Best of April: Awesome Things To Do in Chicago with Kids

April 2022 kicks off with all the Easter egg hunts you can handle!
April 2022 kicks off with all the Easter egg hunts you can handle!

Spring has sprung and it's time to go outside! We've got tons of ideas for spring break, both around town and with scenery changing local day trips. And April 2022 kicks off with all the Easter egg hunts you can handle, plus pictures with the Easter Bunny. There's also plenty of non-bunny related fun, like the return of Chicago Restaurant Week (now with dining in!), giant animatronic Ice Age creatures at Brookfield Zoo, and Aztec dancers at Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. For Earth Day, you can help clean up litter in Cook County's forest preserves, take a walk in DuPage County, or go for a run in Brookfield.

Spring break is also the perfect time to play tourist in your own city with our top 25 Chicago tourist attractions, or get out of the city to take a family hike.  And don't forget to get booking those summer camps, which are filling up fast in the city and suburbs. 

Here are our top things to do in Chicago with kids this April!

 

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DuPage County Animal Services

St. James Farm Forest Preserve

Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University

Virtual

Young Gates-KIds Online Personalized Classes

Zoom - Online

Zoom - Online

Zoom - Online

Herrick Lake Forest Preserve

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center

Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie

North Branch Trail (south trailhead)

North Park Village Nature Center

Millennium Park, Jay Pritzker Pavilion & Great Lawn
Neighborhood Guides
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