“Better to see something once than to hear about it a thousand times.”
A few months ago, for the kids birthday’s we decided to surprise them with a little trip to The Great Wolf Lodge. The first of it’s kind on the West Coast and we were super excited to check it out! It is a super family friendly hotel with an indoor water park, arcade, wizard quest, kids nail salon, mini-bowling and even mini-golf. To say we had a blast was an understatement. I loved that there was something for all ages, from our daughter who had just turned two, to my parents who are well into their 60’s, everyone was able to enjoy themselves.
Welcome to the water park! Each person was given a wrist band with different colors, which was based on your height. Then once you were in the water area the lifeguards knew which slides you could go on.
This area had a ton of slides that our four-year old was tall enough to do on his own.
A cool little video of our son going down one of the slides. I just love his face & I have no idea what he is saying either!
This was a really cool wave pool. They also have a lazy river, tube and mat slides and even a surf area.
This area was perfect for our two-year old; shallow water, small slides and little fountains.Check out the coolest water park in Southern California. A full review of @greatwolflodge Click To Tweet
Don’t worry if your kids don’t want to take a break to eat, there are lots of places to order food right next to the pools and you can pick it up to eat without having to dry off. If you do want a nicer place to eat, they have that too, but we wanted to get the best out of our water time!;)
When we weren’t pool side, we were checking out the rest of the hotel. Like the mini-bowling alley.
And the arcade…it’s a shame he wasn’t having more fun!;)
Our daughter wasn’t quite old enough to enjoy this adorable little nail salon yet, but I am looking forward to taking her next time.
In the lobby during the day they had activities for the kids like coloring, “Yoga Tails”, bracelet making, dance parties, etc..Then at night there was story time where the characters came to life.
After a long day of swimming, bowling, arcade fun and story time we went back to our adorable room. The kids got to stay in bunk beds nestled in their own “Wolf Den” while Mom and Dad had their own area.
This is such a great vacation for families, I just loved that we could all enjoy it together. If you are from out of town, it’s not too far from Disneyland or Knotts Berry Farm, but I would definitely allow for an entire day to be spent just at the water park. There was an outside pool area too, just in case anyone was wondering, but our kiddos were too excited about everything inside.
What about you? Have you ever been to a Great Wolf Lodge? Tell me what has been your favorite family vacation?