FREE (or Cheap) Indoor Entertainment Lake County
Deerfield Park District Tree House
Jewett Park Community Center, 836 Jewett Park Drive | (847) 945-0650
Children are $3m, Parents are FREE
Wildlife Discovery Center
1401 Middlefork Drive, Lake Forest | (847) 810-3663.
Read why it’s one of Loralie’s favorites.
Open Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Always FREE, but donations are appreciated.
701 N. Milwaukee Ave., Ste 360, Vernon Hills | (847) 247-8000
Maureen reviews the restaurant and tells us about their free playspace for children 5 and under. They also have a full calendar of family programming which we share each month in What’s on the Menu?
Hawthorn Mall in Vernon Hills has a FREE playspace as well as in Gurnee Mills.
Find out how your kids can bowl free all summer long!
Fun Library Spaces
Don’t forget your local library. Many Lake County libraries have play spaces in their children’s areas, some with fully-outfitted toy rooms or equipment for an indoor playground! Here are just a few we recommend:
Cook Park Library
413 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville | (847) 362-2330
Playroom with toys for infants and toddlers.
Summer Children’s Movies
On select days of the week, a few local movie theaters offer discounted summer movies for kids, some as low as just $1.00!
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