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Expats relocating to Chicago with their kids in tow will be pleased to know that the city is family-friendly. There are plenty of attractions and activities for the little ones to enjoy.
Entertainment for kids in Chicago
Parents looking for a fun but educational day out should head to the Field Museum or the Chicago Children’s Museum, both of which are perfect for inquisitive young minds. For a dose of arts and culture, make a stop at the Chicago Children's Theatre to catch a show or sign the little ones up for the theatre's acting classes and themed drama camps.
Children will love a trip to Lincoln Park to meet the gorillas, polar bears and much more at the Lincoln Park Zoo. Another prime family-friendly spot is the Shedd Aquarium, home more than 30,000 aquatic creatures.
Six Flags Great America makes a great day out for thrill rides and fun, as does the Navy Pier where kids can enjoy endless hours of entertainment. In addition, the beaches of Michigan Lake offer plenty of opportunity for outdoor activities, whether it's building sandcastles, swimming or having a lakeside picnic.
►Find out about schooling options in the city by taking a look at our Education and Schools in Chicago page
►See and Do in Chicago has a comprehensive list of the top attractions on offer in the city
"What I enjoy the most (especially in the summer) is the lakefront, Lincoln Park and the numerous playgrounds and parks that are scattered all around the city." Read more about Veronique's expat experience in Chicago.
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