FALL IS HERE! HAVE SOME FUN WITH THE KIDS....
Let the fall fun begin! Kids all over DuPage County have been counting down the days for the season to arrive. Leaves are falling and Halloween events and activities are in full swing. Here are a few of our favorites happening in the area. From apple picking fun and a Jack-o-Lantern hike, to fall playtime at everyone’s favorite children’s museum, this page will keep you busy all season long. Enjoy!
Apple Picking and Fall Fun for Everyone! MALTA–Family owned and operated since 1984, Jonamac Orchard is a three generational family farm. The apple orchard is part of the 105 acre farm in Northern Illinois, with over 20,000 apple trees. Enjoy the apple orchard, pumpkin patch, store and bakery, corn maze, petting zoo, and fall activities for the whole family. 19412 Shabbona Rd., Malta, Illinois, www.jonamacorchard
Shrek the Musical at Waubonsee Community College SUGAR GRIOVE– “Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek...” Thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking donkey and a feisty princess. Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, this Tony Award-winning fairy tale adventure brings all the beloved characters you know from the film to life on stage. $20/adults $15 students and seniors 65+ Presented by Community Education and the Fox Country Players, www.waubonseetickets.com
Fall Into Family Fun at DCM NAPERVILLE–Play leads the way at DuPage Children’s Museum (DCM)! Build, wonder, discover, think, play, and more – the possibilities are endless. Fall Festival is taking place Saturday, October 27. Come in your costume and join us in celebrating the season! Enjoy special activities including a nature-inspired makerspace, musical performances by the Common Taters, Touch-a-Tractor, and more. Fall into family fun at DCM and don’t forget, Friday nights the Museum is open until 8pm www.dupagechildrens.org, (630) 637-8000
Family Jack O' Lantern Hike October 6-7 & 13-14 at Morton Arboretum LISLE– Join this family-friendly jack o’ lantern-lit hike to explore the night life of owls, bats, and spiders throughout the Arboretum’s wooded grounds. You’ll also decorate pumpkins and roast marshmallows over a fire. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Saturdays, October 6 or October 13, or Sundays, October 7 or October 14, select times www.mortonarb.org