The summer is coming to an end and kids are slowly bemoaning the return of classes. So, take advantage of off-peak prices and enjoy these 4 toddler-friendly water parks to extend your summer vacation before back-to-school.
Zoombezi Bay – Columbus, Ohio
The Tiny Tides section for wee ones is perfect for your preschooler. Packed with animal-theme slides, the water levels are ideal for fun splashing. Nervous swimmers or first-timers will be able to enjoy the area and not feel intimated. Of course, there is plenty for the older thrill-seekers plus admission to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium are included in the ticket price.
Great Wolf Lodge – Nationwide
There are 3 areas just for toddlers at this nationwide chain. Cub Paw Pool boasts tiny jet skis that will allow their imaginations to fly or spray water blasters. Whooping Hollow has kid-friendly slides designed for tots under 48 inches tall. Fort Mackenzie is a multilevel treehouse that has a giant dumping bucket to drench you every 4 minutes.
Wilderness Resort – Wisconsin Dells
It’s the largest outdoor water park in the United States. There are many areas devoted to toddlers who want to enjoy the thrills of the park on their level. Bear Foot Island Sprayground is the latest addition and tress spray water along with water-bug splashers, but the watery rainbow will be a tiny-tot pleaser. Plus, the raft rides will be family-friendly and allow parents to join in on the fun.
Kalahari Resorts – Wisconsin Dells, Poconos, Ohio, and Pennsylvania
If your toddlers love the idea of lazy rivers, Kalahari is the ideal place for them. The mini lazy river has tiny tubes for tiny tots. If your youngest is envious of his or hers older siblings, the Wisconsin and Pennsylvania locations have the “big kids” area replicated on a smaller scale so they won’t feel like a baby.