Last month, my boys had a five day break from school. Since it was so soon after their Christmas break and the weather wasn’t nice enough for them to be able to play outside, I knew they would be bored. And bored kids usually lead to trouble. So, we headed off to the Great Wolf Lodge in Concord, NC.
We stayed in a super awesome(my boys’ words) Kids Kamp suite which had a bunk bed and tv in a separate section for the boys and then a bed and pull-out sofa in the other section of the room. This is the first time we’ve spend the night in a hotel where I didn’t feel like the boys were right on top of us. Hotel stays are usually pretty restless for that reason, but the Kids Kamp suite was perfect.
When it was time to head down to the waterpark area, I was thankful for this wristband- which served as not just my entrance to the attraction, but also as my room key. So there were no worries about losing it. You could also attach your credit card info to it if you wanted, so you didn’t have to bring your wallet with you.
On entering the waterpark area, the kids were measured and given color-coded wristbands that would tell us(and the lifeguards) which attractions my boys could go on and if they needed a parent with them to ride. My oldest(8)was green, which meant he could go on any ride, parent-free. My 4 and 6 year olds were both yellow, which meant there were certain rides they needed an adult with them to go on and one that they couldn’t go on at all, even if they had a parent with them(I went on that slide with my oldest, and trust me, it was definitely not for the younger two!). My middle was so close to being green that on day two, he insisted on being measured again, in case he grew the fraction of an inch he needed to hit green.
There was so much to do! Lots of different water slides. Some you simply went down, some with a mat, and some with different types of tubes. There were also water play areas for the younger kids, a wave pool, and an activity pool.
We just spent two days and one night at Great Wolf Lodge, so we spent all our time on the water attractions. But there was so much else to do there! Character storytimes, bowling, an arcade, a kids’ spa(and one for the grown-ups, too). My oldest really wanted to do MagiQuest while we were there, but we ran out of time.
You could spend several days at Great Wolf Lodge and never run out of things to do(and places to eat!). But it’s also tons of fun as a short trip, like we did. My boys have not stopped asking about the next time we are headed to Great Wolf Lodge.
I was given a special media rate for our room. All opinions are my own.