Greater Chicagoland's Premier Kid's Destination

Bellaboo's Play and Discovery Center is a self-directed play facility providing colorful, fun, and secure areas where children from infants to age nine can explore, create, and interact.

The cafe is located in the center of the play areas so adults can easily keep an eye on the little ones. Party rooms may be reserved for that special birthday boy or girl, and specially designed educational programs are available for reserved groups. Click the Photos link at the left for highlights. Bellaboo's is a smoke free facility.

Bellaboo's Play Basics
• Play for Kids age 9 & younger
• Everyone wears socks
• Supervise your Sweeties
• Keep your wristband on
• No sick guests - Sanitation is Safety
• No outside food or drink except for baby/allergy
• Have FUN
• Cakes, presents, balloons are permitted ONLY for scheduled Bellaboo's Birthday Parties and private use of party rooms

They’ll never know they’re learning. . . But, we will

Gobble, Gobble: A Turkey Fun Festturkey
November 23-29

A Week Stuffed with Turkey-Filled Fun!

1:30 Turkey Tales
12, 2:30 & 4:30 Bellaboo Bakers: My Size Pumpkin Pies
11/27 BLACK FRIDAY - Turkey Fun Fest Celebration
Handprint Turkey Art │ Turkey Stories, Songs & Fingerplays │ Thanksgiving Day Parade │Pumpkins!

(Regular admission times and prices)


COMING IN DECEMBER (Click on photos for details)

Jolly Good Times
 December 1 – 23

The Elf Express
Friday, Dec 4

The SANTA Express
December 19 – 23

Our New Sponsor for the Pretend Village is Mom to Mom, NWI.  Check them out at



Bellaboo is a most unusual bat.  While other bats sleep during the day, he is wide awake.  While other bats hang upside down from the ceiling, Bellaboo walks on the floor.  And, while other bats eat bugs, Bellaboo is quite a good cook.  He likes to draw and climb and play.  He is very good at sliding and jumping.  Mother and Father Bat don’t know what to do with Bellaboo.  But he makes them smile and you will too, when you visit Bellaboo’s Play and Discovery Center at Three Rivers County Park in Lake Station, Indiana.  Bellaboo's is another fine facility of the Lake County Parks and Recreation Department.