New England water parks & water slides add splash to a family vacation

New England's water parks, splash parks, and water slides make a great day trip or even a half-day stop on a New England family vacation. Water rides, twister rides -- the whole works -- are a fun adventure for adults, parents and kids on a summer trip or getaway in New England.

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Water Parks in New England
Splash Pad - The Dinosaur Place at Nature's Art Village - Oakdale, CT
The Dinosaur Place at Nature's Art Village

1650 Hartford-New London Tpke. (Rt. 85) Oakdale, CT, 06370 Phone: 860-443-4367

Splash it up in dino-style at this water attraction with 30 fun features, from buckets to slides

If there were such a thing as a Splashasaurus, he’d fit right in at The Dinosaur Place at Nature’s Art Village, with New England’s largest Splash Pad among its many attractions. The zero-depth water playground is safe for all ages, with a separate area for infants and toddlers. In all, there are over 30 dino-themed features including dumping buckets, dueling T-rex and Velociraptor water cannons, a dino rib cage waterfall and a flying Pteranodon who rises from its perch when you step on certain sensors in the ground. Hide from a spitting Stegosaurus or tiptoe through a Triceratops loop. The Splash Pad has plenty of seating all around as well as changing rooms. (Please bring footwear to the Splash Pad.)
Aerial View - “Splash Away Bay at Quassy’s Amusement Park - Middlebury, CT
“Splash Away Bay” – Quassy’s Expanded Water Park

Quassy Amusement Park, Lake Quassapaug, Route 64 (2132 Middlebury Road) Middlebury, CT, 06762 Phone: 203-758-2913 Toll-Free: 800-367-7275

Ride “Rocket Rapids” - Connecticut’s First Water Coaster

“Splash Away Bay” is the fabulous family waterpark at Quassy Amusement & Waterpark in Middlebury, Conn. With 15 slides, cascading fountains, giant tipping bucket, kids’ splash pad – so many ways to get drenched! Challenge Category 5 Rapids – Extreme Waterslide! Enjoy the waterpark with your all-day Quassy wristband, or purchase a Quassy Beach/waterpark admission separately. Combo passes are the best value in the region – making Quassy the affordable family choice. Launch Video
Funtown Splashtown USA Water ride tubing Saco ME
Funtown Splashtown USA

Route 1 Saco, ME, 04072 Phone: 207-284-5139

Swim, slide, splash your way into a great time at this amusement and water park

Opening for the season in late spring 2022! Check our website or Facebook for specific details!

The good times are rolling in at Funtown Splashtown USA, where water park attractions include Amphitrite’s Challenge, massive side-by-side water slides; a corkscrew slide; Liquid Lightning, a continuous river slide; both translucent and completely dark tube slides; and family raft slides. There’s also a Family Fun Lagoon for the littlest family members, a swimming pool with fountain; and Pirates Paradise Aquaplay with eight water slides and 500 gallons of water dumped every two minutes. The amusement park also includes bumper boats, roller coasters, a log flume and a dozen other exciting rides. Eating options range from burgers and fries to Mexican cuisine and a smoothies tiki bar. A family owned and operated business, Funtown Splashtown puts guest safety first and is strictly following CDC guidelines.
Water Park - Santa's Village - Jefferson, NH
Santa's Village

528 Presidential Highway Jefferson, NH, 03583 Phone: 603-586-4445

Pure Joy. Family Style. Every Splash & Slide.

Santa's Village is now accepting online ticketing for Summer 2022! Opening in May!
Ho Ho H2O, the Joy Ride Slides, the new Polar Paradise, and Poogee’s Splash Pad comprise the water park geared for pre-teen children inside Santa’s Village theme park. Pre-schoolers love the spraying jets of the splash pad; kids over three feet tall have a blast on the three-stories-high Joy Ride Slides; and children of all sizes enjoy the tipping bucket and other features of Ho Ho H2O and Polar Paradise. The Elfs Lodge serves up satisfying lunches, and houses a gift shop with bathing suits and towels, family-style changing rooms, and restrooms. Use of the water park is included with admission to Santa’s Village. Season: the water park operates Memorial Day weekend to mid October.
Water Park Aerial View 500x250 - Cape Codder Resort & Spa - Hyannis, MA
Cape Codder Resort & Spa

1225 Iyannough Road Hyannis, MA, 02601 Phone: 855-861-4370

Activities, like the waves, are nearly endless at this resort’s exciting water park

Do you want a boring vacation – or do you want to make waves? Head to the Cape Codder Resort & Spa and prepare to be amazed by its giant water park. Zip down a 50- and 80-foot water slide through a replica of a pirate ship or down a 160-foot high-speed slide. Travel a 300-foot “stormy” river with waterfalls, rapids and a spouting humpback whale. Experience the wave pool with 2-foot waves, water fountains and a water umbrella. There’s a play section for the little ones: a spray pool with dumping buckets, water cannons and small slides. The park also features a 24-person whirlpool, sauna, fitness center, changing rooms and a cafe with good eats and a full bar.

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