Parks we GO: South Ridge Park in Hoffman Estates

We love playground hopping and recently discovered the new South Ridge Park in Hoffman Estates. Not only does this park offer fun playground equipment but there's also an obstacle course, a walking path, and a splash pad. Although we visited on a day when it was...

Art and Nature at Laumeier Sculpture Park in St. Louis

Love art and nature? (You know we love our sculpture parks!) Then you'll need to add the Laumeier Sculpture Park in St. Louis County to your list. Located on 105 acres, you'll get plenty of fresh air and still stay safe. Getting started at Laumeier Sculpture Park...

Stop and smell the flowers at Missouri Botanical Garden

I love flowers and nature so naturally a visit to the gardens is always a must! (I love my membership that gives reciprocal membership!) I heard the Missouri Botanical Garden was beautiful especially the Japanese Gardens so a visit here was a must. Absolutely...
Parks we GO: South Ridge Park in Hoffman Estates

Parks we GO: South Ridge Park in Hoffman Estates

We love playground hopping and recently discovered the new South Ridge Park in Hoffman Estates. Not only does this park offer fun playground equipment but there's also an obstacle course, a walking path, and a splash pad. Although we visited on a day when it was...

Art and Nature at Laumeier Sculpture Park in St. Louis

Art and Nature at Laumeier Sculpture Park in St. Louis

Love art and nature? (You know we love our sculpture parks!) Then you'll need to add the Laumeier Sculpture Park in St. Louis County to your list. Located on 105 acres, you'll get plenty of fresh air and still stay safe. Getting started at Laumeier Sculpture Park...

Walk Goats at Nature’s Trail Yoga

Walk Goats at Nature’s Trail Yoga

I've been on a search for fun animal encounters (stay tuned for the Chicago Parent article!) and found that people could walk goats at Nature's Trail Yoga in Orland Park. How fun! I was able to preview this unique animal experience and can't recommend it enough. Read...

Old School Arcade Fun at Underground Retrocade

Old School Arcade Fun at Underground Retrocade

If you have arcade-lovin' kids, but want to teach them a thing or two about arcade games from back in the day (sorry Chuck E. Cheese), then Underground Retrocade is PERFECT! I've always heard great things about this spot and couldn't wait to check it out ourselves....

Winter hike at River Trail Nature Center

Winter hike at River Trail Nature Center

The weather wasn't below zero and the snowstorm had passed - time to hit the trails! On our list - River Trail Nature Center. We were intrigued that they had a gnome hunt (you know we love our gnome hunts) so we wanted to check it out. Although, we didn't end up...

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