Kids

Family-friendly things to do with kids in and around Chicago

Kids

Best birthday party ideas for kids

Birthday celebrations for kids are a really big deal, and it's not just about the cake

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The best playgrounds for water features

Tons of playgrounds and parks across the city have awesome water features for the little ones

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Free things to do with kids this summer

Kids are expensive. Luckily Chicago offers tons of free things to do with them all summer.

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The 50 best summer activities for kids

The best antidote to "I'm bored!"

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Chicago summer camp guide

Find the right summer camp for any kind of kid, whether they love horseback riding or songwriting

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Where to eat with kids

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Kid-friendly brunches

We've searched the city—and polled moms—to get the scoop on the best Chicago restaurants for brunch

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Restaurants where kids eat free

Don't pay for food that will just end up on the anyway

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Where to find awesome kids' menus

Move over, chicken fingers and hot dogs. These kids' menus would make any adult jealous

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Best spots to play

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The best playgrounds in Chicago

The top spots in the city for kids to expend that never-ending energy

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Free museum days

Chicago museums are wonderful—and even better when they're free

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Best indoor playgrounds

Got cabin fever? Let your kids run wild in these play spaces

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Birthday party ideas

Spots that'll please your kid but won't drive you nuts

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Chicago parent survival guide

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The best Chicago gyms with childcare

Parents, you're out of excuses to skip a workout when you're a member of these gyms

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25 reasons why Chicago is the best city to raise kids

Don't move to the suburbs until you read this list

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Testing out babysitter services in Chicago

When word-of-mouth recs dry up, many people turn to babysitting services. We test them all

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Day care, nanny or au pair?

How to pick the right childcare option for you and your kids

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Kid-friendly bars and pubs

Spots to kick back with a beer with your little ones—in between diaper changes and cutting up their food

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