Looking for some inspiration to have fun with your kids in Chicagoland this summer? Creating a summer bucket list will help motivate you to check out the abundance of family-friendly activities in the area.
From local parks to museums, here are the best ways to keep your insatiable little ones busy this summer in Chicagoland:
While residents at our Springs at Weber Road apartments benefit from having a resort-style swimming pool on the property, nearby Bolingbrook Recreation and Aquatic Center offers an alternative way for families to have fun in the sun. The facility has an indoor and outdoor pool, lazy river, water slide, splash pad, and several other activities to keep children entertained.
Parents and older children alike will have a blast at Legacy Paintball & Airsoft Park. The park offers varied terrain and structures that are set within the woods to allow for adventurous play. Paintball & airsoft gun rentals are available and referees help organize the play to create a competitive game for players. The park has been closed for the past few months due to a change in ownership, but is scheduled to open late summer of 2017 for a new and improved paintball & airsoft experience.
If you're looking for a great playground in the North Aurora area to take your family to, look no further than the newly renovated Engstrom Family Park. The playground offers an abundance of climbing equipment and a new zip line, which is a favorite attraction. The parks provide plenty of shade, which is much welcomed on a hot summer day. Pack a picnic, hike the trails, or challenge your family to a friendly game of baseball.
Beat the heat at Harold Hall Quarry Beach, which offers a unique swimming hole that was once a rock quarry. Let the kids build sand castles on the beach or enjoy the thrill of the water slide, high dive and splash pad. The park offers reduced admission for families on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays between the hours of 12 and 7 p.m. with admission costing $4 per person.
Enjoy a movie under the stars with your family at this classic drive-in movie theater in West Chicago. Let the kids burn off some energy at the on-site playground before the movie starts. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children, and the price includes a double feature.
What's on your family's summer bucket list for things to do in Chicagoland? Please share in the comments!