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2017 Chicago Area Meals with Santa

Breakfasts, Meals and Snacks with Santa

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Chicago Tree Lightings and Light Fests

Best Tree Lightings and Holiday Light Fests

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Lots of 2017 Nutcrackers

Lots of options this year for a good Nutcracker!

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Best Cooking Classes for Kids

Best places for Chicago's mini chefs

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Chicago's Best Fall Fests and Activities

Best family friendly fall festivals and activities.

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Best Drop In Classes and Activities for Kids

Drop-in classes and activities for every day of the week.

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2017 Guide to Great Fall Classes

Featured Classes from our 2017 Fall Class Guide

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Petting Zoos at Local Farms

Have a close encounter of the cute animal kind!

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Top Outdoor Nature Destinations

Find a place to hike, explore and spot native animals.

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Family Friendly Getaways Near Chicago

Family friendly weekend getaways near Chicago.

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2017 Chicago Museum Free Days

The Chicago Area's 2017 Museum Free Days

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Indoor Play Cafes and Play Spaces

Play cafes and spaces for kids and parents to enjoy.

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New kids' birthday planning guide

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Best Chicago Skate Parks for Kids

Great spots for kids to skateboard

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Chicago Area Train Themed Restaurants

Get your cabooses to one of these family-friendly train-themed restaurants.

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Chicago Kids Hot Climbing Spots

Hot spots for kids climbing, from rock climbing to bouldering to wall climbing.

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Superhero Birthday Parties

These Superhero themed birthday parties will make your little ones feel like true heroes.

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Robot and Science Birthday Parties

We've got a hot list of the best robotic and science birthday parties in the Chicagoland area, either in your home or on-site.

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Featured Fall Classes

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