Things to do in BROOKFIELD with kids

Illinois is a state seeped in history, excitement and adventure. It was also the state that Abraham Lincoln chose to call home, so that makes it pretty special! (You can even visit his home at the Lincoln Home National Historic Site!) 

The Prairie State has thrills and spills ahoy with Pirates Cove Children’s Theme Park, and that classic Six Flags Great America!  There are animals a-plenty with attractions like Brookfield Zoo, Summerfield Zoo and Wildlife Prairie Park, and great adventures perfect for those little kids with Safariland!

Museums are never far away featuring an incredible range of exhibits from the Geology Museum and the Chanute Aerospace Museum, to the Monticello Railway Museum and the historic Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum.

Active kids - you will have a field day with attractions such as American Obstacle adventure park, and the very exciting K1 Speed racing!

Illinois has small towns with charm, and big cities with excitement.  It’s the heart of America with endless places to visit with kids. Enjoy it, and don’t forget to get your kicks because Illinois is the start of Route 66!

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  • Brookfield Zoo

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    (1 miles) Brookfield

    216 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds with lots of beautiful animals waiting for families to visit them! An animal-tastic family day out in Chicago - both fun AND educational!

  • Haunted Trails Family Entertainment Center

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    (6 miles) Burbank

    3.5 acres of family fun in Burbank, with go-karts, mini golf, lazers, mini coaster, batting cages, arcade, and so much more!

  • Monkey Island

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    (6 miles) Melrose Park

    Bounce, slide, jump and climb in the largest indoor-playground in Chicago! Kids can enjoy 100,000 sq ft. of pure fun!

  • Garfield Park

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    (8 miles) Chicago

    Nearly 200 acres of park space in Chicago with tennis courts, playgrounds, a fishing lagoon and even baseball fields...just to name a few!

  • Marquette Park

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    (8 miles) Chicago

    Over 300 acres of Chicago park fun with gardens, sports activities, playgrounds and programs for kids!

  • Jump Zone

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    (9 miles) Chicago Ridge

    11,000 square feet of all bouncing fun! With 10 super fun inflatables for kids aged 2 - 12.

  • Enchanted Castle Family Fun Center

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    (9 miles) Lombard

    Laser tag, go-karts, mini bowling, lazer frenzy, inflatables and much more in this family fun center - great for those active kids!

  • Safariland

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    (9 miles) Villa Park

    Rides, Go-Karts, Bumper Cars....62,000 sq feet of indoor rides and amusements at this Illinois indoor amusement park - it's Safariland!

  • Putting Edge

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    (9 miles) Norridge

    Glow in the dark mini golf for an out of this world family day out, with an arcade too!

  • Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum

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    (9 miles) Chicago

    offers children (ages 4-12) and families the opportunity to learn about art and culture through our weekend, after-school and summer classes.

  • Go Bananas

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    (10 miles) Norridge

    Amusement park rides, pizza, indoor play, toddler zones, and jungle fun? It must be an incredible family entertainment experience in Illinois!

  • Purple Monkey Playroom

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    (11 miles) Chicago

    Purple Monkey Playroom is a bright, fun, and nurturing play destination for infants to preschoolers, and their parents.

  • Morton Arboretum

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    (11 miles) Lisle

    Enormous open air facility offering global plant life, storytelling tree-houses, children's garden interactive play zone, open air tram ride and miles of nature trails.

  • Cypress Cove Family Aquatic Park

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    (11 miles) Woodridge

    The exciting water attractions and green open space of Cypress Cove offer thrills and relaxation for all ages. Morning and evening swim lessons are offered.

  • Little Beans Cafe

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    (11 miles) Chicago

    A fun, creative and imaginative indoor play space for those Chicago kids ages up to 6 years! Open play, camps, birthday parties, and a whole lot of fun!

  • Fun Time Square

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    (12 miles) Alsip

    Whether bored or without an idea of how to spend your spare time, visit Fun Time Square park - one of Chicagoland's favorite family entertainment center

  • Seven Bridges Ice Arena

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    (12 miles) Woodridge

    Seven Bridges Ice Arena is a premier family ice sports complex in the Greater Chicagoland Area featuring one NHL Rink, one Olympic Rink, and indoor soccer field.

  • Kids Town

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    (12 miles) Wheaton

    Over a dozen elaborately themed play areas that feature colorful decor, costumes and equipment in a wide range of tiny town style buildings with something for everyone.

  • The Field Museum

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    (12 miles) Chicago

    Travel back in time across 4.6 billion years, where kids can come face to face with a T-Rex, explore an Egyptian Tomb and shrink down to the size of a bug! Great Chicago fun!

  • K1 Speed

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    (12 miles) Addison

    Feel the rush of the country's premier indoor electric kart track in Addison, Illinois!

  • Shedd Aquarium

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    (13 miles) Chicago

    Shedd aquarium has over 32,000 animals you can come and see (with plenty you can touch!) Underwater family fun in Chicago!

  • Grant Park

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    (13 miles) Chicago

    Visit one of the first parks in Chicago with Grant Park, filled with museums, planetariums, festivals, events and park fun!

  • DuSable Museum of African American History

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    (13 miles) Chicago

    The DuSable Museum of African American History is the first museum of its type in the country and is the only major independent institution in Chicago established to preserve and interpret the ...

  • 360 Chicago

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    (13 miles) Chicago

    360 Chicago will take you to amazing heights with a unique open-air skywalk - 94 stories above the windy city!

  • My Gym Wheaton

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    (13 miles) Wheaton

    Classes and programs in Wheaton, Illinois where kids can engage in activities designed to develop their senses, as well as coordination, balance, strength and social skills too!

  • Museum of Contemporary Art

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    (13 miles) Chicago

    Explore the world of art as it has been since 1945, with paintings, sculptures and even performance! A very cultural day out for kids in Chicago!

  • Adler Planeterium

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    (13 miles) Chicago

    Great fun in Chicago - and space! - at the Adler Planetarium, with three theatres and a number of fascinating exhibits.

  • Lincoln Park Zoo

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    (13 miles) Chicago

    Lincoln Park Zoo is a world of wildlife in the shadow of skyscrapers...and it's FREE! Kids can encounter animals from all over the planet, just minutes north of Chicago!

  • The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

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    (13 miles) Chicago

    An amazing experience in the heart of Chicago, where the family can have a nature and science filled family day out at this Nature Museum.

  • Lincoln Park

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    (13 miles) Chicago

    A huge park in Chicago filled playgrounds, sports, nature, wildlife, and even a zoo!

  • Kidstreet at Grounds for Hope Cafe

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    (13 miles) Lisle

    offers an intriguing multi level adventure play frame which features all the classic fun features one expects including slides, plus dedicated toddler zone.

  • Chicago Childrens Museum

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    (13 miles) Chicago

    Chicago Children's Museum's mission is to create a community where play and learning connect. One of the family places to visit if you're looking for fun things to do in Chicago with kids.

  • Historic Navy Pier

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    (14 miles) Chicago

    For over 10 years, Navy Pier has been the place where all of Chicagoland and Tourists alike come together to enjoy all the fun and beauty of a day on Lake Michigan. Navy Pier is a tradition, and when ...

  • Sky High Sports Niles

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    (14 miles) Niles

    Great bouncing fun in Illinois, with trampolines galore! With foam pits, dodgeball, kids areas and more!

  • Burnham Park

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    (14 miles) Chicago

    600 acres of park fun on Chicago's lakefront with playgrounds, a bird sanctuary, and prairies!