Here's our weekly list of kid-friendly activities and new places to try with your children. Help us build the planner with your own suggestions and tips by just adding them to the comment box. Even if you disagree with our suggestions, let us know. We want to hear from you.
Grab your kids and go have some fun.
Family Best Bets of the Week
Where / When: ; 12:15 - 1:00 p.m. on Friday, April 29; 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 30.
Why Go?: Baby Llama, from the book Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney, hosts storytime and a craft program to kick off Children's Book Week. Bring your camera and take your kids' picture with Baby Llama.
Where / When: ,1400 W. Northwest Hwy., Palatine; 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m., Friday, April 29.
Why Go?: Bring the whole family to the Y and go for a swim, check out the playmaze, play some basketball and try out the climbing wall.
Pricing: Free for Y members; $20 per family for non-members
Where / When: , J Theatre, 1200 W. Algonquin Rd., Palatine; 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 22 and 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 30.
Why Go?: ArtReach Educational Theatre presents this musical performed by professional actors and children from the Palatine community. Great family entertainment.
Pricing: Call the box office at 630-808-5852.
Where / When: , Auditorium; 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, April 29 and 30.
Why Go?: Local high school students put on this entertaining show.
Pricing: Call the school at 847-755-1600 for more information.
Where / When: , W. Palatine Rd. and N. Quentin Rd., Palatine; 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Saturday, April 30.
Why Go?: Fly kites in the 7th annual, statewide Flying 4 Kids event and help raise awareness of parks, recreation and the Park District Youth License Plate Program. Free kite kits for the first 50 children, raffles and more.
Where / When: Brand Name Consignments, 1150 W. Maple Ave., Mundelein; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, April 30 and May 1.
Why Go?: Thousands of baby and children's clothing, shoes, coats, toys, equipment, furniture, books, games, movies, maternity items and more. 50% off everything on Sunday.
Pricing: $2 admission for adults on April 30; $1 for adults on May 1; kids always free
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