- 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.
Located in Zion, Illinois, the Illinois Beach State Park features camping, hiking, kayaking, cycling and boating. The park stretches for approximately 6.5 miles along Lake Michigan. The campground features 241 Class-A premium sites, each with electrical and shower access.
Hammond's Gibson Woods Nature Preserve is administered by Lake County Parks. It offers extensive hiking trails and opportunities for wildlife viewing, as well as an environmental awareness center that hosts educational programs.
Featuring the collection of Paul Aken, The Platen Press is a museum devoted to printing and bookbinding history. The museum features machines and equipment related to hot metal casting and letter pressing, as well as other aspects of printing.
As members of the North American League of baseball, Lake County Fielders offers a minor league baseball game experience for its fans. The team is currently looking for a permanent stadium, but plays at local stadiums around the county.
The Zion Leisure Center is a park and recreation center that hosts a variety of programs and special events. Guests can swim, golf, use the fitness center, or participate in after school or preschool programs.
Founded in 1946, the Zion Park District is a government-run department focused on maintaining parks and offering recreational facilities to the local community. In total, the department oversees more than 752 acres in the many community parks.