

Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
The 1891 playhouse is a scale model of a Victorian home and once served as a parade float for the builder to showcase his home-building skills. By the late 1800s, it was acquired by the Ellwoods and became a playhouse. Entering the little building is part of the tour, but it is not handicap accessible. There is an 1865 cemetery located just beyond the woods.

509 North 1st Street
DeKalb,
IL
US