If you're looking for a way to beat the heat this summer AND keep your kids occupied, then you need to be sure to head over to Splash Valley! The heat has been quite a challenge this summer. Even though we have central air, I do NOT want to be cooped up inside having the kids playing video games all day and driving each other bananas! We do have a creek on our property but the ticks have been crazy this year so we haven't been able to enjoy it as much as I had hoped!
So this week, our family of five packed up our car and met up with some Roanoke friends at Splash Valley! That day in particular was calling for a chance of thunderstorms, which made me nervous! But, they do offer rain checks or let you swim in their indoor pool if it isn't too crowded! Earlier in the day, I was sure to call their Automated Phone Line (540) 387-6455 ext. 5. This way, I was able to find out if they were open that day before beginning our hour long drive out there!
|My Four Year Old, Taking It All In!|
My kids were not strangers to the place, but it HAD been over a year since we had visited Splash Valley! When we arrived, they felt right at home! We arrived, already wearing our suits so the kids could jump right in on the fun! They do have changing rooms available equipped with showers if needed! One thing to note is that food or drinks are NOT permitted into Splash Valley. Even before we entered, we were asked that if we had any food or drinks that we had to leave them at the gate or go back and put it in the car.
Be sure to check the website for pricing information. Also, if you are a Roanoke County Resident then you always receive $2 off your admission AND you can enter an hour earlier than regular opening time!
|Dad, having a blast!|
In addition to the kiddie area and the two large slides, is a deeper pool that turns into a lazy river. In this pool is a medium sized slide that my six year old enjoyed! The kiddie area was too little kiddish for him, but he wasn't big enough for the larger slides, so this area was perfect for him! He loved just swimming around in this area with his friends!
For a separate price, you can head to the Green Ridge Recreation Center (where Splash Valley is located) on a rainy day and enjoy an INDOOR waterpark experience! Included, is one large water slide, a hot tub, lazy river and kiddie area!
Disclaimer: My family received free admission for the purpose of this review. All opinions stated are my own.
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~ Heather @ Thrift Schooling ~