Sometimes you just have to ditch the day-to-day grind and mix things up with a family fun night. Whether you dig out the ol’ board games to head over to your favorite bowling alley, the whole point is to spend some quality time together (focusing on fun!). And yes, sometimes you have to schedule these activities! Here are some ideas to inspire your next family night out.
Everybody in the pool! Hop in the water with your kids for some splish splashing fun. There are three local Goldfish Swim School locations (Chicago, Naperville and St. Charles) and all of them offer open family swims (in addition to their weekly lessons). These family swims are open to the public and feature some of the coolest pool toys you’ve ever seen. Check out the website for specific dates and times.
Bounce around. When is the last time you hit the trampoline? You’d be surprised at how some bouncing around can relieve stress and lead to some laughs. Sky High in Niles is an indoor trampoline space where kids and adults alike can bounce around (and get some cardio in at the same time).
Pick up a strike (or a spare). Bowling is activity that the whole family can enjoy. Throw in a pizza and a couple of quarters for the arcade and you’ve got the perfect Friday night family outing. Diversey River Bowl has a reputation as a truly family-friendly bowling destination.
Get your golf on. Sure, you’ve probably played a game or two of mini golf in your time. But have you ever tried your hand at glow-in-the-dark mini golf? This experience takes your golf game to the next level. Check out the Putting Edge location in Norridge to learn more.
Go Karts and more. If you are looking for a destination that offers everything from mini golf to go karts to games, then the Sugar Grove Family Fun Center is the place for you. Highlights include the go kart tracks, an amusement park and a golf range. Visit the website for all of the family fun details.