- 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.
The Enchanted Forrest is a 36,000 square foot playhouse, where children can glide on inflatable slides, try a laser tag game, mini golf or any of the many video games. In here, the entire family can have a good time at the local pizza store.
An indoor family fun center, Jak's Warehouse offers a variety of amusements. It has Laser Tag, a laser maze, a ball pit, a sky trail, and bumper cars, and most attractions are scaled for younger and older kids.
Created as a living museum, the Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden is a 155-acre park, featuring gardens, fountains, and sculptures. A perfect location for hiking or biking the trails, there is a children's garden and facilities for weddings and private parties.
Picnicking, swimming, and hunting are some of the activities to be performed in the Rock Cut State Park. A local marina and campgrounds are also found, as well as a 77 mile-long trail system for hiking, biking, and horseback riding.
Featuring 24 lanes and automatic scoring, Forest Hills Lanes provides open and league bowling as well as private event and party hosting. The bowling center has a snack bar, video games, adult beverages and facilities for softball and volleyball.
Sky Zone Schererville is an indoor trampoline park. Visitors can jump around in the trampoline room, play on a SkySlam court, and jump into a pit filled with 10,000 foam cubes. Sky Zone also offers 'SkyRobics' fitness classes.
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875 Deercreek Drive, Schererville, IN 46375 MoreLess Info
Featuring 16 auditoriums, AMC Showplace Schererville 16 displays first-run feature films using digital projection. The theater offers stadium seating, arcade games, theater rentals for private events and a concession area with food and drinks.
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737 North Main Street, Rockford, IL 61103 MoreLess Info
Burpee Museum of Natural History exhibits over 70,000 specimens from the Paleontology, Anthropology, Geology and Biology domains. The children's favorite attractions are, of course, the dinosaurs, with Jane the T-Rex and Homer the Triceratops in the lead.