The Architecture of Fun: Well-Rounded Family Activities at Wintrust Sports Complex


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Between work, school, and day-to-day responsibilities, it can be tough to find time to spend as a family, doing something fun. That’s why it is so important to take advantage of vacations, long weekends, and holidays whenever you can! A key step in that process is choosing the right activity for your family. Sometimes it can be difficult to find somewhere to go that everyone will enjoy. Luckily, striking the right balance between getting some energy out, playing games, and connecting as a family isn’t as hard as you might think! If you are searching for fun arcades or a laser tag Chicago location, look no further. The Wintrust Sports Complex in Bedford Park is a great place to take the whole family for a day of fun! 

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Games for All Ages

At Wintrust Sports Complex, our Redemption Arcade is home to plenty of fun games for the entire family to enjoy! Especially over a holiday or winter break, an arcade is a great place to have fun as a family and get out of the cold. With 4,000 square feet of fun, there are games for everyone at the Redemption Arcade. Grab a refillable arcade card for just $10 and get started!

We have all of your favorite classic games, from skee ball to shooting hoops to claw machines. We also have a large prize counter where you can redeem your tickets and take home a fun new toy or some tasty treats. Or, you can always save your tickets for the next time you come to get a bigger prize! Right alongside our arcade is a huge laser tag arena where you and the family can play together – or be each other’s greatest competition. 

Stay Active

Fun arcades aren’t the only way you can have fun with your family at Wintrust Sports Complex. There are plenty of ways to stay active and have fun outside of the arcade. Engaging in movement and exercise together as a family is a great way to keep everyone healthy and happy. Here are just a couple of great ways you can stay active at Wintrust as a family! 

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Laser Tag

One great way you can stay active as a family at Wintrust Sports Complex is by playing with or against each other in a game of laser tag! It might not be a traditional sport, but laser tag has many benefits for both the body and mind. Running around through our vast maze and searching for and hiding from your opponents offers great exercise! The game is an ideal way to work on your coordination and your reaction time. You can give your brain a workout while you play laser tag, too. Focus on strategy and teamwork with your fellow players as you try to take the win!

Get on the Court

In addition to playing laser tag, Chicago sports are alive and free to play at Wintrust! With eight high school basketball courts and sixteen volleyball courts, take the family out for a quick game! This is another great way to get some energy out and get a great workout while spending time as a family and strengthening your bond. Have your kids invite some friends out for a fun game of four-on-four on a snowy day!

Watch a Game

At Wintrust Sports Complex, we offer more than just fun arcades and laser tag. We are also proud to be the host of many local tournaments and sporting events! From gymnastics competitions to basketball tournaments, there is no shortage of fun sports events you can take advantage of as a family. Take a look at our upcoming events and see what you can come to watch with us at the Wintrust Arena. You might end up sparking an interest in one of your kids, and they might find a new sport that they want to check out. In addition to hosting sporting events and tournaments, we also offer a variety of youth sports and camps that your kids can be a part of. Taking them to a tournament at Wintrust could end with you watching them compete in a tournament of their own!

Dine with Us

If you end up spending most of your day with us at Wintrust Sports Complex, make sure you don’t forget about dinner! Our Station Grille on the second floor is a great place to sit down, breathe, and refuel. With our full-service kitchen and local beers on tap, there is something for everyone to enjoy! If you are here for a game, you don’t have to go far to grab a bite to eat. If you have some picky eaters in your party, take a look at our menu online to know your options before you arrive! 

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Spend Your Day at Wintrust 

The benefits of family bonding and family fitness cannot be understated. Participating in activities with your kids is not only a great way for everyone to get a great workout, but it’s also important for building connections and strengthening your bonds as a family. Playing tag or teaching them how to play basketball is a great way to engage your kids with their bodies and help them learn. At Wintrust Sports Complex, we are thrilled to be able to house so many fun opportunities for families of all ages. If you’re looking for a day without phones or TV, the Wintrust Arena is the perfect place to be! 

Join us for a couple of hours in our Redemption Arcade, and then some of the best laser tag Chicago has to offer! Hop onto one of our volleyball or basketball courts for a quick scrimmage with the kids, and then stop by our Station Grille for some rest and a bite to eat. If you come on the right day, you might be able to catch a few fun rounds of tournament-style sports in our arena! The possibilities of family fun are endless at Wintrust. Plan your visit with us today!