From Green Genes to The Red Balloon, CityLit for City Kids with Miss Linda to the Swedish Museum’s Brunk Children’s Museum of Immigration, Andersonville is a great place for the whole family. Women & Children First, with our large and beloved kids section and extremely popular weekly storytime for 2-4 year olds (every Wednesday at 10:30 sharp), is definitely destination shopping for families, but as happy as we are to see you, we’re not the only reason to spend family time on North Clark Street.
Located just south of Foster, Green Genes is a fun, funky shop offering environmentally-friendly children’s clothes and gifts. The Red Balloon, with their unique children’s clothing and accessories, is another one of our favorite places for birthday presents and baby showers. Toys et Cetera appeals to the kid in all of us. Speaking of shopping, children whose parent’s shop at Alamo Shoes are rewarded for their purchase with a free balloon!
Huey’s Hot Dogs is a popular place to take the family for lunch or dinner. The kid’s menu at Ranalli’s of Andersonville features make-your-own pizza. Additionally, both Hamburger Mary’s and Charlie’s Ale House offer children’s menus, and every kid loves stopping at George’s Ice Cream & Sweets. Take your ice cream cone with you as you stroll – maybe you’ll run into the mobile puppet show often stationed on the corner of Berwyn and Clark.
Andersonville cornerstone The Swedish American Museum, houses the Brunk’s Children’s Museum of Immigration. The nation’s only immigration museum for children, the Brunk museum is a hands-on, interactive museum for kids of all ages. Additionally, many of Andersonville’s neighborhood festivals feature family-friendly events, activities and entertainment. Go to www.andersonville.org to find out what’s coming up.