Family Fun

Tune out distractions and tune into family time as you indulge your kids with weekends brimming with fun. Spend days diving into our water parks (we have the largest in the state - Raging Waves Waterpark in Yorkville!), aquatic centers and pools (indoors and out). Indulge the kids in fun while still learning at our museums and events. Spend days hopping from one kid-approved attraction to another.

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Step back in time a few years and enjoy clean, old-fashioned outdoor fun at Abbey Farms. Unique – no haunting themes, no electronic games, no gimmicks, just clean old-fashioned out....
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Air Classics is an aviation museum located at Aurora Municipal Airport - ARR where the aircraft actually fly. You can climb into the pilot's seat of a UH-1 Huey helicopter. The mu....
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Airtastic is a Play Land that offers a fun and exciting play experience where children can increase their physical activity with family and friends. Think outdoor playground with c....
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Paint your own pottery, take a canvas class, and more. Painting pottery is fun, relaxing and anyone can do it. No reservation is needed! Stop in anytime during studio hours an....
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All female flat track roller derby action. Full contact sport combines speed, agility and plenty of full-force crashes. – Sept.-March. Spring All-Star match.....
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The museum features a variety of interactive exhibits designed to educate and entertain children, families, and firefighters. Visitors can pass a leather fire bucket, marvel at a s....
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Let Aurora Skate Center share the joy of roller skating in a family-friendly environment. They pride themselves with offering something for everyone, from the little ones to adults....
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Banana Split Inc. is a seasonal soft serve ice cream store, with walk up service located across from Garfield Park in Aurora. They are open daily from the end of February until mid....
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Enjoy 48 premium flavors of ice cream and sherbet (over 150 flavors rotated)! Kid-approved flavors. Non-dairy sherbet options. Homemade waffle cones. Fruit smoothies. Custom cakes.....
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Housed in an 1854 Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad depot, the train museum is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and comes alive with historic exhibits on rail....
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In cold weather the Batavia Depot Pond is frozen over and available to ice fun! Grab some skates and head on over. ....
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Outdoor skate park for skateboarders and rollerbladers. Open in good weather conditions only.....
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The park is over 22 acres and is the location of several baseball fields and a playground. There is walkway around the play area, beautiful shade trees to sit under and permanent p....
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The park, located between Hydraulic Street and the Fox River, is a favorite of visitors and residents during the summertime months and a new ice skating rink in the winter. The Mar....
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Nestled on 54 scenic acres, Blackberry Farm is a family-friendly destination that features unique play areas for all ages, live animals, amusement rides, and a living history museu....
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State-of-the-art laser tag and special occasion rental. Reservations only.....
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Step inside RealD 3D all-digital entertainment with crisp, bright, ultra-realistic 3D images, an advanced motion picture experience. All stadium seating, box office kiosk and arcad....
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Water park with slides, tubes, zero-depth pool and concessions.....
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Cruisin' Waves is proud to present to the public Go-Float electric boats. The Go-Float Electric Boat Company is based out of Fergus Falls, Minnesota and is another fine example of ....
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Situated on the historic Lincoln Highway Dairy Joy is much more than an old-fashioned ice cream parlor or hamburger joint. Dairy Joy is a unique one-of-a-kind classic American rest....
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Dickson-Murst Farm was in the Dickson family for more than 150 years. Now it is a historical farm, open several times a year, to show farming circa 1940.....
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25-yard competition lap pool heated to 83 degrees with 5 lanes, starting blocks and flags. DuPage Swimming Center employs a state-of-the-art sanitation & dehumidification syste....
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Whether you're interested in science or just fishing in the ponds near the American Bison herd you're welcome at Fermilab. Take a self-guided tour of the laboratory, the Art Galler....
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An environmental science program operating exclusively within the boundaries of Fermilab. Their mission is to restore, manage, and conserve Fermilab's natural areas in support of t....
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The Leon M. Lederman Science Education Center houses hands-on exhibits for ages 10+, technology and science labs, a store and the K-12 Teacher Resource Center. Educators who have a....
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28 acres, barn, playground, picnic shelter....
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Half acre, picnic area, boys AAU Travel Basketball Tryouts....
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Fox Valley Mall is the premier shopping center in Illinois, featuring 130+ specialty stores and dining options! Anchored by Macy’s, Carson Pirie Scott, JCPenney and Sears Fox Valle....
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Stop in for a visit to the Fox River and the best hand dipped ice cream you will ever eat! Hungry for more than ice cream? Try their hot delicious gourmet soup!....
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Illinois’ largest family entertainment center. Year round: bowling, bumper cars, roller skating, arcade, laser tag and Rock-n-Roll mini golf. Seasonal: western trails miniature gol....
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Zero-depth sand beach, two islands, youth water slide, drop slide and diving tower with two- and four-meter platforms. Kid tested and family approved. This beach features a sand bo....
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90 acres, picnic shelters, lake, horse arena, sledding hill, baseball diamond.....
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The Fox Valley Park District skate parks are environments built for skateboarding, roller skating and biking. The quarter pipes, handrails, ramps and more provide space for practic....
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Experience the best of autumn and Christmas at Larson’s Family Farm. Fall features include pick-your-own pumpkins, gourds and squash. Hayrides and bonfires available on October wee....
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Visit a variety of unique and fascinating exhibits focusing on the natural resources of Kendall County. Exhibits are designed to delight visitors of all ages. Insects, prairies, Na....
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Traditional Christmas story drive-through neighborhood where residents each display a part of the original Christmas story complete with all the biblical characters: wise men, came....
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Laser tag and arcade room provide fun for all, along with great pizza. Birthday parties welcome.....
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The Lyon Farm features 15 historic buildings that trace the history of Kendall County plus an 1819 Chicago Burlington & Quincy caboose, a fully-stocked general store, an 1840s scho....
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Mastodon Island & West Recreation Area is located at Phillips Park. The Mastodon Peninsula site features a tusk maze and a mastodon slide. The gazebo, complete with tiered seating,....
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Aurora’s first park recently underwent a $700,000 renovation and now features an interactive fountain in which to cool off in the summer, new entryways, a decorative wrought-iron f....
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This twenty acre park has recreational opportunities for all ages. It is host to five softball diamonds and one diamond for tee ball play. It has a four-court tennis court, a Game ....
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The setting of free summer concerts and the annual Montgomery Days Festival. ....
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Move-going to the Xtreme. Features giant screen, 3D capability, premium seating, digital projection and Xtreme sound.....
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Explore the acres of woods and lakes, with scenic trails, shelters and beautiful views of Aurora and surrounding areas. Premier example of environmental restoration and a fine nati....
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Come experience a special brand of bowling fun! As one of the largest centers in Illinois, Parkside Lanes is able to offer a variety of bowling formats, including open bowling, jun....
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Located on over 325 acres, popular attractions include the Mastodon Gallery, the gorgeous Sunken Garden, an 18-hole golf course/driving range, the zoo, a 28-acre fishing lake with ....
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Co-owned with the City of Aurora this family-friendly aquatic center features zero depth entry leisure pool, two drop-off slides, twisting enclosed body flume slide, two winding bo....
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The facility features three large community rooms, multiple classrooms, gymnasium and a performance stage. It is an ideal location for business meetings, corporate events, receptio....
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Aussie-themed Raging Waves is Illinois' largest outdoor water park. Sitting on more than 40 acres, this family-friendly water park features 19 water slides, a separate kiddie pool ....
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Nestled on the east bank of the Fox River, the Red Oak Nature Center (On Route 25, one mile north of Route 56 • 630-897-1808) is surrounded by 40 acres of lush forest and wildlife....
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It's time to SPLASH and have a BLAST this Summer! Yorkville's water spray park is open from 10 am - 7 pm Memorial Day to Labor Day (weather permitting). To activate the water, hold....
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Enjoy 13 different spray features throughout the 1,800 square feet of a wetted concrete surface. There are two shade structures for your comfort away from the sun, picnic tables, ....
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The new Richard & Gina Santori Public Library of Aurora is a pretty amazing place! ....
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Come and explore over 150 interactive STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) exhibits which inspire education and imagination. Bring the entire family! SciTech sparks....
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A pool of clear bubbling water which sparkles like silver on sunny days provides the basis for the name of Silver Springs State Fish and Wildlife Area. Even on extremely cold days,....
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Sky Zone is the world’s first indoor trampoline park. They’re the inventors of “fun fitness” and the makers of trampolines as far as the eye can see. They offer one of the greatest....
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Wet and wonderful with deluxe tube slides, 1,100-foot lazy river, zero-depth pools, small-kids' play attractions and sand-activity areas.....
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Chicagoland's premier family fun center. Home for all day family fun: soccer, go-karts, mini-golf, indoor golf, batting cages, 4-station bungee and coconut tree climb. Try their....
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Spring Bluff has U-pick Christmas trees, fruits and vegetables, farm fresh eggs, honey, pumpkins, harvest decorations, nursery/greenhouse. Spring Bluff Nursery was established i....
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Available for private parties with horseback riding, petting zoo, etc. or a place to just visit and see a horse farm. Reservations only. Call or email ahead.....
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There's something fun for every member of the family. The Fun Center is an amusement park with two go-kart tracks, miniature golf course, bumper boats, water wars, game room, light....
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A kinetic water sculpture fountain sculpted by internationally acclaimed artist Christian Tobin Isaac(squared) brings Aurora the most mysterious essence of both science and art. He....
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225,000 sq. ft. athletic, fitness and aquatic center features nine indoor tennis courts, four basketball courts suitable for multi-use, two indoor tracks (1/6-mile upper level and ....
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Conveniently located near Timber Creek Inn & Suites WORLDHOTELS, Sandwich Opera House and Antique Shopping. 3D option; open 365 days a year; party room available.....
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16 lanes, galactic ball, banquet room, strobe and blackout lights, new scoring system posts your score to Facebook! Also, sand volleyball and bag leagues.....
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