Evanston, IL


Gather is incredible! Kind of like stepping into a Land of Nod catalogue. Great design, fun toys for imaginative play. It's small enough that you can relax without working about your kids getting lost... coffee and tea for parents comes with the cost of admission. (And you just pay per kid.) The owner is an artist and has scores of arts activities for kids. Best for ages 0-5 I'd say. One of our go-to places when the weather's not perfect.