Chicago winters can be really long and miserable (particularly after the holiday hoopla dies down). But there are lots of fun things for families to do during the chilly months ahead. You just need to know what they are. That's why I've created the Wee Windy City Winter Survival Guide. Over the next couple of months, I'll be posting weekly with ideas for winter family fun. Got a suggestions for a can't miss winter activity in or around Chicago? Shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I'd love to hear from you.
Up first: a new spot to ice skate with your littles.
We love the Farm-in-the-Zoo at the Lincoln Park Zoo for a number of reasons (baby piglets in the spring, Mr. Singer belting out his greatest hits every week, the hands-on gardening opportunities for kids in the summer and more). But I heard this week that for the first time ever, visitors to the Farm-in-the-Zoo can now ice skate during the winter months. How cool is that?
Ice skating will take place every day all winter long at the Farm-in-the-Zoo. Bring your own skates or rent them at the Farmhouse. Warm up in the Main Barn and enjoy refreshments for purchase. Lockers will be available for rental.
Here are some additional details on pricing and hours of operation:
Open daily (except December 24 and 25)
$5 admission; $5 skate rental
For participants of all ages
Can't wait to check this out.