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Activities for Kids’ School Holidays in Chicago's Northwest Suburbs

Activities for Kids’ School Holidays in Chicago's Northwest Suburbs

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Activities for Kids’ School Holidays in Chicago's Northwest Suburbs

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With a wide range of activities and opportunities available, there's no shortage of adventures to keep your children engaged and entertained during their time off from school. From engaging no-school day camps at Hot Ground Gym to the diverse offerings in Chicago's North Shore, there's something for every young explorer. Join us as we dive into the thrilling events and discover the enriching experiences that await in the Chicago Northwest Suburbs!

Chicago Public Schools Calendar for 2023-2024: Plan Kid's Holidays Events Ahead

Chicago Public Schools Calendar for 2023-2024: Plan Kid's Holidays Events Ahead

Chicago Public Schools is proposing a calendar for the 2023-2024 school year that closely aligns with the current year. This provides an opportunity for parents and families to plan exciting school-off activities for kids.

Here are the key dates on the proposed Chicago Public Schools' calendar:

  • January 15: M. L. King Day
  • February 19: Presidents' Day
  • March 25-29: Spring Holidays
  • March 31: Easter
  • May 27: Memorial Day
  • June 6: Start of Summer Holidays

Mark these dates on your calendars and start thinking about the fun activities and outings you can plan for your kids during these school holidays in Chicago's North Shore!

January 15, Martin Luther King Day

Celebrate Martin Luther King Day with engaging activities for kids in the Chicago Northwest Suburbs.

Spend MLK Day Off at Codeverse, Wilmette

Spend MLK Day Off at Codeverse, Wilmette

Make the most of Martin Luther King Day in Chicago's North Suburbs with the MLK Day Off at Codeverse in Wilmette! Designed for ages 6-12, Codeverse offers day camps from 9am - 3pm, with the option for drop off as early as 8am and late pickup until 4pm. For an additional fee, extended hours until 5:15 pm are available. During camp, kids will participate in interactive activities such as building mobile games, commanding robots, and 3D printing at Codeverse's innovative studios. Join the MLK Day Off camp and let your kids explore their passion for technology!

Address: 517 Green Bay Rd. Wilmette, IL 60091

Have Parents' Day Out at Deer Creek Racquet Club

Take a break on Martin Luther King Day in Chicago's North Shore while your kids have a blast at Deer Creek Racquet Club! Let your kids engage in exciting activities as they learn to play tennis, racquetball, wallyball, and ping pong. With the kids enjoying their day off school, parents can take some well-deserved time off too. Register online for a day filled with action-packed fun, all for just $65. Give yourself and your kids a memorable and enjoyable day on the special day!

Address: 636 Ridge RdHighland Park, IL 60035

Chill Out at Winter Camp

Stay warm while playing cool games and activities at Hot Ground Gym's winter camps!

February 19, Presidents’ Day

Discover fun-filled Presidents' Day activities and exciting places to visit with kids in Chicago's North Shore.

Enroll Your Kids in Fun-Filled Camps at Hot Ground Gym

In the heart of Chicago's northwest suburbs, Hot Ground Gym offers exciting school's-out day camps to keep your kids entertained and engaged during the holidays. Whether your little ones are thrill-seekers or creative minds, Hot Ground Gym's camps have something for everyone.

At both our Libertyville and Arlington Heights locations, your kids can participate in an array of activities, including obstacle course training, team-building missions, "target practice" hand-eye coordination exercises, and many other fun games. Experienced instructors will guide them through these challenging yet enjoyable activities, fostering their physical fitness, problem-solving skills, and teamwork abilities.


  • 1950 US-45 in Libertyville, IL
  • 8 W College Dr # A in Arlington Heights, IL

Embrace the Winter Spirit with Ice Skating on Presidents' Day

Embrace the Winter Spirit with Ice Skating on Presidents' Day

As the chilly winter air fills the city, why not embrace the season and take the kids for an exhilarating ice skating adventure? On Presidents' Day, head to the heart of Chicago and glide across the glistening ice at the Ice Skating Ribbon at Maggie Daley Park or the McCormick Tribune Ice Rink in Millennium Park. These scenic rinks offer a perfect opportunity for kids to learn and perfect their skating skills, while adults can enjoy the breathtaking views of the city skyline. Don't forget to rent skates and grab a hot chocolate to warm up afterward.


  • Ice Skating Ribbon at Maggie Daley Park: 337 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601
  • McCormick Tribune Ice Rink in Millennium Park: 201 E. Randolph St. Chicago, IL 60601

Uncover the World's Wonders at Museums with Free Admission

On Presidents' Day, February 19th, embark on a journey of discovery and learning at Chicago's renowned museums. Indulge in the fascinating world of astronomy and space exploration at the Adler Planetarium, where you can gaze up at the night sky through its iconic telescopes or explore the mysteries of the universe through engaging exhibitions. Step back in time and explore Chicago's rich history at the Chicago History Museum, where captivating exhibits unveil the city's past, present, and future. And for a mesmerizing encounter with aquatic life, dive into the depths of the Shedd Aquarium, home to an array of marine creatures from around the globe. Illinois residents can enjoy free admission to all three museums on this special day, making it an ideal opportunity to expand knowledge and spark imagination.


  • Adler Planetarium: 1300 S. DuSable Lake Shore Dr. Chicago, IL 60605
  • Chicago History Museum: 1601 N. Clark Street Chicago, IL 60614
  • Shedd Aquarium: 1200 S DuSable Lk Shr Dr, Chicago, IL 60605

Enroll in Hot Ground Gym's No-School Day Camps Today!

Turn days off into days of adventure! Enroll your child in our No-school Day Camps at Hot Ground Gym for an active, fun-filled experience. Don't stall – Register now!

March 25-29, 2024 Spring Holidays

Find the perfect destinations to spend the spring holidays for kids in the Chicago Suburbs.

Keep the Spring Break Fun Alive at Hot Ground Gym

Spring break boredom doesn't stand a chance against Hot Ground Gym's epic spring break camp! ‍Spring break camp at Hot Ground Gym offers an exciting array of activities designed to keep kids entertained, active, and learning during their time off from school. Your little adventurers will conquer challenging obstacle courses, unleash their inner ninjas on the climbing walls, and build teamwork like never before through creative games and activities. Sign your kids up for a spring holiday week of memories they'll treasure at Hot Ground's convenient Libertyville or Arlington Heights locations.


  • 1950 US-45, Libertyville, IL 60048
  • 8 W College Dr # A, Arlington Heights, IL 60004

Explore Nature Playgrounds of Chicago's North Shore

Spring bursts into bloom in the Chicago Northwest suburbs, offering kids exciting adventures! Dive into the fragrant wonderland of the Chicago Botanic Garden, where nature trails teem with butterflies and blooming bulbs. In Chicago itself, the Garfield Park Conservatory transforms into a tropical paradise, with vibrant orchids and cascading ferns. Venture further west to the Morton Arboretum, where towering trees whisper secrets and discovery awaits around every bend. From budding blossoms to playful pollinators, these green havens promise unforgettable spring break memories for curious minds and budding adventurers.


  • Chicago Botanic Garden: 1000 Lake Cook Road Glencoe, IL 60022
  • Garfield Park Conservatory: 300 N. Central Park Ave, Chicago, IL 60624
  • Morton Arboretum: 4100 Illinois Route 53 Lisle, IL 60532

Embark on a Spring Break Quest in the Chicago Northwest Suburbs

Calling all junior adventurers! Head to the Lisle Park District located at 1925 Ohio Street in Lisle for an unforgettable adventure. Engage your little ones in a variety of outdoor activities, including nature hikes, scavenger hunts, and sports games. With beautiful parks and recreational areas to explore, the Lisle Park District offers endless opportunities for kids to have fun and make the most of their spring school holidays.

Address: 1925 Ohio St, Lisle, IL 60532

Have Lego-Tastic Spring Break

Have Lego-Tastic Spring Break

In Chicago's North Suburbs, Schaumburg is a top destination for family-friendly activities during the kids' school spring holidays. One must-visit spot is the Legoland Discovery Center. With its interactive exhibits and brick-building fun, Legoland Discovery Center is sure to captivate and entertain kids of all ages. Make unforgettable memories with your little ones at this exciting destination in Schaumburg.

Address: 601 N Martingale Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60173

Go on Jewett Park's Spring Break Adventure

In Deerfield, spring break bursts into action at Jewett Park! Conquer super-tall twisty slides, soar on swings, and navigate towering jungle gyms on the two epic playgrounds. Budding skaters can shred the skate park, while winter warriors glide across the sparkling outdoor ice rink. When the sun sets, adventure awaits at the Treehouse, a legendary indoor playground brimming with slides, tunnels, and climbing challenges. Unleash the giggles and memories at Jewett Park – spring break fun is guaranteed!

Address: 836 Jewett Park Drive, Deerfield, IL 60015

Get Outside this Spring!

Join Hot Ground Gym's spring camp in Illinois for obstacle courses, adventures, and more! Don't miss out.

March 31, Easter Celebration

Discover Easter fun and excitement for kids and the best destinations to spend the holiday.

Join the Easter Egg Hunt and Brunch at Cantigny Park

Hop into spring this Easter with a double dose of family fun at Cantigny Park! During Easter weekend, their grounds transform into a vibrant egg-hunting haven. Little ones can gleefully chase colorful eggs nestled amidst the park's natural beauty, while Mr. and Mrs. Bunny pose for adorable photo ops. Unleash creativity at the Easter craft station, browse the book fair for enchanting springtime reads, and fuel up with delicious treats from festive food trucks.

Address: 1 S, 151 Winfield Rd, Wheaton, IL 60189

Spend Egg-Citing Family Night at Cosley Zoo

This Easter, skip the crowds and create treasured memories with your little ones at Cosley Zoo's charming "Egg-citing Family Night"! Nestled in Chicago's West Suburbs, this intimate zoo offers the perfect balance of Easter fun and animal encounters, ideal for smaller children. Join the adorable Easter Bunny for a delightful meet-and-greet, then unleash your inner detectives on a thrilling Easter egg scavenger hunt scattered throughout the zoo's charming grounds. Get creative with a fun Easter craft station, while also exploring the habitats of fascinating animals like playful otters, majestic owls, and cuddly rabbits.

Address: 1356 N Gary Ave, Wheaton, IL 60187

Hop Bunny Trolley at the Illinois Railway Museum

Hop Bunny Trolley at the Illinois Railway Museum

Springtime takes a charming turn at the Illinois Railway Museum's beloved annual event, the Bunny Trolley Hop! This egg-stravaganza, held in Chicago's Northwest Suburbs, is the perfect blend of fantastic adventures and Easter cheer for little train enthusiasts. Meet the Easter Bunny at his carrot-coach headquarters, then let the hunt begin! Colorful Easter eggs nestled amidst vintage locomotives and antique train cars offer excellent discoveries for eager explorers.

Address: 7000 Olson Rd, Union, IL 60180

May 27, Memorial Day

Celebrate Memorial Day with kids by exploring the top events and activities to attend on Memorial Day.

Attend the Barrington Art Festival

On Memorial Day weekend, celebrate art, community, and family fun at the annual Barrington Art Festival! During the celebration, the charming streets of downtown Barrington transform into a vibrant open-air gallery teeming with artistic delights. Over 120 talented artists showcase their diverse creations, from captivating paintings and sculptures to unique jewelry and wearable art. But the fun doesn't stop there! Live music fills the air and creates a lively atmosphere as you meander through the stalls.

Address: Cook and Station Streets, Barrington, IL 60010

Be a Part of Arlington Heights Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony

Be a part of Arlington Heights Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony

Join the vibrant community of Arlington Heights at the annual Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony! Witness a spectacle of marching bands, military veterans, colorful floats, and enthusiastic community groups parading down Sigwalt Street in front of Village Hall (starting point). Over 3,000 participants come together to express their gratitude and remembrance to create a moving and impactful event for all ages.

Address: Chestnut Street and Freemont Street, Arlington Heights, IL, 60004

June 6, Start of Summer Holidays

Embark on a summer adventure in Chicago's North Suburbs in the best kid-friendly attractions and activities.

Join Summer Adventures at Hot Ground Gym's Camp!

Unleash your child's inner explorer and conquer new challenges at Hot Ground Gym's action-packed summer camps in Arlington Heights and Libertyville! Geared for ages 6-13, our summer camps offer an epic blend of daily activities, building confidence, resilience, and a love for movement. Here, kids get active, engaged, and empowered. Here they learn valuable life skills like problem-solving, communication, and leadership, all while having a blast in a supportive and motivating environment.


  • 1950 US-45, Libertyville, IL 60048
  • 8 W College Dr # A, Arlington Heights, IL 60004

Take Part in Cori's Kids Triathlon

Take Part in Cori's Kids Triathlon

Make the most of the summer holidays in the Chicago Northwest Suburbs with Cori's Kids Triathlon! No matter your child's experience level, Cori's Kids Triathlon has a challenge waiting. Choose from three age groups: 6-8, 9-11, and 12-14, each tackling progressively longer distances. From a 75-meter swim and 0.75-mile run for the youngest racers to a 125-meter swim and 1.25-mile run for the teens, there's a perfect course to ignite your child's competitive spirit.

Address: 1450 Forest Gate Road, Oak Brook, IL, 60523

Feel the Breeze at the Frontier Kite Fly Fest

Experience the joy of flying kites during the summer holidays in the Chicago Northwest Suburbs at the Frontier Kite Fly Fest! Hosted by the Naperville Park District, this event invites families to fly their own kites or watch professionals perform exciting kite stunts. Enjoy live music, a bounce house, crafts, giveaways, and a dedicated family kite flying area with captivating kite demonstrations. Additionally, the skate park will be open for demos and open skating, providing extra fun for everyone.

Address: 3380 Cedar Glade Dr., Naperville, IL, 60564

Ignite Your Summer at Hot Ground Gym Camps!

Get ready for an unforgettable summer at Hot Ground Gym Camps in Arlington Heights and Libertyville, IL! Don't miss out on this action-packed camp experience - enroll today!

Immerse Your Kids in Joyful Experiences in Chicago's North Shore

There are endless opportunities for children to engage in exciting and enriching activities in Chicago Northwest Suburbs. Whether it's joining the adventure-filled Hot Ground Gym kids' day camps or exploring the wonders of nature at the Chicago Botanic Garden and Garfield Park Conservatory, these experiences promise to create lasting memories. To make sure your children don't miss out on the fun, contact us today and secure their spots in the engaging kids' day camps available throughout the year!

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