Glad you clicked on our Grab & Go Kids Planner!
We've assembled a weekly calendar of kid-friendly activities and new places to try out with children.
Each week we'll give you the info on the five best family activities or events for the week.
You're time-pressed enough, so we're happy to do the research and find the best things to do and places to go, both locally and within reasonable striking distance.
Look for the kids’ planner each Wednesday, and help us build the planner with your own suggestions and tips — just add them to the comment box. Even if you disagree with our picks, let us know. We want to hear from you!
FAMILY BEST BETS OF THE WEEK
Where/When: . March 18-26.
Why Go: "The Sun will come out ... tomorrow! Bet your bottom dollar that tomorrow .. there'll be Sun!" One of the world's best-loved musicals is in town!
Pricing: $8 in advance; $10 at the door. Tickets also available online. Call 630-679-3418 for more information.
Where/When: , The Promenade Bolingbrook. Saturday from 1-3 p.m.
Why Go: Have you read I Love You From the Tippy Tippy Top to Your Teeny Tiny Toes!? Children's author Breanne Mitchell is in Bolingbrook this Saturday. The children will have the chance to listen to stories read by the author herself.
Pricing: Free. Call 630-783-0009 for more information.
Where/When: Lake Renwick Preserve, Heron Rookery Nature Preserve. Saturday from 8-10 a.m.
Why Go: Walk along the limestone trail while observing dabbling ducks and other species. Bring your binoculars and dress warmly.
Pricing: Free. Registration is required by Thursday. Call 708-946-2216 for more information.
Where/When: . Tuesday, March 22 at 7 p.m.
Why Go: So many talented children in our community. Don't miss this event!
Pricing: Free. Call 815-886-1800 for more information.
Where/When: . Every Tuesday, all day.
Why Go: On Tuesdays, it's Regal Value Days: $6 for all shows. You an also get a featured size popcorn for $1 with a paid admission (Regal Crown Club membership card required). Regal Crown Club membership card is free and is delivered four to six weeks after registration.
Pricing: $6. Go online for showtimes. Call 630-759-8823 for more information.
Where/When: . Friday from 2-4 p.m.
Why Go: Let the young artists be introduced to watercolor paints and techniques in this one day workshop. Ages 6 and 0lder.
Pricing: $40. Call 815-254-9975 to sign-up.