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Things to Do in Chicago, IL with Kids - IL Kids Activities
16 deals for Family-Friendly Activities & Events
CertifiKID Exclusive! DAY PASS to Great Wolf Lodge Waterpark
Includes Fun Extras!
16 U.S. Locations!
Make it a day to remember - giggles, smiles, slips and slides! Gather your pack for the ultimate Waterpark DAY TRIP to Great Wolf Lodge, where the 84 degree water and dozens of water slides & attractions are ready to welcome your family. This CertifiKID EXCLUSIVE for DAY PASSES to Great Wolf Lodge's Waterpark is sure to please all with an enormous indoor water park packed with adrenaline producing water slides for thrill seekers and zero-depth entry areas for the family “pups.” Enjoy unlimited splashes, access to over 50 activities and more all under one roof, and be back in your own bed by bedtime. No suitcase packing or overnight stay required. The NEW Day Passes feature: ALL-DAY entry into the waterpark - from open to close! Free parking.* Free admission for kids 2 and under! $25 Arcade Card to Northern Lights Arcade when you are ready to take a break from the water AND a Hungry as a Wolf Family Pizza Party, depending on option purchased. Free life jacket usage. Our Day Pass Package is an AMAZING DEAL! Regular price base-level mid-week overnight accommodations start at $329/night PLUS an additional $50-$60+ in Resort Fees and Taxes. The Day Pass Package could save your family $200 or more compared to an overnight stay! Additionally, the deal includes an arcade card and meal option, not provided in overnight stays. Get ready for a day loaded with amazing fun and some incredible moments for the entire family. Grab this EXCLUSIVE CertifiKID offer before it's gone! Valid at any of the following U.S. locations: WEST: Anaheim, CA | Colorado Springs, CO | Grand Mound, WA SOUTH: Atlanta, GA | Charlotte/Concord, NC | Grapevine, TX | Williamsburg, VA MIDWEST: Bloomington, MN | Chicago/Gurnee, IL | Cincinnati/Mason, OH | Kansas City, KS | Sandusky, OH | Traverse City, MI | Wisconsin Dells, WI NORTHEAST: Boston/Fitchburg, MA | Pocono Mountains, PA ****CertifiKID Tip! A DAY TRIP with friends to Great Wolf Lodge Waterpark would make the ultimate Birthday Party!
20% Off The Glow: A Pumpkin Wonderland
See Discount / Promo / Coupon Code Below!
A Family-Friendly Halloween Wonderland in Chicago, IL! THE GLOW is an enchanting Halloween experience that features a pumpkin wonderland with thousands of hand carved jack o’lanterns. From single pumpkin carvings to larger than life displays, THE GLOW’s master carvers bring the Halloween spirit to life. In addition to marveling at the masterpieces created by talented artists, you can also enjoy a pumpkin patch, live carving demonstrations and tasty fall food & beverages. Perfect for all ages, THE GLOW: A Pumpkin Wonderland is a great event for families, couples, and young adults alike. There is something everyone will enjoy at this truly magnificent fall spectacular.
Santa's Village Amusement Park Ticket
Valid Any Day of the 2019 Regular Operating Season!
East Dundee, IL
From thrill rides and kiddie rides to roller coasters, family classics and animal attractions, Santa's Village Amusement Park has something for everyone in your family! Located 45 miles northwest of Chicago, this delightful amusement park is a great addition to your summer staycation. Enjoy all of Santa's exciting attractions including - NEW THIS SUMMER - Santa Springs! Splash your way into family fun with the dynamic water experience that is the perfect place for families to beat the heat. Adrenaline junkies will love thrashing around on the Super Cyclone Roller Coaster and taking their fear to new heights on Xtreme Elevation. Little ones will delight in the carnival atmosphere as they whirl around on Kiddie-Land rides like the Roto-Whip and Midge-O-Racer cars. Gather the whole family to enjoy one of the park's all-time favorite attractions together - the Snowball Ride where ride-goers can twirl and spin like they're being thrown about in an actual snowball. Take a break from the excitement to explore over 200 animals, birds and fish. Pet "Santa's Little Helpers", the always friendly Muntjacs, members of the deer family that are native to the U.K. Get up close with the park's parakeets in this popular exhibit. Meet Santa's vacationing reindeer, Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, and Blitzen. Say hello to Frosty's Friends and check out Old MacDonald's Barn. There's plenty to see and do! When hungers strikes, head over to Mrs. Claus' Kitchen for delicious eats like pizza, sandwich platters and more. Or grab hot dogs, nachos and other delightful treats at Route 66 Grill. And don't forget the sweets! Grab a WOW Walking Sundae from The Gingerbread Ice Cream Shoppe, a famous Lemon Shake Up from Skeemer's or a Sundae Sensation from the Unique Funnel Cake Factory. Take a walk on the wild side with the educational Exotic Animal Show, or just bask in the talent of the park's strolling entertainment. Experience it for yourself with this special offer from CertifiKID for $7 Off your General Admission Ticket to be used any day of the 2019 regular operating season.
Gather your little Master Builders for a brick-tastic time at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Chicago! LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Chicago features a 4D Cinema, interactive rides, a Build & Test area for race cars, a Master Builder Academy to build with experts, LEGO® Friends Heartlake City & LEGO® Star Wars™ Episode IV Miniland Display and more. Check out more here! Be sure to check out the LEGO® Star Wars™ Episode IV Miniland Display! As part of the new exhibit from a galaxy far far away, guests can help the Rebel Alliance destroy the Galactic Empire’s powerful Death Star, experience the epic duel between Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader, watch in awe as the Millennium Falcon rises from the deserts of Tatooine, discover the bustling city of Mos Eisley, and take in the busy cantina where the band plays its familiar tune and dangerous characters lurk in dark corners. Read more here. Welcome to LEGO® Friends Heartlake City! Olivia, Emma, Stephanie, Mia, and Andrea need your help building Heartlake City! This interactive LEGO play area lets you become one of the LEGO Friends and add your own LEGO creations into the Heartlake City display. Help the girls by building models to expand Heartlake City. Plus, don’t forget to take a selfie with all five LEGO Friends while you’re visiting Heartlake City (Read all about it!). See what's coming up at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Chicago and enjoy one of these LEGO-tastic events during your next visit! Click HERE to see the 2019 Event Schedule.
China Lights: Treasures of China at Boerner Botanical Gardens
Select Dates Sept. 13th - Oct. 20th
Hales Corners, WI
China Lights: Treasures of China September 13th - October 20th Boerner Botanical Gardens in Hales Corner, WI The magic of this delightful, family-friendly event returns for its 4th consecutive year showcasing BRAND NEW lanterns beautifully woven into the garden spaces. The handmade displays range from three-feet to three-stories high and bring some of China's most iconic cultural gems to the Milwaukee area. The festival will also include an expanded interactive exhibit area, two stages for Asian folk-culture performances, a bustling marketplace, two dining areas and new, local vendors offering a variety of Asian and Western menu options. Celebrate Asian culture with up to 48% Off your Admission Ticket to this exciting event! For an even more immersive experience, enjoy 27% Off your VIP admission, which includes early entry, VIP seating for cultural performances, a private tour and more!
New Lower Price! CRAYOLA EXPERIENCE General Admission + FREE Scribble Scrubbie
4 U.S. Locations!
Start Date: ASAP
Discover the magic of color at Crayola Experience! Hands-On Crayola Fun awaits you at this one-of-a-kind attraction, where you'll discover over 20+ hands-on activities! Here at CertifiKID, we've drawn up a terrific deal for General Admission tickets PLUS FREE Scribble Scrubbie,* the cool, new washable pet you can color again and again! Bonus - no waiting in line! Just take your voucher to the Crayola Experience entrance for immediate entry. Offer valid at the following Crayola Experience locations: Easton, PA - Less than 2 hours from Philadelphia and NYC! Mall of America in Bloomington, MN Orlando, FL - Minutes from the Orlando International airport and major theme parks! Plano, TX - 30 minutes north of Dallas! At each location, enjoy colorful fun with tons of creative inspiration, like: NEW! Scribble Scrubbies - ATTENTION PET LOVERS! Don't miss Crayola's NEW award-winning toy turned life-sized attraction. Color, splash and play with your FREE Scribble Scrubbie* - a fuzzy, washable pet perfect for endless, creative fun! NEW! Silly Selfies - Take selfies to a whole new level - become a robot unicorn, rockstar parrot or a zany pirate bunny at this NEW attraction! Meltdown - Color in a whole new way and make a melted wax painting. Drip Art - A new spin on an old classic: Use melted wax to make a swirly-whirly masterpiece. Color Magic - In this augmented reality experience, your coloring creation will come to life in front of you - don't forget to snap a selfie! Wrap It Up! - Name and wrap your very own Crayola crayon. Which means YOU will have your very own Crayola crayon, unlike any other! Be A Star - Everyone is a star at this coloring page photo booth! Kids can star in their very own coloring page along with some of Crayola's characters! Color Playground - Climb a two-story playground only Crayola could create. Crayon Factory - Watch how crayons are made in a live theatre show starring crayon buddies, Scarlet & Turk! AND SO MUCH MORE! PLUS at each location you'll also find the ultimate coloring station - Colossal Caddy, Cafe Crayola when hunger strikes and even a toddler area! The folks at Crayola Experience have created a destination for the imagination and the WHOLE family! *One free Scribble Scrubbie per ticketed admission.
Get ready to roll with the best in bowling and active family fun at AMF's locations nationwide! Make this your greatest family night ever with fantastic offers everyone can enjoy: $35 for 2 Hours of Bowling + Shoe Rental for 4 People (Up to 65% Off!) $43 for 2 Hours of Bowling + Shoe Rental for 5 People (Up to 63% Off!) $50 for 2 Hours of Bowling + Shoe Rental for 6 People (Up to 62% Off!) Fun for all skill levels, AMF’s modern spin on bowling is the perfect way to spend quality time with the kids. Celebrate every strike, spare, and yes, even gutter balls, with the most famous lanes in the game and AMF’s delicious menu of classic American eats. They’re the perfect addition to every game and are delivered right to your lane while you play! This exclusive CertifiKID deal is valid at over 100 AMF Lanes across the US. Check out the full list of participating locations HERE to find the one closest to you! There's even more to explore beyond bowling when you head to AMF Lanes. From billiards to laser tag to the arcade, keep the entertainment going long after you've rolled the last ball or in between turns.* * Menus and additional attractions vary by location. Click HERE for a list of participating locations, and visit individual location's website for details.
It's the world’s most popular sport made fun and simple! Join Super Soccer Stars and their fun, high-energy kids soccer classes and camps at convenient locations across the country! Set in a fun, non-competitive environment, Super Soccer Stars offers age-specific programs for kids ages 1 and up that introduce them to the fundamentals of soccer through creative programming and imaginative games. The dynamic coaching staff, consisting of early childhood, education, and soccer specialists, utilize a unique curriculum, which is crafted to improve soccer skills, build self-confidence, and develop socialization skills. Positive reinforcement and a low child-to-coach ratio ensures that each child improves at his or her own rate while having endless fun. With this very special CertifiKID offer, give your budding athlete what it takes to be super at soccer! Use Promo Code "CERTIFIKID" and receive $15 off a Super Soccer Star class or camp in select cities! Fall Soccer is here! Click on one of the following locations to find a class that suits your schedule. Boston, MA and surrounding areas. California including LA, Orange County, San Diego, and the Bay Area. Get a FREE LA Galaxy ticket with Fall Enrollment in LA/OC. Chicago and surrounding areas. Florida including Miami, Orlando and Broward County. New York including NYC, New Jersey, Westchester, Long Island and the Hamptons. Philadelphia and surrounding areas. Get a FREE Philadelphia Union ticket with Fall Enrollment. Texas with locations in Austin and San Antonio. Washington, D.C. and surrounding areas. Super Soccer Stars is the country's largest and most successful soccer development program for kids, with over 1400 different classes offered every week in 400+ locations nationwide.
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Do problem solving, collaboration and working under pressure sound like the perfect way to spend an afternoon or evening? Then, Mastermind Escape Games in Schaumburg, IL is certain to be your new favorite activity! The ultimate team-building experience, Mastermind offers customers a unique range of escape games with various themes and difficulty levels, so you can choose one that best fits your needs and interests. You’ll be locked in a room with 8-10 other people where the goal is to use your surroundings and the clues provided to break out in less than 60 minutes. This fun outing is best enjoyed with friends or family, school groups or church groups - everyone will enjoy the rush of trying to beat the clock and break free! If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to rob a bank for a mob boss, you'll want to check out the Bank Heist room. Or if you want to travel back in time and prevent a horrific event from occurring, try your hand at the Lost in Time room. Discover the cure for a deadly virus and save the world when you escape Outbreak: Find the Cure, or save your Uncle Ulricht and his magic shop after he is kidnapped in Sorcerer’s Secret! Mastermind has a helpful staff of escape game enthusiasts, available to answer questions before, during, or after your experience and provide recommendations to first timers. Mastermind your own escape with this CertifiKID offer for up to 23% Off at Mastermind Escape Games!
THE GREAT AMAZING RACE SERIES Join this exciting family-friendly adventure race! Donate sneakers for cancer! Grab a friend, family member, neighbor or co-worker and enjoy the most exciting adventure race on the planet! It's an outdoor skills competition modeled after the popular TV show "THE AMAZING RACE." Two-person teams (competing against other similar age teams) race around a 1.5 mile off-road trail speckled with up to 8 physical and mental challenges. Clue cards at each station describe a task that each team must complete before continuing to race. Teams that arrive at final checkpoint with fastest times are declared the winners. Be prepared to get a little dirty & wet. It's a great bonding experience and way more fun than a 5k race! Open for ages 4 to 84. Walkers, joggers & runners are all welcome! Two-person teams: Adult/Adult, Adult/Kid or Kid/Kid combinations. Waves begin every 10 minutes with kids teams racing first followed by the adult teams. TWO courses: recreation for leisure paced teams and competitive for physically active teams. FOUR race divisions: Grades Pre K-3 / Grades 4-8 / Grades 9 - Age 39 / Ages 40 & older. Average time to complete course is 60 minutes. Bonus: Up your chances of winning by donating two used pairs of sneakers for pediatric cancer and receive a free 2 minute time-saver token. (Max of 1 token per team.) This event partners with Max Cure Foundation, an organization dedicated to bettering the lives of the youngest cancer patients and their families. For specific locations and event information, click HERE.
Summon your inner gladiator and get your friends and family off the couch and into the mud for an adrenaline filled Spartan Race challenging strength and willpower. Conquer Spartan’s signature obstacles throughout the course, and finish in epic fashion. Spartan Race isn't just for adults, get your mini Spartans in on the fun with races just for them. From the world’s most elite athletes to the novice adventure seeker, there’s a race for every age or ability. Start your Spartan journey now! Spartan Stadion Run in signature Spartan style, in some of the most iconic sports stadiums in the world. You’ll challenge yourself in multiple ways with equal parts endurance workout, stair climbing session, and indoor track race. Spartan Sprint The Sprint may be the shortest distance race, but it’s still a favorite amongst both new and returning racers. It’s the perfect distance for those looking to start their Spartan journey. The Sprint also allows returning racers a manageable distance to see how far they can push themselves. Delivering 20-23 obstacles over 3-5 miles, you’ll never run the same race twice. Once you complete the sprint you are 1/3 on your Spartan TRIFECTA: The ultimate Spartan achievement. Adult Registration Includes: Finisher Medal A trifecta medal wedge piece (run a Super, Beast or Ultra to collect your remaining two pieces!) Free beer Craft Sprint Finisher T-shirt (your other one should be pretty dirty) Free Professional Photos (to frame and flaunt) Bananas at the finish line Cold can of FitAID BODYARMOR Sports Drink or Hydration Water Kashi Protein Bar Spartan Kids Spartan Kids Race is for children ages 4-13. Family and friends are welcome to cheer on their mini-Spartans as spectators. Based on age, kids races have obstacles in them just like the grown-up versions. Come watch your future Spartans run, jump, and play just like they're supposed to. Kid Registration Includes: Finisher Medal Finisher T-shirt Numbered headband with matching parent wristband 2 Free Spectator Passes per family A fun and exciting experience! Find a Spartan or Spartan Kids Race near you! Boise, ID: June 29th at Thomas Pence Ranch Washington, DC: June 29th – 30th at Maryland International Raceway Fort Carson, CO: July 14th at Fort Carson Army Base Kunkletown, PA: July 14th at Palmerton - Blue Mountain Resort Lawrenceburg, IN: July 20th at Perfect North Slopes Huntsville, UT: July 21st at Snowbasin Resort Asheville, NC: July 28th at Grove Stone & Sand Co. Anaheim, CA: August 3rd at Angel Stadium Colorado Rockies: August 4th at Snowmass Complex Portland, OR: August 10th at Washougal MX Park Boston, MA: August 11th at 508 International Oahu, HI: August 18th at Kualoa Ranch Orange Co, NY: August 24th – 25th at West Point Glen Jean, WV: August 25th at Summit at Bechtel Reserve Brooklyn, MI: September 8th at Michigan International Speedway Seattle, WA: September 8th at Meadow Wood Equestrian Center Killington, VT: September 15th at Killington Ski Resort Philadelphia, PA: September 21st at Citizens Bank Park Ocean City, MD: October 5th at Hugh T Cropper Inlet Chicago: October 6th at Badlands Off Road Park Atlanta: October 6th at Georgia International Horse Park Nashville, TN: October 20th at Cassidy CACTF, Fort Campbell Pittsburgh, PA: October 19th at PNC Park Arrington, VA: October 27th at Infinity Downs and Oak Ridge Farm Dallas, TX: October 27th at Rough Creek Lodge SoCal - Big Bear: October 27th at Tejon Ranch Tri-State NJ: November 3rd at Mountain Creek Resort Boston, MA: November 10th at Fenway Park Stadium Chicago, IL: November 16th at Wrigley Field Sacramento, CA: November 17th at Van Vleck Ranch Laughlin, NV: November 17th at Laughlin Events Center Long Island, NY: November 23rd at The Old Bethpage Village Restoration Winnsboro, SC: November 24th at Carolina Adventure World Los Angeles, CA: December 8th at Castaic Lake State Recreation Area Central Florida: December 8th at T. Mims Corp. Ranch
The Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker
Nov. 1st - Dec. 30th
Over 100 Locations Nationwide!
Atlanta area shows is NOW ready to go live. Within 30 days of Deal Date, Business will pay CertifiKid 25% of the total amount received for each ticket purchased using the specified discount code.
Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker dazzles in holiday season! Bring the family together for the original holiday tradition. Experience the magic of the sixty foot growing Christmas tree, laugh with the dancing puppets and gasp at the beauty of the Snow Maiden and Father Christmas! It would not be Christmas without Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker! Tour runs November 1 - December 30, 2019. Feast your eyes on the unmatched splendor of the Moscow Ballet when it comes to over 100 locations this holiday season for up to 20% off! Click HERE to locate a performance near you! Step into a simpler time filled with sweet dreams and Holiday magic. With world-class artists, over 200 dazzling costumes, stunning sets, towering puppets and soaring birds, don’t miss your chance to ring in the holidays with this acclaimed Christmas extravaganza. Get you tickets now for this cherished holiday tradition and relive the dream with Tchaikovsky’s timeless score with the whole family. To get the CertifiKID discount, click BUY DEAL (above). Select your desired performance by city and make sure to enter "GLEE" in the "Promotional Code" box.
Luigi's Pizza and Fun Center is a one stop shop for family fun and entertainment. From laser tag, a killer game room, and mini bowling there is something for everyone. The extensive menu makes it an easy excuse to stay for lunch or dinner and then continue the fun. This great offer gives you the chance to experience two games of mini bowling AND two games of laser tag or four games of laser tag. Luigi's Pizza and Fun Center mini bowling is great for as young as 3 but fun for as old as 99! One size ball, no special shoes required, and gutter guards make it an easy activity without the fuss. Want something a little more competitive? Then laser tag is where it's at. Luigi's Pizza and Fun Center offers a 4500-square-foot arena featuring multiple levels and obstacles with plenty of places to hide. One of the biggest in Illinois, the experience is one you won't forget. Luigi's Pizza and Fun Center makes family fun easy. Just show up, eat, play and enjoy!
Skyrocket into the air, flip, jump and GET AIR at Get Air in Downers Grove! This indoor trampoline park has EVERYTHING a wall-to-wall trampoline court, trampoline dodgeball, a foam pit, kiddie court, slackline, slamball (trampoline basketball), fidget ladder, massage chairs, and ninja course! Little kids will enjoy a special area just for them where they can jump, play and explore while Get Air Lifeguards are on the lookout keeping close watch. Get Air gives kids the keys to see the world from a new perspective all while getting in a great workout. This trampoline park is great for all ages parents, kids and little kids can enjoy jumping and playing together. It's the perfect location for play dates with kids of all ages, toddler time, parties and more, so JUMP on this deal now and let your fun take FLIGHT! What better place to celebrate your special day than Get Air!? With the Flippin' Awesome party package deal, your kids can have an incredible and memorable party, and parents can relax and let Get Air do all the decorating and planning. Click HERE for more information.
Blue Man Group - Child Pricing for the Whole Family!
Select Dates through December 1st
Can go live right away, need deal date, couldn't get rid of the blue color.
Are you looking for outrageous family fun? Enter a world of sight and sound that transports you to a time where fun was your only goal and belly-laughs were magic. Blue Man Group will be your guide! Blue Man Group combines music, technology and comedy to create a form of entertainment that defies categorization and appeals to people of all ages. Blue Man Group’s shows have been described by critics as “innovative,” “energetic,” and “wildly entertaining.” But the only way to truly understand Blue Man Group’s global popularity is to go to the show. The Blue Man Group Chicago makes their home at the Briar Street Theatre, an intimate and beautifully designed space that is a destination all in itself. Thrill as it transforms into a world of wonder in notes of blue. Blue Man Group is fun for the whole family with a free "Meet and Greet" after the show where you can take pictures with the Blue Men and the musicians. Get up out of your seat, get dancing, get laughing…. GET BLUE!
Jump into a world of fun and action-packed attractions at AirTime Trampoline & Game Park's Ann Arbor or Novi locations! At AirTime you can literally jump off the walls on their 10,000-square foot trampoline! Then dive into their Olympic-grade mosh pit, before testing your dunks at the Jam Session trampoline basketball court. Prove you have what it takes to be an American Ninja Warrior (Ann Arbor Only) on their Techno Warrior Course, where the obstacles combine gymnastics, endurance, and balance to put your ninja skills to the test. Little kiddos (aged 5 and under) can check out the Junior Jam section, created just for them with plenty of space to let their imagination run wild. With this deal you can jump ALL DAY LONG and socks are included. All ages are welcome to jump and play together, which means fun for the whole family! AirTime matches fun and excitement with a great active workout making AirTime the perfect spot for a family fun night or play date location, and they offer party packages, too! With all the incredible attractions and unfiltered fun, there's a reason that AirTime is Michigan's number one trampoline park!