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Kid Fest!

April 29, 2013 | News & Events

The Barrington Kite Fly and the Family Nature Fest – two fun, free annual outdoor family activities – have been combined into the new Barrington Kids Fest. This great event is hosted by the Barrington Breakfast Rotary Club, Leave no Child Inside, and the Barrington Park District at beautiful Citizens Park.

A wide assortment of action-packed recreational and educational activities designed for families to get outside with nature, have fun, and get fit! Be sure to bring your bicycle to decorate and then ride through Cuba Marsh to experience the beauty of nature. Oh, and did we say to come and enjoy the kite flying?

In case of rain, the event will be rescheduled to Sunday, May 5, 11:00am-3:00pm.

Saturday, May 4

Kid Fest Time:
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Citizen’s Park, Barrington
511 Lake Zurich Road (at Route 14) in Barrington

Outside family activities include the following:

– Barrington Area Park District – Teams course and street striders;

– Barrington Cultural Arts Center – Weaving – Larger than Life;

– St. Anne’s Troop 29 – Bird Houses;

– Boy Scouts of America – Cub Scout Fun – Stomp and Air Rockets;

– Citizens for Conservation – Youth Ed. – Mammals of Illinois: making footprints;

– Davis Speed Center – Speed and Agility;

– Erehwon – Slack-lining;

– Crabtree Nature Center – Bug-A-Palooza (Explore the lives of local Insects);

– Fox Valley Wildlife Rehabilitation Center – Living with Wildlife Presentation;

– Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois – Nature Themed Game/craft;

– Illinois Department of Natural Resources – Archery;

– L.L. Bean – Leave No Trace Basics/Nature Journal;

– Lake County Forest Preserve – Pond Critter Collecting;

– Language Stars – Fun Foreign Language Games;

– Montessori Children’s House of North Barrington – Monarch Waystation Kits with Face Painting and Craft;

– New York Life – Child Identification;

– Noah’s Ark Christian Preschool – Mud Painting and Flower Pounding;

– Northern Illinois Special Recreation Association – Arts for All;

– South Barrington Conservancy – Mighty Oak Note Cards;

– The Care of Trees – Tree Climb – Come Climb a Tree;

– Village Cycle Sport – Safety Checks for Bikes and Helmets.

While you’re there, enjoy some delicious food for purchase, check out the raffle, and celebrate spring
outside! For additional information about the event, visit

Join Montessori Children’s House at the Barrington Area KidFest!*

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* We need volunteers for the Montessori Children’s House booth for 1 hour shifts between 10:30am & 3:30pm. The volunteering adult will help to connect with local community members and support children in creating a butterfly craft. Please contact the office to sign up!

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