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Kids' Activities Near Lincolnshire, Illinois

by Jane Rodda, studioD

As an affluent northern suburb of Chicago, Lincolnshire has many opportunities for kids in and around the area. It is known for its many trees, because of a strict preservation ordinance, and its spacious housing lots, creating a lot of open space for children. It has seen rapid growth in the past few decades, lending to the rise of many retail stores and businesses, including kid-friendly establishments.

Game Centers

Park King Skill Golf (par-king.com) provides a miniature golf experience with mechanical characters, moving elevations and water holes. The facility also features an arcade, park space and snack foods. Just 6 miles from Lincolnshire in Buffalo Grove is Eskape (eskape.us), a complete family entertainment center. It has competition arcade games, prize redemption games, bowling with special effects and glow-in-the-dark features, laser tag and a complete menu of food options at the Grillworks. Deliveries are made to your bowling lane for convenience or you can opt for a full dine-in experience.

Indoor Playgrounds

Twelve miles from Lincolnshire in Lake Zurich you will find Treehouse Indoor Playground (thechicagotreehouse.com). The idea at Treehouse is to offer "unplugged" play for kids. It has a multi-level climbing structure, slides, swings and a soft basketball court. Just 7 miles from Lincolnshire in Wheeling is a venue that caters to parents and young children. Nibbles Play Cafe (nibblesplaycafe.com) has indoor play areas designed for children up to 6 years of age. It also has story times, special guests and live music. Adults can take advantage of the cafe, free Wi-Fi and lounge while the kids play.


The Village of Lincolnshire (village.lincolnshire.il.us) provides many tree-filled parks for kids to run and play. North Park (no website; Riverwoods Road; 847-883-8600) is a 25-acre play area with a playground, sports fields, picnic areas, ice skating in the winter and concessions. Spring Lake Park (no website; Lincolnshire Drive; 847-883-8600) has a small lake for fishing and swimming, two playgrounds, walking paths, basketball courts and picnic pavilions. Rivershire Park and Nature Center (no website; Rivershire Road; 847-883-8600) is a natural preserve with an education center where kids can learn about and explore the outdoors.


The Lincolnshire Academy of Dance (lincolnshireacademyofdance.com) offers a large selection of dance classes for children as young as 3 years old. Kids can learn styles of dance, including jazz, tap, pointe, lyrical, modern, contemporary and musical theater. Four miles from Lincolnshire in Buffalo Grove is Buffalo Grove Gymnastics Center (bggymnastics.com). Kids can take gymnastics classes starting with parent and me classes for toddlers all the way up to trampoline and tumbling classes for 8- to 16-year-olds.

About the Author

Jane Rodda has been a writer since 2004, with articles featured in "Gameday Magazine" and "Urban Family Magazine." She is also the social media director and lead copywriter for a piano instruction website. Rodda holds a Bachelor of Arts in liberal studies with a concentration in psychology from Point Loma Nazarene University.

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