- 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.
The Skokie Lagoons is an assortment of pools and channels covering 894 acres and located just inland of Lake Michigan. Public boat access with an assortment of fishing is available along with picnic areas and hiking trails.
A fenced-in section of Gallery Park, Little Bear Garden is designed for smaller children to play and explore. There is a storytelling corner that often features live storytelling, as well as a shrubbery maze and a splash play area.
Fairy Castle is a live entertainment venue and performance company that specializes in character entertainment for kids' events. The group offers birthday parties, princess parties, and costumed entertainment for all sorts of special events.
The Roosevelt Outdoor Pool is a public pool open to local residents during the warmer months of the year. A large play pool with zero-depth entry, deep water drop slides, and a 5-lane activity pool are among the facilities available.
Visitors can explore an outdoor history and nature museum that spans 143 acres across diverse prairie grove land at The Grove. The Grove features a variety of native plants, animals and nature trails, and offers workshops and hands-on programs.
Roosevelt park has plenty of sun, shade, and amenities to keep small and large crowds busy for hours. The park includes a fieldhouse for large get togethers, 4 ball fields, 3 tennis courts, 1 basketball court, and 2 football fields.