In the next few weeks, we’ll be taking our first real family vacation! We’re heading to the Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells for a few days and couldn’t be more excited!
If you’ve never heard of the Kalahari, it’s a super awesome resort featuring an entire waterpark and amusement park INSIDE the building, as well as a waterpark outside, golfing, a full-feature spa, several restaurants, etc. etc. They’ve actually been dubbed “the Las Vegas of Waterparks” – how fun is that?! Since it’s still 40º here, the fact that they have so much indoor fun is perfect for us, which ALMOST makes up for missing out on the awesome outdoor waterpark.
Newer to the Kalahari is Tiko’s Watering Hole, which is a waterpark area meant just for toddlers. It sounds like it’s an indoor splash pad with lots of slides AND a toddler sized lazy river! With how much Mason loves slides and swimming (and taking showers or sticking his head in any running faucet) I think he’s going to be super excited.
This is the first time he’s ever slept at a hotal, but I’m pretty sure he’s going to be way worn out by the time bedtime comes around that it’s not going to be an issue. He sleeps at Grandma & Papa’s just fine and at daycare with a zillion distractions, so I’m keeping my fingers crossed.
I’ve bought him two new pairs of swim trunks and two new swim shirts just for the occassion too (Because I totally can’t remember how you deal with wet swim stuff when you want to use it again 4 hours later without getting into something soggy – help!) Wish it was as easy/inexpensive to find new swimstuff for me!
I’m tempted to bring Grandma along on the trip so SuperDad and I can go do some of the “big kid” activities like the go-karts and the climbing walls, but I guess we’ll just have to wait a few years until Mason is old enough. I do plan on taking him on the merry-go-round and ferris wheel, which will be new experiences for him and will also not involve long lines, so that will be fun!
Photo of Kalahari Climbing Wall is courtesy of TripAdvisor
Either way, we’re super duper excited about the trip and you should be prepared to be totally bombarded with photos of our trip in the near future! Have you ever been to
Wisconsin Dells? Or a cool place like this with your kids? I’d love to hear about it!
Disclaimer: While the Kalahari has given us a complimentary hotel stay, this post is entirely my opinion and was not influenced in any way by their generosity – I’ve always wanted to go there!