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There is no shortage of things to do in Chicago with kids! The question is, what do you feel like doing today? With a great selection of amusement parks, attractions, museums, and zoos, our list covers just a few of Chicago kid's activities - and be sure to check out the best hotels in Chicago for kids too, so you'll be well rested for more adventures every day!

  • Chicago LEGOLAND is located in the Chicago suburb of Schaumburg, and is 30,000-square feet of pure fun. Aimed at children ages 2 - 12, there are a number of rides, hands-on LEGO activities, and life-size LEGO sculptures that will keep kids entertained for hours. 
  • Navy Pier is filled with plenty of kid-friendly attractions such as the Children's Museum, a Ferris Wheel, miniature golf course, and an impressive IMAX theater. 
  • Chicago Boat Tours are fun for adults, but kids love them too! Check out adventure cruises with Seadog, or Pirate adventures with Tall Ship Windy!
  • For great deals on the top family attractions in Chicago, check out the Chicago Family FunPass and the Chicago Children's Pass. These greats deals can save you up to 28%!

Kid-Friendly Restaurants

When the little ones get hungry,  try one of these family-friendly restaurants in Chicago: 

  • Rainforest Cafe has several locations around Chicago, and is the perfect place to take kids in Chicago. This kid-friendly Chicago restaurant's tropical decor is eye catching, and the menu features a great selection of kid favorites. Mac n' cheese, pizza, and hot dogs are menu staples, while the Wild Bunch Kids Zone is a great place for kids to work off some of their energy.
  • Medieval Times offers both dinner and a show! Located in the suburb of Schaumburg, the family-friendly Chicago attraction provides kids with a dinner fit for a king, and an evening filled with brave knights jousting on horseback to win the hand of the fair maiden. It's a great kid-friendly Chicago restaurant that is sure to be a hit with children of all ages.
  • American Girl Place Cafe allows dolls and their mommy's to enjoy sweet treats and strawberry lemonade together. Located in Water Tower Place, the cafe is open for a satisfying breakfast, lunch, and dinner in Chicago. spoiling your American Girl doll.

Check out our Chicago restaurants page for more kid-friendly Chicago restaurants!

Chicago Family Savings

Chicago Family Savings

Spend time with your family in Chicago without breaking the bank! Chicago family savings allow you and your little ones to have lots of fun for less money.

  • Chicago Family Fun Pass: If you're already planning on visiting the major Chicago attractions, you might as well get a pass hat offers you and your family savings on admission! The Chicago Family Fun Pass gives you 30% savings! If you need extra time to pick which attractions you want to visit, you can use the Chicago Family Fun Pass within the next 30 days after you first use it. Your little ones will have a blast learning about animals at the Shedd Aquarium!
  • Chicago Children's Pass: On top of saving you money, the Chicago Children's Pass lets you skip the line! How cool is that? Your little ones might be so excited to check out these fun attractions that being able to skip the line and get them there that much quicker will make you the most awesome parent around. Kids can play, create and discover at the Chicago Children's Museum.
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Chicago Children Activities

While there is plenty to do and see in the Windy City for adults, there are also a number of things to do in Chicago for kids. While it may be hard to pick just one, some of the top Chicago kid's activities include popular theme parks like Six Flags Great America and LEGOLAND Chicago. These fun-filled attractions are sure to be a hit with children of all ages.

There are also plenty of educational Chicago attractions as well when traveling in Chicago with kids. Kids can use their active minds as they play and learn at the same time. The Kohl Children's Museum and the Field Museum both strive not only to educate, but to make learning fun!

And if you're looking for a place to relax and catch your breath, some of the best restaurants in Chicago for kids include the Rainforest Cafe and the American Girl Place Cafe.

There are tons of things to do in Chicago with kids and there are kid-friendly hotels that can keep the whole gang cozy after a long day of fun in the city as well! Find all the best hotels in Chicago for you and your family, and don't miss out on any of the Chicago hotel deals that they offer so that you can stay for longer and do even more with the kids while you're here! Or maybe so you can book the hotel's babysitter service and have some adult fun out on the town too! The possibilities in Chicago are endless, so go wild, all of you!