Kids Activities in Oak Park, IL


One or Two Unlimited-Ride Wristbands, or a Gift Card for $20 Off a Birthday Party at Go Bananas (Up to 50% Off)

Go Bananas
Norridge

Bumper cars, a bounce castle, a mini roller coaster, and abundant arcade games enthrall youngsters

$13.99 $8

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Two 60-Minute Indoor-Trampoline Passes at Sky Zone Schererville (Up to 46% Off). Two Options Available.

Sky Zone Schererville
Schererville

During one hour of open jump time, jumpers can bounce between a SkySlam basketball court, wall-to-wall trampolines, and a foam pit

$26 $14

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Family Fun-Park Outing with Game Tokens, Rides, and Golf for Two or Four at Fun Time Square (Up to 33% Off)

Fun Time Square
Alsip

Go-karts roar over tracks, and putters propel balls across 18 mini-golf holes flanked by shrubbery

$30 $20

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Full-Day Waterpark Visit for Two, Four, or Six at Bloomingdale Park District (Up to 56% Off)

Bloomingdale Park District
The Oasis Swim Academy

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

$18 $9

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$20 for an All-Day Game Pass for One and $10 Game Card to GameWorks ($55 Value)

GameWorks
Schaumburg

Full day of unlimited access to hundreds of interactive games with a $10 game card

$55 $20

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Indoor-Playground Visits or Party at Adventure Playland (Up to 50% Off). Nine Options Available.

Adventure Playland
Mount Prospect

Kids ages 6 months to 7 years can crawl through tunnels, hop into ball pits, and swoop down slides at an indoor playground

$20 $11

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Bowling, Billiards, and Shuffleboard at Kings Rosemont (Up to 42% Off). Two Options Available.

Kings - Rosemont IL
Far North Side

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

$40 $24.99

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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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Amusement-Parks Package for Two or Four from Haunted Trails Amusement Park (55% Off). Two Locations Available

Haunted Trails Amusement Park
Multiple Locations

Visitors enjoy game rooms and attractions like mini golf, go-karts, and jr. karts at both locations, plus laser tag at the Joliet location

$55.20 $26

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$12 for 15 Batting Cage Tokens at Sluggers World Class Sports Bar ($20 Value)

Sluggers World Class Sports Bar
Sluggers

Sports bar’s upstairs game room includes batting cages where guests can practice their swings and crush fastballs

$20 $12

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$20 for One Weekday Admission to Raging Waves Waterpark ($31.99 Value)

Raging Waves Waterpark
Yorkville

Full-day visit to park with rides, slides, and children’s play area

$31.99 $20

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Wizard World Comic Con Chicago on August 18 at 3 p.m.

Wizard World Comic Con
Donald E. Stevens Convention Center

Movie stars, artists, vendors, and fans convene during an annual celebration of all things comic book and science fiction

$46.07 $23.03

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Two Hours of Jump Time at Sky High Sports- Niles (Up to 35% Off)

Sky High Sports- Niles
Niles

Kids and adults bounce around an indoor trampoline park, dunking on basketball hoops, flipping into foam pits, or jumping off walls

$20 $13

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$13 for Two Hours of Jump Time, Valid Monday-Thursday at Sky High Sports- Naperville ($20 Value)

Sky High Sports- Naperville
Naperville

Kids and adults bounce around an indoor trampoline park, dunking on basketball hoops, flipping into foam pits, or jumping off walls

$20 $13

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Amusement-Park Package with Attractions and Tokens for Two or Four at Enchanted Castle (Up to 55% Off)

Enchanted Castle
Lombard

Guests enjoy an afternoon of fun with attractions such as bumper cars, go karts, and laser tag, plus tokens for the game room

$55.20 $26

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$40 for Four 30-Minute Piano, Voice, Violin, or Drums Lessons 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 piano, voice, violin, or drums

$88 $40

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Maze Visit and Games for Two, Four, or Eight at Amazing Chicago's Funhouse Maze on Navy Pier (Up to 62% Off)

Amazing Chicago's Funhouse Maze on Navy Pier
Amazing Chicago's Funhouse Maze at Navy Pier

A spinning tunnel and the corridor of confusion lay inside a 4,000-square-foot, Chicago-history-themed maze on Navy Pier

$25.98 $14

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Summer Outing for Two or Four at Turtle Splash Water Park (Up to 60% Off)

Turtle Splash Water Park
West Chicago

Admission grants guests access to Tortuga’s Waterfall, Snapper Tube Slide, Crush Body Slide, Captain’s Corkscrew & attractions for toddlers

$20 $10

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$21 for Arcade Outing with Game Card and 14-Inch One-Topping Pizza at Kiddie Kingdom ($34.70 Value)

Kiddie Kingdom
Niles

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

$34.70 $21

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$22 for Swimming for Four at Harold Hall Quarry Beach ($44 Value)

Hall Quarry Beach / Batavia Park District
Batavia

Built in an old stone quarry, a 60,000-square-foot, sand-bottom swimming hole features diving platforms, a drop slide, and picnic areas

$44 $22

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One or Two Adult Admission Tickets to Farnsworth House (Up to 48% Off)

Farnsworth House
Plano

Tour a radically modern 1951 home designed by influential architect Mies van der Rohe to float above the ground and reflect the forest

$20 $12

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Mini-Golf Package for 2 or 4 Adults or Birthday Party Package at Wilderness Falls (Up to 48% Off)

Wilderness Falls
Bolingbrook

Two mini-golf courses feature rugged obstacles and a 35 ft. waterfall

$24.50 $13

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$12 for Two Open Play Passes at Jump!Zone ($20 Value)

Jump!Zone Chicago Ridge
Chicago Ridge

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

$20 $12

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Bowling, Shuffleboard, and Pool at Kings – Lincoln Park (Up to 42% Off). Two Options Available.

Kings – Lincoln Park
Kings Chicago-Lincoln Park

Massive entertainment complex with music venue and full craft beer bar serves up friendly competition in the form of bowling and other games

$40 $24.99

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One 15-Minute Game of Laser Tag and 90 Minutes of MagiQuest for Two or Four at Adventure Realm (Up to 54% Off)

Adventure Realm
Downers Grove

With the wave of a wand, Adventure Realm immerses players in a virtual medieval world of MagiQuest and Knight’s Quest laser tag.

$68 $34

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Two, Four, or Six Go-Kart Rides and Rounds of Miniature Golf at Jus-Fun Amusements (Up to 47% Off)

Jus-Fun Amusements
Oakbrook Terrace

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

$25 $15

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Mini-Golf, Batting-Cage Tokens, and Hot-Dog Combos for Two or Four at The Hub at Berens Park (Up to 50% Off)

The HUB at Berens Park
Elmhurst

Hot dogs replenish guests after a game of 18-hole mini-golf and a stint hitting softballs or baseballs at speeds ranging from 40–80 mph

$29 $15

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$69 for 30 Minutes of Walk-In WhirlyBall for Up to 10 Players at WhirlyBall Lombard ($150 Value)

WhirlyBall
Lombard

Zip around courts in a bumper car, tossing wiffle balls with plastic scoops through goals

$150 $69

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Bowling Packages for Four or Six at Tivoli Bowl (Up to 52% Off)

Tivoli Bowl
Downers Grove

Family-friendly underground bowling center consists of 12 wooden lanes, lounge with comfortable seating, TVs, arcade, and billiards

$37 $18

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4-Train-Ride Tickets for Two, Four, or Six at Hesston Steam Museum (Up to 51% Off)

Hesston Steam Museum
La Porte

Ride on miniature and full-size steam trains and explore interactive exhibits devoted to steam power

$34 $20

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Water-Park Visit for Two or Four to Hidden Creek AquaPark (Up to 52% Off)

HP Park District : Hidden Creek AquaPark
Highland Park

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

$28 $14

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Two Hours of Bowling with Shoe Rental for Two or Four at Suburbanite Bowl (Up to 60% Off)

Suburbanite Bowl
Westmont

Groups hit pins on one of 32 lanes, moonwalking in rental shoes around an alley built in 1957

$74.50 $30

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Zipline Tour or Full Adventure Package for Two or Four at Aerial Adventures (Up to 53% 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

$200 $95

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Laser Tag at CMP Tactical Lazer Tag Frankfort (Up to 52% Off). Six Options Available.

CMP Tactical Lazer Tag: Frankfort
Frankfort

Multi-story cityscape hosts laser tag battles in which teams compete to achieve objectives like capturing med boxes or arming a bomb

$60 $30

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$18 for a Tour for Two at The Gold Pyramid ($30 Value). 36 Dates and Times Available.

The Gold Pyramid
Wadsworth

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

$30 $18

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Two Games of Bowling for Two, Four, or Six People at Wood Dale Bowl (Up to 66% Off)

Wood Dale Bowl
Wood Dale

Players hone their pin-pummeling skills inside this bowling alley that boasts 24 lanes and automatic scoring

$25 $11

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Hour of Bowling with Shoes for up to 6 or 30 Minutes of Laser Tag for up to 10 at WhirlyBall Chicago (Up to 54% Off)

WhirlyBall Chicago
Bucktown

Fun center with onsite craft beer bar lets players bowl strikes and spares or slink through neon laser-tag arenas

$114 $59

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Admission for Two or Four to Water Park or Aquatic Center at Fox Valley Park District (50% Off)

Fox Valley Park District
Multiple Locations

Publicly maintained waterpark with attractions such as a zero-depth leisure pool, water slides, kid-play areas and sand volleyball courts

$26 $13

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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

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Bounce-House Session for Two, 4 or 8 Sessions for One, or a Tween Night Party at Pump It Up (Up to 40% Off)

Pump it up Glenview
Glenview

Kids jump, play, and socialize aboard colorful inflatable slides and bounce houses during open-play times or 8-and-up pizza party

$20 $12

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Open Play for Three or Four or a Party at Ball Factory Indoor Play & Cafe (Up to 35% Off)

BALL FACTORY Indoor Play & Cafe
Fox River Commons

Play pass grants access to mazes, slides, and ball play areas for the whole day; party includes pizza, juice, and invitations

$36 $27

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Mini Golf for Two or Four at Coyote Crossing Mini Golf (Up to 45% Off)

Carol Stream Park District
McCaslin Park

The 18-hole Coyote Crossing mini golf course features lush landscaping and is perfect for golfers of all ages

$10 $6

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Petting Farm and Animal Park Admission for Two, Four, or Six to Jo-Don Farms (40% Off)

Jo-Don Farms
Caledonia

Guests greet more than 200 animals, from camels to tigers, at zoo open for 40 years

$10 $6

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Mini-Golf for Two, Four, or Six at Geneva Park District's Stone Creek Miniature Golf (50% Off)

Geneva Park District
Stone Creek Miniature Golf

Test your putting prowess against 18 holes of mini-golf challenges, such as a windmill, water wheel, dynamite shack, and wishing well

$12 $6

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10- or 20-Visit Resident or Non-Resident Pass to Exploritorium (Up to 46% Off)

Exploritorium
Skokie

Children can explore and play in different imaginative areas; acclaimed by Chicago Parent as one of the best play places in Chicago

$90 $49

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$12 for Two Open Play Passes at Jump!Zone Party Play Center Niles ($20 Value)

Jump!Zone Party Play Center Niles
Jump Zone

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

$20 $12

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Two-Hour Jump Passes, Parent and Toddler Jump Time, or Birthday Party at Rockin' Jump (Up to 63% Off)

Rockin Jump - Carol Stream
Rockin' Jump

Arena of stretchy trampolines with a rock climbing wall and foam pit beckons visitors to defy gravity; toddlers enjoy designated bounce time

$44 $30

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Joliet Park District Waterpark Visit for One or Two (Up to 46% Off)

Joliet Park District
Joliet

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

$13 $7

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Mini Golf and Beers for Two or Four at Highland Park Golf Learning Center (47% Off)

Highland Park Golf Learning Center
Highland Park

Round of 18-hole mini-golf that includes two beers per person

$38 $19.99

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  • Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust
    It's safe to say that Frank Lloyd Wright is a household name, partly because he put his name on so many houses. The sites overseen by the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust receive nearly 150,000 visitors a year—tangible proof that the visionary's impact on architecture, design, and culture remains alive and well. To ensure that legacy continues, the Chicago-based nonprofit runs tours at several of Wright's buildings and hosts various educational programs. Home and Studio: Unity Temple. Robie House. The Rookery Light Court remodeling. All classic pieces of Modern architecture, and all designed inside the studio at 951 Chicago Avenue in Oak Park. From 1889 until 1909, Frank Lloyd Wright worked out of this residential space, eventually expanding the home to include a proper studio as demand for his services grew. Now an architectural destination in its own right, the Home and Studio welcomes guests seeking a look into the mind (and working conditions) of America's most famed architect. On tours, trained interpreters guide visitors through the space, sharing anecdotes and insights into Wright's work and home life. Frederick C. Robie House: The crown jewel of Hyde Park's residential architecture, the Frederick C. Robie House was designed by Wright for the up-and-coming industrialist of the same name between 1908 and 1910. Widely hailed as one of the finest examples of the Prairie School of architectural design, the house has earned its share of accolades over the years, including a spot on the very first National Register of Historic Places in 1966. During tour, architectural experts guide groups through each of the house's significant features, from the cantilevered roof and prevalence of horizontal lines to the striking leaded glass windows that give the house its inner light. Tours also cover recent restoration efforts, giving guests an inside look at what it takes to preserve a historic home.
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    951 Chicago Ave.
    Oak Park, IL US
  • Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple
    "You know, Unity Temple is my contribution to modern architecture"—bold, blunt, and revolutionary, Frank Lloyd Wright single-handedly forged the Prairie school of architecture, of which Unity Temple is perhaps the purest example. Built between 1905 and 1908, the church broke all of the traditional rules, replacing the steeple with low, flat roofs, removing the prominent entranceway to create a sense of monolithic austerity, and most daringly of all, using poured concrete as not just a structural element but an architectural one. This honest exposure of a conventionally hidden material reflected the philosophy of a man who valued genuine candor over sweetened niceties, whether in word or in stone. More than a century since its construction, the church is in the midst of an ongoing restoration, funded by member sponsorship and daily admission fees. Although the interior still luxuriates in the wash of natural light from the stained glass ceiling, and the boxy, modern light fixtures flicker on, the exterior faces severe weathering due mainly to Wright's eternally before-his-time designs, which failed to account for the effects of water and time on concrete, and an infestation of rockbiters in the 70s.
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    875 Lake St.
    Oak Park, IL US
  • Wonder Works Chicago
    A giant tree spreads its limbs across a softly lit room as soothing forest sounds play. On a child-size stage, kids manipulate controls to flick theater lights on and off. In an art studio stocked with supplies, budding artists make creative messes. This is all taking place in Wonder Works' 6,400-square-foot space. Children aged 8 and younger explore six hands-on exhibits that help them express their creativity and develop mental and social skills. Wonder Works is able to cater to children with special needs. The children's museum also hosts school field trips, and a variety of special activities and events including a children's music concert series, African American History Month, and the paleontology-centric Dino Works. In addition, an outdoor organic garden onsite gives kids an opportunity to marvel in the great outdoors without having to pay tolls to riddle-spouting trolls.
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    6445 W North Ave.
    Oak Park, IL US
  • A Taste of Hyde Park
    There's a lot more to Hyde Park than the prominent cultural and academic institutions here, and A Taste of Hyde Park is all about sharing those things. On walking tours that cover both iconic sites and little-known gems, they share a glimpse into the neighborhood's cuisine, culture, and history with insider tips along the way. Stops may include restaurants, cafés, and sweet shops, where groups are greeted with small samples while learning more about the area. Additionally, A Taste of Hyde Park offers seasonal outings. Spooky, Halloween-themed tours, for one, recount some of the neighborhood's paranormal legends, including tales about lawyer Clarence Darrow's ghost at the Museum of Science and Industry and why it's always doing the jitterbug.
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    5226 S Harper Ave.
    Hyde Park, IL US
  • Lake Theatre
    The movie theater offered at Lake Theatre in Oak Park provides the most current releases from Hollywood. Pick up a tasty meal at their restaurant, located conveniently within the theater. You won't need to get a sitter before heading to this theater — kids are more than welcome at this family-friendly establishment. Lean your seat far back and watch a movie in comfort at the drive-in theater. Brush up on your parallel parking skills — the theater's Lake St location offers nearby street parking. Don't feel like driving? Public transportation is right around the corner, with available stops at Harlem-Green (Green) and Oak Park-Green (Green).
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    1022 Lake Street
    Oak Park, IL US
  • Ernest Hemingway Museum
    The best museums in Oak Park hardly compare to the intimate and profound setting of Ernest Hemingway Birth Home's. Be sure to visit the restaurant at this museum for a delicious meal. Take the kids along too — this museum is a great spot for families with activities that even little ones will love. For those who wish to avoid traffic, Ernest Hemingway Birth Home is also accessible via public transportation, with a close stop at Oak Park-Green (Green). Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles. So if you're looking for a fun time, make plans to visit Ernest Hemingway Birth Home.
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    339 North Oak Park Avenue
    Oak Park, IL US

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