My family and I recently had the pleasure of heading to Great Wolf Lodge in Massachusetts for the weekend. We had so much fun playing in the water park, checking out all the activities, eating amazing food and learning all about their new Summer Camp-In experience which can read about HERE.
I also came away from the weekend with 15 tips for your own stay at Great Wolf Lodge!
Tips for your stay
Want to go a certain time of year? Make sure you plan accordingly since many popular times (school vacations, holidays) tend to book up fast. So book your stay early!
Make sure that you pack accordingly, especially for children. Changes of clothes, bathing suits, swim diapers and sandals were staples in my luggage when we went. If you forget your bathing suit don’t worry, the lodge has a bathing suit shop located right by the water park.
Get to water park in the morning
In order to secure your spot. Or you can rent a cabana for the day which guarantees that you will have a nice spot to set up for the day.
Paw Passes are worth it
If you plan on doing other activities at the lodge then Paw Passes are for you. There are different options to chose from but some activities included are Magiquest game, arcade credits and even a cup of candy.
Rooms have fridges
This was especially important for us because we needed whole milk on hand for Avery. You can also put drinks and snacks in it to keep the kids happy!
Don’t forget the ears
My daughter is still obsessed with these ears and wears them all day, every day.
You can use the water park before your room is ready
You can check in early, starting at 1 pm the day of your check in, to your room and go play in the water park before your room is officially ready.
Need caffeine? No problem
Imagine my surprise when I discovered a Dunkin Donuts in the lobby at The Great Wolf Lodge in Massachusetts. Great way to get my caffeine fix in in the morning and prepare for the busy day.
They have towels for the water park
The great thing about this lodge is you don’t have to bring towel, you can get them outside the water park. Just make sure you return them or you will be charged
MagiQuest is a must
Also know that it takes a little while to complete but really fun for the kids to do. To learn more about MagiQuest check it out HERE.
Life jackets are available
Need a life jacket for your little one? There are plenty stocked in the water park.
More activities then water park
In addition to the water park there is a ropes course, mini-golf, Magiquest, story time, dance parties, rock climbing, and so much more.
Multiple food options
Hungry kids? There are multiple dining options at the lodge. Something for everyone, even the pickiest of eaters.
Room key is in your bracelet
Instead of worrying about carrying a round and keeping track of your room key, they have conveniently placed your room key in your activity bracelet.
Book the family suite
In addition to being decorated for the current session (the summer camp-in is pictured) they have bunk beds for kids and plenty of room for all family members.
So there you have it! 15 tips for your stay at Great Wolf Lodge. Make sure to check out their WEBSITE for deals and specials and to start planning your trip today!
My family has been considering a trip here for months! This was super helpful, I think I may plan a trip for this fall.
I don’t have children but I have a lot of friends that do and say they love the Great Wolf Lodge. They go every year because their children have a blast every time!
If there is a pool, I am there. I love places that have so much to do for everyone and I am glad you shared this. Thanks
oreoluwa moronfola says
great post and beautiful pictures. I enjoyed the read
I love staying in cozy lodges, this one seems awesome! So much fun stuff to do, amazing!
Catherine Santiago Jose says
Wow, that place looks like a lot of fun and I am sure everyone is really having a great time.
Kathy Kenny Ngo says
I have to agree! You need to use the water park first thing in the morning. It helps maximize time and enjoyment because there won’t be a lot of people in there.
Lynda Peter says
It looks like a great place to stay and relax. Also good for a gateway weekend trip. Would be nice to visit.
Bindu Thomas says
This is such an awesome place to stay. Especially in the summer. Nice to know you had fun.
Paula Stewart says
What a wonderful lodge! So often when we stayed someplace the kids would always want to be on the go because there was nothing to do there. Here, they would never want to leave.
Owen G. says
Massachusetts looks so great.. 😊 I haven’t be here. But I would really love to, someday hopefully.. 😊
David Elliott says
These are some pretty great tips. We are planning on doing a trip to the Great Wolf Lodge sometime in the near future. Sounds like a ton of fun.
Gervin Khan says
Wow, such a wonderful place and I am sure kids will really enjoy this place. Thanks for sharing this tips with us and hope to be there someday!
Ritu Sharma says
These place looks so amazing. Picture look you had a fun.
Erika Tiara says
Wow, that place sure is interesting, I would really love to take a visit! Thanks for sharing!
I love staying in places with a nice sized refrigerator, and thanks for adding pictures of the rooms! I wanted to do this last year with my nephew, maybe 2019 is our year.
Great Wolf Lodge perfect for a family outing for kids and I really love the view it looks a lot of fun awesome photos!
Looks like a great lodge! Havent been in MS but looking forward to the time we can. Vegas still is on my top coolest cities.
Krysten Quiles says
EVERYONE has been talking about Great Wolf Lodge lately. There’s one a few hours from me, I definitely think I’m going to plan a trip!
Kathy Kenny Ngo says
I wish we had a resort like this in our country. My son would definitely love it.
This looks like a great place to visit with family x
Erik the Hungry Traveller says
A detailed itinerary. I am sure this is going to be very helpful for people heading there. And oh the place looks very cozy.
Great Wolf Lodge looks wonderful for a family vacation. Your pictures speak for itself how fun your entire stay was!
David Elliott says
I know when they built one out here near me. I have wanted to go for quite some time. We just haven’t done it yet. I will make it there with my daughter at some point. Great that they provide the life jackets there if necessary.
Melanie Frost says
I really, I mean REALLY want to go there! I wish that there was one close by me. I know my family would love it!
Lavern Moore says
I’ve heard so many great things about Great Wolf Lodge. I would love to visit!