Pirates Cove Children’s Theme Park – Illinois

Ahoy, matey!

Travel just outside of Chicago to Elk Grove Village and you will find a children’s hidden treasure park “Pirates’ Cove.” A small amusement park geared towards kids nine and under that is perfect for a morning of exploring and imagination. Kids can travel through an 18th century pirate ship, work their way up a 20 foot climbing wall, or hornswaggle their way through a labyrinthine castle and more.

I always forget about this park because it is truly a hidden gem. Tucked away in a corner lot – if you did not know it was there, you would definitely miss it. That is why I had to spread the word and remind people like myself, who almost forgot, that we have something super special in our area.

Pirates Cove is not too big. So don’t go in expecting hours and hours of fun. Truth be told, you can pretty much see and do everything in an hour. But on a less busy day or if you go on a super hot day like we did, you can easily spend 3, 4 hours having fun. We got there right as they opened and there were only a handful of families waiting to get in. The cost is $12 per child [non resident] and adults are always free. The day we went was a Happily Ever After event. A 30 minute fun, theater production with Prince and Princesses alike. Followed by a dance party, costume parade and photo ops! Super fun for everyone.


Because it was almost 100 degrees and not busy at all, the kids were able to go on every attraction several times. But I will say the misting station, helped a ton! It was so refreshing and exactly what we needed on that hot day.


They have plenty of picnic areas so bring your lunch or purchase snacks at the park and enjoy a few hours of fun with the kiddos. Happy Summer!

Regular Season:

Daily June 2- August 12

Monday – Saturday: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Sundays: 12:00pm – 4:00pm
Mondays & Wednesdays: 10:00am – 8:00pm ($3 off admission after 4:00pm)

Wednesday, July 4, Independence Day: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Post Season:

Saturdays & Sundays only:

August 18, 19, 25 & 26 : 12:00pm – 4:00pm
September 1, 2, 8 & 9: 12:00pm – 4:00pm

Monday, September 3 – Labor Day: 12:00pm – 4:00pm

901 Leicester Rd, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007


Author: hazeleyesmom

Welcome to my blog. Here you will find a mix of food, life, fashion, beauty and travel reviews. Expect honest motherhood, fun family adventures and parenting fails. I can be sassy with a little bit sarcasm but all with good intentions. I love to cook, write and keep up with the latest fashion and beauty trends. But I am also a bargain hunter. When I find something worth sharing, I will pass it on. I have major OCD. I own 10 pairs of ripped jeans. I drink 3 cups of coffee every day. I suffer from chronic migraines and anxiety. I am a former photographer. Carbs are my life. I can watch a comedy and never LOL and I hate scary movies. I would travel the world but new places scare me. I believe in karma. My guilty pleasures include reality shows and cafes. Thank you for stopping by and I hope you enjoy reading my posts as much as I love writing them! But don’t miss anything and subscribe via email and follow me on Facebook & Instagram ♡ Welcome to my organized chaos. X, Dijana

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