6 Kid Friendly Activities in Chicago


Need to get your kids out of the house this summer? There are plenty of kid friendly activities in Chicago to choose from! Here at Lakeshore Sport & Fitness, we’ve come up with a fun lineup of activities to keep kids active, engaged, and creative.

Saturday Playdates

Drop the kids off for an afternoon playdate every Saturday at Lakeshore Sport & Fitness-Lincoln Park! Our team of camp counselors will organize group games, crafts, sing songs, enjoy a snack, and more! Busy parents can take time for themselves to work out, run errands, or just relax. We will keep the kids busy with competitions, time on the playground, and group projects. This is a drop-off program and appropriate for ages 3.5-10 years old. We require all kids that attend our Saturday Playdates be potty trained. One playdate per Child per Month is included in our family membership.

Family Performance on the Roof Series

Join us every Sunday for a family-friendly performance on the roof! We will host a variety of kids’ performances from favorite Chicagoland artists, such as Mr. Dave and Laura Doherty, a bubble show, magicians, and more! Lunch will be available at Harvest to follow to make it a true Sunday fun day! The cost is $25 per family.

Art Camps for Kids

Crafting and painting is great for developing minds. Let your little ones express their creativity with one of our art camps!

Make a Mess-ter-piece for Kids – Lakeshore Sport & Fitness-Lincoln Park
August 11th & 25th
Kids will make messy paintings or other various art projects outside – squirt gun art, freeze dance painting, large name murals, and more! Summer treats & adult beverages will be available for purchase each week at this whole-family event.

Creation Station for Kids – Lakeshore Sport & Fitness-Lincoln Park
August 20th
We will provide the opportunities for families to work on a craft project together. Summer treats and beverages will also be available for purchase.

Rooftop Movie Nights

We frequently hold rooftop movie nights at our Illinois Center location. Families are welcome to enjoy a relaxing night while watching a movie on a big screen on the rooftop. Refreshments are also made available for purchase.

Club 48

Club 48 at Lakeshore Sport & Fitness-Lincoln park is THE PLACE for children in the 4th through 8th grades to spend time with their peers who are ready to explore, have fun, and sometimes just hang out. At Club 48, every day is full of new activities and adventures to create lasting memories at the club. This is an exclusive club only available to our LSF members in the 4th-8th grade.

Basketball Classes

Do your kids aspire to be the next Michael Jordan? Lakeshore Sport & Fitness-Illinois Center has basketball classes for kids of all ages and ability levels! 

Kids basketball (4-6 years)
This is an entry level class intended to provide beginners with foundational skills around hand-eye coordination, ball handling, and value of teamwork.  

Youth Basketball (7-9 years)
This program is designed to get your young basketball stars prepared for the next level. Your child will learn the fundamentals of shooting, dribbling, passing, and conditioning to get them ready for their upcoming basketball season. 

Teen Basketball (10-13 years)
This youth basketball class focuses on development of ball handling, shooting, and passing with an emphasis on speed and agility enhancements.  Players will also scrimmage to focus on offense and defense as well as court awareness.

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