Open Gym for Babies and Toddlers

When it’s getting cold outside, you are going to look for some indoor places to take your kids to. Open Gym program is really good for toddlers. They have room to run, jump, and use the inexhaustible energies. It is also a great alternative to indoor play areas. A lot of places offer drop-in program, so you don’t have to register for it, but please always call ahead of time and ask if it is available that day. There are holidays, winter and spring break and other dates that may be excluded from the regular open gym schedule.

Adult/Child Open Gym program is for children up to 5 years old. This is a drop-in program and registration is not required.

$3 per person/per visit

Program runs from November 1st till December 27, 2017. No class on December 25th.

Monday 10:30-11:45 am
Wednesday 10:30-11:45 am

696 W. Stearns Rd., Bartlett, IL


Open Gym Times
Mondays 12:00 – 12:55 pm (all ages)
Fridays 2:00 – 2:55 pm (all ages)
Saturdays 6:45 – 8:00 pm (12 and under)
Saturdays 8:15 – 9:30 pm (10 and up)

Weekday Open Gym is $8.00 each child.
Weekend Open Gym is $10.00 each child


School Age Open Gym for children ages 6 and up.  The 1st and 3rd  Saturday each month 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm.

Pre-registration required! 

$10.00 per student

266 Glen Ellyn Rd,Unit 101
Bloomingdale, IL 60108


Des Plaines Park District offers free indoor playtime for children ages 5 and under.

Mondays & Tuesdays, 9:30-11:00 am at Prairie Lakes Gym (South Gymnasium), 515 E. Thacker Street, Des Plaines.

Wednesdays & Thursdays, 9:30-11:00 am at Leisure Center Gymnasium, 2222 Birch Street, 60018.

at the front desk is required.

Program starts on September 5, 2017. Program will not be available on 10/9, 11/10, 11/23 and 11/24.


Prairie Lakes Community Center opened a new multi-purpose rooms as an indoor playground for children ages 5 and younger. They have a designated infant area, a place to draw & read, and a place to run.

Admission is $4/per child. Children under one are free.


515 E. Thacker Street, Des Plaines


Open Gym on Sundays 12:00-2:00 pm. $5 Members, $10 Non-Members

775 Bonnie Lane
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

Jr Open Gym is available every Friday for children ages 1-10 years. Anyone (membership not required) age 1 to 5 may workout in the Junior gymnastics gym, and anyone age 6 and older may workout in the main gymnastics gym (socks and workout clothes required).

Friday 10:30am – 11:30am – $6 per person – Jr Open Gym ONLY
Friday 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm – $12 per person
Saturday 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm – $12 per person

6622 Barrington Road
Hanover Park, IL 60133


Open Gym is available for children ages 1 – 18.
They have a separate gym area and specialized equipment for our younger gymnast to be.

Fridays 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm – Students 1 to 6 years of age
Mondays 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm – Students 1 to 18 years of age
Wednesdays 11:00 am – 12:30 pm – Students 1 to 18 years of age
Sundays 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Students 1 to 18 years of age

Students 6 & under need an adult with them in gym.

Members ($5) and Non-members ($10)

905 W. Irving Park Road
Itasca, IL 60143


Open Gym is available for children ages 3 and up with a caregiver. Prices are different for KIAGA registrants and non-registrants.

Monday 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm/ $4.00 – $5.00
Wednesday 10:30 am – 11:30 am/ $4.00 – $5.00
Wednesday 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm/ $4.00 – $5.00
Friday (tot – 10 years old) 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm/ $8.00 – $10.00
Friday (11 years old and up) 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm/ $8.00 – $10.00

28039 W. Northpointe Parkway
Lake Barrington, IL 60010



Great indoor play area for small children called PlayPlex @ RecPlex. Newly renovated room has a wide selection of toys for your child to play with, climb on, and explore. PlayPlex is for kids ages 2-4 years. Fee is $2 per child.

Open play hours:

Monday-Friday 9:30-11:30 am, 1:00-3:00 pm
Monday-Thursday 6:30-8:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday 9:00-11:00 am

420 W. Dempster St.
Mount Prospect, IL 60056


Open Gym at the Community Center in Palatine Park District is just $1 per child.

Tuesdays 9:15 am – 15:15 am Baby Hour only for children 2 years old and under

Tuesday 10:15 am – 12:00 pm –   for walking children up to 4 years old
Friday 9:30 am – 11:30 am – for walking children up to 4 years old

Program runs till December 22, 2017. No Open Gym on November 24th.

Palatine Park District Community Center, Room 1E
250 East Wood Street in Palatine 


Run off some of that extra energy and meet other children! Parents must supervise their children. Sign in at the front desk. Program for children ages 5 years and younger.

Mondays 9:00-10:00 AM / FREE
Available September 11, 2017-April 9, 2018 (No open gym on days that school is off) Preschool Toys will be set up.

Tuesdays 9:00 AM-3:00 PM / $2 per child
Available September 12, 2017-April 10, 2018 (No open gym on days that school is off) Tumbling Equipment will be set up.

110 W. Camp McDonald Rd.
Prospect Heights, IL 60070



They also offer an Open Gym program for children. Fee is $8 per child. There are two indoor soccer fields, where children can run around, play with the balls, and also jump on the inflatables.

Open Gym days and times are different for every season. Visit website for details.

835 E. Nerge Rd.
Roselle, IL 60172


The gym will be filled with mats, balls and riding toys for little ones to enjoy. Parents must be present at all times. This is not an instructor-led program, but a parent-supervised open gym for ages 6 and younger.


You can register for a session, or drop in for a single class. Drop in fee is $5 per family. Fridays, 9:30 am – noon.

Cost is $28 for residents and $42 for non-residents per family for each session.

September 8, 2017 – October 27, 2017 9:30 am – noon
November 3, 2017 – December 15, 2017 9:30 am – noon

Sport Center
1141 W. Irving Park Rd,


Tiny Tots is intended for children 5 years and younger with parent or caregiver. Kids may explore the indoor playground with ball pit, slides, tunnels and cushy mats. Fee is $3 per child. Adults are free.

Tuesdays, 12:00-2:00 pm.

Program runs till November 21, 2017. No program on October 31, 2017.

Community Recreation Center-Creative Activity Room
505 N. Springinsguth Road
Schaumburg, IL


Open Gym Hours:
FRIDAY 7:30 – 9:00 PM (all ages)
SATURDAY 7:30 – 9:00 PM (all ages)
SUNDAY 4:30 – 6:00 PM (all ages)

$8.00 per visit. Children ages 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Little ones need play time too when its cold or rainy. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Thursday: 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Pre-School Open Play is $6.00 per child.

280 Palatine Rd,
Wheeling, IL 60090



Do you know any other places that offer Open Gym for toddlers? Let me know and I will add it to the list.

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