This past weekend we went to Holiday World, about an hour away from where we live. Unfortunately, I forgot the camera and the only photo I got was this incredibly blurry one of Ewan taken on my phone.
Holiday World and Splashin' Safari, located in Santa Claus, Indiana, is the place to go around here. It's an amusement park based on, you guessed it, Holidays! The various sections include Christmas, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Fourth of July. There's also a small little kids section, Holidogs Funtown. It's a smaller park than say, King's Island or Cedar Point, yet offers something for the entire family (and free soda and sunscreen). While it's not my favorite amusement park (sorry Holiday World, but nothing tops Cedar Point in my book!), I do like the fact that it's so close and not too terribly expensive. We spent the morning in Splashin' Safari, the water park before spending the afternoon and early evening in Holiday World.
There are many water coasters, but obviously my kids are way to little to ride them. However, there are several pools and activities that they were able to do. Both loved swimming in the Wave, the giant wave pool and Ewan especially loved Safari Sam's Splashland, which contains a splash park and kiddie pool with numerous water slides. Cecily was cracking me up too. She loves the water and was kicking, splashing and trying to crawl around in it!
Surprisingly, Ewan was able to ride six rides outside of Splashin' Safari. The height limit for the majority of the rides is 36" and over so I was pleasantly surprised he was able to ride so much. The rides he rode are the Holidog Express, Doggone Trails, Indian River Canoes, the Star Spangled Carousel, the Lewis and Clark Trail and Salmon Run.
One thing I don't like is that outside food and drink are prohibited inside the park. I'm not a big fan of paying $2 for an apple or banana and those being the only healthy options. So, I figured out a way to sneak something in :-)
All in all, it was a great day and definitely doable for those with small children.