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Chicago Play & Parties

Whether you’re looking for mommy-and-me classes or places to hold a birthday party, we’ve got the best local spots for family fun.

Bear Paddle Swim School


Bear Paddle’s kid-friendly facility offers year-round swim lessons for all ages and abilities. Small classes, 90º saltwater, and a dedicated team make Bear Paddle one of a kind! Register online today, start tomorrow!

Mommy Deal: Register today for swim lessons and receive a free towel! Mention BUMP2014 when you register. Not valid with other offers. Offer expires 12/15/14.

Belvedere Events & Banquets


A stunningly elegant venue where the atmosphere and service create lasting memories. Belvedere offers our guests the very best facilities and caring, capable staff. You will find every aspect of your experience at Belvedere to Surpass expectation when you book your baby shower with us!!

Bows & Babes


Bows & Babes carries baby girl and boy clothes, kids clothing (girls up to size 6 and boys up to size 4T), bows, headbands, accessories, baptism gifts, christening gowns, by national brands and several local artisans.We offer the cutest brands for both boys and girls including RuffleButts, RuggedButts, LeTop, and RazzleBaby.

Mommy Deal: Free in stock bow of your choice with a $40 purchase.

Chicago Blue Dolphins


Chicago Blue Dolphins starts parent-child swim classes as early as six months. Our classes are child-centered and age-appropriate, introducing skills when your child is ready, open and relaxed. We teach you key safety skills and how to lead your child toward a lifetime of enjoyment in the water.

Mommy Deal: Get 10% off the first purchase of class tuition or swim products.

Chicago Swim School


At Chicago Swim School, kids build character and develop confidence while learning to be safer around all types of water. Our customized curriculum gives students an active role in their learning and maximizes progress. Kids complete the program confident in water and out, with waves of memories.

Mommy Deal: Join Chicago Swim School now and get a $10 credit for our store! Use it for swim diapers, goggles and gear, or a cup of coffee after classes! Use the code BUMP when registering.

Foss Swim School


91º warm water, small class sizes, adult instructors, specialized facilities and a method that is truly our own. Our exclusive Backfloat Baby® program consists of a 30 minute weekly routine where parents and children swim and learn together. Ages 6 mos. and up. Register today!!!

Mommy Deal: Free Swim Diaper with Registration!

Goldfish Swim School


Goldfish has been reinventing the way kids learn to swim since 2006. Our small classes, perpetual learning model, highly trained staff and unique curriculum ensure each child learns to swim in a safe, fun environment. Goldfish features a child-only 90-degree pool, private changing rooms and a resort-like atmosphere.

Mommy Deal: Enjoy a free membership, a $25 value, with any class enrollment at the Chicago, Roscoe Village location. Memberships include free family swims Monday through Friday, a welcome package and weekly prizes.

Language Stars


Language Stars is the leading provider of foreign language classes for kids. We offer FunImmersion® foreign language enrichment programs year-round in Spanish, French, Italian, German and Mandarin Chinese for children ages 1-10 at 15 Chicagoland locations. Join us anytime! Call or visit our website for more information and to schedule your free trial class today.

Mommy Deal: Mention The Bump and receive $50 OFF your first season’s tuition at any of our Language Stars locations!

Little Beans Cafe


We are a family café and indoor playground for kids that offers drop-in open play, classes, events, camps, special activities, birthday parties and more. We're located at 1809 West Webster and have open hours for play Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., and Sunday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Mommy Deal: Enjoy a free drip coffee and pastry with a full-price play space admission. Please mention The Bump at the register to redeem.

The Music Playhouse


The Music Playhouse newborn classes are designed to create a special bond between you and your baby through the language of music. Bring a blanket and join us for award winning music, highly trained teachers, premium instruments and brain stimulating activities. Birthday party packages also available.!

Mommy Deal: $20 off your first Bunnies or Pups class enrollment. Use coupon code BUMP-A2 when you register on-line or call us at 773-572-8054.

Music Together is an internationally recognized early childhood music program for young children and the adults who love them. First offered to the public in 1987, its research-based, developmentally appropriate curriculum strongly emphasizes and facilitates adult involvement. Classes available throughout the greater Chicago area.

Mommy Deal: Receive free registration when you mention code: "BUMP" at any participating center in the greater Chicago area.

Old Town School of Folk Music/Wiggleworms®


Old Town School kids are creative, confident, lifelong learners! We offer our celebrated early-childhood program Wiggleworms® for newborns through two-year-olds, plus classes for kids of all ages in art, dance, music and theater. Join us in Lincoln Park, Lincoln Square or our suburban branches!

Mommy Deal: Readers of The Bump are invited to come to a FREE trial of a current Wiggleworms or Lullabies class. Just call 773.728.6000 to reserve your space in one of our available classes and join the fun!

PRO Swim Academy


Teach your baby to swim and grow up loving the water at PRO Swim Academy, a PROfessional swim school with 92-degree water, a PROgressive curriculum and a personable staff. For quality time together in a quality swim lesson, choose the PROs.

Mommy Deal: Try our Swim Babies lessons with a free trial class! Meet our staff and other parents, and see our program before making a commitment. Call (630) 283-0136 to schedule your appointment.

Purple Monkey Playroom


We are an award-winning drop-in playspace and birthday party destination for toddlers and preschoolers.

Mommy Deal: Take $5 off your family's first day of drop-in play. Also, enjoy a free bubble machine or coffee and tea upgrade for a birthday party when you mention The Bump when booking.