TripBuzz found 49 things to do with kids in or near Champaign, Illinois, including 23 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Urbana.
From Memorial Stadium to University of Illinois Ice Arena, the Champaign area offers 46 different types of family activities, including: Parks, Movie Theaters, Theaters and Farms & Ranches.
Champaign is located along the eastern portion of the state only 30 miles away from the border with Indiana. Home to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, it is mostly known as a large college town with plenty of museums, libraries, theaters, restaurants, and bars. A number of minor league sports teams play in the city as well.
Home to many on-ice events, the University of Illinois Ice Arena offers something for everyone. From collegiate hockey games to private rentals, the arena also offers skating lessons, broomball and more.
Located on the campus of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Ice Arena hosts public skate sessions for the community. Visitors can also enroll their children in learn-to-skate programs and figure skating lessons.
Putt Zone Fun Center has two 18 hole mini golf courses, five batting cages with pitching machines, two trampoline basketball units and a robot boxing attraction. Their covered pavilion area provides seating for up to 100.
Kaufman Lake is a popular spot for relaxation and water adventure in Champaign. The lake offers a surrounding trail for biking and hiking, as well as skiing, kayaking and canoeing on the lakes glassy waters.
The Orpheum Children's Science Museum is intended for children with ages ranging from kindergarten to 5th grade. It hosts programs such as school field trips, birthday parties and special educational events.
Opened for the first time in 1913, the Art Theater is an independent theatre meant for true moviegoers. It can be rented for special events, such as private movie screening, corporate meetings and even weddings.