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

The Black Cat’s Meow: GLOW WILD!
A Kids Costume Party & Afterhours Glow Show

Thursday, October 29 from 5:30 – 8
(doors open at 5:00/show starts at 6:00)


Autumn Harvest Celebration
October 1-November 1

My-Size Mini Maze │ Giant Hay Pile Search │ Pumpkin Decorating │ Scarecrow Stuffing
Sponsored by:
Rotating Creative Discovery Classes at 1:30
9/28 – 10/4: Autumnful Art
10/5 – 10/18:  Pumpkin Play
10/19 – 10/25: Wild Things
10/26 – 11/1: Dia de los Muertos Mania

(Regular admission times and prices)


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.