If you’re tired of the cold and dreaming of the beach, warm temperatures and the sound of splashing water, you don’t need to wait a few more weeks for spring to come. Pack your kids up and take them to one of these indoor water parks—all within a few hours drive of Lancaster County.
Here’s a roundup of indoor family-friendly water parks. So grab a swimsuit and goggles for you and your kiddos and consider an indoor water park—a budget friendly alternative to a warm-weather vacation getaway this winter.
(Lancaster, PA). Kids love the indoor water playground — complete with slides, dump buckets, and water sprayers. A shallow wading area features our frog slide and rainbow sprinkler. Right next to this, a twisting tube slide dumps you into a 5 1/2-foot pool with an exciting splash. They do not allow admission unless you are a guest staying over for the night.
(Hershey, PA). In 2016, the Hershey Lodge opened this new indoor water park. My friend Lindsay wrote a great review on it with some excellent photos showing what you’ll find there. Definitely worth checking out! I’m not certain on this but I think you do have to be an overnight guest.
(Poconos, PA). This park has something fun for everyone featuring slideboarding, the double barrel drop, hydro plunge, coyote cannon, totem towers and north and south hot springs.
Savings tip >> Every February they offer a great deal on their website to get one night’s stay and a $50 food credit for an amazing price. A Groupon deal is usually offered around the same time. Watch for those — and learn more here!
(PA). Features flowrider, sahara sidewinders, a lazy river, Tanzanian Twister, Victoria Falls, a wave pool and more. Not to mention a game room, mini golf, mini bowling, escape rooms and virtual reality.
(Tannersville, PA). Every pool, ride, slide, retail and concession area is crafted to spark your imagination, pulling you directly into the pages of my incredible tales. Construction of a giant sphere filled with water slides and wonders alike defies the weather gods, and allows you to bask in 84-degree Caribbean-like water play, year-round.
(PA). You’ll find 53,326 square feet of slides, pools, and play areas stay at perfect swimsuit weather year-round. The most thrilling attractions—which include the Viper, Piranha, and Amazon Blast water slides—twist and turn from four stories all the way down to ground level, where even more rides wait. An indoor surfing machine, wave pool, and hot tubs add even more to the beach-like atmosphere.
Savings tip >> Discounted passes are available on Groupon.
(Erie, PA). There are nine water slides, pools, hot tubs, a 12-level interactive Tree House, a Tree Tops Ropes Course, 6,500 square foot Arcade with over 100 games, a state-of-the-art Laser Tag facility, an Aqua Tumbler and Wild Waters Wave Pool.
8. Sahara Sam’s
(West Berlin, NJ). Features flowrider, new water slides, adventure water playlands, tube slides, an obstacle course, and toddler play areas.
(Mt. Laurel, NJ). The resort features three giant water slides, a lazy river, an interactive aquatic gym and a state of the art arcade.
(Massanutten, VA). Children of all ages will delight in our water fortress, inflatable adventures, body slides, pools, lazy river floats, and hot tubs. If you want to take your aquatic experience to the next level, learn how to surf on our FlowRider® Endless Wave.
(Niagra Falls). Just a two-minute walk from Niagara Falls, this park features 3 Acres of Indoor Family Fun, 16 Thrilling Waterslides, and a massive indoor wave pool, and hot springs.
Indoor Water Parks are a great money-saver compared to a long-distance getaway, but they can still be pricey. Which is why I took the time to share some tips for a budget-friendly stay at an indoor water park—including coupons, discounts and deals!
If you love to save—you’ll want to check those secrets and tips out here!