A special thank you to Castaway Bay in Sandusky, Ohio for providing me with complimentary tickets in exchange for the following post.
Each time I visit Castaway Bay, I always find something new to do with the kids. Maybe it’s because each year we visit, they’re another year older and ready for a new adventure. This was our third weekend trip to Castaway Bay, an indoor water park + hotel in Sandusky, Ohio.
It’s a great place for a quick weekend getaway. We first took Bear when she was just shy of a year and a half (and I had just found out I was pregnant with Little Man). We loved the toddler pool, but spent most of our time in the room, accommodating naps. Last year, with a 1 and 3 year old in tow, we spent the majority of our time at the water park – from the toddler pool to the “family fun house” to the “creature cove” pool.
This year, with a 2 and 4 year old, we spent the majority of our time in Club Castaway with the PEANUTS gang. The kids love Snoopy and were so excited to find out that the characters were “Here? At the Hotel?!” We even left the water park early in search of Snoopy and his friends (could have also been because the wave pool and toddler pool had been shut down due to a
sh**** “stinky” situation). Word of advice – If you see a lifeguard hold his/her hand up in the air in a fist while rhythmically blowing the whistle, GET OUT. A bomb has been dropped.
When we found out that there was a dance party with the PEANUTS at 8pm, we hurried back to the room, which has been updated – you have no idea how happy that makes me (it now resembles the updated rooms in Hotel Breakers at Cedar Point). After quick baths (yes, there are tubs – a must-have when traveling to a water park with kids), we headed out to the party.
If my teenage self only knew these would be the types of parties I would be attending in my early 30s…
Bear and Little Man had a blast. They both broke out of their shells and even jumped on stage.
Next up was a movie and bedtime story with the man of the hour – Snoopy! The kids gathered for a 30 minute Charlie Brown classic, followed by a bedtime story with Snoopy. Now how will I ever compete with that bedtime routine?
The clock hit 9:30 (two hours past typical bedtime) and it was time to head back to the room. But not before a goodnight hug.
Another fun family weekend getaway at Castaway Bay in the books. There is nothing better than family time!
Looking to take a day trip with the kids? I’m giving away 4 Day Passes to Castaway Bay!
Flash giveaway runs now through 3/30/17 at 11:59pm ET on the Spit Up is the New Black Facebook page and is open to US residents ages 18+. This giveaway is in no way associated with or endorsed by Facebook. By entering this giveaway you release Facebook of all liability. Winner will be selected at random and announced publicly on this post on March 31, 2017. Winner will be tagged if the winner’s Facebook settings permit. Winner will be mailed (4) Day Passes. Void where prohibited. Note: travel and accommodations are not included.
Even if you’re not a winner, be sure to sign up for the Castaway Bay Birthday Club for a free Birthday pass!
Plus, be sure to check out these tips if visiting Castaway Bay with toddlers!