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 [...]
Storytime for 3-6 year olds 9:30 am
Storytime for 3-6 year olds @ Lake Forest Library
May 1 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
A storytime geared for children ages 3-6 Come once or come every week. You can never hear too many stories, after all!    
Small Serendipity 10:00 am
Small Serendipity @ River Trails Nature Center
May 1 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Join River Trail Nature Center for a nature story and craft or other activity. Ages 3-6 w/adult. COST: FREE  
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
Wednesday Storytime 10:30 am
Wednesday Storytime @ Barnes and Noble Deerfield
May 1 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Join us every Wednesday at 10:30 am for stories and activities for kids ages 4 and up.
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 [...]
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.
LEGO Club 3:00 pm
LEGO Club @ North Chicago Public Library
May 1 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Help your children explore their latent creativity by bringing them to Lego Club every Wednesday after school! We have boxes of Legos for you and your children to enjoy. For ages 3 to 12.
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.
Craft and Storytime 10:00 am
Craft and Storytime @ North Chicago Public Library
May 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Story Time and Craft. All ages
Preschool Storytime (TR) 10:00 am
Preschool Storytime (TR) @ Vernon Area Public Library District
May 2 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Ages 3-5 without an adult. Free. Ticket required. Children attend this storytime independently to help them get ready for school while the accompanying adult remains in the library. Adults join at 10:30 AM to sing [...]
Stories and More 10:00 am
Stories and More @ Fox Lake District Library
May 2 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Stories and more for 3-5 year old’s with their caregiver in the Children’s Activity Center at 10.  
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 [...]
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.
Preschool Storytime 10:45 am
Preschool Storytime @ Waukegan Public Library
May 2 @ 10:45 am – 11:15 am
Description:  Stop by with your preschooler for stories, songs and crafts. Location: Early Learning Center (Lower Level)
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 [...]
Preschool Storytime (TR) 1:30 pm
Preschool Storytime (TR) @ Vernon Area Public Library District
May 2 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Children ages 3-5 without an adult. Free. Ticket required. Promotes pre-reading and listening skills, builds literacy, and nurtures a love of reading in preparation for school success. Children will also gain confidence by attending classes [...]
Spring Storytime Live! 1:30 pm
Spring Storytime Live! @ Highland Park Public Library
May 2 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
For ages 3 1/2 to 6. Drop off your independent preschoolers or kindergartners in the Meeting Room for a special storytime! Let them enjoy great stories, puppets, flannel boards, music, and activities that foster pre-reading skills, [...]
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, [...]
Family Story Times at Cook Park 6:30 pm
Family Story Times at Cook Park @ Cook Memorial Public Library District - Cook Park Library
May 2 @ 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm
 Family Story Times are designed for fun caregiver-child interaction. Stories, songs, rhymes, and movement are intentionally chosen to strengthen language development during the First Five Years of life. We sing, read, play, and talk to [...]
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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 [...]
Open Art Studio 10:00 am
Open Art Studio @ Round Lake Area Park District
May 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Open studio parent tot time allows very young children to explore a wide variety of art mediums, and create a finished project to bring home. Allowing young children to experiment with various art supplies and [...]
Wiggle Time 10:30 am
Wiggle Time @ Community Recreation Center
May 3 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am