- TripBuzz found 617 things to do with kids in or near West Chicago, Illinois, including 595 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Oak Park, Glenview, Aurora and Lombard.
- From Coyote Crossing Mini Golf to Turtle Splash Water Park, the West Chicago area offers 108 different types of family activities, including: Parks, Nature & Wildlife Areas, Golf and Bowling.
- Home of the West Chicago Prairie Forest Preserve, the city of West Chicago is known for scenic outdoor adventure. One of the largest, and best preserved, prairies in all the northwest, it offers beautiful views and wildlife viewing. Other points of interest include a living history farm, dining and shopping.
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.
Comprised of four outdoor pools, the Meadowhill Aquatic Center features a diving area with three diving boards of varying heights, a lap pool, a water playground for kids, and a pool with body slides and tube slides.
Oak Lawn Baseball is an outdoor baseball and softball league that hosts boys travel baseball games and girls travel softball games. The league also offers free clinics for girls and boys who are enrolled in the league.
Humboldt Park features a variety of gardens and walking paths for guests who are interested in a nature-heavy setting. Visitors of the site can also take advantage of a small pond that is deep enough for swimming.
Veteran Acres Park is a 140 acre park housing a Nature Center, Rotary Building and Rotary Warming House. The park also features several athletic fields, and has several hiking and cross country skiing trails.
Public skating sessions, learn-to-skate classes, and hockey leagues are among the services provided by the Arctic Ice Arena, a local ice skating rink. The arena also contains a pro shop as well as a restaurant/bar/grill.
Emerson Park is a community-owned and managed park that features traditional amenities such as park benches, picnic areas, and playgrounds. In addition to these facilities, visitors will find tennis and basketball courts, as well as regularly maintained restrooms.
A variety of recreational activities are available at Centennial Park, including horseshoe areas, sand volleyball courts, baseball fields and more. Guests can even bring a four-legged friend to The Dogout dog park.
The Children's Museum in Oak Lawn offers children a range of activities that involve play based education. The Children's Museum in Oak Lawn provides programs and exhibits. There are two floors which offer different types of activities.