- TripBuzz found 470 things to do with kids in or near Batavia, Illinois, including 462 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like West Chicago, Aurora, Wheaton and Lombard.
- From Harold Hall Quarry Beach to Red Oak Nature Center, the Batavia area offers 109 different types of family activities, including: Amusement Parks (All Ages), Movie Theaters, Theaters and History Museums.
- A suburb of Chicago, Batavia was founded in 1833. Nicknamed both 'The Windmill City' and the 'City of Energy', the city was the largest producer of windmills during the late 19thcentury. Batavia has a population of under 27,000 and is part of the Tri-Cities area. Notable native Batavians include Craig Sager and Ken Anderson.
Situated on 40 acres of wilderness, Red Oak Nature Center offers a variety of educational experiences for children to learn about native plant and animal life in the area. In addition to trails, the park has a cave to explore.
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An indoor and outdoor amusement park, the Funway Ultimate Entertainment Center has bumper boats, batting cages, a western mini-golf course, bowling alleys, arcade games, and laser tag facilities, among others. There are plenty of opportunities for organizing birthday parties in here.
For fans of larger than life movies, the Randall 16 Theaters offers films on their famous IMAX screen. Also available is a wide selection of feature titles on traditional, state of the art movie screens and a full service snack and drink bar.
Showcasing the performing arts for over 40 years, The Albright Theatre Company hosts productions of both famous and original plays and musicals. Many of the actors are volunteers from the local community.
Fusion South Volleyball is a volleyball facility with multiple courts. The facility provides leagues with experienced coaches and administrators, and offers open practice times as well as scheduled games and seasons.
Located along the Fox River, the Fabyan Forest Preserve is a nature preserve popular among fishers and joggers. Visitors to the preserve also enjoy many historical sites within the preserve, including the Fabyan Villa Museum and the Fabyan Windmill.