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Local Fun Summertime Places to go with Kids
Summer is in full swing. If you are like me & are home with your children this summer, then having fun is key. I am always on the look out for clever ideas & entertaining activities. It can be challenging at times to find something new to do. So I am constantly researching new places in search of thinking outside the box.
Here are some great places that are a good time as well as friendly on your wallet. And your kids won’t be bored either! Luckily we live in an area where there is an abundance of activities right here in our backyard. From petting zoos to splash pads, as well as libraries & water parks it is all here.
Randall Oaks Barnyard Zoo
1180 N. Randall Rd. West Dundee, IL 60118
Zoo Hours for the 2012 Season 9:00am – 5:00pm on the following dates:
Open Daily: May 7-October 8
Fall weekends only: Oct. 13-Nov. 25
Closed for the season: Nov. 26
Group Hayrides: September 14-November 11 (Advanced reservations required)
This is a great place to pack a picnic lunch & spend a couple hours. This is great for kids to experience animals & spark some curiosity. They have a variety of barnyard animals as well as pony rides. There are two parks & pony rides, which are lots of fun.
Address: 81 E. Devon Roselle, IL
1 ball field, 1 basketball court, Fishing, 1 playground, 2 soccer fields, Pavillion, Gazebo, Water splash pad
This is a free splash pad that is on all day. Kids can have fun running through the sprinklers & beating the summer heat. Be sure to bring buckets & water toys. There is also a large park that surrounds the splash pad with plenty of swings & climbing walls. This is also another great place to pack a picnic lunch & spend the afternoon.
Schaumburg Township Central Library
130 South Roselle Road Schaumburg, IL 60193 (847) 985-4000
Sunday (winter): Noon-9pm
Sunday (summer): Noon-5pm
This is a terrific library with a very large children’s department. They have a great play area that looks like a big enchanted forest. There are games, puzzles, computers, story time & craft hour. Your kids will love it!