- TripBuzz found 687 things to do with kids in or near Wheeling, Illinois, including 678 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Chicago, Skokie, Oak Park and Glenview.
- From Jeffery Lanes to Party Fantasy Raceway, the Wheeling area offers 108 different types of family activities, including: Parks, Arcades, Bowling and Arts & Crafts Classes.
- A village located just outside of Chicago, Wheeling is home to several wineries and restaurants. And for added fun and recreation, the city is equipped with several golf courses and public parks including an outdoor waterpark with giant slides. Each year, Wheeling also hosts a variety of outdoor events such as the Freedom Fest and the Wheeling International Festival.
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A bowling alley with scoring kept on paper, Jeffery Lanes features eight lanes of bowling and serves host to private events and tournaments. The center offers a fully stocked bar, karaoke nights twice a week and a jukebox for music.
Party Fantasy Raceway is a family fun attraction centered around two go kart tracks - one for younger children, another built for older kids and adults. The center also has bounce pits, rock climbing walls, and an arcade among other attractions.
Among the attractions offered by the Wheeling Aquatic Center is Willie the Whale, a toddler-sized water slide. The center also offers a variety of pools, slides, and activities, as well as a sand play area and a cafe.
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.
Dam 1 Forest Preserve is a park with many outdoor shelters, picnic tables and wooded trails. Patrons can view wildlife such as deer, geese, swans and other animals or use this location for a family cookout or other event.
Located on 97 acres, Heritage Park features baseball, softball and soccer fields, tennis courts and an ice skating rink in the winter. The park has a playground, picnic facilities and a path suitable for walking and biking.
Fairy Castle is a live entertainment venue and performance company that specializes in character entertainment for kids' events. The group offers birthday parties, princess parties, and costumed entertainment for all sorts of special events.