- TripBuzz found 589 things to do with kids in or near Wilmette, Illinois, including 573 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Chicago, Skokie, Oak Park and Glenview.
- From Growth Spurts to Centennial Family Aquatic Center, the Wilmette area offers 107 different types of family activities, including: Parks, Theaters, Skating Rinks and Hiking Trails.
- Just minutes from Chicago, Wilmette is a small village that has received national attention for being a great community for families with children. An important destination for those interested in the Bahai faith, Wilmette is home to their one and only temple in the United States. Along with swimming beaches, the village is equipped with a rare doggy beach and outdoor amphitheater.
Little ones can explore and learn in the hands-on play spaces at Growth Spurts. The play place offers different types of learning and play for different ages and stages as well as special classes for learning and interacting with others.
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The Centennial Family Aquatic Center is a family friendly water park that features a 50-meter pool with 8 lap lanes, a wading pool with a tot slide, and locker room facilities. The center also has a leisure pool.
Centennial Ice Rink has a main rink and a studio rink where visitors can skate or play hockey or broomball, and where all equipment and the rinks can be rented. It has a concession stand with snacks and refreshments.
With 10, real-wood lanes, the Wilmette Bowling Center offers both recreational and league bowling. Beer, wine and food are available on-site and the bowling center offers accommodations for special events and parties.
An entertainment resource, the Wilmette Theatre offers first-run and art films as well as live theater productions, concerts, comedy and children's shows. The theatre also offers classes in acting and musical theater.
Historic Roemer Park has been home to local Little League baseball players, including comedian Bill Murray, since its opening in 1953. Recent renovations to the baseball park brought improved dugouts, fences and concessions.
At Thornwood Park, visitors can enjoy recreational activities like tennis, baseball, and ice skating. The park has a playground with swings, a climbing structure, and monkey bars. There are also several walking paths for joggers.