When it comes to family vacations, parents (and kids) want to get the most out of their time away from home. Whether that time is best spent trying new and exciting activities or just relaxing at the pool, family getaways don’t always come in the same size or shape. At Great Wolf Lodge, we offer a variety of unique and fun things to do. Between thrill slides, lazy rivers, the ice cream-themed kid spa, the chance to battle a dragon, and cuddling together during Story Time – every member in the family will find something they’ll enjoy at Great Wolf Lodge.

The best part? In addition to water park admission for the family, there are tons of fun activities also included with your stay. To help plan your trip and ensure you take advantage of all the activities at the resort, we spent some time with the Director of Kids Experience, Lindsay Rauls:

What can families look forward to during a visit to Great Wolf Lodge in 2016?

I am happy to announce that we are adding several new activities and events as part of our daily programming for kids. This programming is included with your stay and enhances your family's vacation experience at Great Wolf Lodge

Can you tell us more about the new kids program?

Families can start their day with our new “Wake Up With Wiley and Friends” program. This program includes a morning yoga session designed for kids complete with fun games and cute stories followed by Wolf Walk where kids “prowwwwl” around our Grand Lobby.

In the afternoon, our guests can enjoy our “Lunch Time Lineup” entertainment. It includes “paws on” arts and crafts projects as well as balloon twisting and face painting.

After dinner, everyone is invited to join us in the Grand Lobby for a PJ Party. Families can howl with excitement while playing Wiley’s Howlin’ Bingo and Pawdoodle (a kid-friendly drawing and guessing game). During the Jammie Jamboree dance party, everyone can show off their favorite dance moves.  

For those who have previously visited Great Wolf Lodge, Story Time is always a fan favorite. Are we making any changes to Story Time?

Story Time is one of the most memorable and unique experience at Great Wolf Lodge.  It is favorite tradition and must-do activity for our guests.  Now, we’ve made it even bigger. We’ve enhanced the experience by adding GIANT books. This way, no matter where you're sitting, everyone can read along.  And of course it wouldn’t be Story Time without a visit from your favorite Great Wolf Kid characters. 

We’re so excited to start the year off with new kids’ activities. What are you most looking forward to trying during your stay?