So, your team is scheduled to go to the Canlan Sportsplex in Lake Barrington, Illinois. It features an 85,000-square-foot indoor turf field for baseball, softball, football, lacrosse, and soccer along with four basketball courts and eight volleyball courts. It’s amazing! You’re probably wondering about other activities to keep everyone occupied in Lake Barrington area while the team is at the Canlan Sportsplex. You’re also wondering about restaurants to take everyone to. Here are some suggestions for both things to do and places to eat in the area around the complex.


Things to Do

Battle House Laser Combat

For an absolutely thrilling, adrenaline-pumping, and calorie burning experience near the Canlan Sportsplex, head to Battle House Laser Combat. Unlike most other laser tag attractions, the gameplay is virtually continuous at Battle House Laser Combat once players complete the preregistration process and participate in a short safety and orientation briefing. For the adults in your group, a visit to Battle House Laser Combat is a chance for them to “take part in a unique and exiting experience with their children that they will all be talking about for years to come.” Battle House Laser Combat’s pricing is all-inclusive; that means there will be no hidden or separate fees cutting into your team’s travel budget. Their staff, known as the Battle Crew, are knowledgeable, friendly, and trained to provide customers with an experience that’s both fun and safe. 28039 W Northpointe Pkwy, Lake Barrington, IL 60010



Located nearby in Lake Zurich, the TreeHouse was created for kids to have fun with a layout designed to give parents peace of mind. Their 7,700-square-foot facility has a multilevel climbing structure with swinging bridges, but the slides are enclosed, the mats are padded, and the basketball court is soft. TreeHouse provides a place for parents to relax where you’ll never lose sight of climbing kids. While your kids are exercising their bodies and minds, enjoy a gourmet espresso bar and comfortable leather chairs, both within eyeshot of the little tykes.

The TreeHouse is pioneering “unplugged” indoor play for kids. The TreeHouse knows kids don’t need electronic gizmos, flashing lights, or pricey arcade games to have fun. Expect to find an active play experience filled with imagination without coin-operated machines or video games. The TreeHouse has been one of Nickelodeon’s Parents’ Picks Best Indoor Playspace from 2008 to 2010. So head on over to the TreeHouse and experience the fun for yourselves! 985 S Rand Rd, Lake Zurich, IL 60047


Crabtree Nature Center

Another attraction near the Canlan Sportsplex is located right in Barrington. The Crabtree Nature Center is a great place for some rest. On 1,182 acres of prairie, wetlands, and woodland, it serves as a rest stop on the migratory bird path. Almost 90 species of bird take a rest break on this nature preserve. Closer to 300 species have been known to use the habitat. It’s bird watcher heaven! In springtime, the woodlands are carpeted with wildflowers. The meadows and prairie blossom in the summertime. The forest canopy and native grasses turn during the fall. Winter is a time for solitude and listening for bird calls. It has several miles of self-guiding trails for your team to explore this home to so much fascinating fauna and flora. 3 Stover Rd, Barrington, IL 60010



Just down the road from the Canlan Sportsplex in Palatine is Escapeocity, a popular local escape room attraction. As soon as you enter one of the escape rooms at Escapeocity, your wits will immediately be put to the test. There are no smartphones, no computers, and no internet to help you out. You’ll be shut in a room with a group of friends and family. Or strangers. Or strange friends and teammates. Can you all figure out what to do? You’ll have just one hour to use your brainpower, wits, and collective knowledge to discover  hidden clues, answer challenging puzzles, and overcome unexpected obstacles in order to escape before the clock runs out. 254 N Northwest Hwy, Palatine, IL 60067


Buffalo Park Forest Preserve

Buffalo Park Forest Preserve in nearby Algonquin is a beautiful, wooded area along a three-quarter mile stretch of Fox River shoreline. The preserve offers picnic areas, a loop trail, and fishing. There is also a former ski hill in the preserve that operates as Raging Buffalo Snowboard Park. 19-265 Western Ave, Algonquin, IL 60102


Santa’s Village AZoosment Park

Canlan Sportsplex - Travel - Hotels4TeamsJust west of the Canlan Sportsplex in East Dundee is Santa’s Village Amusement Park. The place closes in late winter and and is reopening on April 27th.

Mega Velocity is a high-speed classic ride with the expected twisting, twirling, and whirling. Wacky Worm is another great coaster. Climb aboard the Alaskan Railway, or ride through the carwash on Jed’s Antique Cruisers. Hook a ride on SVFD Engine No. 3 and help put out a fire! The original 1959 Santa’s Tree House Slide has been a favorite with kids for many generations.

When the kids get hungry, Santa’s Village has you covered with the Reindeer Ridge Bar & Grill and Gingerbread. Try the amazing desserts at Tinselbella’s, featuring funnel cakes and fried Oreos. 601 Dundee Ave, East Dundee, IL 60118


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Places to Eat

Egg Harbor Café

Located in the Barrington Village Center at Hough and Main, Egg Harbor Café is the place to grab a great breakfast or lunch near the Canlan Sportsplex. They serve up comfort food classics and freshly-brewed Chicago-based Intelligentsia coffee. They’ve got a full children’s menu with a coloring contest! 125 W Main St, Barrington, IL 60010


Showtime Eatery

Located on Main Street in the heart of downtown Barrington, Showtime Eatery is an awesome local joint. The generous portions and friendly service keep the locals enamored. Order Showtime’s food, take it into the cinema next door, and relax while you enjoy your meal with whatever movie is playing on the big screen. 114 W Main St, Barrington, IL 60010


Biaggi’s Ristorante Italiano

In nearby Algonquin is Biaggi’s Ristorante Italiano, a casual Italian restaurant that serves a wide selection of delicious pasta dishes, soups and salads, pizzas, seafood, steaks, desserts, and more. Everything on the menu at Biaggi’s Ristorante Italiano is prepared with the freshest ingredients possible and their portion sizes are sure to satisfy even the hungriest diners. Their welcoming atmosphere and kids menu make Biaggi’s Ristorante Italiano a great place to take your entire group during your trip to the Canlan Sportsplex. 14299 Clay Terrace Blvd, Carmel, IN 46032


Tacos el Norte

Canlan Sportsplex - Travel - Hotels4TeamsAt Tacos El Norte in Lake Zurich, only the freshest ingredients are chosen to prepare their dishes. Nothing is prepackaged and nothing just sits around waiting to be used. They take great pride in purchasing the best, freshest ingredients available because that’s what it takes to make truly great tasting food. Their meats are hand-selected for their quality and freshness and their veggies are fresh and crisp. Their family recipes have been passed down for generations, and is authentic Mexican just like Abuela made. You’ll love original, inventive dishes like Torpedo Tacos and Burritos and their Chicken a la Coca Cola. 213 S Rand Rd, Lake Zurich, IL 60047


Enjoying the area’s attractions with your teammates is a bonding experience, and it promises a good, fun time while you’re visiting the Canlan Sportsplex in this quaint northwest suburb of Chicago.