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Beat cabin fever with the suburbs' variety of fun indoor options

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  • Kids and adults can literally bounce off the walls at Sky High Sports in Naperville.

    Kids and adults can literally bounce off the walls at Sky High Sports in Naperville.
    Courtesy of Sky High Sports

  • It's always sunny and 84 degrees inside KeyLime Cove's indoor water park in Gurnee.

    It's always sunny and 84 degrees inside KeyLime Cove's indoor water park in Gurnee.
    courtesy of KeyLime Cove

  • Children's imaginations know no bounds at Legoland Discover Center in Schaumburg.

    Children's imaginations know no bounds at Legoland Discover Center in Schaumburg.
    courtesy of Legoland

 
 

Kid Cabin Fever?

When winter's toll begins to mount, and the kids are craving a warm pool, trampolines, arcade fun or even more Legos than they know what to do with, the suburbs have you covered.

Indoor water fun

KeyLime Cove's 65,000-square-foot indoor Lost Paradise Waterpark, at 1700 Nations Drive in Gurnee, could be the cure for whatever weather issues ail you, and provides an overnight getaway from the inclement conditions as it's always a balmy 84 degrees and sunny inside.

"KeyLime Cove offers families a tropical getaway, reminiscent of the Florida Keys, but a lot closer to home and much more affordable," said General Manager Dale McFarland. "Furthermore, kids get cabin fever and often get too much screen time in the winter. KeyLime Cove is a great way for mom and dad to surprise the kids with a one- or two-day getaway, unplug the TV and leave iPods at home, and really focus on spending quality time together."

Bounce sky high

If the kids are bouncing off the walls, and you'd rather they weren't using your walls, take them to Sky High Sports, 2244 Corporate Lane, Naperville.

It features 50,000 square feet of trampoline fun. The location features a large main "court" filled with trampolines; a two-lane foam pit with a rope swing; two basketball "lanes," featuring a row of trampolines leading to the basket; a 6-and-under kids court available on busy days and weekends, and one of the largest dodgeball courts around.

Legomania

For those into a different kind of jumping, Legoland Discovery Center Chicago at Streets of Woodfield, Schaumburg, invites you to jump into the world's biggest box of Lego bricks -- more than 1 million of them, in fact.

"We're also constantly updating and improving our center, so if a guest has visited in the past there's a great chance that we've got something new for them to enjoy," General Manager Nick Miller said.

Inside, children ages 3-12 can let their imaginations go crazy as they learn top tips from the "Master Model Builder," join their favorite Lego characters in 4D cinema experiences, pedal fast on the Technicycle Ride and find plenty of places to build Lego creations.

Enchanted

In Lombard, there's a wise array of entertainment at Enchanted Castle, 1103 S. Main St., which features indoor go-carts, laser tag, an inflatable castle bounce house and more than 250 games.

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