- TripBuzz found 590 things to do with kids in or near Elgin, Illinois, including 574 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Glenview, West Chicago, Aurora and Lombard.
- From Bowlway Lanes to Infinity Sport Horses, the Elgin area offers 111 different types of family activities, including: Horseback Riding, Bowling, Theaters and Hiking Trails.
- Located in northern Illinois, Elgin resides in both Cook and Kane counties. The city lies on the Fox River and is approximately 35 miles from the states social center, Chicago. Elgin is the eighth most populous city in Illinois and one of few to host a riverboat casino. Along with this, the city is up and coming, with several modern expansions.
Offering recreational classes for ages 4 months to 12 years, The Little Gym of Glenview provides children with engaging opportunities to play and gain confidence in their abilities. These classes include gymnastics, sports, dancing, karate, and more.
The most notable feature of Swenson Park, a spacious, community-managed public area, is its skate park section, which draws skateboarders from around the area. The park also offers basketball courts, ball fields, and numerous picnic areas.
100% 5 votes
Patriot Blvd & Chestnut Avenue, Glenview, IL 60026 MoreLess Info
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.
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.
Surrounding Lake Glenview, Gallery Park is an interactive park where locals can hike three different trails, fish at 8 designated locations, catch a performance at the amphitheater, or play a game at one of the many ball fields.
The Esper Peterson Family Aquatic Center is a recreational water park that features a sand play area, a frog slide, 300 lounge chairs, lap lanes, and a basketball hoop. The facility also has a 180-foot tube slide.
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7877 N Milwaukee Avenue, Niles, IL 60714 MoreLess Info
The Niles Park District Oasis Waterpark is family fun for all ages. From toddlers to teens the waterpark has a selection of slides, pools and splash zones as well as food and beverage service.
100% 4 votes
2400 Chestnut Avenue, Glenview, IL 60026 MoreLess Info
A large indoor water park, Splash Landing Aquatic Center features a variety of aquatic amenities. The facility has a lap pool, a zero depth pool, a whirlpool, a therapy pool, and a play area with water slides.