- 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.
The Regal 12 Cinema Theater offers moviegoers the chance to watch first-run, digitally-projected movies in reclining seats. The theater also has a game room, sells concessions, and host parties and special events.
Johansen Farms is a children's zoo and pumpkin farm. The pumpkin patch holds over 25,000 pumpkins and is open for children to roam. The zoo contains over 500 animals and features a variety of rides, playhouses, and other attractions.
The Liberty Theater is a historic theater that provides entertainment in the form of movies. The theater was once the employer of a young Marlon Brando and has the goal of recreating the golden age of movie-going.
7411 Milwaukee Ave, Niles, IL 60714 MoreLess Info
Kiddie Kingdom is a kid-centric arcade with a restaurant offering numerous dishes from shrimp appetizers and Italian beef sandwiches to pasta and pizza. Players can collect game tickets for prizes. Party packages and catering are also available.
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.
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28201 N St Marys Road, Libertyville, IL 60048 MoreLess Info
An extensive nature preserve, Old School Forest Preserve features an extensive network of trails suitable for hiking or running, as well as impressive wilderness views. The preserve also has restroom facilities.
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425 Trout Farm Road, Bolingbrook, IL 60440 MoreLess Info
Hidden Lakes Historic Trout Farm is an outdoor leisure park that supports activities such as trout and catfish fishing. The lake requires a permit to fish on and holds occasional fishing derbies.
Hidden Oaks Nature Center offers visitors of all ages and backgrounds with the opportunity to connect with nature. Patrons can participate in interactive exhibits and hands-on activities, register for nature programs or hit the trails with a self-guided Discovery Pack.