Worldwide Day of Play 2018

Like many kids, there is nothing my son likes doing more than playing video games. Sometimes it is a struggle to get him outside to play. Nickelodeon realized this back in 2004 and invented the Worldwide Day of Play to get kids outside and off their screens.  Many venues in Lake County are hosting events to celebrate the Worldwide Day of Play that you and your family can attend. So get up off that couch and go play at one of these events!

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Worldwide Day of Play Events in Lake County

September 15, 2018

9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  Waukegan
Field House Sports & Fitness Center,  800 N. Baldwin Avenue, Waukegan
Kids of all ages should come to the Field House Sports & Fitness Center to play! There will be plenty of fun sports, contests, games, crafts, healthy snacks, and more! Children ages 14 and older will have free fitness center access during the event.  Parents must stay on site with children.


11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Vernon Hills
Century Park Pavilion, 1401 Indianwood Drive, Vernon Hills
Put down the iPad, turn off the Xbox, and come to Century Park Pavilion for an afternoon of unplugged play! Park District staff will lead old-school picnic games including sack races, hula hoop contests, and the ever popular egg toss. There will also be several other games available. No registration necessary! Just come to the park and be ready to play! This event will be cancelled in the case of inclement weather.


September 22, 2018

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Wilmette
Vattman Park, 1461 Lake Avenue, Wilmette
Get up, get out and go play! Join us at Vattmann Park to celebrate this annual event. Activities include: bounce house, sporting activities, a water balloon toss, raffle, and more. This event is FREE, but registration is required.


Where will you be playing in celebration of the Worldwide Day of Play? 

About Tracy Rubel 58 Articles
Tracy dreams of someday being considered a “cool” mom and she can still remember the days when she had time to put on makeup in the morning. She is a young, single, stay-at-home mom to an awesome little boy named Jayden. She recently graduated college with a degree in Early Childhood Education and has lived in various parts of Lake County her whole life. Every day, she and her son set off in her Jeep, rocking a pair of oversized sunglasses, in search of a new and exciting adventure to go on. In her free time she enjoys photography, reading, dancing, yoga, shopping, and pinning kid’s activities on Pinterest. She truly believes that if she was given enough Starbucks that she could rule the world.

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