Kid Friendly Berwyn
The sun is out and summer is here – now go have some fun with your little ones! Berwyn has plenty of kid-friendly activities all around town! Here is a guide to get you started.
Berwyn Park District
3701 S Scoville Ave
The Berwyn Park District has a variety of activities happening later this fall to get your kiddos moving in the parks. New this year is the Fall Youth Baseball League which is focused on introducing and developing basic baseball skills such as throwing, hitting, base running and the rules of baseball. You can sing, dance and play with your little one in Tot Rock and Kid Rock, two music programs made to get you moving and grooving with your child. Additional information on these programs and events can be found by visiting berwynparks.org.
North Berwyn Park District
1619 S Wesley Ave
Join the North Berwyn Park District for a weekend of entertainment for families to celebrate art and culture through mariachi music, traditional folkloric dancing, culinary delights, and more at the Fiesta Nuestras Raices on Fri, Aug 16 from 6pm-10pm and Sat, Aug 17 from 12pm-9pm. Come celebrate the upcoming school year and streamline school readiness efforts for a greater impact on North Berwyn families with the NBPD & Berwyn North School District 98 at the Back to School Fiesta on Sat, Aug 17 from 12pm-4pm during the Fiesta Nuestras Raices. Free events, minimal fees for attractions.
2947 S Oak Park Ave
The Pav YMCA offers a variety of youth sports programs for children 6 months to 13+ years old. Start the summer off safely and register for a swimming lesson to teach your child safety around water. For the kids who are just active and want to keep moving, there are tons of sports classes! If your child loves to tumble, there is a wide range of fantastic gymnastics classes suited for any level. Coaches and instructors at the Pav YMCA strive to keep every child engaged in activity while incorporating the Y’s core values of respect, responsibility, honesty and caring through a sport they love. View their most recent program guide at pavymca.org to get your child started today!
16th Street Theater
6420 W 16th St
Where do artists get their inspiration? From a picture book, a newspaper clipping, a family photo, or maybe even a recipe? During their summer camp Play Making: Intro to Devising, 16th Street Theater artists teach your kids to make plays from the stories that surround us every day. Your child will use their voice, body, and imagination to create a brand-new piece of theater, then perform it on the stage for family and friends at 16th Street! The program is for ages 8-11 and runs from July 22 through August 9, Monday through Friday from 9am to 4pm. Register at the North Berwyn Park District located at 1619 S Wesley Ave. For more information, call (708) 795-6704 or visit 16thstreettheater.org.
Lunges n’ Lattes
6805 W Stanley Ave
With educational toys and books with positive messages of inclusion and compassion, the welcoming staff at Lunges ‘n Lattes are in the business of cultivating a village. Open Gym times run daily, and their early childhood development experts carefully craft a series of kids’ classes from Mighty Ninjas (ages 4-9) to Kids Yoga (ages 0-13) that will get children moving while developing skills that will serve them well into adolescence. For the past two years, Lunges ‘n Lattes has worked with a local Montessori school offering internships for kids preparing for high school. They also employ area high school and college students and offer exclusive discounts for members under 18 years. Check out their full schedule at lungesnlattes.com/schedule or download their Glofox booking app from your App Store.
Berwyn’s Toys & Trains
7025 W Ogden Ave
Head over to our stretch of Historic Route 66 and marvel at the vintage model trains, complete with tree-lined tracks, at Berwyn’s Toys & Trains. Check out their small-town replica model equipped with three trains that chug along the rails or let your little one’s imagination go wild on the Thomas the Train tables available for play. Stop in with the kids on Sat, Aug 3 from 10:30am-5pm for BRIO Play Day where your little one will have fun building a wooden train layout and will even go home with a free wooden BRIO engine!