Looking to get out of Champaign-Urbana and do some exploring? Take a quick trip to St. Joseph, Illinois.
The residents of this East Central Illinois village love their community, and with recent business openings, plus a commitment to family-friendly development, there’s plenty of things to keeps kids busy!
Our tops picks for family fun in St. Joseph:
Enjoy fun filled indoor playtime and much needed adult downtown at the new Play Day Cafe. Chambanamoms review coming soon.
Make your little foodies happy with a delicious meal at the farm to table family-friendly and eclectic restaurant The Wheelhouse.
Pop into reader favorite El Toro for some of the Best Mexican Food in Champaign-Urbana and Beyond.
Enjoy a latte, some tea, ice cream, or a light lunch at local favorite Geschenk Boutique and Coffee and Tea Haus, recommended by our readers for some of the Best Coffee in Champaign-Urbana and Beyond.
Play the day away at one of the local parks, including the aptly nicknamed “Dinosaur Park”, better known as Crestwood Park, located in the Crestwood subdivision. Tennis lovers will enjoy Kolb Park including fun old-school playground equipment and some nice green space. For more the more adventurous, head out to Sportsman’s Park, where you might also catch a local youth soccer, baseball, or football game.
Take in one of the many family-friendly programs at the St. Joseph Township-Swearingen Memorial Library.
Spot a Bald Eagle at the St. Joseph Wetlands, located off of Route 150 near the Salt Fork Paintball.
Grab a team of friends and enjoy Salt Fork Paintball. Want to take your school aged kiddos? They offer “Low Impact” paintball guns for kids ages 8-12.
Set aside some weekend time in August and enjoy the three day St. Joseph Community Celebration, with a parade, carnival, fireworks and more!
Did we miss your favorite things to do with kids in St. Joseph? Add them to the comments below!