It’s forecasted to be in the upper 90′s through next week. What are you doing to beat the heat in Decatur? We’ve compiled a list of the top 6 (yes, we couldn’t stop at 5!) of things to do around Decatur to cool off!
Open: Tues-Fri 9:30am-4:30pm Sat 10am-5pm Sun 1pm-5pm
Cost: $5 per person (Ages 2 and under) Free
The Children’s Museum of Illinois invites you to explore two floors of hands-on interactive exhibits. The museum offers over 10,000 square feet of exhibit space for children and families to discover. It’s the place where children play to learn, and adults learn to play.
Open: Noon-5pm Cost: $5 Per person
Featuring a zero-grade, beach-type entry, Fairview Family Aquatic Center is the perfect place to cool down this summer with your entire family! SPLASH PAD features serpent, geysers & more! Zero grade, beach type entry, sand volleyball court, playground
Spare Time Lanes is featuring this program all summer long! This program is designed by bowling centers to give back to the community and provide a safe, secure, and fun way for kids to spend time this summer. Children are eligible to register for 2 free games a day, all summer long, courtesy of the participating bowling centers along with the schools and organizations. Sign up on the website!
Go enjoy a Soy City Landmark! We put it on our list for the ice cream… but there is so much to enjoy it’s your choice! Today, thousands gather at any of the seven Krekel’s locations in Central Illinois for burgers fries and shakes reminiscent of years past, a simpler time. Fresh never frozen, ground beef smashed onto a sizzling hot griddle; hand made shakes in 16 flavors, chili made daily with our own special meat and piping hot fries are the staples that have made Krekel’s a Central Illinois tradition.
5. See a Movie at The Avon (or Hickory Point… or The Strand):
Brave and Madagascar 3 are both still in theaters. Great family movies to catch with your little ones! The Strand and Hickory Point both offer daytime showings during the week. And the Avon during the Weekends! Keep cool and enjoy some great movies!
Be sure to check out the Summer Kids Movie Series for all the local movie attractions this summer. From the $2 movies on Thursdays at Carmike Cinemas to local church and park schedules!
Sign up for the summer reading program at our Decatur Public Library. You child will receive prizes for meeting their goals from local sponsors. Including Mcdonalds, Pauls Putting Place, The Children’s Museum, Papa Murphys and a ticket to a Madcap production!
While you are there, check out some books or movies! You can also attend great classes from BabyTALK and other local resources. There is also a great play area for your little ones to build, have puppet shows and more!