Fun Places for Kids in Chicago (Part I)

Fun places for kids in Chicago.

Fun places for kids in Chicago.

If you’re looking to get out of the house and have loads of fun with your kids in Chicago, these are the top places for you to visit.

Regardless if it’s incredibly cold or hot, Chicago’s weather never cooperates with what your family has planned. Lucky for Chicago parents, this city is brimming with an assortment of indoor spots. Kids in Chicago can play, and parents can keep their sanity and their houses intact. Here are some well-known favorite indoor play places.

Little Beans Cafe

With two locations to select from, Little Beans Cafe is a slice of child heaven. The Chicago site is like a tiny town with a car garage, firehouse, grocery store and a little house ideal for tea parties. The Evanston location, which has more activities for children 5-12, has air hockey, a ninja obstacle course, a karaoke room, and ping pong tables.

Kid City

This family-run venue embraces little grocery shoppers with its huge store. The dress-up room will make any kid wanting to be a fireman or princess happy. Particularly attractive to busy parents is the drop-off camp on specific afternoons so moms and dads can get some personal time.

Lincoln Park Zoo’s Canopy Climbing Adventure

This is still a secret for numerous parents. Lincoln Park Zoo has one of the top indoor kid play spaces in Chicagoland. Yes, it is also free. Within the Pritzker Family, Children’s Zoo area is a building housing the Canopy Climbing Adventure, a heap of bridges and ropes that keeps children entertained for hours. When they are worn out from climbing, children can watch through glass windows as the sea otters happily play in their own settings on one side. Or, watch beavers hard at work on the other side.

Sod Room

Searching for a healthy and green play place for your kids in Chicago? Sod Room has exactly what you are looking for. Its play area is filled with sustainable and safe toys. Since the Sod Room is in the South Loop area, this indoor eco-friendly oasis has drop-in play as well as an event space for parties.