Worldwide Day of Play 2016

There is nothing like spending a day outside in the sun with the whole family. To encourage this, Nickelodeon developed an event in 2004 called the Worldwide Day of Play. It was designed to get the kids away from the television, video games, and electronic devices and playing outside instead. Many venues in Lake County are hosting events to celebrate 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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September 17, 2016

9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  Waukegan
Field House Sports & Fitness Center,  800 N. Baldwin Ave., Waukegan
Kids of all ages should come to the Field House Sports & Fitness Center. There will be plenty of fun sports, contests, games, crafts, healthy snacks and more! Children aged 14 and older will have free fitness center access and wellness screenings.  Parents must stay on site with children ages seven and younger.

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Vernon Hills
Century Park North, 1401 Indianwood Dr., Vernon Hills
Century Park will be the site of play galore! The Vernon Hills Park District will lead old-school picnic games including sack races, hula hoop contests, and even an egg toss! There will also be several other games and activities available.  The best part–no registration is necessary, just show up ready to play.

September 24, 2016

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Wilmette
Vattman Park, 1461 Lake Avenue, Wilmette
Vattman Park is the place to be on September 24th. Activities at Vattman Park include a bounce house, sports, a water balloon toss, a raffle and more. This event is FREE, but registration is required.

September 25, 2016

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Glencoe
Takiff Center, 999 Green Bay Rd, Glencoe
Join the Glencoe Park District for outdoor activities including crafts, games, and wellness activities. The park district will also offer offering free fitness demonstrations and classes for families.

You don’t need to have an event to get outside and play right here in Lake County.  You can make your own adventure with your family any day and we have several suggestions how to do it.  Melissa and her family love the brand new children’s play garden at the Chicago Botanic Garden.  Jennifer and her family enjoy going geocaching, and taught us all how to do it.  Otherwise you cannot go wrong choosing one of the Jaw Dropping Playgrounds or our Best Toddler Playgrounds.

Where will you be playing at 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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