Disclosure: Castaway Bay provided overnight accommodations and water park passes, as well as four day passes to give away to one reader. All opinions are my own.
This has officially been the snowiest January we’ve ever had in Northwest Ohio. And while I love the snow, I don’t love the bitter cold. Today is our sixth unexpected day off of school this month, with number seven all but assured tomorrow. The kids are stir-crazy, as you might imagine. So when Castaway Bay invited us to join them for some family fun and a blissful 82 degrees, we started packing our bags.
We arrived to a warm fire and a huge pirate ship, checked in, and grabbed our Island Times. Each day the staff puts out this newsletter with all of the resort’s activities, be sure to grab one at the front desk! In it, you’ll find lots of children’s activities like face painting, story time with Snoopy, and times that you can catch the Peanuts Gang in the lobby for a photo or just a hug.
The water park was great. I loved the layout, open and in a big circle with one monitored entrance in and out, I felt really comfortable finding Dave quickly when we headed to separate areas with the kids. There is a large toddler pool with both small and slightly bigger water slides as well as fountains with a light spray. There is a big wave pool, several medium and larger sized water slides, and a huge waterslide that you tackle in a raft. There is the family funhouse full of shooting water, a big pool for water basketball and fun things like the cargo net crossing where bigger kids can try their hand at making it across the pool on floating rafts. There is also an indoor/outdoor hot tub that seats almost 100 people. I saw toddlers and 80 year olds alike, there was a little something for everyone and it’s extremely family friendly.
I would also like to note that in every single pool I paid attention to the safety issue, something that is really important to me. What I saw was a hyper-attentive lifeguard staff, and life jackets available for anyone who might need one. Obviously, that doesn’t make up for a lack of parental supervision, but I felt very comfortable with the level of staff to visitors. The lifeguards were really paying attention to everything going on in the pools.
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