Looking for fun activities in Logan Square and surrounding neighborhoods to help fight the winter blues? Look no further!
Purple Monkey Playroom
2040 N. Western Avenue
Hours: Monday to Friday 9:30 am to 5:30 pm, weekend hours vary check website for more info.
Costs: One Child: $18.00 Siblings: $10.00 0-7 months: $8.00 (Free with paid sibling)
Play all day, or go home for a nap and go back for more playing at no extra charge. Kiddos up to age 5 will have a great time! They have tons of things to ride on and climb up on, and A LOT of toys! Free coffee and wifi are available for parents and caregivers to enjoy while kids run around.
Easel Art Studio
1911 North Milwaukee Ave.
Monday to Friday 8:30 am-5:00 pm (call beforehand, they are sometimes doing art somewhere else!)
Open Art for all ages: Fridays 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm. Let your kiddo explore different materials and ways of creating art in a non-class structured environment. This studio offers a very wide variety of classes and activities all related to art. Most classes are offered for kids 16 months – 6 years old.
1890 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Developmentally appropriate classes for all ages! Theres something for everyone, from newborns + caregivers, to mixed groups, to private classes. Check their website for enrollment info and prices.
1018 N. California
Music House offers Music Together® classes for infants through preschoolers. In Music Together, children and their caregivers sing, dance, and explore musical instruments in a 45 minute structured class!
3000 N Elston
Starting in January the schedule will be as follows:
Sensory Play: Thursday 9am to 9:45am
Open Play: Friday 9am to 9:45am
Process of Music: Saturday 10am to 10:45am
Little Hands Art Lab was created to provide a safe area for messes, for children to enjoy the process of making art and getting messy!
Little Beans Café
1809 W. Webster
Kid-sized town perfect for imaginative pay, workshops, classes, and parties. For parents, the café serves Intelligentsia coffee, sandwiches, and soups. Don’t forget socks!
Monday to Friday 9am-6pm, Saturday and Sunday 9am-3pm
Daily passes: 1 child: $17 ($12.00 if you arrive during last 2 hours), 2nd child: $12 ($8 if you arrive during last 2 hours), Additional children: $6.00 ($4 if you arrive during last 2 hours).
1837 West Grand Ave.
Pretend grocery store, dress-up shop, toys and ride-ons make it a perfect space for imaginative play. The space welcomes children up to age 6, and they are often open on weekends depending on birthday party schedules.
Monday to Friday 9:30 am-6pm, check website for weekend hours.
Cost: 1 child: $18, 2 siblings: $30, 3 siblings: $38, 4 siblings: $44
Baby (non-crawlers without siblings): $8
2337 W. North Ave.
Cooking classes for kids starting at 18 months of age. They have weekly classes which you can register for, and they also have drop-in options. Kids Table also offers Family Dinner Classes for all ages, cook and eat together!
Babies can Cook! Schedule
Big City Readers
2522 W Fullerton
Classes for infants, toddlers and preschoolers! Warm and friendly space just down the street from Third Coast! Private reading tutoring is also available.
2523 N. Kedzie Av.
Hours: Saturdays 10:30 am-11:30am
Story time is open for babies and kids of all ages and is free!
3109 W. Logan Blvd.
Tuesdays 11:00 am
Free story time every Tuesday, with sing-alongs too! During winter we recommend you arrive a little early to get a spot, space is limited.
Chicago Public Library Logan Square Branch
3030 W. Fullerton Ave.
Spanish speaking play groups every Wednesday from 10:30am to 12:30pm. Also check out their event calendar to check our their story time schedules!
St John Berchmans
2511 W Logan Blvd
Every Thursday, during the school year, from 9:30am-11am
This group is FREE and open to children from birth to age 3 and their caregivers. No reservations necessary, just drop in! Enter through the doors to the school at the corner of Logan Blvd. and Campbell St.
Lincoln Park Zoo
2001 North Clark Street
Pritzker Family Children’s Zoo
The Treetop Canopy Adventure is an indoor climbing structure is full of ropes, tunnels, and walkways; a great way for kids to use their bodies and explore during the winter. If it’s not too cold you could also head over to the Wild Sapling Play Forest, the newest addition to the zoo. It is a natural play space located next to the black bear exhibit. There’s tons of objects to navigate and climb, and a huge pit filled with grained dirt. And it’s all free!
Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am to 6:30pm
2643 W Fullerton Ave
312-574-0096 (leave a message and we’ll get right back to you!)
Our drop in playgroups are Tuesdays 11am-2pm and Thursdays 12pm-3pm. Come as you are, have some tea, commiserate with other parents and caregivers in our warm, cozy, living room while the kiddos explore and have fun! Be sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook for last minute updates and special events! Suggested $5 fee, appreciated but not required.