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

October events calendar for kids in Chicago
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October events calendar for kids in Chicago

Fall is a great time to be a kid in Chicago.

Chicago's top children's museums
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Chicago's top children's museums

When the weather turns too cold, hot or rainy, and your kid has played with every toy at your local indoor playground—twice—a children's museum can be a savior

Pumpkin patches near Chicago
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Pumpkin patches near Chicago

A trip to one of Chicago's best pumpkin patches should be on your fall bucket list

Best things to do in Chicago with kids
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Best things to do in Chicago with kids

We have the inside scoop on can't-miss museums, playground-equipped parks and Chicago mainstays that welcome little ones with open arms. 

The best apple picking near Chicago
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The best apple picking near Chicago

Plan a day trip to one of these farms to start picking

Seasonal events for kids

Bones and Skeletons for Holloween
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Bones and Skeletons for Holloween

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Trapped in a Room with a Zombie
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Trapped in a Room with a Zombie

$33

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Haunted Segway Tour
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Haunted Segway Tour

Save 20% when you book by Oct 28

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The Nightmare Before Christmas in concert

The Nightmare Before Christmas in concert

Get tickets before they sell out! 

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Time Out shop

Museum of Science and Industry

Museum of Science and Industry

Interactivity is the name of the game at this fun and family-friendly museum

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Beginner's Art Studio at Wonder Works

Beginner's Art Studio at Wonder Works

Kiddos can explore their artistic sides at Oak Park's creative children's museum

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Chicago History Museum

Chicago History Museum

Discover Chicago's storied history at this Lincoln Park museum

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Martial Arts Training Temple

Martial Arts Training Temple

Get one month of Shaolin Kung-Fu for only $55 at Martial Arts Training Temple

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Best spots to play

Top children's museums
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Top children's museums

Check out these top spots for hands-on learning disguised as play

Art classes for kids
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Art classes for kids

Channel your kids' artistic energy off of your walls and into a less damaging direction at these art classes

The best toy stores in Chicago
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The best toy stores in Chicago

These well curated shops often have fun displays for hands-on playing

Best indoor playgrounds
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Best indoor playgrounds

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

Chicago parent survival guide

The best birthday party ideas for kids
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The best birthday party ideas for kids

Move over, pool parties. We've got better ideas.

25 reasons why Chicago is the best city to raise kids
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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

The best Chicago gyms with childcare
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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

Best party supply stores in Chicago
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Best party supply stores in Chicago

When you're done scouring Pinterest, take your list to one of these local party supply stores

Places to get kids' haircuts in Chicago
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Places to get kids' haircuts in Chicago

Taking your kids to the hair salon is a whole different ballgame