We do our best to provide the most relevant and timely information to our readers, but please confirm dates, times, and availability before attending an event.

Events are posted on Little Lake County from information found on, but not limited to, attraction sites, government city sites; as well as submissions from individual attractions, press releases and PR firms. All events are subject to change without notice and Little Lake County cannot be held responsible.

Little Lake County loves hearing about events!!  Events must be low cost or free and for kids, families or parents. Events must not require pre-registration to attend, and must welcome walk-ins. To submit your event for the calendar please fill out this form:

Questions about the calendar? Please contact Melissa.

{TR} = Ticket Required – this are free events that require a ticket, generally they are handed out just prior to the event.

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Deerfield Treehouse Drop-In Play 9:00 am
Deerfield Treehouse Drop-In Play @ Jewett Park Community Center
May 1 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Your children will love the Treehouse on the upper level of the Jewett Park Community Center. The kids will enjoy the eight foot tube slide, mountain climb, spring walk, web crawl and double cush-n-cube bags, [...]
Parent-Tot Open Gym 9:00 am
Parent-Tot Open Gym @ Northbrook Leisure Center
May 1 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Bring your kids to jump, bounce, run and make new friends at the indoor playground. They can exercise and play with balls, mats and hula hoops. Gym time is parent-supervised – there is no attendant [...]
Rockin’ Tots 9:00 am
Rockin’ Tots @ Rockin' Jump - Buffalo Grove
May 1 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
We have EXPANDED our ROCKIN’ TOTS Program! We heard loud & clear from our Rockin’ Tots families that you want MORE day and LONGER sessions! Starting November 1, 2016 ROCKIN’ TOTS jump time will be held EVERY [...]
Playtime with Littles 9:30 am
Playtime with Littles @ Fox Lake District Library
May 1 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Drop-in at this child led unstructured play for babies through 2 year old with a caregiver in the Children’s Activity Center. Meet other parents and caregivers for playtime and socializing. We have music, play mats, [...]
Toddler Time 10:00 am
Toddler Time @ Jump America
May 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Bounce House and Trampolines For walking without assistance toddlers through age 6. ! parent or guardian jumps for free with each paid admission. Structured to allow kids to spend time in all areas in an [...]
Wee Wanderer Wednesdays 10:00 am
Wee Wanderer Wednesdays @ Crabtree Nature Center
May 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Join us for a special program for little naturalists. Children ages 2-6 w/adult. Tickets available on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 9:30 am. Limit 16 children. COST: FREE
Wiggle Time 10:30 am
Wiggle Time @ Community Recreation Center
May 1 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am
Ages 1-4 Years Climb, jump, crawl and run! Youngsters practice large and fine moor skills. Parents and caregivers must remain with and supervise their child/children at the program.
Preschool Open Gym 11:00 am
Preschool Open Gym @ Wauconda Community Center
May 1 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Come for open play at the Community Center Gym. During this unstructured play, children can socialize through group and parallel play. This is the perfect time for you and your child to meet your friends [...]
Wonderful 1’s & 2’s Storytime 11:00 am
Wonderful 1’s & 2’s Storytime @ Grayslake Area Public Library
May 1 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
AGES 1-2 | DROP IN Singing, dancing, bubbles, and crafts are all part of this active storytime, designed for walking one and two-year-old children and their caregivers.
American Eagles Gymnastics Open Gym 12:00 pm
American Eagles Gymnastics Open Gym @ American Eagles Gymnastics
May 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 12:00pm to 1:00pm.  Cost is $5 for the hour.
Toddler Time 5:00 pm
Toddler Time @ Jump America
May 1 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Bounce House and Trampolines For walking without assistance toddlers through age 6. ! parent or guardian jumps for free with each paid admission. Structured to allow kids to spend time in all areas in an [...]
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Artsy Tots 9:00 am
Artsy Tots @ Artist @Heart
May 2 @ 9:00 am – 9:45 am
When? Thursdays 9:30-10:15AMHow Much? $5/toddler or $50 punch card for 12 classesAges: 18 Months – 4 Years​ Students will discover ways to create art using watercolor, finger painting, clay, gel sticks, paint, collage and more! This is a messy [...]
Rockin’ Tots 9:00 am
Rockin’ Tots @ Rockin' Jump - Buffalo Grove
May 2 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
We have EXPANDED our ROCKIN’ TOTS Program! We heard loud & clear from our Rockin’ Tots families that you want MORE day and LONGER sessions! Starting November 1, 2016 ROCKIN’ TOTS jump time will be held EVERY [...]
Parent-Tot Playtime 9:30 am
Parent-Tot Playtime @ Round Lake Area Park District
May 2 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
This playtime will offer the use of more ‘manipulative’ play such as balls, building blocks, trucks and trains, small interactive games like bowling, magnetic fishing, etc. Ages 9 months-5 years.
Active Tots Time 10:00 am
Active Tots Time @ X-Factor Trampoline
May 2 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Come and enjoy 180 minutes of Tots Time
American Eagles Gymnastics Open Gym 10:00 am
American Eagles Gymnastics Open Gym @ American Eagles Gymnastics
May 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Tuesday / Wednesday 12-1 pm  & Thursday 10-11 am. Cost is $5 for the hour.
Parent/Tot Swim Drop-in 10:00 am
Parent/Tot Swim Drop-in @ Arctic Splash Aquatic Center
May 2 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
PARENT/TOT SWIM DROP-IN TUESDAY, THURSDAY • 10:00 am – 12:00 pm ADMISSION FEES $3/PARENT • FREE FOR CHILDREN 3 & UNDER Spend quality time with your child in the water and interact with other parents [...]
Stories in the Sand 10:00 am
Stories in the Sand @ Rosewood Beach Interpretive Center
May 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Adult/Child, Ages 6 mo-6 yrs Enjoy story time with a naturalist, take a short sensory hike and create a natural craft to take home. Fee is for one adult and one child, $3/additional child. No [...]
Babies and Books 10:15 am
Babies and Books @ Waukegan Public Library
May 2 @ 10:15 am – 10:30 am
Description:  Help your infant (6 to 23 months) develop new learning skills and sensory awareness by exploring books, singing songs and trying fun new activities together. Location: Early Learning Center (Lower Level)
Tales for Tots 10:30 am
Tales for Tots @ Glencoe Public Library
May 2 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am
All ages with parent or caregiver Read, sing, talk, and play to build early literacy skills! Join us for stories, songs and more, followed by time for socialization and play.
Ven Y Lee Conmigo – Come and Read with Me! 1:00 pm
Ven Y Lee Conmigo – Come and Read with Me! @ Ela Area Public Library
May 2 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Mama! Papa! te gustaría que tus hijos se diviertan y al mismo tiempo desarrollen su imaginación? Ven e introducelos al maravilloso mundo de las fábulas, narraciones y lecturas de cuentos infantiles, acompáñanos a vivir esta [...]
Deerfield Tree House Drop in Play 3:00 pm
Deerfield Tree House Drop in Play @ Jewett Park Community Center
May 2 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Your children will love the Treehouse on the upper level of the Jewett Park Community Center. The kids will enjoy the eight foot tube slide, mountain climb, spring walk, web crawl and double cush-n-cube bags, [...]
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Deerfield Treehouse Drop-In Play 9:00 am
Deerfield Treehouse Drop-In Play @ Jewett Park Community Center
May 3 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Your children will love the Treehouse on the upper level of the Jewett Park Community Center. The kids will enjoy the eight foot tube slide, mountain climb, spring walk, web crawl and double cush-n-cube bags, [...]
Rockin’ Tots 9:00 am
Rockin’ Tots @ Rockin' Jump - Buffalo Grove
May 3 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
We have EXPANDED our ROCKIN’ TOTS Program! We heard loud & clear from our Rockin’ Tots families that you want MORE day and LONGER sessions! Starting November 1, 2016 ROCKIN’ TOTS jump time will be held EVERY [...]
Wiggle Time 10:30 am
Wiggle Time @ Community Recreation Center
May 3 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am
Ages 1-4 Years Climb, jump, crawl and run! Youngsters practice large and fine moor skills. Parents and caregivers must remain with and supervise their child/children at the program.
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Rockin’ Tots 8:00 am
Rockin’ Tots @ Rockin' Jump Buffalo Grove
May 4 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
We have EXPANDED our ROCKIN’ TOTS Program! We heard loud & clear from our Rockin’ Tots families that you want MORE day and LONGER sessions! Starting November 1, 2016 ROCKIN’ TOTS jump time will be held EVERY [...]
Deerfield Treehouse Drop in Play 10:00 am
Deerfield Treehouse Drop in Play @ Jewett Park Community Center
May 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Your children will love the Treehouse on the upper level of the Jewett Park Community Center. The kids will enjoy the eight foot tube slide, mountain climb, spring walk, web crawl and double cush-n-cube bags, [...]
Michaels Kids Club 10:00 am
Michaels Kids Club @ Your Local Michael's Store
May 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Let your kids explore their creativity while you shop! Only $2 per child reserves 30 minutes for your creative kid. Sessions starting every half hour from 10:00am – 11:30am. See a store associate to join the fun! [...]
Star Wars Day Storytime 10:30 am
Star Wars Day Storytime @ Vernon Area Public Library District
May 4 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am
Ages 0-5 with an adult. Free. Ticket required A long time ago, in a library not so far away…. Celebrate Star Wars Day at an out-of-this-world storytime. Come dressed as your favorite Jedi or Sith [...]
Annual Barrington Area KidFest 11:00 am
Annual Barrington Area KidFest @ Citizen's Park
May 4 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Barrington Breakfast Rotary Club, Leave No Child Inside and the Barrington Park District come together to host this fabulous community event, along with over 20 other different organizations. This is a FREE event located at [...]
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Rockin’ Tots 9:00 am
Rockin’ Tots @ Rockin' Jump - Buffalo Grove
May 5 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Do you have an active little one? Do they bounce off the walls on Sunday morning? Take them to our special “Rockin’ Tots” Toddler Time!   Sunday morning 9 AM – 11 AM at Rockin’ [...]
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Deerfield Treehouse Drop-In Play 9:00 am
Deerfield Treehouse Drop-In Play @ Jewett Park Community Center
May 6 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Your children will love the Treehouse on the upper level of the Jewett Park Community Center. The kids will enjoy the eight foot tube slide, mountain climb, spring walk, web crawl and double cush-n-cube bags, [...]
Parent-Tot Open Gym 9:00 am
Parent-Tot Open Gym @ Northbrook Leisure Center
May 6 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Bring your kids to jump, bounce, run and make new friends at the indoor playground. They can exercise and play with balls, mats and hula hoops. Gym time is parent-supervised – there is no attendant [...]