Guest Blog Post: Top Picks for Families to do in the Area

Guest Blog Post: Mommy by the River

It’s the weekend! Many of your kids have been on Spring Break from school and many more will start their break this week. Remember to check my Facebook page and/or my blog daily for options to keep your kiddos busy and happy! This weekend is a bit slower than most, but there are still quite a few fun choices if you need some.

Have you entered to win the DINOSAUR ZOO GIVEAWAY yet? You have just two days left to enter to win a Family 4-pack / tickets to this special presentation taking place next Tuesday, April 1 and Weds., April 2 at the Arts Center of Elgin Community College in Elgin. It’s quick and easy to enter. So do it….now! The winner will be announced on Sunday.

In my Top Picks for this weekend, you will find fun places to bring your kids in the following towns: Algonquin, Barrington, Bloomingdale, Elgin, Geneva, Hampshire, Hoffman Estates, Schaumburg, West Chicago and Wheaton. Best ofall, they are all FREE or CHEAP! Please note that all of the events listed are drop-in and require no registration. And if they ask who sent you…tell themThe Mommy did!

DISCLAIMER:  Information on these events and activities is obtained through press releases, word of mouth, newspapers, publications and reader submissions. Although we are careful to report accurate dates and times as they are given to us, we realize that sometimes we receive inaccurate information or events may be cancelled. We strongly encourage you to confirm the information before heading out and/or to click the link that is provided for each activity to check the details.

Friday, March 28, 2014
Event: Tot Time Open Swim
Town: Elgin, IL
Where: The Centre, (Adventure Island Pool) 100 Symphony Way, Elgin
Age: Kids age 6 mos. through five years with adult
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Description: Enjoy an open swim time with your little ones
Cost: $3/R or $4/NR; adult accompanying child is FREE
Information: Web site or 847-531-7030

Friday, March 28, 2014
Event: No School Day Special Movie: “Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs” (PG/91 mins.)
Town: Elgin, IL
Where: Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N. Grove, Elgin
Age: See rating; Children under age 12 must be accompanied by an adult
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Description: Enjoy a movie!
Cost: FREE
Special Note: Space is limited.
Information: Web site or 847-742-2411

Saturday, March 29, 2014
Event: Pioneer Farm Baby Animals Event (*repeats Sunday)
Town: Hampshire, IL
Where: Pioneer Farm, 17N400 Big Timer Rd., Hampshire
Age: All ages
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Description: Hold baby lambs, goats, piglet, chicks and calf. Watch sheep being sheared!
Cost: $5 per person; $12 per family of 4; $20 per family of 5
Information: Web Site or 847-683-2863

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Mommy by the River

About Mommy by the River: My name is Pamela. I’m a mommy who lives by the Fox River in Elgin, IL who has longed for a local resource that would tell me WHERE to go with my child that costs me either nothing or nearly nothing. Full Bio