10 Ways to Beat the Heat in Lake County

Beat the Heat Lake County

It’s another sweltering day in Lake County. If the heat has you thinking only about cool iced drinks by a seaside pool instead of how to entertain your kids, we’re here to help! A quick look at 10 ways you can keep cool in Lake County, iced drink optional.

Beat the Heat Lake County

1. Dive in!

Nothing beats the heat quite like jumping into a nice and refreshing pool! Even your little ones will love just floating and lounging in a cool pool. Deerspring Pool, Deerfield (above) even has a shaded area so you can relax in the water without being baked in the sun.  Find a Tot Swim near you and enjoy the water without having to worry about bigger kids!

Beat the Heat Lake County

2. Dive in without the Sun!

Want the refreshing feel of a swim without having to bake in the sun? Visit one of the indoor pools and water parks in the area! Arctic Splash, Wheeling (shown above) has both daily open times as well as a Tot Swim. Find more indoor pools to try out.

Beat the Heat Lake County

3. Splash!

Run through the sprinklers and splash in the puddles at one of Lake County’s many splash pads and spray parks. Don’t let the kids have all the fun! Run through with them for an instant refresher!

Beat the Heat Lake County4. Watch a Movie!

Set up a movie theater in your house and enjoy the AC! Turn off all the lights and shut out the sun while you enjoy popcorn for lunch and skip naps to cuddle up and enjoy! You can find some of our favorite movies on our Family Movie Night Board. Or if you prefer the big screen check out some of the Summer Movie Clubs for Kids!

5.  Create!

Declare it an art day and work on some easy wall-worthy art projects or visit one of the cool local art studios and create a project in a new medium. You can also drop the kids off at Artist @ Heart {Libertyville} for their drop-off night tonight and go enjoy one of those before mentioned iced drinks.


6. Popsicle Party!

Fill a baby pool and break out the boxes of Popsicles! Invite the whole neighborhood and make it a party! Looking for a healthy alternative, check out Heather’s recipe!

Beat the Heat Lake County7. Have Ice Cream for Dinner

Cross an item off your summer bucket list and visit one of our favorite places for ice cream! Splurge and get it dipped! {Shown, Chocolate dipped kids cone from Tastee-Freeze Grayslake}

Beat the Heat Lake County8. Visit a Museum

Keep cool and learn something too! You can check out the Modern Masters at the Lake County Discovery Museum, Play at the Round Lake Children’s Museum or venture into the city to explore Space.  There’s plenty to see and do!

Beat the Heat Lake County9. Hit the Ice!

Nothing says cool like ice! Visit Rink-Side Entertainment {Gurnee} Monday – Thursday and open skate admission is equivalent to the temperature (over 85 degrees) outside! See the website for details.

10. Hit the Road!

Find cooler pastures, or just cooler scenery with a road trip! We have a whole board of cool things to see that are just a gas-tank drive away


What are you doing to beat the heat?!

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Melissa is mom to 4. She used to dream of traveling the world, now she dreams of a clean kitchen. She can be found on most social media sites as @PBinmyHair because with this much hair and four kids, you're bound to find something in it.

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