- 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.
Covering 6.5 acres, the Community Veterans Memorial depicts the major conflicts which shaped the 20th century with sculptures and life-size monuments. From WWI to the Desert Storm, the memorial is dedicated to all war veterans.
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7602 Rock Valley Parkway, Loves Park, IL 61111 MoreLess Info
A family-oriented entertainment park, Volcano Falls Adventure Park has a variety of activities for both children and adults. Among them are Lazer Tag and Maze, miniature golf, single, double and kiddie go-carts, an arcade, and batting cages.
Centennial Park features playground equipment for children to enjoy during their visit. Additionally, the site also features spacious fields, banquet halls, a flower garden, a fishing pond, a bike park, and restrooms.
Affiliated with and hosted by Rock Valley College, the Starlight Theatre features a retractable roof that allows for theater under the stars on clear nights. The theater brings famous shows to town, and also hosts original works.
Sapora Playword is adjacent to the Perryville Road, Loves Park. It is a beautiful place for hosting birthdays for kids. There are two separate play areas for different age groups. Activities are energetic and fun-filled.
An ice rink with seating for 600, Carlson Ice Arena provides a venue for youth and adult hockey, figure skating and public skating sessions. The facility offers skating lessons, a concession area and meeting rooms.
Buffalo Rock State Park is a nice lakeside resort which is dotted by wooden docks and cabins. The hiking region is not too long but the surrounding backdrop is fantastic. Two buffaloes on a fence welcome you at the entrance.