Chicago is one of the best cities in the world, and a great place to raise a family. It is a vast metropolitan city with more than 100 neighborhoods, a multicultural ethnicity, world-class museums, 552 parks, an unparalleled dining scene and boasts an 18-mile paved path where you can run, walk or bike. Although it’s a big city, there’s a friendly, middle-of-America vibe perfect for families from all backgrounds. Chicago Urban Family will help you and your family navigate through the windy city. Let us help you find places to learn, play and explore the best of Chicago.

Learn, Play & Explore the Windy City

learn. Classes and books enrich a child’s learning and development. Find a list of our favorite classes, as well as information on books and story time sessions for your little one(s). Don’t forget to check out our Childcare & School Fair page - a free event you won’t want to miss!

play. Find a listing of family-oriented events, museums and special festivities throughout the city. And make plans for a date night with your significant other with some great suggestions we update monthly.

explore. Sometimes you have to expand your horizons by venturing to neighborhoods you rarely visit. Or travel outside the city limits. Chicago and its suburbs have some fantastic spots and family-friendly seasonal activities that will become annual outings for your clan.

Chicago Urban Family was started by a Chicago mom who wanted to offer a useful resource for parents in the windy city seeking a variety of things to do with (and without) their children. Whether you’re looking for a music class for your little urban dweller, a family-friendly restaurant, or date-night suggestions, locals just like you have picked out their favorites. Discover the wonderful things our fantastic city has to offer your family without digging through directories or over-commercialized listings. We’ll direct you to some of the best!

We always welcome writers and parents who want to contribute to our site. Have something you’d like to share with our readers? Contact us for details on how you can join our team!

Place an ad, plan an event, hold a contest or product sampling - Chicago Urban Family promotes family-friendly products, services and attractions we’d want to experience with our own families. Contact us for more information.

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