This past week we went to Great Wolf Lodge, a resort tailored to kids with an indoor water park, kids activities, story time and more. Sometimes it can be tough finding indoor fun for kids, especially when the weather isn’t great. So I wanted to share our trip with you because Great Wolf Lodge is definitely a great option for days like those!
Although Great Wolf Lodge is a resort with tons of suite options, you can also just visit the water park for the day if you’d like – you don’t have to be a resort guest. We went on a Thursday and it wasn’t crowded at all! The kids were able to run around and do all the activities they wanted without having to wait.
Indoor Fun For Kids At Great Wolf Lodge
The water park itself has something for kids of all ages. Our kids are 9 months, 4 and 6 so we stayed in the “Whooping Hollow” kiddie area and wave pool for the majority of our visit. The kiddie area has slides suitable for young children and the water depth is very shallow.
Similar to the Whooping Hollow is the Cub Paw Pool. It also has tiny slides but also has “jet skis” and water cannons for the kids to play with. The water here is also only 1.5′ deep.
The resort has plenty of dining options but inside the water park itself is a burger joint called Buckets as well as Grizzly Jack’s Bar & Grill. Buckets has burgers, fries, hot dogs, etc. Grizzly Jack’s has similar food but also offers options like crab cakes, corn, hummus, etc.
FYI – There is also Dunkin’ Donuts inside the resort just off the lobby as well as a candy shop!
Great Wolf Lodge Attractions
We basically spent our entire visit in the water park, but if you’re planning to stay longer there are a ton of great activities. Currently the resort is having their Summer Camp-In through September 2nd. There will be pool parties, character breakfasts, barbecue buffets, stories around the fire, arts and crafts, competitions such as limbo, bingo, bean bag tosses and so much more.
Other indoor attractions include a bowling alley, interactive mining experience, arcade, digging experience, build-a-bear workshop, mini golf and more!
If you plan to visit during the warmer months, the resort also has an outdoor pool area and bar as well as rope course and play park.
I also just saw that the resort renovated all their suites. We stayed overnight last year and got a themed suite for the kids – they loved it!
Aside from the water park and indoor/outdoor attractions, there are also activities scheduled every day. You can view the schedule here to see what’s happening daily during your visit.
We had such a great time visiting Great Wolf Lodge and we’ll definitely be going back for more fun! If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment or shoot me an email!