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/TOT FUN GYM in Bartlett (Park District)
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 child/per visit
Program runs from January 8, 2018 – March 28, 2018.
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.
$10.00 per student
266 Glen Ellyn Rd,Unit 101
Bloomingdale, IL 60108
- PARENT-TOT FREE PLAYTIME in Des Plaines (Park District)
Des Plaines Park District offers free indoor playtime for children ages 5 and under called Get Your Wiggles Out.
Mondays & Tuesdays, 9:30 am – noon at Prairie Lakes Gym (South Gymnasium), 515 E. Thacker Street, Des Plaines.
Wednesdays & Thursdays, 9:30 am – noon at Leisure Center Gymnasium, 2222 Birch Street, 60018.
Sign-in at the front desk is required.
Program starts on January 8, 2018 till May 25, 2018. Program will not be available on 1/15, 2/19, 3/26-3/30, 4/6.
- Kids Fun Club – INDOOR PLAYTIME in Des Plaines (Park District)
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.
Hours: to be updated
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
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
- OPEN PLAY PLAYPLEX AT RECPLEX in Mount Prospect (Park District)
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 FOR TOTS in Palatine (Park District)
Open Gym at the Community Center in Palatine Park District is just $1 per child.
Tuesdays 9:15 am – 10:15 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 from January 9, 2018 – March 23, 2018.
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
- MY 1ST FIELDHOUSE in Roselle
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
- TOT LOT in Schaumburg (Park District)
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. The fee is per family not per person. Daily drop-in fee is $5.00 per Resident family and $7.00 per Nonresident family. Drop ins are permitted only if program has not reached maximum capacity.
January 12, 2018 – February 9, 2018 9:30 am – noon or 12:30-3:00 pm / Cost is $19 for residents and $29 for non-residents per family for each session.
February 16, 2018 – March 23, 2018 9:30 am – noon or 12:30-3:00 pm / Cost is $23 for residents and $35 for non-residents per family for each session.
1141 W. Irving Park Rd,
- TINY TOT OPEN PLAY in Schaumburg (Park District)
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 starts on January 9, 2018.
Community Recreation Center-Creative Activity Room
505 N. Springinsguth Road
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.
PRE-SCHOOL OPEN PLAY:
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.