Head over to Wrigley Field and partake in America’s favorite pastime, watching baseball! Home to the Chicago Cubs, there is never a dull moment at Wrigley. Try a classic Chicago-style hot dog, enjoy the breezy outdoors, and cheer for the Cubbies. The kids can even get ice cream served in a Cubs hat container.
If you’re attending a Sunday game, make sure to stay after the game! The first 1,000 kids 13 and younger have the opportunity to run the bases post-game at Wrigley Field on Sunday day games. Kids must be able to run the bases on their own as only kids are allowed on the field.
Cuddle Bunny is as adorable as it sounds! The mission of Cuddle Bunny is to provide a comfortable space where customers can enjoy the companionship of domesticated rabbits during the day or enjoy a fun weekend evening activity. Stop in and play with dozens of bunnies that are sure to put a smile on your face.
Hours: Open every day from 10 am to 8 pm. Activities & Bunny Interaction after 6 pm daily by reservation ONLY.
Who doesn’t love a good old-fashioned game of putt putt? Challenge the family and see who will rule the course! Diversey driving range has a great mini golf course that is perfect for those craving a little friendly competition. This is an 18-hole mini-golf course with plenty of obstacles to challenge even seasoned golfers. What’s more is that if you finish in record time, replaying is only $3 a person! Best two out of three anyone?
Lucky Strike at Wrigleyville is 30,000 square feet of ridiculous fun, featuring two video walls, 4k screens, over 100 arcade games (including the first of its kind Daytona Championship USA Motion SDLX) and of course dozens of lanes for bowling. It’s not hard to spend the day at Lucky Strike, and they even have a menu suitable for even the pickiest of eaters. Bowl a few games, re-energize with some pizza, and finish strong with a game of ping pong. Right now they’re running a promotion that when you book a bowling reservation, anyone in the group after the 4th guest bowls free, so bring your kids, bring the neighbor’s kids, and become the host with the most!
A trip to Chicago wouldn’t be complete without indulging in some Chitown goodies. Windy City Sweets has everything from homemade fudge to gummi candies! Treat yourself and the kids to one of the most popular desserts shops in the area. Cool off with some ice cream and enjoy their outdoor and indoor seating! Pro tip: Bring a gift tin back home and enjoy the flavors of Chicago from the comfort of your own home.
Located directly in front of Wrigley Field, lies Gallagher Way. A space utilized by the community during Cubs games to enjoy the game on the lawn, and on off days TONS of events occur here. Gallagher hosts movie nights, a French Market on select Thursdays in the summer, and during the day a splash pad is there to cool off. Visiting during the winter? Gallagher turns into a mini North Pole when The Christkindlmarket comes to town!
Click here to see the full event schedule to plan your trip accordingly!
Relax and catch a flick at Century Landmark Theatre! Known for being a recognized leader in the industry for providing its customers consistently diverse and entertaining films, they still proudly display Hollywood hits! Bring the whole family, grab some fresh hot popcorn, recline and unwind. On Mondays and Tuesdays, movies are only $7! Save some money and get a few hours of quiet & entertainment at the same time.
Step into a comic book! 2D is a restaurant, the first of its kind, where every square inch has been hand painted to make you believe you’re a character in a story. Designed to be a great photo op, 2D is a huge hit with kids. They also serve fresh mochi donuts, and hand-brewed Phin-style coffee to give you a midday pick me up. Treat the kids with a stop at 2D, and if they feel inspired, head to the park after with your tasty donuts and a coloring book to help them bring out their artistic side!
Have a superhero lover at home, or are you raising an avid reader? Pay a visit to Chicago Comics, and let the kids browse their HUGE collection of comics. From hard-to-find indie comic titles, they also carry almost all available superhero titles and tons of merchandise. They also sell games, so this is the perfect spot to find something new for the kiddos.
Graham Cracker Comics
3162 N Broadway
With 12 locations across the country, Graham Cracker Comics provides comic book lovers with the largest collection in Chicago. Let the kids browse their thousands of comics, and have them bring home a new favorite, or an old reliable. Share that “first comic book” feeling with your special little one!
Located in the center of Clark Street is a Wrigleyville staple, Sluggers World Class Sports Bar. Although the bottom floor is a huge bar with a lively dance floor, the second story is a kid paradise. With arcade games and batting cages, Sluggers is a MUST during your stay in Chicago, especially during the day. Enjoy a game of Skee-Ball too while you’re up there and enjoy the great view of Wrigley Field.
Be endlessly entertained by the men in blue! Performances are euphoric celebrations of human connection through art, music, comedy and non-verbal communication. Since the Blue Men don’t speak, BLUE MAN GROUP transcends language barriers and is universally appealing to a broad range of age groups and cultural backgrounds. Each performance of BLUE MAN GROUP is unique, and audiences never experience the same show twice!
Have you ever wanted to jump into the boots of Indiana Jones? Or how about dawn the deduction cap of Sherlock Holmes? Maybe you’ve always wanted to sit in Captain Picard’s chair. The Quandary Escape Rooms in Chicago will give you the experiences you’ve always wanted. The Quandary is an independent, immersive escape room, with stories that will make you feel like you’re in a movie. Bring the whole family and work together to escape! They have kid friendly rooms that can challenge the little ones and let them show off their problem solving skills!
Enjoy the fresh air and let the kids get their energy out at Wendt! A classic public playground available for all ages, let the kids run around, work out some energy on their fun jungle gym, and teeter totter the afternoon away!