On the Go Chicago's Kid-Sized Happenings for June 16 & 17

Written by: Cindy McCarthy

We have on the go Chicago’s top picks for Father's Day Weekend - June 16 and 17 - events that are just perfect for celebrating Dad's big day!

Happy Father's Day Chicago!  From canoeing to brunch on the farm, there are lots of fun ways to celebrate dear old Dad!  Here are five of our favorite events happening around Chicagoland this Sunday.

#1. Father's Day Canoe Adventure 

  • Chicago Botanic Garden
  • June 16 & 17 (9am, 11am or 1pm)
  • $54 per person
  • 5+ years

Enjoy a rare opportunity to canoe the lakes of the Chicago Botanic Garden. Herons, ducks, small fish, and maybe even a few turtles and frogs will greet you as we explore their watery habitat with the Garden's aquatic biologis, Bab Kirschner.

#2. Father's Day Bash

  • Pump It Up
  • June 17 (10am-2pm)
  • $10 per child, $2 off if you wear a sports jersey
  • All ages

Spend the day jumping, playing and enjoying sports trivia. There will also be a fun raffle.

#3. Father's Day Party

  • Make-a-Messterpiece
  • June17 (1:30-3:30pm)
  • $15 per child
  • 2+ years

Make your own cool glow in the dark slime, show your kids how it was done in your day and rock out in the Drum Roll Room, and let fun soar with your own paper airplane!

#4. Father's Day Brunch

  • Lambs Farm
  • June 17 (10am, noon & 2pm)
  • $22.95 for adults, $10.95 ages 2-12, free for 23 months and younger
  • All ages

Dad needs a day off, too! Treat him to Lambs Farm’s Father’s Day Brunch featuring carved meats, hearty breakfast items, fruit, and delicious desserts. Call 847.362.5050 for reservations.

#5. Father's Day Celebration

  • Fox River Trolley Museum
  • June 17
  • Dads and Grandfathers ride FREE
  • All ages

Do you have a train/trolley lover in your house?  Bring the entire family including grandfathers for a pleasant summer afternoon riding the Museum's antique trolleys along the Fox River and through the Jon Duerr Forest Preserve. Fathers and grandfathers ride free with paid child's fare. 

Want to find more kid-sized fun happening in Chicago? Visit onthegoChicago.com, for a complete guide to the best places to eat, shop, play and learn in Chicago with the wee ones!  PLUS, use your NPN Member's Only Parent Perk to save $10 on an annual membership.

Posted on June 14, 2012 at 4:03 PM