Posts in category "Family Adventures"

Apple Picking Possibilities

Apple Picking Possibilities
Almost that time of year. I’m starting to think apple pie, apple sauce, and apple cider. Yummy! Heading out to pick all those apples yourself is a great family activity (kids really love be to hands-on like this). Our area has a few different good pick-your-own apple options. Here are some good bets for your... Read more »

Family Adventure Day at Northerly Island

Family Adventure Day at Northerly Island
The Chicago Park District and The North Face invite families to dig into nature at Family Adventure Day from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 1 at Northerly Island, 1521 S. Linn White Dr., on the Museum Campus.  The event is admission free and will officially kick-off Chicago Wilderness’ Leave No Child Inside month. Each year, thousands of children across... Read more »

Welcome Back to School's Out!

Welcome Back to School's Out!
        The title of this blog is a bit misleading...... because of course school isn't actually out for the summer (not quite yet anyway). But I am sure that you have summer plans on your mind as that last day of school quickly approaches! So what's on YOUR summer agenda? Welcome back to the fourth season of School's Out! -- a blog about family-friendly activities in and around Chicago. Although I love summertime fun with my kiddos, I have to admit that it takes work to keep us all happy and entertained from Memorial Day through Labor Day. This is a big job! And advance planning is key. This blog is all about answering the question, "What are we doing today, Mom...
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Bring the whole family out for the final stop of the Momma Cuisine French Market Tour

Bring the whole family out for the final stop of the Momma Cuisine French Market Tour
At our house, cooking is family business. We all get in on the action in our kitchen — even my kiddos. On Saturday August 25th, you can bring the whole family out for the final stop on the Momma Cuisine French Market Tour. This (TOTALLY FREE) event is a great opportunity for the whole family... Read more »

Free Kids' Days at the Brookfield Zoo

Free Kids' Days at the Brookfield Zoo
Okay. So today is probably not an ideal day for a trip to the zoo, but the weather forecast is supposed to start looking up tomorrow — just in time for a free admission offer from one of Chicago’s most popular attractions. Brookfield Zoo has  FREE admission for kids 11 and under on August 13, 14, and... Read more »

Join in the WTTW Kids Fun and Run

Join in the WTTW Kids Fun and Run
Looking for a fun way to spend a Sunday morning (while also supporting the local channel that brings your kids morning cartoons so you can have your coffee and wake up for the day)? Come to the WTTW Kids Fun and Run on Sunday August 26th from 9:00 a.m. until noon. Now in its 9th year, the WTTW Kids Fun and Run is one of Chicago’s most popular family events. Each year on a Sunday morning in mid-August, the Fun and Run attracts more than 5,000 avid fans of WTTW’s kids programming to beautiful Lincoln Park for a fun-filled event featuring a 5K run and 3K family walk; lively warm-up exercises led by professional trainers; healthy snacks; colorful inflatables; and countless WTTW walk-around characters, including Elmo, Grover, and Cookie Monster from Sesame Street, Arthur, Curious George, and more – all in support of quality children’s programming...
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Planning your Wisconsin Dells family getaway

Planning your Wisconsin Dells family getaway
Thinking about heading up to the Wisconsin Dells for a little family getaway sometime this summer? Not sure where to start your planning? Wondering which hotels and waterparks are the best fit for your family (because there are definitely different parks for different families)? As any experienced parent knows, family vacation tend to go a lot smoother when you have a plan -- it is not easy to "wing it' with little people in your life. So if you are thinking about a trip to the Dells sometime this summer (like we are!), I definitely suggest that you do your homework before hand...

Welcome Back to School's Out!

Welcome Back to School's Out!
With a predicted high of only 61 degrees and a low of 45  (brr . . . .), today might not feel like a typical June 1st. But  despite the bum weather, summer is upon us here in the Midwest! Welcome back to the third season of School's Out! -- a blog about family-friendly activities in and around Chicago...

Time to say so long to School's In

Time to say so long to School's In
This is the final fall posting in School’s In! And yes, that means winter is right around the corner. Well, maybe I am exaggerating slightly. But you definitely want to have your winter coats, boots, scarves and hats at the ready because there are chilly days ahead. I hope that you’ve found some good ideas... Read more »
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Go apple picking while the pickin' is good

Go apple picking while the pickin' is good
As crazy as this may sound, we actually have an apple tree in the middle of our backyard in Chicago — an 80+ year-old apple tree that grows honest-to-goodness apples every other year. It is so cool. We are picking our backyard produce as fast as we can. We’ve made apple pies to eat and... Read more »