After a couple months of our normal summer routine, the novelty of daily swimming has worn off. It’s too darn hot for other outdoor activities, and the kids refuse to go to the pool again. The Summertime Blues have set in, and we have a general mutiny on our hands. Left to their own devices it will be TV and iPads and video games all day, interrupted only by regular forays into the pantry and fridge. To keep their brains from turning to mush and to prevent another Tom Thumb run, we have to do something unexpected to shake things up.
Splash Kingdom, baby! Swimsuits, towels, sunscreen. Minivan, I-30 West for 15 minutes. Let the good times roll.
It’s too easy not to do this more regularly. You walk up, you buy your tickets, hit the lazy river and the wave pool for a while. Get adventurous on the slides. Watch your kids come screaming down with ear-to-ear smiles and then race back to the top to do it again. When everyone gets hungry you get them a slice of pizza and follow it up with a snow cone. Then more slides, the wave pool and the lazy river again, and before you know it you’ve killed an entire afternoon and made the crew so happy they don’t want to leave. EVER! In fact, one of our kids swore he was “going to walk here tomorrow”.
I remember back in the 70’s and 80’s, before the big water parks that cost a bajillion dollars and have a parking lot the size and temperature of the Mojave Desert set up shop between here and Dallas, there was a two-slide operation on the west side of town. Two slides, and the lines were long. It got old fast. After 45 minutes, you were ready to go. Not so at Splash Kingdom. Close parking, fast lines, tons of slides and other attractions to keep the kids busy for hours.
This is the cure for the summertime blues.
By the way, Splash Kingdom always has fun stuff going on. Upcoming events at Splash Kingdom include:
- Toddler Tuesdays on August 1 and August 8 where kids under 5 years old can enjoy the park from 9AM to 10:30AM at their own pace.
- Family Nights from 5PM to 9PM on August 2 and August 9 when admission is just $10 per person.
- Bark At The Park on September 17th from 2PM to 6PM. Bring a pup or two to play, and if you’re looking to adopt a pet, there will be dogs available for adoption.
Additionally, they do private events too and still have some available spots this summer, so treat your employees or customers to some fun in the sun. It’s a great way to show your appreciation.