Arts and Crafts in JOLIET with kids

Who’s ready to have an ART attack! Arts & Crafts are such a great way for kids to get creative and express themselves, and in Joliet, Illinois there are certainly plenty of places ready to help them!

The Prairie State is filled with painting studios, pottery workshops and other artistic activities which are perfectly suited for those younger art lovers. It’s a great way for kids to get their hands messy, and just have a great time with the family making something special.

Whether kids want to paint, sketch, draw, mould, glue, cut or shape….Joliet is FILLED with creative places for them to let their inner Picasso shine through!

Some places offer lessons which are great for them to learn the basic techniques, and other places offer pre-made pottery items so they can get straight to painting. 

Let Joliet inspire creativity and give your family a CRAFTY family day out! 

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  • Messy Palette Art Studio

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    (71 miles) Rockford

    Fun and creative art classes for kids aged 18 months all the way to 13 years, as well as kids birthday parties and kids gallery nights!

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  • Haunted Trails Family Amusement Park

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    (2 miles) Joliet

    14 acres of family amusement park fun in Jollet, with mini golf, go-karts, batting cages, and of course - RIDES - for a year round "Halloween" experience!

  • Pirates Cove Childrens Theme Park

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    (33 miles) Elk Grove Village

    Buried treasure fun for the kids aged 1 to 9, with the hands-on amusements and entertainment to shivvvvver their timbers! From pirate ships to paddle boats...a great family day out for those little ...

  • Santas Village Azoosment Park

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    (40 miles) East Dundee

    Great family fun spending the day in three amusement parks in one...as well as a zoo!

  • Six Flags Great America

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    (59 miles) Gurnee

    Those infamous thrill rides and family fun is waiting at this iconic Illinois theme park - Six Flags! From wet rides to dry and the gentle to the terrifying, they're bigger and better than ever with ...

  • Joliet Splash Station

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    (4 miles) Joliet

    Splashing family fun with this Illinois water park, with tunnels, slides, rapids, ravines, and tubes!

  • Cypress Cove Family Aquatic Park

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    (15 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.

  • Raging Waves

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    (21 miles) Yorkville

    7 major slides, wave pool, lazy river, 2 shallow interactive play areas for kids, giant sandbox, family shows PLUS zip line adventure course and Outback Road Rally!

  • Coral Cove Water Park

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    (28 miles) Carol stream

    A fun, beach-themed water park with multiple pools and water play features: Two awesome tube waterslides, A deep-water plunge pool with a drop-slide and diving board, large walk-in swimming pool, ...

  • Clarion Amana Colonies & Wasserbahn Resort

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    (28 miles) Williamsburg

    Get soaked and stoked on our frontier-themed custom rides and attractions! Make The Wasserbahn your personal family playground!

  • Pavilion Aquatic Center

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    (33 miles) Elk Grove Village

    Indoor and outdoor lap pools, lagoons, water slides, lessons, parties, and much more in this community aquatic center in Elk Grove!

  • Rainbow Falls Waterpark

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    (34 miles) Elk Grove

    A tropical paradise of thrills and excitement in Illinois! Kids can enjoy a fun house, giant water slides, tot pool, lazy river and more!

  • The Water Works

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    (35 miles) Schaumburg

    Splashtastic family fun for the day at this indoor water park loved by kids!

  • Skokie Water Playground

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    (39 miles) Skokie

    A fun place for the family to cool off in summer, this community water park has slides, play areas and a spray ground!

  • Deep River Waterpark

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    (44 miles) Crown Point

    Make a splash at Northern Indiana's largest family water park, with water fun over summer, and ice skating in winter.

  • Grizzly Jacks Grand Bear Resort

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    (50 miles) Utica

    Great indoor water fun at this resort, with day passes available. 24,000 square feet of play zones, slides and lazy rivers! Great Illinois water fun all year round!

  • Aquatics and Nature Museum

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    (58 miles) Round Lake

    offer 2 beach entry pools, 1 with interactive water play features including water slide, the other for more serious swimming. Also on site is the interactive Prairie Grass Nature Museum and ...

  • Belvidere Park and Ganster Pool

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    (58 miles) Waukegan

    105 acre parkland with plenty of sporting opportunities and play areas. Within it is a small waterpark, including fun features, toddlers' wading pool and multi level diving boards.

  • Magic Waters Waterpark

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    (67 miles) Cherry Valley

    Cool off in summer at this family water park, with great attractions for the whole family including slides, rivers, and the largest wave pool in Illinois!

  • CoCo Key Indoor Water Park

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    (69 miles) Rockford

    CoCo Key is Northern Illinois' ONLY all indoor water park! Splash-tastic attractions, a fun arcade with redemption prizes, birthday party rooms, private cabanas, snack bars…get ready to cool down!

  • Cosley Zoo

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    (24 miles) Wheaton

    Under 200 animals at this sweet Illinois zoo - AND all kids under 17s get in FREE!

  • Brookfield Zoo

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    (25 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!

  • Kline Creek Farm

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    (26 miles) West Chicago

    A fascinating look back in time at an 1890s DuPage Country Farmstead. Costumed interpreters and cute animals ready for those kids!

  • Shedd Aquarium

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    (34 miles) Chicago

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

  • Lincoln Park Zoo

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    (36 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!

  • Summerfield Zoo

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    (61 miles) Belvidere

    From the Alligators to the Zebra, this sweet Illinois zoo and farm has family fun, education, and entertainment! Great for those personal animal experiences!

  • The Washington Park Zoo

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    (63 miles) Michigan City

    Founded in 1928, this great Indiana zoo encompasses 15 acres ,and is home to more than 200 animals from all over the world!

  • Miller Park Zoo

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    (86 miles) Bloomington

    Offers an extensive collection of well cared for animals, reptiles and birds from around the word, with a daily animal feeding schedule, plus keeper talks and interaction opportunities.

  • Green Meadows Petting Farm

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    (87 miles) East Troy

    A fun and educational animal petting zoo with interactive animal experiences, pony rides, hay rides and even kittens!

  • Wolf Park

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    (95 miles) Battle Ground

    Explore this wolf conservation park with 18 wolves, as well as coyotes, red foxes and a herd of bison!

  • Peoria Zoo

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    (96 miles) Peoria

    Explore the animals of Africa, Asia, Australia, yet next leave Illinois! Peoria Zoo features amazing learning opportunities for kids, and great animal fun!

  • Potawatomi Zoo

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    (97 miles) South Bend

    Explore over 160 species of animals over 23 acres in this very special zoo in South Bend, with a rich history and great learning fun for kids!

  • Columbian Park Zoo

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    (99 miles) Lafayette

    Columbian Park Zoo is home to over 190 animals representing 79 different species. The zoo offers a variety of education programs throughout the year, inspiring an appreciation for the world's ...

  • 360 Chicago

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    (35 miles) Chicago

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

  • Airtastic Play Land

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    (17 miles) Aurora

    Airtastic is a Play Land that offers a fun and exciting outdoor playground - indoors - where kids can get active in a colorful and safe environment!