- TripBuzz found 638 things to do with kids in or near Northbrook, Illinois, including 623 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Chicago, Skokie, Oak Park and Glenview.
- From Nickel City to Northbrook Sports Center, the Northbrook area offers 109 different types of family activities, including: Parks, Movie Theaters, Family Fun Center and Playgrounds.
- Located on Chicago's north shore is the village of Northbrook. Film legend John Hughes hails from the small community and has filmed many of his films scenes throughout the city, including parts of Ferris Bueller's Day Off, the local water tower still inscribed with Save Ferris. The natural parks are also popular with visitors to the area for the scenery and recreational activities.
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.
A movie theater featuring 14 screens, AMC Northbrook Court 14 displays first-run features films using digital projection. The theater offers stadium seating, theater rentals and a concession area with food and drinks.
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.
Dedicated to shows suitable for child and family audiences, The Northbrook Theatre Department works to provide theatergoers opportunities to enjoy and participate in quality, local productions. They employ professional performers, and feature drama classes and summer drama workshops for students.
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There 16 permanent exhibitions at the Kohl Children's Museum, from domains such as Adventure in Art, Car Care, and Pet Vet. Special programs are organized in here all around the year, while it can also support special private events, such as birthday parties.
Habitat Park is an often overlooked 2 acre outdoor exhibit at the Kohl Children's Museum. Climbing structures, a maze, water painting wall, alternative energy exhibit, sensory garden, interactive sculpture trail with numerous activities are some of the activities available.
The course at the Glen Club Golf Course was ranked at number 2 in 2012 by Golf Magazine, when it comes to public golf courses. The Glen Cub can host all sorts of private events, including in here the weddings.
With a host of arts and fitness programs available, West Ridge Center has dance studios, classrooms, and playgrounds in its facility. Visitors can enroll their children in classes like martial arts, ceramics, and more.
Founded in 1961, the Valley-Lo Sports Club is a club offering a number of amenities and facilities for its guests to enjoy. These include an 18-hole golf course, a full-service club house, and numerous dining options.