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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 Kids Display at the Lake County Discovery Museum. Kids can learn about the history of the area through displays, games and videos. The museum is currently closed but will reopen in 2017 at the new Libertyville location. Get crafty at Artist at Heart in Libertyville. Paint a one of a kind masterpiece for the perfect gift or keepsake from a great day spent with your family. C&A Robot Factory is where imagination comes to life! Watch as inventions are created and learning becomes a game through the building of robotics. For the tech savvy kids in your life, try one of their programming classes where kids can learn how to make their own animations.

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 courses for any time of the year! Conquer the volcano at Aloha Falls or try indoor glow in the dark mini golfing at the People’s Choice Family Fun Center. Get active at Libertyville Sports Complex and try something new like climbing a rock wall.

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

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Adler Park (Libertyville)
Any season is a good time to come to Adler Park. When its warm enjoy the swimming pool, trails, playground, picnic area, frisbee golf, a flower garden...Read More

Aloha Falls Miniature Golf & Games (Libertyville)
Seasonal facility offering outdoor miniature golf, a retro arcade, cafe and bar from spring to fall.

Miniature Golf: Two Hawaiian-themed...Read More

Artist at Heart (Libertyville)
Artist at Heart offers a whole host of fun activities for the entire family! Paint on canvas, mosaic classes, art camps and classes and much more. Gre...Read More

Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World (Gurnee)
Bass Pro Shops has established itself as the prime destination for all your outdoor needs. Gorgeous waterfalls, giant aquariums, incredible wildlife m...Read More

Bowen Park (Waukegan)
Bowen Park has been transformed into a public park with the widest possible range of recreation facilities. The park houses the Waukegan History Museu...Read More

Bristol Renaissance Faire (Kenosha, WI)
For 9 glorious weekends starting in early July, each Saturday and Sunday, plus Labor Day Monday, visitors take a rollicking romp through Elizabethan E...Read More

Brunswick Zone - Deerfield (Deerfield)
Brunswick operates family-friendly entertainment centers, offering the very best in bowling, billiards, arcade games and more. Designed to meet the en...Read More

Brunswick Zone - Vernon Hills (Vernon Hills)
Brunswick operates family-friendly entertainment centers, offering the very best in bowling, billiards, arcade games and more. Designed to meet the en...Read More

Brunswick Zone - Waukegan (Waukegan)
Brunswick operates family-friendly entertainment centers, offering the very best in bowling, billiards, arcade games and more. Designed to meet the en...Read More

Ceramics For You (Antioch)
CFY is a paint-your-own pottery studio, for all ages and art abilities. We also have canvas painting classes and glass fusion! Painters can just walk-...Read More

Ceramics For You - Gurnee (Gurnee)
CFY is a paint-your-own pottery studio, for all ages and art abilities. We also have canvas painting classes and glass fusion! Painters can just walk-...Read More

Chicago Botanic Garden (Glencoe)
The Chicago Botanic Garden, with its world-renowned plant collections and displays, is one of the country's most visited public gardens and a preemine...Read More

CRE8 Workshop (Deerfield)
A creative arts workshop where open workspace, classes, parties and workshops are offered for people of all ages interested in creating crafting proje...Read More

Coupon Dave & Buster's (Vernon Hills)
Eat. Drink. Play. Watch. Over 40,000 square feet of fun!! With more than 200 games in the Million Dollar Midway. Win tickets playing the games and tur...Read More

Deerfield Park District (Deerfield)
Deerfield Park District, located in the southern end of Lake County offers facilities, events, rental opportunities and more to individuals, families,...Read More

Diamond Lake Beach & Recreational Center (Mundelein)
Diamond Lake Recreation Center is 100 acres. It includes a pristine lake, sand beach, grassy areas, and shaded picnic grove. In summertime, the facili...Read More

Didier Farms Pumpkinfest (Prairie View/Lincolnshire)
Pumpkinfest September 22-October 31, 2018. Tractor drawn hayrides, corn maze, Buffalo Creek Mining Co, pony rides, Animal Land, expanded Pumpkin Playl...Read More

Dungeon of Doom Haunted House (Zion)
Click here to read the Dungeon of Doom revie...Read More

Edge of Escape (Zion)
Once you’re inside, the doors lock and the time starts. Race against the clock as you and up to nine others try to escape the best escape room attract...Read More

Edward L. Ryerson Conservation Area & Welcome Center (Riverwoods)
Ryerson Woods is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This area is one of the best examples of a northern flatwoods forest, a rare nort...Read More

Grayslake Community Park District (Grayslake)
The Grayslake Community Park District is a separate government agency established for the purpose of providing leisure programs, parks and recreation ...Read More

Gurnee Mills (Gurnee)
More stores, brands, value and more fun. Over 200 retailers including the new full priced wing that is home to Macy's, Charming Charlie, Lego, Tilly's...Read More

Hawthorn Mall (Vernon Hills)
Hawthorn Mall is home to Macy's, JCPenney, Carson Pirie Scott, Sears and over 140 diverse specialty retailers including: AMC, Banana Republic, Barnes ...Read More

Illinois Beach State Park (Zion)
Illinois Beach State Park is located along the shores of Lake Michigan from Waukegan to the Wisconsin state line. The park offers a campground, full ...Read More

Independence Grove Forest Preserve (Libertyville)
This scenic 1,135-acre preserve offers a wide range of outdoor recreation and education opportunities centered around a 115-acre lake reclaimed from a...Read More

Coupon Jelly Belly Visitor Center (Pleasant Prairie, WI)
A train ride, art made entirely out of jelly beans, and a store filled with sweet delights have been drawing candy fans to the Jelly Belly Visitor Cen...Read More

Jones Island Community Park (Grayslake)
This park offers 5 acres of fun located on Grays Lake. Activities include a swimming beach, fishing, picnic shelter, ice skating, playground, ramp for...Read More

Jump America, LLC (Gurnee)
We have over 16,000 square feet of trampolines including two dodgeball courts, a foam jumping pit, kids zone, and more! Plenty of parking, convenient ...Read More

Kristof's Entertainment Center (Round Lake Beach)
Complete entertainment for all ages and interests. Bowling, mini golf, Go Karts, redemption arcade, batting cages, birthday parties and haunted house...Read More

Kroll's Fall Harvest Farm (Waukegan)
Open September through October for entertainment and education The farm offers a corn maze, farm tour hay rides, petting zoo, picnic area, gift shop a...Read More


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No matter which route you take, all roads lead to fun in Lake County, Illinois, which is located halfway between Chicago and Milwaukee. Lake County is home to 170 lakes and rivers, 30,000 acres of lush forest preserves, miles of hiking and biking trails, Six Flags Great America, Naval Station Great Lakes, Ravinia Festival and sandy beaches along Lake Michigan's shoreline. Family adventure is around every turn and awaits you in Lake County.
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