Kids Activities in Hilltop

One, Two, or Three Years of Online Guitar or Bass Lessons from Dangerous Guitar (Up to 91% Off)

Dangerous Guitar

Online Deal

$134.55 $18

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

Science Museum Visit for Two, Four, or Six to Discovery Center Museum (50% Off)

Discovery Center Museum

Discovery Center Museum

$16 $8

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

$12 for Visit for Two Adults and Two Kids and One $5 Gift Voucher to Klehm Arboretum ($23 Value)

Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden

Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden

$23 $12

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Get access to the 155-acre living museum's floral exhibits, forested paths, and children's gardens, plus a gift-shop voucher

$30 for $60 Worth of Services at Pape Conservatory of Music

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

$20 for Two Hours of Bowling and Shoe Rental for Up to Six People at B & B Park Bowl ($58 Value)

B & B Park Bowl

Loves Park

$58 $20

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

Six or Eight Arcade-Center Admissions to NickelWorld (Up to 50% Off)

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

$12 for $20 Worth of Tickets for Fall Activities at Lockwood Park Trailside Equestrian Centre

Lockwood Park Trailside Equestrian Centre and Children's Farm

Northwest

$20 $12

During a month of autumnal events, enjoy activities such as pumpkin picking, a scavenger hunt and costume party, and pony and hay rides

All-Day Access Package for Up to 8 or Party Package for Up to 15 at Coral Cove Family Fun Center (Up to 63% Off)

Coral Cove Family Fun Center

South Beloit

$36 $14

Modern and classic arcade games stand alongside five inflatable bounce houses and obstacle courses for ample family fun

Museum Tour for Two Adults or Four Adults or Kids at Ellwood House Museum (50% Off)

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

6 or 12 Kids' Yoga Classes at Katerpillar Kids Yoga (Up to 76% Off)

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

Weekday or Weekend Admission for One, Two, or Four at Illinois Railway Museum (Up to 50% Off)

Illinois Railway Museum

Coral

$10 $5

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

Visit with Gift-Shop Credit for Two or Four at Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home (Up to 53% Off)

Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home

Dixon

$20 $10

Visitors explore the fully restored home of Ronald Reagan, where he lived from 1920–1923 before moving to Hollywood and then the White House

$19 for Two Games of Bowling for Up to Five from King Pin Management LLC (Up to $55 Value)

King Pin Management LLC

Multiple Locations

$55 $19

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Bowling balls crash through pins on modern bowling lanes while cooks grill entrees at the in-house restaurant with a full bar

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

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

$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

$88 $40

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

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

Piano Trends Music Company

Crystal Lake

$63 $29

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30-minute instrument or voice lessons for all ages

Adult 6-Week Keyboard Class or Class with 10 Weeks of Level 2 from Music Education Centers of America (Up to 53% Off)

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

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

$141.50 $59

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

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

Elgin History Museum

Eastside Elgin

$12 $8

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

Adult Painting Class for One, Two, or Four or Kids' Birthday Party at The CAKE Village (Up to 62% Off)

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

Amusement-Park Visit for Two or Four, Valid Saturday or Sunday at Santa's Village Azoosment Park (49% Off)

Santa's Village Azoosment Park

East Dundee

$39.50 $20

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Nostalgia-filled theme park delights families with fall-themed decorations, caramel apples, and costume contests

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

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

Weekend Access to the Chicago Pet Show for Two at Kane County Fairgrounds on November 8–9 (Up to 50% Off)

Chicago Pet Show

Kane County Fairgrounds

$14 $7

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Two days of demonstrations, seminars, and games from pet-friendly retailers and rescue groups, aimed at current and prospective pet owners

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

Absolute Music Academy

Geneva

$199 $99

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

Bowling Package for Two, Four, or Six with Pizza at Badger Bowl (Up to 59% Off)

Badger Bowl

Madison

$36.99 $16

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A Madison institution since 1977, Badger Bowl regales patrons with bowling, live music, poker tournaments, sand volleyball, and concessions

$19 for Two Games of Bowling with Shoes for Five at Badgerland Bowling Centers (Up to $52.50 Value)

Badgerland Bowling Centers

Multiple Locations

$52.50 $19

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Groups of up to five strap into shoes and bowl at any of six locations, each with an onsite restaurant

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

Abbey Farms of Marmion Abbey

Aurora

$46 $24

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

Tactical Laser Tag on Action Movie-Style Sets for One, Two, or Four at iCOMBAT Madison (Up to 50% Off)

iCOMBAT Madison

iCOMBAT Madison

$30 $15

Arm yourself with high-tech tactical laser tag guns and navigate the combat zone during realistic battle missions

Corn-Maze Adventures for Two, Four, or Six at Army Lake Camp (Up to 58% Off)

Army Lake Camp Corn Maze

East Troy

$22 $11

A camp operated by The Salvation Army offers Fall Harvest activities, including an extensive corn maze, carnival games, and a pumpkin patch

Admission for Four to Madison Children's Museum (Up to 53% Off)

Madison Children's Museum

Capitol

$31.80 $18

Three-floor museum full of hands-on activities for kids 12 and under, including painting stations, giant Gerbil Wheel, and a rooftop garden

Open-Gym Passes or Birthday Party for Up to 10 or 20 Kids at Quick Stick Lacrosse and More (Up to 61% Off)

Quick Stick Lacrosse and More

Volo

$50 $25

The open gym and parties include access to dodgeballs, baseball equipment, and lacrosse equipment

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

Bounce Town

Oswego

$47.50 $25

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

$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

$40 $20

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

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

Kids Club Party and Fun

Schaumburg

$30 $16

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

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

Keller's Farmstand

Oswego

$18 $10

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

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

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

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

Cirque Italia

Westfield Fox Valley

$52 $31

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

Farm Outing for Two or Four, Including Admission and Pumpkins at Susanna Farms (Up to 53% Value)

Susanna Farms

Lake Villa

$19 $9.50

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50-acre working farm complete with overflowing pumpkin patches, friendly livestock, a corn maze, and hayrides around the grounds

Sports Birthday Party for Up to 10 or 20 Kids at Kits Sports Center (Up to 58% Off)

Kits Sports Center

Lake Zurich

$145 $64

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

$27 for a Punch Card for Five Indoor-Play Visits at Chicago TreeHouse ($52.50 Value)

Chicago TreeHouse

Lake Zurich

$52.50 $27

Kids roam free in 7,700 sq. ft. indoor play place with multilevel climbing structure, swings, and soft basketball court

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

$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

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

Glowgolf

Multiple Locations

$16 $8

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

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

FunFlatables

Multiple Locations

$80 $35

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

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

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

Two Hours of Bowling and Shoe Rental for Two, Four, or Six at AMF Bowling Co. (Up to 56% Off)

AMF Bowling Centers

Multiple Locations

$32 $17

Bowling at over 250 locations across the country hosts groups of two, four, or six for two hours of bowling

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Oktoberfest for Two Adults or Two Adults and Two Children at Naper Settlement on October 3 or 4 (Up to 44% Off)

Naper Settlement

Naper Settlement

$42 $25

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Celebrate German culture with beer and live music at a settlement that revives the 19th century

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

Jump!Zone

Multiple Locations

$60 $35

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kids Town

Wheaton

$10 $5

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

$44 for a Racing Package with Four Races and Two Yearly Licenses at K1 Speed (Up to $91.96 Value)

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

Two, Four, or Six Indoor Amusement Center Passes to Party Fantasy Up to 55% Off)

Party Fantasy

Mundelein

$10 $5

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

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

Pump It Up

Lisle

$40 $20

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

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

Libertyville

$30 $15

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

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

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

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

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

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

Chicago's #1 Drum Lessons

Multiple Locations

$25 $10

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

Indoor Amusement Package for Two or Four with Attractions, Game Tokens and Pizza at Enchanted Castle (53% Off) 

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

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

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

Two-Hour Admission for Two, Four, or Six at Jump America (Up to 51% Off)

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

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

Tactical Combat

Gurnee

$80 $39

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

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

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

$9 for a Tour for One at The Gold Pyramid ($15 Value)

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

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

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

Kids and Adult Day Passes to Farmyard and Petting Zoo at Lambs Farm (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

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

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)

$86 $25

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

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

Amazing Mirror Maze

Gurnee Mills Mall

$16 $8

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nickel City

Northbrook

$31.99 $18

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

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Stretching across Rockford's south side since 1930, the 18-hole Sandy Hollow Golf Course has fielded fairway-threading drives, pin-seeking approaches, and birdie-sealing putts for more than 80 years. As one of five Park District Courses, the 6,228-yard loop presents lush fairways lined with trees, which aim to swat humans' shots as revenge for turning their friends into paper towels. The course also boasts a significant environmental pedigree, having been certified as an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary and taking top prize in the Public Space category of the 2002 City of Gardens Rockford in Bloom awards.

Course at a Glance: * 18-hole, par 71 course * Total length of 6,228 yards from the back tees * Course rating of 70 from the back tees * Course slope of 120 from the back tees * Two sets of tees per hole

2500 Sandy Hollow Rd
Rockford,
IL
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Each facility in the family of Rockford-Area Bowling Centers enlivens the classic game of bowling with its own signature amenities. On Friday evenings, the staff at Don Carter Lanes temporarily extinguishes its warm, vintagey glow and replaces it with a dimly lit club atmosphere as DJs from 97 ZOK descend upon the alley, pumping out beats that mingle in the air along with a light and fog show. For supplementary entertainment, the Don Carter location also offers a gaming center, and the Park Lanes alley recharges guests with beer and deep-fried fuel at its onsite pub. The Cherry Bowl location keeps serious bowlers properly outfitted with a pro shop, saving them the hassle of paper-mâchéing their own heads to form makeshift bowling balls.

Don Carter Lanes
Rockford,
IL
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Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens transports visitors into the verdant heart of the tropics when they enter the 11,000-square-foot greenhouse, which bristles with leafy ferns and towering palm trees amid the flagstone walkways, wooden benches, and rippling ponds. Within these serene confines, the conservatory's staff seeks to educate the public by hosting workshops and lecture series for all ages, as well as hands-on activities that change with the seasons. These events espouse the importance of plant life across the world while teaching visitors how to identify the edible parts of a corsage.

1354 N 2nd St.
Rockford,
IL
US

The caring staff at the YMCA of Rock River Valley fosters healthy habits with personalized fitness programs, family-centric recreation, and more than 50 group exercise classes at both Rockford-area locations. Equipment orientation helps new members feel at home by helping them set workout goals and meet other members with similar goals. After teaming with a certified coach to build a full-fledged fitness plan, guests may follow up with an electronic advisor that suggests changes to the plan based on input from the Y’s human fitness experts. Unlimited access to group classes such as yoga and pool-based aqua Pilates challenges muscles under water. Zumba’s Latin-inspired dance moves get heart rates delightfully elevated, and cardio madness continues the trend with weighted bars and free weights. The Y also sets aside time for families to connect over basketball, movie showing in the pool, or competing in an inflatable obstacle course

In addition to showering members with classes and coaching, the Y bathes them in discounts when they sign up for specialized classes such as triathlon training. Complimentary childcare allows parents to focus their mental energy on physical feats, and a handful of free guest passes lets members show their friends where they climb the climbing wall.

200 Y Boulevard
Rockford,
IL
US

Swim-N-More transforms dog paddlers into water wolves via fun, personalized swim instruction. Certified as lifeguards, Swim-N-More's wave wizards guide schools of three to six tadpoles from basic skills, such as how to break down the molecular structure of water, through more advanced kicks and strokes. Small fries, aged 6 months through 3 years, can tow their guardians to the Bubble Club, where parents utilize pool games to give their spawn the support necessary to eventually swim free.

220 South Madison Street
Rockford,
IL
US

After traveling to Japan in 1966 and to the Portland Japanese Garden soon thereafter, John Anderson found himself inspired by the country's lush landscape and tranquil gardens. In 1978, after returning to his home in Rockford, he partnered with expert designer Hoichi Kurisu to begin constructing Anderson Japanese Gardens?12 acres of paths, plants, and streams, as soothing as those John visited in Japan.

The gardens still encourage a sense of calm and thoughtful reflection, as guided and self-guided tours stroll past undulating waterfalls, trickling across colorful flowers, beneath arched bridges, and over lily pads. Fruit blossoms on trees and bushes, sculptures stand very still, and koi fish flit about in a pond. On Thursdays, participants read from scripture, listen to music, and meditate during worship services, and a series of classes held onsite, such as origami and tai chi, impart Japanese traditions.

318 Spring Creek Rd
Rockford,
IL
US