Foolish Fun and Spring Break Splash: Grab & Go Kids Planner

This week, enjoy special April Fool's Day and spring break themed events.

We've assembled a weekly calendar of kid-friendly activities and new places to try out with your children.

Each week, we'll give you the info on the five best family activities or events for the week.

You're time-pressed enough, so we're happy to do the research and find the best things to do and places to go, both in and within reasonable striking distance.

Look for the kids’ planner each Wednesday, and help us build the planner with your own suggestions and tips — just add them to the comment box. Even if you disagree with our picks, let us know. We want to hear from you!


  • Where/When:
    , 1555 75th St., Woodridge on Saturday, April 2 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
    Why Go:
    Money raised will go to Magnificent Mutts Rescue who have found homes for over 500 animals.
    $20 per person 12 and up.  Price includes bowling, bowling shoes, pizza, pop, salad, and bread sticks.

  • Where/When:
    Morton Arboretum, 4100 Lincoln Ave, Lisle on Saturday, April 2 and Sunday, April 3 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    Why Go:
    Children can make a recycled plant container, plant a tree seed and take it home to watch it grow!
    Cost of Admission into Arboretum
    Grizzly Jack’s Grand Bear Resort, 2643 North Route 178 in Utica, is offering reduced rates and special packages during spring break.
    Why Go:
    Packages include an overnight stay in a family suite, free water park admission, 100 arcade tokens, one large cheese pizza and two $10 breakfast credits.
    Packages begin at $154.95 per night.
    Where/When: 616 Delles Rd., Wheaton, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Monday through Friday.
    Why Go: Spend spring break learning the basics of safe fishing. For ages 8-14.
    Pricing: $45 for residents, $58 for non-residents.

  • Where/When: , 523 S Webster St, Naperville, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, April 1.
    Why Go: Children in grades one through five are invited to Naper Settlement for "Foolish Fun on April 1," which includes games, activities and crafts.
    Pricing: $45 for residents, $58 for non-residents.


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