The beautiful Lake County, IL is well known for being a great place to settle for families. Naturally that means there’s lots to do for the kids. So the next time you hear “I’m bored!” here’s a list of things you can do in Lake County that are bound to have the kids smiling for hours, and then some.


Lambs Farm

A fun activity for the whole family, Lambs Farm features a farmyard that includes petting areas for the sheep and goats being tended to. Kids will absolutely love being able to pet and feed them, and they will learn in the process too. For those not keen on the animals, Lambs Farm also includes mini golf, a mini train around the farm and a cow bounce house.

The Magnolia Cafe on the premises is there should hunger strike, and other businesses include a thrift shop and gift shop. The establishment is extra special in that it is staffed by people with disabilities. It has a greater mission of helping people with developmental disabilities lead productive, happy lives.


Bess Bower Dunn Museum

“Arrive curious. Leave inspired.” That’s what the Bess Bower Dunn Museum hopes to achieve for all visitors. One of only a handful of American museums to be accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, it is dedicated to sharing the history and stories of Lake County through events, exhibitions, and education.

Kids are sure to be intrigued by one-of-its-kind life-sized Dryptosaurus dinosaur at the entrance of the museum. Their Summer Camps are very popular with kids too and are suitable for kids from 6 to 15. They explore adventures in nature, art history and more, by stimulating creativity through outdoor play and learning.


Volo Auto Museum

Lake County’s Volo Auto Museum hosts the biggest display of cars from famous Hollywood movies and TV shows. Whether your kids are car-crazy or not, the display is sure to put a sparkle in their eye. The museum includes a whopping 33 exhibits where you can explore just car models, but a bunch of other interesting things to discover from the long and complicated history of the automobile and other mechanical marvels.


Par King Golf Course

Billed as the world’s most unusual golf course, Par King is a mini golf course that is sure to let the imagination run wild. It’s has the magical appearance of a real wonderland, that’s why it’s always a win for the kids. Par King features two 18-hole courses that come with 19 moving obstacles and seven water holes!

It is really unlike any experience you or your kids have seen before and is a Lake County must-do.