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Family Guide
in Illinois

Indoor Play Gyms
Indoor Playgrounds & 
Trampoline Parks

Indoor options for kids (and adults) of all ages!

FREE Days at Chicago Museums

Free Admission in 2024 just feels better.

Nature Centers
& Museums

The majority of these are free or cheap fun!

Bowling Centers

Stikes, spares, splits. It doesn't matter what you score when you're bowling for fun!

Open Gyms
Open Gyms

Meant for toddlers - adults, many of these open gyms occur weekly.

Indoor Waterparks
Indoor Waterparks/Hotels

You can swim year-round at these indoor resorts!

Must Visit Libraries

Best libraries with so many activities to do!

Minor League Sports

Baseball, softball, basketball, hockey. We've got all the options here!

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State Parks

Check out all the beautiful nature our state parks have!

Nearby Beaches & Campgrounds

All within an easy drive.

Hiking & Biking

Hitting the trails has never been so easy!

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Outdoor Rec Map

Find all the local trails here!


Find a new-to-you park in the 'burbs.

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Forest Preserves & Natural Areas

Perfect for hikes, leisurely walks, or bike rides, head out to enjoy nature!

Kids Eat FREE!

Find the perfect place where kids eat FREE! 

*DISCLAIMER: The Branch Moms Local either communicates directly with business owners and organizations or visits their respective websites listed on this page to curate the events and experiences we share with the community.


We rely on the validity of their websites and the insight of those we speak to so we can do our best to track which events and experiences will and will not be occurring. Understandably, it is impossible for our team to catch them all.

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