It takes courage to travel with kids! Once you get into a groove I promise you’ll find ways to enjoy day, weekend, and week trips with your littles. I’m often asked what are some great places to go with children 5 and under, and one of the places on our list is Great Wolf Lodge! There are multiple sites, but the Williamsburg location is closest to us (less than two hours drive).
Currently at Great Wolf Lodge Williamsburg they’ve partnered with Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation this Spring to raise funds to fight Pediatric Cancer. Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation is a charity whose mission is to change the lives of children with cancer through funding impactful research, raising awareness, supporting families and empowering everyone to help cure cancer. The fundraising effort is happening right now during their Spring-a-Palooza! It’s an incredible celebration that runs from March 9 – April 15! So if you’re thinking of planning something during spring break or just a weekend get away with your kids, this is a great one to choose.
“Our goal each and every day is to bring joy to families and what could be more joyful than for us to stand together as a pack to raise funds to end childhood cancer.”
During Spring-A-Palooza, families can visit a lemonade stand in the Grand Lobby for complimentary lemonade to be enjoyed together picnic-style. As a special twist this year, exclusive color changing cups will be sold for $2.50, and 100% of the proceeds from the sale of the cups will be donated to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation! Great Wolf Lodge anticipates at least $15,000 will be donated to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation through the sale of the keepsake Spring-A-Palooza cups.
During your stay at Great Wolf Lodge your family can enjoy the LARGEST indoor waterpark along with various fun activities! In addition to two days of play in the water park for each night stayed at Great Wolf Lodge, all of the Spring-a-Palooza activities are included as part of an overnight stay for no extra charge. Activities vary daily and based on location, so call ahead at your desired location and check to see what’s available.
So after you’ve enjoyed the waterpark, you can explore activities such as:
Jelly Bean Guessing Game: A gigantic jar filled to the brim with jelly bean candies sits in the Grand Lobby and guests are invited to enter a contest guessing how many delicious treats are within the jar. The guests closest to the correct number without going over will be entered for a chance to win a Great Wolf Lodge Gift Card.
Spring Themed Crafts: During Spring-a-Palooza, the resort’s Ambassadors of Fun will host several spring-inspired craft making events for kids of all ages. Character-themed crafting projects include Oliver’s Crazy About Bugs Jar, Violet’s Springtime Noodle Doodle, Brinley’s Don’t Blow Away Kite, and Wiley’s Can You Spot It Binoculars.
Spring Scavenger Hunts: Great Wolf Lodge features two self-guided scavenger hunts as part of Spring-a-Palooza. The “I Spy Spring” scavenger hunt will have guests looking high and low in the Grand Lobby to find a dozen hidden objects. The “Spring Sprint” scavenger hunt has guests solving clues that will take them on a journey throughout the lodge. When all 10 clues are solved, guests are rewarded with a prize.
Spring Cinema: Families can unwind after a fun-filled day and enjoy a family movie in the Grand Lobby.
Spring Picnic: A time-honored spring tradition gets a Great Wolf twist, as guests can grab a blanket, spread it out on the floor and enjoy an afternoon picnic in the Grand Lobby. Guests can sip complimentary Minute Maid beverage available from the Great Wolf Lodge character-themed Lemonade Stand and play a few
rounds of “Take A Wiley Guess” card game.
Bubble Dance Party: This special Spring-a-Palooza event fills the Grand Lobby with cascading bubbles while Great Wolf Lodge’s Ambassadors of Fun keep energy-levels high with a family-friendly dance party.
Spring-a-Palooza Story Time: Great Wolf Lodge’s nightly Story Time takes on a spring themed tale featuring the Great Wolf Lodge characters called “Natural Wonders.” Kids are encouraged to wear their favorite jammies to the Grand Lobby for this event and will have the opportunity to meet one of the Great Wolf Lodge characters in person.
And there is so much more! I honestly love that Spring-a-Palooza isn’t just suited for the family, but it’s partnered with an exceptional cause. I hope that if you haven’t made any plans, you make time to head out to Great Wolf Lodge. We may see you there friends!
Disclosure: This post is a collaboration with Great Wolf Lodge. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. I’m incredibly grateful for your support of companies that support Graciously Woven.