Venue: FireZone Schaumburg
Location: 1100 National Parkway, Schaumburg, IL. Located near the intersection of Golf Road and National Parkway.
Hours: Varies. Check the website for Drop In Activity and KidVentures times.
Admission: $9.00 per child ages 1 and up, $3.00 per adult. Party packages are also available.
Parking: Free – plentiful
Our Experience: I have been dying to tell you guys about this place ever since we visited two weekends ago. This place is absolutely AH-MAZE-ING!!! I could ramble on and on about all the things we loved about FireZone…seriously, we liked it that much! Here are just a few of the highlights.
- Admission is limited at FireZone Schaumburg. Each child gets to don a firefighter jacket while exploring at FireZone, so I’m guessing that once all the vests are used (30-40), entry is no longer permitted. (I wouldn’t worry about it too much though because I saw people getting there 15-20 minutes after they opened and there was still space.)
- Kids will love this place. There’s the big fire truck to climb on, an ambulance to explore, and Timmy’s House (a small house on “fire”). Kids enjoyed driving the fire truck and hanging out in the back of the ambulance the most. Timmy’s House was a bit dark so my son didn’t spend too much time there.
- There are a bunch of photo op spots here. This one was a fireman-themed backdrop in front of a fire hydrant and a real fire hose. Kids loved pretending to be a fireman.
- The little boy dummy was a little creepy…at least to my son. He kept staring at it, a little wary to get too close.
- We attended a KidVentures activity, which is a 1.5 hour play time that includes a light breakfast, story time, instruction from a real fire fighter and a craft. The breakfast wasn’t too shabby either…Yum!
- FireZone recently expanded, and the new play area will be open in about a month. We can’t wait! We’ll definitely be back to check it out.
Overall, your kids will have a blast at FireZone! I felt that, although you only get to stay for an hour and a half, your time (and money) are well spent here. I’d say there were mostly smaller kids here (maybe 4 to 5-years-old), but kids up to 7 or 8 would really enjoy the activities at FireZone.
Have you been to FireZone? Let me know what you think!