- The list below includes 588 free or cheap things to do in or near Northbrook, Illinois, including 109 different types of inexpensive activities like Parks, Movie Theaters, Family Fun Center and Playgrounds.
- From Techny Prairie Park & Fields to Village Green, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Northbrook and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Chicago, Skokie, Oak Park and Evanston.
Featuring over 107 acres in total, Techny Prairie Park & Fields is a park featuring a large selection of amenities for guests to enjoy. These amenities include baseball diamonds, batting cages, a playground, a skatepark, and a nine-hole golf course.
100% 3 votes
1331 Shermer Rd, Shermer Rd & Walters Avenue, Northbrook, IL 60062 MoreLess Info
Opened in the 1940s, Village Green showcases 10 acres of walkways, green gardens, and playgrounds. Picnic areas are featured as well as a full baseball diamond, and views of local businesses and passing trains are available.
88% 8 votes
Northbrook Court Mall, 2042 Northbrook Ct, Northbrook, IL 60062 MoreLess Info
With blocks, toys, and tents for young children to play with, Gymboree Play & Music offers classes to aid in a child's development. The instructor uses the playground to encourage the development of balance and coordination skills.
Somme Prairie Nature Preserve is a 90 acre nature preserve populated by savanna, prairie, woodland, and ephemeral ponds. The preserve is a natural habitat to hundreds of rare plant and animal species. Guided tours are available on request.
The River Trail Nature Center is a nature center focused on telling the story of native plants and animals that still thrive within the surrounding urban environment. Attractions include self-guiding trails, an exhibit building, and a children's nature discovery area.
Comprised of four outdoor pools, the Meadowhill Aquatic Center features a diving area with three diving boards of varying heights, a lap pool, a water playground for kids, and a pool with body slides and tube slides.
Artist Judith Joseph, of the Judith Joseph Studio creates an array of art in her Northbrook space. The artist works in various mediums suck as calligraphy, glass and silk and can create custom pieces for special occasions.
A popular location for birthday parties, Nickel City offers a variety of arcade games; including racing games, Dance Dance Revolution, shooting games, and more. Kids can redeem prizes with the tickets won from the games.
100% 5 votes
1776 Walters Avenue, Northbrook, IL 60062 MoreLess Info
Located in the Northfield Inn, Northbrook Historical Society and History Museum has a top floor that is a recreation of an 1890s Shermerville home with period furnishings and artifacts. The museum contains the Schinleber photograph collection among other exhibits.