Family Guide
to the west + far west suburbs of Chicago

FVSRA | Fox Valley Special Recreation Association
FVSRA | Fox Valley Special Recreation Association

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Paramount School of the Arts | Aurora, IL
Paramount School of the Arts | Aurora, IL

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X Golf Geneva.... NOW OPEN!
X Golf Geneva.... NOW OPEN!

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FVSRA | Fox Valley Special Recreation Association
FVSRA | Fox Valley Special Recreation Association

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SF GUIDE
SENSORY-FRIENDLY GUIDE

Resources for families with kiddos with special needs.

Indoor Play Gyms
INDOOR PLAYGROUNDS + GYMS

Indoor options for kids (and adults) of all ages!

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FREE DAYS AT CHICAGO MUSEUMS

Free Admission in 2020 just feels better.

Pet Shops
PET GUIDE

Pet parks to pet groomers + boarders, we've got all your pet needs here.

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BIRTHDAY PARTY GUIDE

From venues to catering, entertainment to rentals, we've got all your kid party needs.

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MUSEUMS + NATURE CENTERS

The majority of these are free (or cheap) fun!

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SPORTS + FINE ARTS GUIDE

Even the most obscure sport or fine art program couldn't remain hidden from our list.

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INDOOR WATERPARKS

Even when the weather isn't favorable, swimming is a year-round option at these indoor waterparks + pools.

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BOWLING CENTERS

Strikes, spares, splits. It doesn't matter what you score, you're bowling for fun!

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TRAMPOLINE PARKS

Trampolines on the floors and walls to burn all that energy off.

Open Gyms
OPEN GYMS

Meant for toddlers - adults, many of these open gyms occur weekly.

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INDOOR ICE RINKS

Skate on the ice year-round!

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INDOOR SKYDIVING

A lot less risky. A ton more fun!

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PRESCHOOLS + DAYCARES

Full-time, part-time, before school, and after school options.

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DROP-IN CHILDCARE

Just need a few hours here and there but no need for full-time daycare? Check these  out.

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FACTORY TOURS

Some area factories open their doors for regular tours. 

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MINOR LEAGUE SPORTS

Baseball. Softball. basketball. Hockey. We've got all the options here!

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FUN RUNS + WALKS

For the not-so-serious runner.

Charities + NonProfits
CHARITIES + NONPROFITS

Volunteer, donate, give. Share your generous heart with these organizations.

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CHARITY EVENTS + GALAS

These events completely benefit the listed charity.

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DAY TRIPS

Ideas on places to go + things to do within a 3-hour drive.

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LOCAL AUTHORS

So many published authors in the area!

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SUBURBAN MURALS

Beautiful art + YOUR TRIBE = Instagram-worthy pictures

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FAVORITE PARKS + PLAYGROUNDS

Find a new-to-you park in the 'burbs!

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8 GREAT STATE PARKS TO VISIT

Illinois State Parks are FREE! And these ones are worth the drive!

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THEATRES + FINE ARTS CENTERS

Theatrical performances, musicals, operas, orchestras, art galleries, and more!

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BEST PARENT GROUPS ON SOCIAL

Several mom + parent groups in the community that are a MUST to join!

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IG-WORTHY SPOTS IN THE
TRI-CITIES

Free spots to get a killer pic in St. Charles, Geneva, and Batavia

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MUST-VISIT LIBRARIES

A free community resource that always packs a punch with daily activities and features!

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HOME ORGANIZERS + ORGANIZATION SYSTEMS

Organize your home with help from local pros!

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EXPERIENCE-BASED VENUES

Pick one of these places to DO something or CREATE together!

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BEST CAMPGROUNDS

All within an easy drive, all with incredible features...

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We do the legwork so you can spend less time SEARCHING and more time DOING.

A LOCAL'S GUIDE to St. Charles, Geneva, and Batavia, Illinois

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