- TripBuzz found 93 things to do with kids in or near Dekalb, Illinois, including 83 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like St. Charles, Geneva, Cherry Valley and Elgin.
- From NIU Convocation Center to Mardi Gras Lanes, the Dekalb area offers 104 different types of family activities, including: Bowling, Movie Theaters, Other Entertainment and Theaters.
- Home to over forty natural parks and community facilities, the city of Dekalb, Illinois offers natural beauty and outdoor recreation to the residents and visitors of the area. The city features many golf courses, local parks and forest preserves throughout, as well as many museums, shops and a historic district.
St. Charles' Creek Bend Nature Center displays ecology, wetland and wooded exhibits to teach the agricultural background of the area. Visitors are educated and entertained through hands-on demonstrations and interpretive displays.
Quiet and serene, Leroy Oakes Forest Preserve is a public space providing for an array of outdoor activities. Along with enjoying peaceful streams, wooded areas and wildlife, the preserve is also home to a nature center and house museum.
Open during the warmer months of the year, Campton Hills Splash Park provides guests an opportunity to cool off in the hot sun. Attractions at the splash park include numerous slides, rides, pools, and other interactive water amenities.
Opened in 1961, St Charles Bowl features 24 lanes and automatic scoring suitable for open and league bowling. The center offers automatic bumpers, party hosting, a bar and grill, arcade games, televisions and pool tables.
Peck Farm Park is a park and botanical garden area with a large play area and picnic facilities. Features include an observation silo with panoramic views, a butterfly garden with a variety of colorful species, and expansive flower gardens.
Organizing competitive gymnastic teams, St Charles Gymnastics Inc offers training programs for children. It hosts open gym sessions where children can practice using trampolines, spring floors, and other gymnastic equipment.
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.