Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus – Fully Charged

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus – Fully Charged – website ** Note: Ringling Bros. was at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont November 3 through 13. Any specific information (such as location, parking, etc) is specific to the United Center, but my experience and observations are based on what we experienced at the Allstate […]

Overnight Getaway – KeyLime Cove Resort

I’m adding a new feature to Toddling Around Chicagoland – Overnight Getaways. With the current economy I know a lot of families are forced to downsize their vacations, or eliminate them altogether. I’ll be posting about family friendly destinations that are close to home, making them more convenient and easier for tight budgets. Watch for […]

Santa’s Village AZoosment Park

Santa’s Village AZoosment Park – website Location: 601 E. Dundee Avenue, East Dundee Phone: 847-426-6751 Hours: Monday – Friday, 10am – 6pm Saturday, Sunday, & holidays, 11am – 7pm Park closed October 30-November 24 Admission: $16.50/person, ages 3 & up; children 2 & under are free. There is an online coupon for $2 off admission […]

People’s Choice Family Fun Center

The People’s Choice Family Fun Center – website Location: 2411 Grand Ave, Waukegan Phone: 847-336-5700 Hours:  Sun – Thur    Noon-10pm Fri-Sat         11am – 11pm Mini golf open Noon-9pm daily. Open 365 days a year.  Parking: There is a large parking lot. Bathrooms: There are public bathrooms. There are no changing […]

Jelly Belly Visitor Center

Jelly Belly Visitor Center – website Location: 10100 Jelly Belly Lane, Pleasant Prairie, WI 53158 (only 12 miles from Gurnee, IL!) Phone: 866-TOUR-JBC Hours: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm daily; tours 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.  Closed New Year’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day. On the second Saturday in December, Christmas Eve, and New […]

Giveaway – Santa’s Village AZoosment Park

*** This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to our winners: Dawn, Danceddd, and Melody! Thanks to all who entered and a special thanks to Santa’s Village AZoosment Park!  SEE MY UPDATED POST INCLUDING OUR EXPERIENCE! Santa’s Village AZoosment Park Giveaway *** This post was previously posted on Wednesday, May 9, but because of problems with […]

Letterboxing

Letterboxing  Letterboxing is like a treasure hunt and it’s a great activity to do with kids. Letterboxers hide small boxes, generally outdoors, containing a rubber stamp or hand-carved stamp and a logbook. The people who plant the boxes leave clues online so others can find the boxes. When a box is found, the finder stamps […]

Kohl Children’s Museum

Kohl Children’s Museum – website Location: 2100 Patriot Boulevard, Glenview, IL 60026 Phone: 847-832-6600 Hours: Monday 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. (9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. June – Aug.) Tues. – Sat. 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday 12 – 5 p.m. Members Only 9 – 9:30 a.m. (Mon. – Sat.) Admission: $8.50 for children […]

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