Outside fun

Outside fun – Look for these activities as the months get warmer

·         Gurnee Park District offers free concerts in the summer

·         Round Lake Prairie Grass Nature Museum

o   http://www.rlapd.org/facilities-aquatics.cfm

o    Ideal ages: 1-adult

o   Cost: FREE

·         Wildlife Discovery Center in Lake Forest

o    http://www.cityoflakeforest.com/parks-and-recreation/wildlife-discovery-center/

o    Ideal ages: anyone

o   Cost: FREE

o   See website for hours

·         Grayslake Spray park

o   FREE!

o   http://www.glpd.com/spray-park/

·         Round Lake Aquatic Center and splash pad

o   Aquatic center information:  http://www.rlapd.org/facilities-aquatics.cfm

o   For splash pad information:  http://www.rlapd.org/programs-aquatics.cfm 

o   Splash pad:  $1 for residents and $2 for non residents.  Sunday thru Thursday evenings are FREE during the regular season

·         Grayslake Aquatic Center

o   http://www.villageofgrayslake.com/index.aspx?NID=302

o   Tot swim:  $3 for children 6 years and under, parents are free to enter

·         Mundelein spray park

o   http://www.mundeleinparks.org/Swim-Aquatics/Spray-Park.asp

o   $1 residents, $2 for non residents

·         Lake County Forest Preserve

o   Tons of great parks throughout our county.  Check the website out to find one near you

o   http://www.lcfpd.org/

·         Farmer’s Markets

o   Grayslake on Wednesdays 3-7pm with live music, games for kids, characters like Elmo/Blue/Clifford/Pooh come to visit. Lots of healthy foods to explore with your child!

§  http://grayslakefarmersmarket.com/

o   Gurnee Farmer’s Market on Fridays from 8am-noon

§  http://www.gurnee.il.us/farmers_market 

o   Historically, offer tot swim for only a couple dollars and adults are free

o   http://www.gurneeparkdistrict.com/hunt-club-park-aquatic-center

  • Green Meadows Petting Farm

    • 33603 High Dr, East Troy, WI 53120

    • May 1 thru June 14

      • Closed Mondays

      • 10 am to 2 pm

    • June 16 thru Sept 7

      • Closed Mondays

      • 10 am to 2 pm

    • Sept 19 to Oct 31

      • Monday thru Fri 10 am to 2 pm

      • Saturday/ Sunday 10 am to 4 pm

    • $13.75 per person, Seniors $11.75, children under 1 are free

    • http://greenmeadowsfarmwi.com/dates-times

Lamb’s Farm

o   Farm yard, carousel, mini train ride, bounce house, and a lot more

o   http://www.lambsfarm.org/business-attractions/farmyard/

·      Patch 22 – local farm

o   http://www.patch22.biz/

o   Pony rides, petting zoo, pumpkin picking in the fall, hayrides

·         Stade’s  Farm

o   3709 Miller Rd, Mc Henry

o   http://www.stadesfarmandmarket.com/

  • Randall Oaks Barnyard Zoo

    • 750 North Randall Road, West Dundee, IL 60118

    • Weekends Only: April 11-May 3 - 9:00 am-5:00 pm

    • Daily: May 4-October 12 - 9:00 am-5:00 pm

    • Resident:  $3.25 per person, children under 2:  free

    • Non Resident:  $4 per person, children under 2:  free

    • http://www.dtpd.org/zoo/general-information.htm

  • Morton Arboretum

  • The city of Milwaukee offers many outdoor festivals throughout the summer, many of which are on the lakefront.  Check out the Milwaukee city website for a list of options.

    • http://www.visitmilwaukee.org/