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5 Philly-Area Indoor Water Parks To Escape To Until Summer
Pennsylvania is not known for its palm trees or year-round sunny beaches. So it’s no surprise that kids get the winter blues when they’re wishing to run outside, ride bikes, or just need some fresh air. But, what if instead of planning a costly trip to Florida, you pack up some swim suits and head to a indoor water park thats close by? The heated water and warm temperatures are enough to get the whole family to tag convinced you’re in a tropical paradise. And who would say no to that? There are plenty of indoor water parks within driving distance to the Main Line that will make you feel like you’re back on the beach with your feet in the sand until Mother Nature catches up.
535 North Route 73
West Berlin, NJ 08091
(856) 767 – 7580
Drive time: 30+ minutes
This is the closest indoor water park to the Main Line and Philadelphia area, just over the bridge to New Jersey. You’ll find indoor attractions (and some outdoor) that are open all year long. Float along the Nile Mile or race your friend in the Snake Eyes tubes. You can fit the whole family in the Mount Kilimanjaro tubes, or maybe you just want to rent a cabana and sib a margarita by the pool. This enormous indoor water park – complete with arcade and bar – will make you feel like you’re on vacation. We love the idea so much, we had to go check it out for ourselves. Check out this video tour of Sahara Sam’s Indoor Water Park:
1 Great Wolf Drive
Scotrun, PA 18355
Drive time: 2 hours
Bear Track Landing at the Great Wolf Resort is one of America’s biggest indoor water parks. With 6 pools, 14 slides, a lazy river, and a four-story tree house named Fort Mackenzie, this is one family vacation destination that would be on every kid’s wish list. The park is only open to guests at the Great Wolf Resort with stay and play packages available throughout the year. What makes this park so different? They have MagiQuest, an interactive adventure game in which players use their “magic wand” in special challenges. Sounds like a fun way to shake off the winter blues.
100 Moseywood Road
Lake Harmony, PA 18624
Drive time: 1.45 hours
Another indoor waterpark in the Pocono Mountains, located at the Split Rock Resort and Gold Club in Lake Harmony, H20000hh! has Pennsylvania’s first indoor flow river, Komodo Dragon. This is a great place for younger kids, with a separate play area and ‘Jungle Falls’ made exclusively for your littlest family members. For the daredevils in your group, try the Viper, Piranha, and Amazon Blast Slides that drop four stories (Eeek!). And for those of you who don’t dare to ever to do that, you can relax in the Lava Springs hot tubs.
2100 Lincoln Highway East
Lancaster, PA 17602
Drive time: 1 hour 20 minutess
This Caribbean paradise is a great spot for your younger tikes. With splashing pools, dump buckets, obstacle courses, and fun floating tubes, this is a great place to show them their first indoor water park! Access to the park is limited, with first dibs from guests staying at the Budget Host Inn & Suites Hotel in Lancaster, but access is also available those who purchase packages with the nearby Econo Lodge North, Economy Inn, or Wingate by Wyndham.
915 Route 73
Mount Laurel, New Jersey 08054
Drive time: 45 minutes
This large indoor water park has rides, slides, and rafts to accommodate any age. Your family will have a blast on the slides of Parrott’s Perch, a collection of three slides surrounding their interactive play area, all with different height requirements for the smaller guests to teenagers. Their water basketball court sits in three feet of water making the family sport a little more challenging, and moms and dads can relax at the Palm Grotto indoor/outdoor spa. Come rain, shine, snow, or sleet!
Congrats! 2015 Main Line Parent LOVE Award Winners
You voted, and ladies and gentleman, here they are. Congratulations to our winners — we thank you for the amazing contributions you have made and for making our community family friendly!
Want to celebrate these awesome businesses with us? Join us for the 2015 Main Line Parent LOVE Awards Winner Celebration, May 28, 2015, from 7-9:30 pm at The Radnor Hotel! Grab your ticket to the party today! (If you’re a winner and you’re just finding out about this honor, CONGRATS! Please check out this message!)
Best Attorney for Wills & Trusts
Best Language Program
Best SAT Prep
Best Services for Kids With Special Needs
Best Childcare Center
Best Overnight Camp
Best Nature Camp
Best Day Camp
Best Dance Studio
Best Gymnastics Classes
Best Art Classes/Camp
Best Music School
Best Theater School
Best Sports Program
Best Swim Classes
Best Party Planner
Best Indoor Play Space
Best Outdoor Attraction
Best Children’s Theater
Best Mommy & Me
Best Toy Store
Best Swim Club
Best Kid-Friendly Brunch
Best Kid-Friendly Restaurant
Best Family-Friendly Take-Out
Best Ice Cream
Best Spot for Date Night
Best Yoga/Pilates Studio
Best Pediatric Dentist
Best Urgent Care
Best Place to Give Birth
Best Lactation Consultant
Best Parenting Consultant
Best Specialty Market
Best Grocery Delivery
Best Professional Organizer
Best Hair Cut & Color
Best Hair Cut for Kids
Best Hair Removal
Best Women’s Boutique
Best Kids Boutique
Best Maternity & Newborn Photography
Best Family Photography
The Main Line Parent LOVE Awards are based on reader-generated nominations and determined by reader voting.
Pin The Ribbon on the Horse Race Day Game
In Issue 10 we showed you how to get ready for race days with a derby party right at home. That included some festive games for young and old alike, including this cute riff on Pin the Tail on the Donkey. Here’s everything you need to get the games started!
- Print out of horse head poster (download now)
- Paint, colored pencils, markers or crayons – however you’d like to color in your horse!
- Construction/decorative paper
- Cardstock or thin cardboard
- Double-sided tape
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
- 1.5-2” Circle punch (optional, but very convenient!)
- Temporary glue dots or regular tape
- Wax paper
- Visit your local print shop and print the horse head image – it’s setup to be a 18×24” poster. Bring your horse to life by coloring him in. (Hint – if you choose to paint your horse, we recommend mounting the print on poster or foam board to help it stay flat.)
- For each ribbon, measure out and cut two strips of construction/decorative paper that are 2” wide x 6” long. Accordion-fold the strips, making even pleats as you go along. Connect the two strips on one end with double-sided tape, placing the tape on the “upward fold” of the first strip and then connecting underneath on the “downward fold” of the second strip.
- Fan out your accordion to create an almost-complete circle. (It easiest to do this with it flat on a hard surface.) Connect the circle together by repeating step two on the open ends. If you find the circle is a little too tight for your liking, cut and fold an extra piece of paper and add that in – you won’t be able to see it!
- Punch a circle (or trace something the right size and cut out) from your cardstock or thin cardboard. Decide what you want to be the front side of your ribbon and put that side face down. Hot glue the cardboard circle to the back of your ribbon. Turn it over and press gently to make sure that all the folds are well attached.
- Punch another circle from your construction/decorative paper and attach to the front of your ribbon with a few pieces of double-sided tape.
- Measure and cut another strip of construction/decorative paper measuring 2” wide x 8-10” long. Fold the strip so that it overlaps slightly and makes an upside-down ‘V’ shape – this will become the tails to your ribbon. Use a piece of double-sided tape to adhere the tail to the back of the ribbon.
- Repeat steps 2-6 until you have the desired number of ribbons. Shortly before you’re about to play the game, put either rolls of tape or temporary-stick glue dots on the back of the ribbons so they will stick to the horse photo. Stick the ribbons to pieces of wax paper to keep things sticky without sticking together until you’re ready to play.
Stick the horse poster on the wall, find a bandana to cover eyes, spin a few times, and stick the ribbon on the horse!
Party Time! Make Your Own Balloon Piñatas!
Piñatas are every kids idea of a good time. Parents, well, those sticks and blindfolded whacks can raise your blood pressure. Instead of battling blows and tearing a poor paper maché creature to shreds, allow all party-goers to get in on the action with personal balloon piñatas. Easy to make, easy to pop, and so much cooler than a plastic baggie.
- Giveaways – small toys, candies, stickers, etc.
Photos by AleX Miller.