Kids Activities in Machesney Park, IL


Corn Maze and Barnyard Admission at Jonamac Orchard (Up to 40% Off)

Jonamac Orchard

Prairie Springs

Barnyard activities include a jumping pillow and petting zoo, while a corn maze lets visitors get lost in the throes of autumn

$20 $13

One-Hour Underground Railroad Station Tour for Two, Four, or Six at Milton House Museum (50% Off)

The Milton House

Indian Heights

On tours of Milton House, visitors learn how the Goodrich family secretly operated a safe haven for slaves before the Civil War

$16 $8

Paintball with Equipment Rental for 2, 5, or 10 at Wyldside Paintball (76% Off)

Wyld Side Paintball

Wyld Side Paintball

Referees set up scenarios and games to play across outdoor fields filled with dense forests, manmade structures, and inflatable cover

$120 $29

Visit for One, Two, or Four to the Chicago History Museum (50% Off)

Chicago History Museum

Chicago History Museum - Live

Chicago museum brings history to life with 22 million artifacts & topical exhibits, including a look at railroad workers during WWI

$16 $8

<i>Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey</i> Presents <i>Out Of This World</i> on November 4–27

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Out Of This World

Multiple Locations

Blast off on a cosmic family adventure with gravity-defying acrobats, aerialists, majestic animals, fearless daredevils, and humorous clowns

$30.35 $20

Two Admission Tickets to Crayola Experience (Offer valid through December 31, 2016)

Crayola Experience

Mall of America

Families explore over 25 hands-on attractions and enjoy over 60,000 sq. ft. of crayon-themed fun in this unique experience from Crayola

$39.98 $19.98

2, 4, 6, or 12 Paintball Passes with Safety Gear and Gun from Paintball USA Tickets (Up to 88% Off)

Paintball USA Tickets

Multiple Locations

Open play, safety gear & gun rental at 80+ participating locations nationwide, including over 9 in Chicago, NW Indiana & Southern Wisconsin

$70 $10

Zipline Tour or Full Adventure Package for Two or Four at Aerial Adventures (Up to 31% Off)

Aerial Adventures Lake Geneva

Lake Geneva

Adventurers fly on 3 zip lines, climb ropes into the treetops, and play a soccer-type game on a field with teams and a ball

$69 $49

2-Hour Wisconsin Dells Zipline Tour at Bigfoot Zipline Tours (Up to 28% Off). Open Year Round.

Bigfoot zipline

Wisconsin Dells

Soar from tower to tower on seven different ziplines while reaching heights of up to 100 feet at this Wisconsin Dells destination

$95.01 $68

Two Hours of Bowling with Pizza for Four or Eight at Glo-Bowl Fun Center (Up to 66% Off)

Glo-Bowl Fun Center

Marengo

Bowlers receive two hours of play with rental shoes, large cheese pizzas, and soda

$79.85 $29

$32 for Outing for One to Valleyfair ($52 Value)

Valleyfair

Valleyfair

Valleyfair celebrates its 40th anniversary as a family-friendly destination with over 75 rides & attractions including 8 rollercoasters

$52 $32

All-Day Paintball Package for 4, 6, or 12 from Paintball Tickets (Up to 83% Off)

Paintball International

Multiple Locations

Equipped with rental paintball guns and masks, groups vie for supremacy over outdoor fields

$100 $19

One or Two 60-Minute Horseback-Riding Lessons at Centennial Acres (Up to 52% Off)

Centennial Acres

Forreston

Instructors train students in Western and English riding styles at 19th-century farm

$60 $29

Parent-and-Tot Swim Lessons Once or Twice Weekly at Catch the Wave Swim Club (Up to 67% Off)

Catch the Wave Swim Club

Multiple Locations

Instructors teach water safety, breathing, and stroke techniques to kids of all abilities

$107 $35

Swim with Dolphins in Mexico, Caribbean, and Jamaica at Dolphin Discovery (Up to 38% Off). 15 Locations Available

Dolphin Discovery

Online Deal

Splash and play with the dolphins during in-water experiences that can include getting a wet smooch or an unforgettable swim

$109 $69

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

NickelWorld

Northwest

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

$13.50 $7

Harlem Globetrotters on December 27, at 7 p.m.

Harlem Globetrotters

BMO Harris Bank Center

The Globetrotters celebrate their 91st anniversary with a signature blend of athletic prowess and side-splitting antics

$80.30 $48

$48 for a Racing Package with Four Races and Two Yearly Licenses at K1 Speed ($91.96 Value)

K1 Speed

Multiple Locations

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

$91.96 $48

Chicago Pet Show on Saturday, September 17–Sunday, September 18

Chicago Pet Show

Libertyville Sports and Fitness Complex

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

$14 $7

One, Three, or Six 60-Minute Horseback-Riding Lessons at Platinum Farm Inc (Up to 55% Off)

Platinum Farm Inc

Marengo

Instructors teach riders of all ages and abilities, from complete beginners to competitive riders, with an emphasis on good horsemanship

$70 $35

$40 for an Indoor or Outdoor Class for One at Trapeze School New York in Chicago ($75 Value)

Trapeze School New York in Chicago

Multiple Locations

Expert instructors with backgrounds in circus and stunt work teach basic trapeze skills and safety on the finest equipment

$75 $40

All White Gala: Season Finale Yacht Party on "The Anita Dee II" on Saturday, September 3, at 12:15 a.m.

All White Gala: Season Finale Yacht Party

Dusable Harbor

Close out the boating season with an all-white dress code yacht party featuring radio DJs and catering by Wings Around the World

$132.87 $75

The Chicago Magic Lounge (Through January 28)

Chicago Magic Lounge

Uptown Underground

Step back in time to an era when close-up, table-side, and parlor magic were all the rage in Chicago

$27.50 $19

BYOB Lazy-River Tubing Trip for One or Two from Larsen's Landing Outfitters (Up to 40% Off)

Larsen's Landing Outfitters

Woodfield Mall

BYOB lazy-river tubing trips on the Kishwaukee River include round-trip transportation, tube rentals, and an all-you-can-eat taco bar

$125 $79

One-Hour Horseback-Riding Lesson at Hendrik Stables (11% Off)

Hendrik Stables

Genoa

From the merchant: 1-hour private lesson with professional riding instructor Lara Burau. Beginner/experienced welcome of all disciplines.

$45 $40

"Ice Age on Ice" (December 27 – January 1)

Ice Age on Ice

Sears Centre Arena

Sid, Manny, Ellie, Diego, and—of course—our hairy hoarder, Scrat, skate their way through an Ice Age story with lights, costumes, and sets

$32.95 $28

One Team Scavenger Hunt Tour from Puzzling Adventures (42% Off)

Puzzling Adventures

Online Deal

Explore the city via an adventure combining the fun of a scavenger hunt with the information of a self-guided tour

$49.99 $29

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

Pape Conservatory of Music

Northeast

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

$60 $30

Arcade Games at Feed'em Soup Community Project (45% Off)

Feed'em Soup Community Project

DeKalb

From the merchant: You and your guests enjoy our dining room with seating for 60 and unlimited free play on 10 of our vintage arcades!

$200 $110

$8 for a Downloadable Online Guitar-Lesson Course from Outstanding Guitar Video Course ($100 Value)

Outstanding Guitar Video Course

Online Deal

Step-by-step coaching program teaches beginner/intermediate students how to master the acoustic or electric guitar and build basic skills

$100 $8

Select Local Merchants

  • CoCo Key Water Resort
    Contained entirely inside a 60,000-square-foot arena, CoCo Key Water Resort keeps its air temperature at a constant 84 degrees to complement its tropical-themed attractions. A trio of four-story waterslides dares bare feet forward, before the calm waters of the winding Coconut Grove Adventure River calmly buoy them. Parrot's Perch interactive play island and Coral Reef Cavern activity pool reel in splashers with an interactive hanging net and a tipping bucket, eschewing less popular activities, such as maritime trade negotiations. Guests can also pursue ample on-land activities in an indoor-outdoor spa or navigate 10,000 square feet of prize games at the Key Quest Arcade. In an effort to lessen energy consumption, visitors must bring their own towels.
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    Machesney Park, IL US
    +18152294551
  • AMC Showplace Machesney Park 14
    AMC Showplace Machesney Park 14 in Machesney Park offers a wide selection of movies and snacks, so you can have fun indoors. Every great place has a restaurant on the side. When you come to this theater, it's no different. At this theater, kids of all ages are welcome. Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles. Come experience the magic of the silver screen at AMC Showplace Machesney Park 14 this weekend.
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    Machesney Park, IL US
    +18158852586
  • B & B Park Bowl
    Open since the 1950s, B & B Park Bowl—the oldest bowling center in Loves Park—proves that some things stand the test of time. Owner-operator Butch Olson, a veteran bowler, has also played here for years, and he strives to make the alley a family-friendly destination. To that end, the eight Brunswick Anvil lanes boast 12-strike auto scoring systems, bumpers for the little ones, and rental shoes that start at toddler size 9. On the weekends, the lights dip low for glow-in-the-dark bowling. The onsite bar serves drinks as well as hot sandwiches and, on Friday nights, hearty dinner entrees.
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    Loves Park, IL US
    +18156338824
  • Park Lanes
    Hit the lanes at Loves Park's Park Lanes and let the games begin! Don't worry about packing a snack. This alley has a great restaurant so you can keep the fun going. Youngsters don't need to sit out a trip to this alley — it's super family-friendly and perfect for little customers and their folks. Dine at Park Lanes and keep your car safely parked in a nearby lot.
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    Loves Park, IL US
    +18158776051
  • Forest Hills Lanes Lounge
    Pick up a strike and show off your bowling skills at Loves Park's Forest Hills Lanes Lounge. Comfort food at its best, low-fat is intentionally left off the menu here. Bottoms up! Drinks are available for you to enjoy. Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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    Loves Park, IL US
    +18156543900
  • Hononegah Forest Preserve
    Book a travel experience like no other at Hononegah Forest Preserve in Rockton and enjoy a relaxing vacation. With the many parking options in the area, finding a spot to safely park your car won't be any trouble.
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    Rockton, IL US
    +18158776100

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