Make New Friends
The new Happy Play center (2346 North Clark St., Lincoln Park) isn’t the typical indoor play space — it’s also part animal rescue. In addition to the climbing structures, activities, and games found in the 0-3 year room, pretend play setup, and trains, there’s also space for littles to interact (under supervision) with over 100 parakeets (which are also for sale, $30 each) and bunnies (which you can adopt for a $100 fee). Winter hours are Mondays through Thursdays from 9am to 6pm, Friday and Saturdays from 9am to 8pm, and Sundays from 1pm to 6pm. Sunday mornings are reserved for parties. It costs $15 per child/adult pair for full-day access, and any additional adults are $5 each. There’s also a monthly children’s pass for $60.