8 Best Indoor Water Parks Around Boston - Kid 101

8 Best Indoor Water Parks Around Boston


Boston itself is short on indoor water parks – you can’t pop down to one whenever the kids fancy some water play, as many involve a many involve a drive of an hour or more. The advantage is that they are mostly located in resorts and hotels, and are for the exclusive use of hotel guests, plus a few others who are allowed day passes if the hotel is not full. This means that they usually don’t have the long lines or the health and safety issues that may occur at overcrowded public water parks. The room rate packages are very reasonable, and usually include free access to the waterpark for the duration of your stay, with some even including a free buffet breakfast. Plan ahead and see how many you can put on this summer’s to-do list – the kids will love you for it.

Great Wolf Lodge

Always at a perfect 84 degrees, the kids’ activities and a fitness center add to the pleasure of a controlled environment and a park that is super kid friendly. The waterpark is just over an hour’s drive from Boston. Book into the hotel to use the amenities here – one night’s accommodation gives access on the day of arrival and on the day of departure – until the park closes. The number of rides and water play areas are extensive as the park covers 68,000 square feet, guaranteeing an enormous amount of fun. There are also land-based activities like the Forest Friends Show, the Rustic Ridge Climbing wall, a ropes course, Magiquest, Howling Timbers Play Park, Howly Wood XD Theater, Laser Frenzy, a gaming area, ten-pin bowling, and even a kids’ spa.

When: Usually open daily from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm but may open even earlier and stay open later – check specific hours posted outside the waterpark during your stay.

Where: 150 Great Wolf Drive, Fitchburg, MA 01420

Phone: 800-905-9653 (Central Reservations)

Cost: Specials are available at 50% of the normal cost if booked 60 days in advance. Average room rate is around $247 upward.

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