Drop-In & Indoor Play

Bowling, Mini Golf & Games

Below is a fabulous list (if we do say so ourselves) of bowling and game spaces for those cold and miserable Chicago days. All of the places listed below have a host of birthday party options as well. Thank you to our partner Pinstripes. Your support helps keep this resource running!

 

Pinstripes Northbrook

Sunday’s Kids eat half-price from 5:00 p.m-10:00 p.m. Limit two children per adult entree.

1150 Willow Road

Northbrook, IL 60062

847-480-2323

 

 

Bolero, Buffalo Grove

350 McHenry Road

Buffalo Grove, IL 60089

847-821-9000

 

 

Wilmette Bowling Center

1903 Schiller Ave.

Wilmette, IL 60091

847-251-0705

 

 

Highland Park Golf Learning Center

2205 Skokie Valley Rd.

Highland Park, IL 60035

847-433-3422

 

 

Lighthouse Miniature Golf

2126 N Lewis Ave.

Waukegan, IL 60087

847-623-9009

 

 

ParKing Mini Golf

21711 North Milwaukee Ave.

Lincolnshire, IL 60069

847-634-0333

Bounce House Play

Below is a fabulous list (if we do say so ourselves) of indoor play spaces for those cold and miserable Chicago days. All of the places listed below have a host of birthday party options as well.

 

Pump It UP! Glenview

Bouncy house park. Extended open jump hours available during school days off and school breaks

 

Jump Zone Buffalo Grove

Bouncy house park

Extended open jump hours available during school days off and school breaks

 

The Blast Zone Vernon Hills

Offering a host of indoor play activities, including obstacle course, trampoline, slides and even a bathtub go-cart… not a typo 🙂

 

Ultimate Ninjas Libertyville

Large ninja-inspired obstacle courses

Variety Indoor Play (Ages Birth - Teens)

Below is a fabulous list (if we do say so ourselves) of indoor play spaces for those cold and miserable Chicago days. All of the places listed below have a host of birthday party options as well.

 

iFLY Indoor Skydiving, Rosemont

5520 Park Place

Rosemont, Illinois

(779) 368-4359

 

Gather Evanston

602 Davis Street

Evanston, IL 60201

847.859.2312

(Ages birth to 6)

 

FUNDAY Shop While Your Kids Play @ Old Orchard, Skokie

4905 Old Orchard Center (Skokie Blvd. & Old Orchard Rd.)

Skokie IL 60077

847.410.7690

(Ages birth to 6)

 

Funtopia Glenview

Obstacle courses, ropes course, climbing, large slide

Suitable for ages birth – 14

 

Little Beans Cafe Evanston

Offering multiple play spaces suitable for children ages birth – 14 years, after-school programing and birthday parties

 

We Orbit Highland Park

Offering indoor play suitable for children younger than 5, programming and birthday parties

 

Whimsy Play Cafe Buffalo Grove

Whimsy Play is an active and creative play for kids ages 6 months to 8 years. While they play, enjoy great local coffee and tea, fun snacks and our unique kitchen creations.

 

Park District of Highland Park’s Jammin Jungle

FREE

Small indoor playground suitable for children younger than 5

Check website for hours

 

Deerfield Park District Treehouse

$3 per child

Suitable for children younger than 5

Check website for hours

 

The Exploratorium – Skokie’s Imagination Playground

If you’ve never taken your little ones here (ages 2-8) it’s a must visit

Check website for hours

 

Leisure Center Northbrook

Parent-Tot Open Gym $5/child

Select Wednesdays 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

**Check link for available dates

 

Deerfield Jewett Community Center’s Parent Tot Drop In 

Ages 1 to 3-1/2

Thursdays 11/1/18 – 12/20/18, 9:15 – 11:15am

$3/child More info: Click here and “flip” to “Early Childhood” section of the interactive .PDF brochure

 

 

Treehouse Lake Zurich

A bit of a drive from the North Shore area but worth a trip or two

 

K1 Speed Buffalo Grove

Go cart racing! Suitable for children ages 5+

 

The Blast Zone Vernon Hills

Offering a host of indoor play activities, including obstacle course, trampoline, slides and even a bathtub go-cart… not a typo 🙂

 

Ultimate Ninjas Libertyville

Large ninja-inspired obstacle courses

 

Dave & Busters Vernon Hills

Arcade play

 

YuKids Island Vernon Hills

Hawthorn Mall

Best for ages 2 to 5 years

 

The Playroom at LoMastro

840 S. Waukegan Rd

Lake Forest, IL 60045

847-615-5407

Ages 1-8

Painting

Pearachute Kids

Browse 1,000+ activities, book with just one tap and drop into the fun

 

Pinot’s Palette Glenview

Guided painting on canvas

 

Painting Time Now Deerfield

Guided painting on canvas

 

Color Me Mine Glenview

Pottery

 

Sunshine Arts & Crafts Highland Park

Pottery

Trampoline Parks

Altitude Trampoline Park Skokie

7037 Central Avenue, Suite # 11

Skokie, IL 60077

847-983-8777

 

Altitude Trampoline Park Chicago

404 N. Armour St.

Chicago, IL 60642

(312) 291-9057

 

Sky High Sports Trampoline Park Niles

6424 W Howard St

Niles, IL 60714

847-801-JUMP (5867)

 

Rockin’ Jump Buffalo Grove

950 Busch Parkway

Buffalo Grove, IL 60089

224-676-0660

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