- 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.
The Glenview History Center is a museum and library dedicated to preserving, nurturing, and promoting an awareness of Glenviewâ€™s local history. Attractions include the Hibbard Library, various educational programs, and the Farmhouse Museum.
Going to the Historic Wagner Farm can be a bit of a learning experience. Visitors can learn about livestock, crops, participate in special events, and visit the heritage center to take part in some interactive exhibits.
Community Bark West is a fenced, off-leash park with separate small dog area within the larger main park. The park features walking paths, fountains for dogs and people, shelter for shade and inclement weather and waste disposal bags and receptacles.
Established in 1904, the Ravinia Park is now the place where the Ravinia Festival is held during summer, in which around 135 events are held each year. The park covers 36 acres and has on its site picnic areas and a pavilion. Around 600,000 visitors are welcomed each summer.
The Sunset Woods Park is a public park that provides a large amount of different features and amenities to those who visit. These amenities include baseball fields, picnic areas, a skatepark, and an outdoor ice rink in the winter.
The Chicago Jewelry School offers a wide variety of courses and programs in jewelry making, aimed at everything from girls' nights out and post-retirement activities to professional training. The school also offers a boutique with student-made wares.
The Landmark Renaissance Cinema screens foreign and independent films on its big theater screens. The cinema has an onsite snack bar offering organic and fair trade snacks along with beer, wine, and sodas.
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Featuring a 5,000-square-foot fitness center, Recreation Center of Highland Park provides exercise equipment and a pool along with lessons and classes. The center also has a track for walking and running, basketball courts and a child care facility.