If you are getting anxious for summer fun, you may want to head for an indoor water park to tide you over until then.
However, an indoor water park is not cheap. It can be $40+ per person just for a day pass of swimming so for a family it can add up way too quickly. At that point, it just makes more sense buy a hotel room for the night and get free access to the water park, but every water park is different.
Some water parks (like the Red Jacket Mountain View in North Conway, for example) still charge for the water park (at a discount rate) even if you are staying overnight, so make sure to do a little research to find what works best for your situation.
Here are the water parks within a short drive from Boston as well as discounts and offers:
- CoCo Key Water Park, Danvers: Regular Full-Day Pass starting at $45. Full-Day Pass through LivingSocial for $39.99, Twilight Pass for $29.99. Day passes should be purchased in advance to guaranteed admission.
- Cape Codder, Hyannis: Single Day Pass starting at $40. Single Day admission through Living Social, not valid on Saturdays and select dates: $29 for one, $55 for two people, $109 for four people. Water Park admission included if you stay at the hotel and book directly through Cape Codder, not a third-party site.
- Great Wolf Lodge, Fitchburg: Day Passes for Great Wolf Lodge not available, must purchase overnight stay. Discounts for overnight stays are sometimes on Groupon, but promotions directly through Great Wolf Lodge are often comparable or sometimes better than Groupon.
I haven’t been to an indoor water park yet with my kids yet but looking to do so soon, so if anyone has any tips for me or deals that I may have missed, please let me know in the comments below!
Have a great time!