Kids Activities in Vernon Hills, IL


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

$27 for a Five-Admission Punch Card at The TreeHouse ($52.50 Value)

The TreeHouse

Lake Zurich

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

$52.50 $27

Jump Passes for Two, Four, or Six, or Rockin' Tots Session at Rockin' Jump - Buffalo Grove (Up to 63% Off)

Rockin Jump- Buffalo Grove

Buffalo Grove

An arena made of stretchy trampolines with a foam pit, dodge ball, X-Beam jousting, and other games that dare visitors to defy gravity

$44 $30

Visit for Two or Four or Birthday Party for Up to 20 Kids at Kohl Children's Museum (Up to 46% Off)

Kohl Children's Museum

Glenview

Two-acre outdoor sculpture park and 16 other interactive exhibits teach children how to build a house, harness natural power, and make art

$24 $15

Mini Golf, Game Tokens, and Ice Cream for 2, 4, or 6 at The People's Choice Family Fun Center (Up to 67% Off)

The People's Choice Family Fun Center

The People's Choice Family Fun Center

Glow-in-the-dark indoor mini-golf course delights with carnival- and circus-inspired décor and obstacles guarding 18 holes

$58.76 $22

Gently Used Furniture, Clothes, Housewares, and More at Cedar Chest Thrift Shop at Lambs Farm (50% Off)

Lambs Farm

Libertyville

Peruse gently used furniture, jewelry, clothing, and other items at this thrift shop located on a farmyard run by non-profit organization

$20 $10

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

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

Illinois Railway Museum

Evergreen Park

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

$10 $5

Two-Game Bowling Package with 20 Tokens for Two, Four, or Six at Kristof's Entertainment Center (Up to 49% Off)

Kristof's Entertainment Center

Round Lake Beach

Bowlers compete across two games, then head to the arcade for games like pinball and Monster Drop

$41 $21

<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

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

Highland Park Golf Learning Center

Highland Park Golf Learning Center

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

$38 $19.99

Admission for One Person to Cedar Point (48% Off)

Cedar Point

Sandusky, OH

Called the ”Roller Coaster Capital of the World”, the park features 18 coasters that thrill adrenaline junkies and families all summer long

$65 $33.80

$16 for Movie and Popcorn for Two at Cascade Drive-In ($24.50 Value)

Cascade Drive In

Cascade Drive In

The double features of first-run flicks pair with the audio from an FM station or in-car speakers as attendees dig into popcorn

$24.50 $16

Mirror-Maze Adventure for Two, Four, or Six People at Amazing Mirror Maze (Up to 42% Off)

Amazing Mirror Maze

Gurnee Mills Mall

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

$32 $19

5 or 10 Unlimited-Play Indoor-Playground Visits to Yu Kids Island in Schaumburg (Up to 54% Off)

Yu Kids Island, LLC

Yu Kids Island, LLC

Spinning palm trees with colorful, suspended balls, bouncing platforms, jungle gyms and water-filled slides thrill tiny visitors

$60 $29

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

The Gold Pyramid

The Gold Pyramid

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

Roller Skating and Skate Rental for Two or Four or Family Outing Package at Orbit Skate Center (Up to 50% Off)

Orbit Skate Center

Palatine

Chicagoland’s largest skate rink with a half-acre of wood floors hosts open-skate sessions with DJs; family package includes pizza and soda

$68 $34

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

$5 for a Movie Ticket at Studio Movie Grill ($10.75 Value)

Studio Movie Grill

Wheaton

A wide selection of new releases and cult classics is projected on towering screens as viewers watch from leather recliners and tables

$10.75 $5

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

Jump!Zone Party Play Center Schaumburg

Schaumburg

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

$20 $12

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

$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

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

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

Jump!Zone Party Play Center Volo

Volo

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

$20 $12

Four, Six, or Eight 60-Minute Jump Passes at Sky Zone - Elmhurst (Up to 39% Off)

Sky Zone - Elmhurst

Elmhurst

Bounce along a sea of wall-to-wall trampolines, slam dunk in Sky Slam, and flip into a Foam Zone

$112 $68

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

Two or Four Groupons, Each Good for One 30-Minute Virtual Reality Experience at iVirtex (50% Off)

iVirtex

iVirtex

Guests can experence more than 20 thrilling games in immersive virtual worlds by gearing up with an Oculus Rift or HTC VIVE VR headset

$10 $5

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

Kids Club Party and Fun

Schaumburg

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

$60 $30

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

One or Two Private Horseback-Riding Lessons at Equidream School of Horsemanship (Up to 60% Off)

Equidream School of Horsemanship

Grayslake

Netta Schleden channels her British Horse Society training to teach riders to safely pilot their steeds

$50 $22

Select Local Merchants

  • The Glacier Ice Arena
    With two NHL-size rinks, the arena provides ample space for skaters to show off, whether practicing for form, fun, or competition. During public skate, guests strap on rented skates and call every move they make a triple Salchow, while the rink's roster of skating classes provides students of all ages a chance to hone their figure-skating or hockey skills. Staff members also help guests throw parties to ring in birthdays or graduations deserving of celebration on freshly smoothed ice. Between classes or skate sessions, guests can also refuel at the snack stand with fresh-made popcorn as they gaze at displays of framed hockey jerseys signed by professional players.
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    Vernon Hills, IL US
    +18473621222
  • Gymboree
    In 1976, busy California mother Joan Barnes wanted nothing more than to find a play place where she and her kids could enjoy age-appropriate, educational activities. Finding none, she developed her own innovative play environment within a developmental-based program structure now known as Gymboree Play & Music. Today, kids tumble and learn in more than 650 locations in 33 countries around the world, engaging in open play and classes designed to build cognitive and motor skills. As parents participate in their children's development, their kids learn to paint, play music, and interact socially outside of their preschool knitting circles.
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    Vernon Hills, IL US
    +18475490363
  • Willow Lawn Cemetery & Crematory
    Vernon Hills' Willow Lawn Cemetery & Crematory is a great park to hang our with your friends and enjoy the great outdoors. When you're out and about in the area, you'll love that this park has a restaurant to take care of any last minute hunger. Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles. Whether you want to do some outdoor yoga, walking, or sun bathing, Willow Lawn Cemetery & Crematory offers the perfect space to accomplish all of these things and more at their park.
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    Vernon Hills, IL US
    +18476343787
  • AMC Vernon Hills 8
    AMC Showplace Vernon Hills 8 offers a comfortable atmosphere to catch up on the latest cinematic offerings in Vernon Hills. Make the trip to this theater even more savory with a visit to their fine restaurant. Tots are more than welcome to hang with their parents at this theater. Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles. Come see the new movies on the silver screen at AMC Showplace Vernon Hills 8.
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    Vernon Hills, IL US
    +18472479827
  • Brunswick Zone - Hawthorn
    Brunswick Zone has been a trusted name in bowling for more than a century, whether the occasion is a night out with friends or an afternoon with the kids. Patrons can enjoy a game of traditional bowling fun while sampling snack bar treats, or they can discover the excitement and interactive entertainment of Brunswick Cosmic Bowling – a full-sensory sports experience featuring black-lit lanes, dance-worthy music, and whirling neon lights.
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    Vernon Hills, IL US
    +18473671600
  • Aarrowood Pet Cemetery
    Go for a walk in Aarrowood Pet Cemetery and take in some of Vernon Hills' open-air offerings. Next time you're in the neighborhood, this park should be at the top of your list with their amazing restaurant. Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles. For some tranquil green space, head directly to the only park that matters in the area. Of course, it's Aarrowood Pet Cemetery!
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    Vernon Hills, IL US
    +18479131246

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