Lake County, Illinois Convention and Visitors Bureau – Kids Activities in Lake County

Kids Activities in Lake County

Kids' events and activities are around every corner...

There’s no reason to be bored with so much to do! Next weekend, let curiosities (young and old) run wild in Lake County!

Spend an afternoon racing cars, getting the bad guys and whacking pesky moles with your favorite little ones at Tilt Studio in Gurnee Mills. Swing by the Rainforest Café and have lunch with the fun creatures of the tropical jungle. 

Learning can be fun with interesting museums like the nationally-accredited Bess Bower Dunn Museum of Lake County in Libertyville. Kids can see a life-sized replica of the dinosaur Dryptosaurus, tour exhibition galleries to learn about the history of Lake County, and take part in fun and educational programs and events. 

Spend a day on a farm with the family and get up-close and personal with farm animals at Lambs Farm. Take a kid-friendly train ride around the farm and feed some of the barnyard favorites like goats, sheep and cows. Enjoy the outdoors? The Chicago Botanic Garden offers fun classes for kids of all ages where they can learn about planting, making their own treats or visiting the model train garden.

See your favorite Hollywood cars like the Cat In the Hat car, the Scooby Doo Mystery Mobile, or the Batmobile at the Volo Auto Museum and then go for a hike in the Volo Bog State Natural Area.

Perfect your putting with mini golf! Conquer the volcano at Aloha Falls in Libertyville or the "world's most unusual golf course" at Lincolnshire's Par-King Skill Golf. Then, set your sight's high above and get active at Libertyville Sports Complexclimbing a rock wall, or the NEW Boundless Adventures, for ropes and ziplining!

Next weekend, surprise the kids with a fun-filled trip to Lake County!

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Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World
(Gurnee)
Bass Pro Shops has established itself as the prime destination for all your outdoor n...

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Bess Bower Dunn Museum of Lake County
(Libertyville)
ARRIVE CURIOUS. LEAVE INSPIRED. Be led through time among life-size dinosaurs, fossil...

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Bettendorf Castle
(Fox River Grove)
The Bettendorf Castle hosts private group tours from time to time. We invite private ...

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Boundless Adventures
(Bristol) OPEN
Boundless Adventures is family owned business empowering and inspiring people to chal...

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Bowen Park
(Waukegan)
Bowen Park has been transformed into a public park with the widest possible range of ...

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Bristol Renaissance Faire
(Bristol)
For 9 glorious weekends starting in early July, each Saturday and Sunday, plus Labor ...

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Chicago Botanic Garden
(Glencoe)
The Chicago Botanic Garden is open, and has recently expanded their offerings for vis...

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Citadel Theatre Company
(Lake Forest)
The Citadel Theatre is committed to producing powerful works of insight and complexit...

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Cultural & Civic Center of Round Lake Beach
(Round Lake Beach)
Unique facility that provides family and children productions and entertainment throu...

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Diamond Lake Beach & Recreational Center
(Mundelein)
Diamond Lake Recreation Center is 100 acres. It includes a pristine lake, sand beach,...

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Didier Farms Pumpkinfest
(Lincolnshire)
Pumpkinfest September 22-October 31, 2018. Tractor drawn hayrides, corn maze, Buffalo...

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Extreme Flight Simulation
(Gurnee)
Have you ever dreamed of flying an airliner like the 737-800NG? Do you want to know w...

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Grayslake Community Park District
(Grayslake)
The Grayslake Community Park District is a separate government agency established for...

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Great Wolf Lodge Illinois
(Gurnee)
Conveniently located about an hour north of Chicago in Gurnee, Illinois, Great Wolf L...

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Greenbelt Cultural Center
(North Chicago)
Nestled within the native landscape of the Greenbelt Forest Preserve between North Ch...

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Gurnee Mills
(Gurnee) OPEN
ABOUT GURNEE MILLS The newly renovated Gurnee Mills is the largest outlet and full...

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Hawthorn Mall
(Vernon Hills)
TRAVEL & VISITOR ALERT: Hawthorn Mall is reopening select stores effective&n...

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Illinois Beach State Park
(Zion)
Illinois Beach State Park is now open daily 8:00 a.m - sundown.  Illinois Be...

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Independence Grove Forest Preserve
(Libertyville)
This scenic 1,135-acre preserve offers a wide range of outdoor recreation and educati...

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Jelly Belly Visitor Center
(Pleasant Prairie)
JELLY BELLY VISITOR CENTER TOURS ARE CLOSED.   The store will reopen on Aug...

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Kristof's Entertainment Center
(Round Lake Beach)
Complete entertainment for all ages and interests. Bowling, mini golf, Go Karts, rede...

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Lake County Fairgrounds & Event Center
(Grayslake)
The Lake Fairgrounds & Event Center is a multi-purpose exposition, conference, fe...

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Lambs Farm
(Libertyville)
Lambs Farm includes a farmyard which is fun for the whole family and features a petti...

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Launch Trampoline Park Gurnee
(Gurnee)
Launch is open for private parties starting Saturday, October 17, 2020 and fitness cl...

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Libertyville Sports Complex
(Libertyville)
Libertyville Sports Complex offers something for everyone in the family. A 360° C...

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Mundelein Parks and Recreation District
(Mundelein)
33 park sites offering over 735 acres of open space, playgrounds, ballfields, lakes, ...

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Par-King Skill Golf
(Lincolnshire)
Ranked one of the "Top 10 Miniature Golfs in America" and featuring two 18-...

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Paulus Park
(Lake Zurich)
A popular visitors destination, as well as a favorite gathering spot for local reside...

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Richardson Adventure Farm & Corn Maze, LLC
(Spring Grove)
The featured attraction is the World's Largest Corn Maze, with 33 acres and 11 mi...

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Six Flags Great America and Hurricane Harbor
(Gurnee)
TRAVEL & VISITOR ALERT: SIX FLAGS GREAT AMERICA IS CLOSED. Please see their...

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Tilt Studio
(Gurnee)
Fun for the whole family in this state of the art entertainment center featuring 180 ...

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Uniquely Sweet
(Grayslake)
Uniquely Sweet prepares some of the finest decadent pleasures you could ever indulge ...

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Visit with Santa Claus
( ) OPEN
It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year! We know how kids love the magic of t...

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Volo Auto Museum
(Volo)
TRAVEL & VISITOR ALERT: VOLO AUTO MUSEUM IS CLOSED. YOU CAN ENJOY AN ONLINE ...

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Volo Bog State Natural Area
(Ingleside)
TRAVEL & VISITOR ALERT: VOLO BOG IS OPEN. Please see their website for deta...

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Wildlife Discovery Center
(Lake Forest)
The Wildlife Discovery Center is a special place offering programs for people of all ...

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Wilmot Mountain
(Wilmot)
Lake County's destination for winter fun: Since 1938, Wilmot Mountain has enchant...

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Other Businesses

1800 N. U.S. Highway 45 Libertyville, IL 60048
847.549.3630
 
316 Center Drive Vernon Hills, IL 60061
847.367.1600
 
631 Lakehurst Waukegan, IL 60085
847.473.2600
 
6695-D Grand Ave. Gurnee, IL 60031
847.855.2022
 
424 Hawthorn Center Vernon Hills, IL 60061
847.549.2118
 
836 Jewett Park Drive Deerfield, IL 60015
847.945.0650
 
600 29th Street Zion, IL 60099
847.262.3666
 
21950 N. Riverwoods Road Riverwoods, IL 60015
847.968.3321
 
494 Laurel Avenue Highland Park, IL 60035
847.432.0216
 
243 Harvey Ave. Grayslake, IL 60030
847.223.7440
 
13236 W. Town Line Rd. Waukegan, IL 60087
847.662.5733
 
140 N. Munn Road Lake Villa, IL 60046
847.356.7711
 
1826 E. Belvidere Road Grayslake, IL 60030
224.541.4898
 
636 Ridge Road Highland Park, IL 60035
847.579.3145
 
883 Sheridan Road Highland Park, IL 60035
847.579.3165
 
2411 Grand Avenue Waukegan, IL 60085
847.336.5700
 
34090 Almond Rd. Gurnee, IL 60031

 
911 Main Street Antioch, IL 60002
224.788.9100
 
2400 Dowie Memorial Dr. Zion, IL 60099
847.746.5500
 
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