To celebrate June as Leave No Child Inside month, the 2nd annual Barrington Area Kid Fest – a fun-filled event combining the 12th annual Community Kite Fly and 3rd annual Family Nature Fest – will be Saturday, May 4, from 11am – 3 p.m. at Citizens Park, 511 Lake Zurich Road (at Route 14) in Barrington.
This family-oriented event is hosted by the Barrington Breakfast Rotary Club, the Barrington Park District, and Leave No Child Inside of the Greater Barrington and Lake Zurich Area, three community-oriented and non-profit organizations.
If inclement weather occurs, the event will be rescheduled to Sunday, May 5, at the same time and location.
These three organizations along with Leave No Child Inside members and supporters will provide a wide assortment of exciting recreational and educational activities designed for families to get outside with nature, have fun, and get fit!
Oh, and did we say to come and enjoy the kite flying?
Activities include the following:
Barrington Area Park District
Teams course and street striders
Barrington Cultural Arts Center
Weaving – Larger than Life
Tommy Mitoraj St. Anne’s Troop 29
Construct Bird Houses
Boy Scouts of America
Cub Scout Fun – Stomp and Air Rockets
Citizens for Conservation – Youth Ed.
Mammals of Illinois: making footprints
Da Vinci Waldorf School
Tissue Paper Butterflies on a Stick
Speed and Agility
Fox Valley Wildlife Rehabilitation Center
Living with Wildlife Presentation
Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois
Nature Themed Game/craft
Green Mansions Foundation
Illinois Department of Natural Resources
Leave No Trace Basics/Nature Journal
Lake County Forest Preserve
Pond Critter Collecting – Discover Life Underneath the Surface
Fun Foreign Language Games
Montessori Children’s House of North Barrington
Monarch Waystation with Face Painting and Craft
New York Life
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
Safety Checks for Bikes and Helmets
For more information about KidFest and other upcoming events for kids in the Barrington area, visit FunOutside.org.