When you need a climate-controlled place to let the kids loose, the bricks have it. LEGOLAND Discovery Center in Schaumburg dedicates 30,000 square feet to the iconic plastic building toy. “We have soooo much fun,” commented one voter, while another takes her kids there because it prompts them to say, “Best day ever, Mom!” With a new Kingdom Quest interactive laser ride joining the 4-D movie theater, the Technicycle pedal bike ride, the climbing structure, the daily building workshops and the ever-popular Miniland featuring Chicago landmarks, you can easily spend half a day there at the very least. Streets of Woodfield, 601 N Martingale Road, Schaumburg (847-592-9700).
Other nominees Bubbles Academy, Family Grounds Cafe Company, Pickle’s Playroom, Nibbles Play Café, Little Beans Café