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Chicago Kids Activities & Events for October 12 - 18, 2015


October 12-18, 2015
The kids have a long weekend thanks to Mr. Columbus, and many businesses have special events or extended hours planned for tomorrow, so get out and enjoy!  Here's a list of Chicago area Columbus Day events for kids.
Aside from Columbus Day, the month of October is all about ghosts and goblins, trick-or-treating and scary fun, so we've put together a guide to Halloween happenings in and around Chicago.  Check it out by clicking on the image below:

Our Events Calendar this week is full of spooky fun and more fall festivals, as well as some unusual events like Open House Chicago, featured below with several ...

Chicago Kids Activities & Events for September 28 - October 4, 2015


September 28 - October 4, 2015

The fall fun continues with tons of festivals and other happenings, and you'll even find a few Halloween events popping up on our Events Calendar this week.   Scroll down for some hand-picked events you may want to try this week, and head to our Fall Fun Guide for more ideas like pumpkin farms, apple orchards, fall festivals and more.  
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Chicago Kids Activities & Events for September 8 - 13, 2015


September 8 - 13, 2015

Fall is my favorite time of year - I love the return to crisp, cool air, the beautiful colors as the leaves change, and all the fun fall festivals and happenings.  Scroll through this newsletter, and you'll see what I mean about the fun activities coming up!  

Our Fall Family Fun Guide is up and running, and we'll be adding to it constantly.  Check it out for everything from pumpkin farms to apple orchards, fall festivals and more.  Don't miss the country's first apple tree maze at Royal Oak Farm or the fall fun at Blackberry Farm!

There's so much more on our Events Calendar that I j ...

Mag Mile Lights Festival and More Family Fun for November 17 - 23, 2014



Monday Nov. 17 - Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014

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This week is a little quiet on our Events Calendar.  I think it's the calm before the storm. The time given us to prepare for the craziness of the holidays.  If you want to get a jump on things, here are some places to visit Santa.  Avoid the long lines and get those photos done now!
SAVINGS TIP:  Take a loo ...

FREE Airplane Rides, Lots of FREE Museum Days and More Family Fun for Sept. 15 - 21, 2014


Monday Sept. 15 - Sunday Sept. 21, 2014


Let's hear it for the weekend, when it looks like the temps MIGHT just climb back into the 70's!  Woohoo!  Looking forward to turning my furnace off!!
There are some great events coming up this week, including lots of FREE days at Chicago museums, Oktoberfest celebrations, Free health & safety screenings, and FREE airplane rides for kids.   In addition to what's in this newsletter, you'll find much more on our calendar, so be sure to&nbs ...

Halloween Party at Navy Pier in Chicago

Originally Posted by Nina, October 27, 2011

A couple of Fridays ago I took the kids to Chicago to enjoy the Halloween Party at Navy Pier.  The Really Big Halloween Party features: animal rides and a petting zoo, a dance party with live brass bands at noon & DJ spinners after 4 p.m., street performers, Harry Houdini's death defying water chamber escape, and if you purchase the Big Party Passyou get tickets to seven attractions - a very good deal ($20 for adults and kids 5 and over, and $15 for ages 3-4).

Using the pass we were able to ride a camel.  I never knew they were so soft and fuzzy.We rode the carousel and played mini golf.  The kids rode on th ...

Fall Family Fun in Chicago with Kids

Originally Posted October 14, 2011 by Kidwinks. From hte Kidwinks Focus on Family Segment on WGN-TV.
Fall is here, and for parents, that means a chance to make memories with their children through visits to area pumpkin farms, apple orchards, and other autumn destinations.   Jam-packed schedules, though, mean precious little time for researching all Chicagoland has to offer – dozens of pumpkin farms and apple orchards, and hundreds of fall events & activities.  In this economy, budget constraints are also a reality parents must wrestle with. 
Kidwinks.com, a website developed by Nina Taluc and Jean Lemke, two moms from Park Ridge, IL, offers a ...

Screams in the Park in Rosemont - A Chicago area Haunted House

Originally Posted by Nina, October 7, 2011

Up until this time I have never gone into a haunted house.  Okay, I have gone into the fun houses at carnivals and fairs but nothing that was supposed to be super scary.  Before kids I was a big fan of horror movies and slasher movies.  Name an older one and I have probably seen it.  Even though I enjoy being scared I was never brave enough to venture into a haunted house.  Then I realized that it is sort of my duty to check out new exhibits and venues in the Chicago area.  Even though Screams in the Park is not geared toward the little ones there are plenty of families with older  ...

Hallowed Haunts - Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Originally Posted by Nina, October 7, 2011
My family and I love Halloween.  I really enjoy classical music although I am not a aficionado.  I use to go to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra on Michigan Ave. in Chicago a couple of times a year but that was before kids.  Now I go about once a decade.  I loved Hallowed Haunts presented by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, a concert specifically for kids.  Go early because there are activity stations set up for the kids where they can do crafts and a haunted trail that they can walk through.  All of it is geared for the younger set.  The performance itself is only an hour which is the perfect amo ...