Category: Family fun

Indoor Activities For Hot Days

family bonding over board games
On the hottest dog days of summer in Decatur, IL, sometimes it’s just better to stay inside. The heat and humidity can suck the fun out of the outdoors and leave kids feeling cranky. When those days happen, it’s a good idea to have some ways to entertain them and... [read more]

Spend The Day At Splash Cove

Small boy in the pool
Kids and adults can spend the day cooling off and having fun at Splash Cove in Decatur, IL. There’s something for every age and ability to enjoy. This summer, get outside and spend the day at one of Decatur locals’ favorite destinations. Water Features for Everyone Perhaps your ideal afternoon is to... [read more]

Learn And Play At The Children’s Museum Of Illinois

Young black girl looking at a science exhibit, close up
You can make learning fun by taking your kids to the Children’s Museum of Illinois. The 27,000 square foot facility is geared toward kids aged two to 10 and has dozens of exhibits and activities that teach critical thinking and more. While learning might be on the agenda, kids have... [read more]

Take A Road Trip To The Lincoln Park Zoo In Chicago, IL

Heads of two giraffes in front of green trees
It’s a great time to take a road trip, so why not head to the Lincoln Park Zoo? Chicago is just a few hours from Decatur, so you can zip over and see various wildlife species roaming around stunning habitats. Get some more information to plan your trip. It’s Free to... [read more]

Top Backyard Games To Play With The Family

Photo of father and his boys having fun on the trampoline
Summer is here! It’s time to get out to enjoy the sunshine and fresh air. While most folks have spent more than enough time in their homes this year, we figured you needed a reminder of how much fun your outdoor space can be. Take a look to see what... [read more]

Yard Games To Play Outside While Social Distancing

Children running and smiling.
If you’re looking for a great way to get the kids outside to play while maintaining social distancing, we’ve got the answer! Here are a few options that we’ve gathered courtesy of our friends at  Kan Jam Throw the frisbee in the “kan” and you score points. Score the most and... [read more]

4 Free Virtual Summer Camps Your Kids Will Love!

Three children with colorful sunglasses playing with a digital tablet on a picnic blanket under a camping tent.
If you’re racking your brain trying to come up with activities for your kids this summer – you’re not alone. With temperatures rising, it’s not always nice to be outside all day. So, what can your kid do this summer that will help stimulate their brain while having fun?  Along with... [read more]

Take A Trip To The Decatur Indoor Sports Center

Sports Center
When the weather outside is cold and frigid, the last thing you want to do is bundle up to go outside and get some exercise. Even if you usually love spending time in the great outdoors, the middle of winter just isn’t appealing to that many people, especially when you... [read more]

Take The Family Ice Skating In Decatur

ice skating
Are you looking for something fun you can do with your family this season? Since the weather is getting colder, you’re probably looking for some seasonal activities that will allow you all to have an amazing time together. Wondering what you should do? Well, why not take your family ice... [read more]

Start The Holiday Season Off Right With The Decatur Christmas Parade

Decatur Christmas Parade
Once you have finally finished your Thanksgiving leftovers, it’s time to get ready for the holiday season. You want to have an amazing time this year with family and friends, which means that you’ll likely want to get out to all the fun events going on around town. But there’s... [read more]