Skip to content

Beloit Getaway with Kids

Explore Beloit, a city catering to families with plenty of indoor and outdoor activities to enjoy. Discover some of the top family-friendly options listed below.


Breakfast: Double B Farm & Country Store is a working farm that serves authentic farm-to-table breakfast and lunch. Kids will love seeing the goats, ducks, chickens, and pigs. They are open Wednesday-Sunday 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
Tip #1: Allow plenty of time for your meal. It takes more time to prepare your food when it’s homemade.
Tip #2: Make sure not to leave without indulging in one of their renowned “Duck Butt” muffins. And if you find yourself too stuffed, consider taking some to go to enjoy.
Tip #3: BRING CASH. They don’t accept credit cards or checks.

Lunch: Lucy’s #7 Burger Bar is a fantastic spot to treat the kids to stuffed burgers and great appetizers. The shakes are a hit with the little ones too. The restaurant features a unique kids’ menu and they can even personalize their “Joey” kids burger with mac and cheese toppings.
Tip #1: Lucy’s is a very popular place and going there early is a great idea because they don’t accept reservations. Call ahead to be put on a waitlist.
Tip #2: Cut your burger in half before biting into it. The toppings are inside the burger and can be molten lava hot!

Sweet Treats: Indulge your sweet tooth at Northwood’s Premium or Flying Pig with their tempting variety of homemade popcorns, beverages, fudges, cookies, ice creams, candies, and chocolates.

Glute-Free Options in Beloit at Flying Pig

Dinner Option 1: Beloit’s first and oldest pizza house, Tilley’s Pizza House, is an excellent choice for enjoying a piping hot pizza, melt-in-your-mouth cheese curds, or a juicy burger.
Tip #1: The specialty thin crust has been a local staple for years and comes to the table cut into small squares.
Tip #2: Love the pizza? Take a frozen pizza home and bake it or ship to loved ones.

Dinner Option 2: The Rock Bar & Grill sits on the Rock River and offers a large menu, great appetizers, and several craft beer and cocktail options. Enjoy the stunning views of the Rock River as you dine, and during the warmer months, savor your meal on the patio.
Tip #1: Go between 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. for great happy hour specials Monday through Thursday.
Tip #1: Go on a Friday for their famous Fish Fry, they have plenty of fish options!


There are many fun activities for families, here are just a few!

• The Beloit Sky Carp are a High-A affiliate of the Miami Marlins and have fireworks on several Friday home games throughout the summer. Sundays are designated as Family Fun Days, offering kids the opportunity to run the bases or play a game of catch on the field post-game. At ABC Supply Stadium, the team hosts numerous enjoyable family-themed game nights, complete with giveaways and promotions!

• Every August, Friends of RiverFront organize “Movie on the Big Lawn,” featuring a family-friendly film that’s always free to attend. Enjoy food vendors and entertaining activities for the kids. Additionally, the Beloit International Film Festival screens outdoor family-friendly movies at different locations throughout the summer, apart from the BIFF Outdoors series, also free for the public to enjoy.

• Visit the nature center at Nature at the Confluence, to learn about the unique ecology and history resulting from the confluence of Turtle Creek and the Rock River in South Beloit.

• Spend a day at the Krueger Municipal Pool and let the kids have fun splashing around in the splash pad or in the big pool.

• Constructed in 1868, Beckman Mill, a grist mill, gained recognition on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977 and has been meticulously restored to reflect its 1920s-era charm. Guided tours are available on Saturday and Sunday afternoons from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., typically lasting about 45 minutes. Ensure you allocate additional time to fully explore the expansive 52 acre county park surrounding the mill. And don’t forget to let the children choose a keepsake from the gift shop to take home.

• Play video games and jump in bounce houses at Coral Cove Family Fun Center. What better way to let the kids be kids than racing, bouncing, and having a blast in a bounce house room? A wristband gives them access for the entire day, whether sprinting in the obstacle courses or bouncing high for impressive dunks. There are also more than 70 games in the arcade. Kids can take home a souvenir by trading in their tickets for prizes at the end of the day.


The Hampton Inn is an award-winning hotel conveniently located just off Interstate 90 with easy access to nearby attractions. You can start your day right with a free hot breakfast and enjoy free tea and coffee throughout the day. Guest rooms feature mini-fridges and microwaves. There is also a heated indoor pool and whirlpool! Click here for more lodging options.

Beloit Official Visitor Guide

Get a free visitor guide