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Things to Do in Chicago, IL with Kids - IL Kids Activities
18 deals for Family-Friendly Activities & Events
Looking for something to entertain the whole family over the Thanksgiving holiday? Look no further than Cirque Italia Water Circus' Big Top Silver! Cirque Italia is a unique, enchanting European-style Circus on a custom-designed water stage holding 35,000 gallons of water! Audiences of all ages will be dazzled by the best artists from all over the world, including: Mesmerizing aerial acts Acrobatic comedy Argentinian twin jugglers Contortionist performances Futuristic laser acts And so much more! This is a show that is magical, modern, breathtaking, and unforgettable - Don't miss it!
Think you've seen it all? There's one place so shocking, so full of surprises ... prepare to walk away with your mind blown. You better believe it! For over 100 years, Ripley's Believe It or Not! has been the leader in all things strange and shockingly weird. Ripley's offers exciting and educational family-friendly attractions, including Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditoriums and world-renowned Ripley’s Aquariums. With multiple locations all across the country, plan your next vacation and save up to 36% off admission with promo code CKID19. This awesome offer is only available until the end of November; however, tickets are valid for ONE YEAR after purchase! Offer valid at the Ripley's Believe It or Not! locations below: Branson, Missouri Gatlinburg, Tennessee Grand Prairie, Texas Myrtle Beach, South Carolina New York, New York (Times Square) Ocean City, Maryland Orlando, Florida San Antonio, Texas San Francisco, California Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditoriums The Ripley’s Believe It or Not! collection and strikingly themed attractions immerse visitors through hands-on interactives, historical artifacts, incredible art, animal oddities, pop-culture memorabilia, and stories of people and places that are incredibly hard to believe, but undeniably true. Ripley’s Marvelous Mirror Mazes With over 100 mirrors with LED lighting and digital sound, guests have to focus all five senses to find their way out of a dazzling labyrinth of mirrored reflections and surprising corners. Ripley’s Moving Theatre A state-of-the-art motion simulator. Guests experience multiple thrilling movies powered by high impact 3D film and amplified with special effects. Moviegoers are thrust into the picture and feel every bump, dip and turn. Louis Tussaud’s Waxworks Features wax figures of movie stars and historical figures. Strike a pose with your favorite celebrity! Ripley’s Haunted Adventures Take your haunted house experience to the next level. Live actors lurk behind every corner of this creepy renovated mansion, just waiting to “welcome” you to their home. Ripley’s Miniature Golf Charmingly themed, featuring animated characters, water features, and interactive elements at every turn. Ripley’s Impossible LaseRace Guests race against the clock as they duck, lunge, tip-toe and navigate their way through a web of brilliant green lasers expertly. Guinness World Records Adventure Known around the world as the authority on world records, Guinness World Records Adventures captures the challenge, excitement, drama, and reward of being a recognized and verified world record champion. Through multi-media and interactive challenges powered by state-of-the-art technology, guests experience first-hand what it takes to break and set a genuine a Guinness World Record. Ripley’s Aquariums At Ripley’s Aquariums, guests enjoy the beautiful colors and peaceful serenity of carefully curated galleries showcasing a cross-section of saltwater and freshwater environments from around the world. The aquariums have thousands of fascinating fish - from barracudas, sea turtles, jellyfish, exotic coral fish, and even giant sharks! Travel on an underwater moving glide path, touch a stingray, or even meet the Aquarium’s most adorable creatures - the playful South African penguins! Please note: Not all attractions available at all locations.
Get into the holiday spirit with all of your favorite Disney Junior characters! Disney Junior Holiday Party! is a dazzling musical wonderland where children and their families can sing and dance along to their favorite Disney Junior songs plus holiday classics with their favorite Disney friends, including Mickey & Minnie Mouse, the Puppy Dog Pals, Vampirina and many more, plus a special visit from Santa Claus! Disney Junior Holiday Party! Friday, November 29th at 6:00 p.m. Rosemont Theatre in Rosemont, IL
All Aboard! Santa works overtime on Christmas Eve, so to make sure he is well rested, he kicks back on his 3-story, 140 foot luxury yacht, The Anita Dee II, on Lake Michigan. This holiday season, he invites you and your loved ones to join him for Santa's Yacht Family Cruise! Nothing relaxes Santa more than gazing at the beautiful Chicago skyline while listening to some of his favorite tunes. Old St. Nick never wants to feel too far from the North Pole though, so he makes sure the heated yacht is decorated in holiday flair. Offered for three dates only - Dec. 7th, 14th and 21st - this fun-fueled cruise extravaganza will get you in the holiday spirit! It's a perfect way to celebrate the holidays with friends, or just enjoy quality family time together. While on the 90-minute cruise, the festive atmosphere will include: Santa mingling with guests and spreading holiday cheer! Santa hats and candy canes for all. Enjoy Christmas music on the first deck and shake your groove thing to some family-friendly party tunes on the second deck dance floor. Even Santa has been known to bust a move! Make sure Santa knows everything that you want this year by writing to him at our "Letter to Santa" station. Enjoy the best views of the Chicago skyline from the top deck. Snap a pic while you're at it! Amazing holiday photo opportunities. Specialty holiday cocktails will be available for those 21 and older. Don't upset Santa! Avoid coal in your stocking with this CertifiKID offer for 10% Off Tickets when you use promo code CERTIFIKID.
30% Off TWO iFLY Indoor Skydiving Weekday Flights
33 Locations Nationwide
Fly high at iFLY Indoor Skydiving! This family-friendly adventure will literally blow you away as you enjoy the most thrilling part of skydiving - the freefall. And the best part - there's no need to jump out of a plane to experience it! With this special CertifiKID offer you get 30% Off Two Weekday Flights for one person! Click HERE to find a location near you. Flyers as young as age 3 soar like birds in an exhilarating wind tunnel of smooth air. Here's how it works: you show up, suit up, and go through an orientation lesson with expert instructors before lifting off in an air column powered by giant fans. The column is forceful enough to simulate the experience of free-falling through the sky, even though flyers are just a few feet off the ground. Flight instructors are with you every step of the way to ensure your safety and make the most of your flying adventure. As with outdoor skydiving, the free-fall experience lasts for about a minute but with this offer flyers get 2 flights, allowing them more time to execute turns and tricks at the instructor's discretion. After gearing up in your flight suit, helmet and goggles, you'll learn proper body position for flying and hand signals used by your guide during flight. While you wait for your adventure, head to the flight deviewing area and see others take flight. When it's your turn to fly, you'll enter the flight chamber on your own (by leaning in) and have your instructor there to assist and spot you for the duration of your flying experience. This is a great introduction to body flight adventure to share with friends and family - so grab this deal for all of your favorite thrill-seekers and start flying at iFLY, today!
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.
Don't go it alone - make the whole new world of Virtual Reality a shared experience! Grab your family and friends along with one of these exciting CertifiKID offers, and prepare to have your mind blown at Krypton VR Lounge, the first Virtual Reality Lounge in Chicago. Perfect for family gatherings, date nights, team outings and more, Krypton VR offers 60-minute sessions for friends and family to fully experience highly-advanced Room-Scale Wireless VR gaming. Experienced staffers open your session with an orientation on using the VR equipment and offer game suggestions to get you started. Need more than an hour? No problem. Add on more time to your experience for an additional fee. Each Open Booth can accommodate up to 4 guests while the Private Room can accommodate 6 guests. Each option includes a VR headset, TV, and couch for your full hour of immersive virtual reality. Choose from 50+ different VR experiences. Guests can view on the TV what the player sees in in the VR headset. See more of what's in store for your next VR experience HERE. Offer valid at the Lakeview and Lincoln Park locations.
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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 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.
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.
We have the perfect, unique holiday gift for that special child or family on your list! Give the gift of FAMILY FUN with a CertifiKID Gift Card! The happiness material things provide fades quickly, but the joy and memories of experiences can last a lifetime. From outings to adventures, classes to camps, theatre to sporting events, parties to getaways, CertifiKID provides the best family-friendly experiences at unbeatable prices! CertifiKID Gift Cards are available in any amount you choose and NEVER EXPIRE! The card recipient can use the credit towards the purchase of any of our currently featured deals. Gift cards are available for print instantly after purchase. You can either print out yourself, or have a digital gift card emailed directly to the gift recipient - great last minute gift!
Winter Wonders Drive-Through Light Display at Boerner Botanical Gardens
Select Dates Nov. 29, 2019 - Jan. 1, 2020
Hales Corners, WI
Gather family and friends for a spectacular new drive-through holiday lights display brought to you by the producers of China Lights! Winter Wonders Drive-Through Light Display at Boerner Botanical Gardens November 29, 2019 - January 1, 2020 Click HERE and use Promo Code: KID to receive $5 off Admission for One Vehicle! Open nightly from 5 p.m. - 10 p.m., enjoy a variety of light displays throughout Whitnall Park all from the comfort of your car as you drive alongside magnificent forest scenes and whimsical holiday fun. The 1.4 mile route includes 80 light displays that celebrate the art, skill, and beauty of people from all around the globe. Displays come from all parts of the world including Asia, Europe, the Middle East, South America and, of course, the United States. View 2D and 3D displays, animated displays, and theatrical lighting giving washes of color to the trees of the Boerner Arboretum. Highlights include a display of Santas of the World. In addition, every vehicle receives one Holiday Gift Bag of giveaways and coupons including instructions on how to enroll their children to get a personalized letter from Santa. Photos welcome! Keep your eyes peeled for the B93.3 Mistletoe Kiss Photo Op about half way through the route. Visit on a Wednesday! On each Wednesday of Winter Wonders, Wimmer Communities is making a donation to a local charity for each vehicle that buys an entry ticket. In addition, each occupant on Wednesday gets a pair of "starlight glasses" for a sparkly view of the lights. Act Fast! Limited Tickets Available Nightly!
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 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.
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
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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!