Enough with the hibernating already! Time to put some family fun on the spring calendar as we all emerge from one super gloomy winter here in Chicago. I've got an event recommendation for you: the first ever Chicago Parent Playdate.
The Chicago Parent Playdate will be held at The Accelerated Center in Northbrook from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on April 26, 2015. Packed with lots of opportunities for engaging hands-on fun and top-notch local entertainment, the Chicago Parent Playdate will feature activities such as Speed Pitch with the Schaumburg Boomers, Pop-A-Shot with the Chicago Sky, sports games, train rides, bounce houses, face painting and a bungee run like no other.
The Playdate will have an entertainment stage supported by media partner 101.9 FM WTMX The Mix with kids’ performers Istvan & His Imaginary Band, Miss Jamie’s Farm, Rita Rose, Storytown Improv, Tunes & Balloons by Great Scott, Mary Macaroni, The Storybook Mom, Light Opera Works, and Fairytale Theater by Golden Feather Productions.
A portion of ticket proceeds will benefit Bernie’s Book Bank of Lake Forest. Families who donate five used books for Bernie’s Book Bank will receive a special Chicago Parent backpack.
Sponsors of the Chicago Parent Playdate include Dr. Smith's Diaper Ointment, Bright Horizons, College Illinois, Steinberg Behavior Solutions, Autism Family Center, Chicago Sky, Chicago Swim School, Cultural Care Au Pair, Dolphin Swim Club, Fontana Paddle Company, Lake Geneva Canopy Tours, Interfaith Family, Game On! Sports Camp 4 Girls, Genesee Theatre, GoGo Squeez, Goldfish Swim School, GP Homestay, Kohl Children’s Museum, Little Beans Cafe, Little Boots Rodeo, Little Legends Soccer Academy, Medieval Times, Pinot’s Palette, Poofin, Project on Children’s Thinking Northwestern University, Quest Academy, Schaumburg Boomers, Sittercity, Special Olympics, Total Spectrum, and Yu Kids Island.
Here are all the details you need to know:
When: April 26, 2015 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: The Accelerated Center, 1900 Old Willow Road, Northbrook
Cost: Admission is $5 kids 2-14; free kids under 2 and adults. Maximum fee is $15 per family. Tickets are $8 at the door. Remember to bring along five used books to donate to Bernie’s Book Bank and receive a special Chicago Parent backpack!
How do I get tickets: Visit ChicagoParent.com/Playdate