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Outdoor Fun for Kids and Toddlers

Kids Adventure Zone

The Jungle Gym Kids Dream About

Ready for the ultimate kids outdoor activities in the Chicago area? Our Kids Adventure Zone is a favorite with youngsters 3-13 years. Kids can climb more than 12 feet off of the ground on safely-netted structures and challenge themselves on more than thirty fun ropes course elements. With climbing nets, ziplines, balance lines, and more, your kids will love the freedom found within our one-of-a-kind play area.
30 different ropes course elements
12 feet of safely netted structures
Kids can choose their challenge

Kids Adventure Zone Details

Age:
3-13 Years
Weight:
Max. 250 lbs.
Duration:
50 mins.
Price:
$15 / child
Availability changes seasonally. Reservations are recommended but not required.

Free Parking & Park Admission

Parking and admission to park are always free — we're a free-to-visit, pay-to-play adventure park.
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We get it. Plans sometimes change. We make it easy to cancel and reschedule your reservation.
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Where To Check-In

Park in Parking Lot 2, walk across the east footbridge, and start at the Kids Zone & Paddlesports Check-In.
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Activity Information

Supervising Chaperone Required
  • All guests participating must be accompanied by a supervising chaperone who is at least 18 years old.
  • No activity pass is required for the supervising chaperone to enter the Kids Adventure Zone.
  • Supervising chaperones are permitted in the netted structures, but not on the challenge elements on the course (zip lines, rope crossings, etc.), as they are intended for children.
Other Participant Requirements
  • Health: Children cannot have physical limitations that will limit the ability to perform proper functions on the adventure structure.
  • Participant waivers are required for this activity. Find the mandatory waiver form here.
What to Wear

Clothing appropriate for the weather/activity. Shoes do not need to be removed prior to entering the netted structure, but socks are recommended.

Available for Special Needs Guests

This activity is available and modified for disabled guests. Find more information about our Accessibility Activities at The Forge.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do adults have to purchase a ticket to go in with their kids?
  • No activity pass is required for the supervising chaperone to enter the Kids Zone Adventure.
  • Supervising chaperones are permitted in the netted structures, but should NOT traverse the challenge elements on the course (zip lines, rope crossings, etc.), as they are intended for children ages 3 to 13 years.
How old do participants need to be?

The age requirements for our Kids Adventure Zone are ages 3-13 years.

Where should I park and check-in?

Park in lot #2 and cross the footbridge. The first check-in station across from the Kids Adventure zone is where you will need to check-in.

What should my child wear?

We recommend adventurers to dress for the weather, although we require adventurers to wear closed-toed shoes that also cover their heels.

Does my child need a helmet or harness?

The Kids Adventure Zone is a fully netted area that does not require a harness. Helmets are also not needed for adventurers.

How long is my child allowed to adventure in the Kids Adventure Zone for?

The Kids Adventure Zone activity has a time session of 50 minutes. As long as availability is open you are welcome to purchase back to back time spots.

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