Splish Splash! Fun in our own backyard!

IMG_20130629_144106_650 It’s hard to believe summer is almost over!  That’s not to say there isn’t time left to still enjoy ourselves!  What I have enjoyed most this summer is enjoying all the amazing activities right in our own backyard!  From exploring the Jersey Shore (#STTS) to Coney Island (#ConeyComeback), which have both amazingly bounced back from the storm to fun jaunts like our favorite Bronx Zoo and new favorites like Splish Splash!  I had no idea this little gem was right in our own backyard, Long Island!

IMG_20130629_143247_884Just a short trip out to Riverhead, where we’ve gone plenty of times (to their famous Tanger Outlets and Atlantis Aquarium) is Splish Splash!  Now that my kids are of Amusement Park age, this was an incredibly fun, affordable and easy trip to make.

IMG_20130629_155102_866There are tons of rides for every age group and especially accommodating for a kids like mine whose ages range from 3 years old to adults.  One of our favorite attractions was the Kahuna Bay Wave Pool.  We loved the attention to the safety of our little ones with mandatory life jacket requirements for those under the height requirement and an attraction that allowed us to enjoy being a whole family.  Another new favorite is the Hollywood Stunt Rider which my newly minted 6 year old (celebrating her birthday at the park) gathered her courage and braved.   She came off of it saying, “So much fun!  You should try it mom!”

IMG_20130629_124725_127One of my absolute favorites and must haves now and filed away for future reference is a Cabana Rental.  With myself still nursing a newborn, it was great to have a home base where I could retreat to with baby and nurse in privacy.  For my family, it was great having table service as well as the personalized attention to my son’s severe allergies tended to.  It made for a very relaxing trip to the park.  There was no figuring out meals, or finding a table to eat.  With a small locker in each Cabana we were able to safely secure valuables while we explored the park as well as leave extra baggage so our hands were free.

There’s a few more weeks left to enjoy the fun!  Check out SplishSplashLongIsland.com for tickets and more information!