Jul 152014
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**Masshole Mommy and her family received complimentary admission, parking, cabana and a locker rental during the day of our visit.  All opnions expressed here are strictly my own and were not influenced in any way**

Here in New England, we only get about three months of summer, so my family really tries to make the most of it.  One thing we do every single year is head to the water park.  This year, we decided to make the 90 minute ride up to Portsmouth, New Hampshire to spend the day at Water Country and I am so happy we did.


One of the nice things at Water Country is that they offer cabanas, so you can have your own personal space for the day.  We liked the idea of having a place to keep all of our stuff, so we happily set up shop in one of their Standard Cabanas, which was located right next to the Wave Pool. The cabanas at Water Country accommodate six people with a small table, 2 chairs and 2 Lounge chairs.  No worries if you have extra guests because you can fit up to 2 additional people ($10 per guest) in the cabana with you.

Water Country Cabana

The first thing the boys wanted to do was go to the Adventure River.  In there they were able to go through waterfalls, fountains and caves on the ¼ mile long river ride. FYI – all children under 48” must wear a life jacket in the Adventure River. Tubes are provided on this ride, however they are not required. My boys went a couple of times with tubes and a few without – and they were happy either way!

Water Country Adventure River

Next up was the Giant Wave Pool.   Did you know that the Giant Wave Pool at Water Country is New England’s largest wave pool?  It contains 700,000 gallons of water!  Kidlets under 48″ are REQUIRED to wear a life jacket and free life jackets are available throughout the park. Tubes are not required to go in to the wave pool, but rental tubes are permitted.

Water Country Giant Wave Pool

The gruesome twosome also ended up spending quite a bit of time at Bubble Bay, which is adjacent to the Giant Wave Pool.  This play area features spraying geysers and bubbling water for kids to enjoy – and that my kids did!

Water Country Bubble Bay

Throughout our day there, we walked through the park and I am not kidding when I say that there is something for everyone at Water Country.  The Dragon’s Den Tube Slide had long lines all day and my oldest son had a blast on the Double Geronimo Extreme Body Slide (It’s a  58-foot high twin speed slide)! Riders must be 48″, so my little man had to sit that one out.

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The boys also loved the Tahiti Tree House where they got drenched under the giant tipping bucket. There were also lots of slides and other water attractions to play with in there, too!

Water Country Park 2

We were literally there all day and could have easily spent several more hours there had the park been open longer.  Everyone had such a fun time at Water Country.

Here’s everything you need to know to plan your visit:


Standard Parking
Regular Parking is $5 per vehicle.
Bus parking is free!

Preferred Parking
Preferred Parking is $15 per vehicle.

Buy a Parking Pass!
Only $20.00. A benefit reserved for our 2014 Season Pass holders only.
Parking pass entitles holder to General Parking any day during the 2014 season.


Life Jackets
Water Country allows Guests to rent Life Jackets on a First Come…First Serve basis. Each Life Jacket rented from the Rentals Shack requires a $10.00 deposit. Deposits are refundable on return of the life jacket at the end of use and undamaged.

Tubes can be rented at the Rental Shack for $6.00 per tube. Guests who purchase a Tube Wristband will be entitled to his/her personal tube for the day. Reminder Guests the following:

• Water Country is not responsible for Tubes stolen from other Guests.
• It is the Guest’s responsibility to keep track of and hold onto his/her tube throughout the day.
• To deposit and pickup tubes throughout the day, a valid wristband of the determined color must be worn on that Guest’s wrist.
• Guests who do not have a Tube Wristband cannot pick-up a Tube at the Rental Shack OR carry it around the park.

Rentable Lockers
Water Country offers rentable lockers for Guests to safely secure their personable belongings such as bags, towels, cameras, wallets, and purses while they enjoy the park’s attractions. Guests will be able to purchase keys to our rentable lockers at either the Ticket Booths (with Park Admission) or Rental Shack (located to the right of First Aid).

• All-day unlimited locker access for EACH locker rented (no coins required)
• A $3.00 Refundable Deposit for EACH key returned
• ONE locker key per locker rented ONLY
• A lost, stolen, or broken key DOES NOT qualify for a $3.00 refund
Type Price Locker Size

STANDARD $10 + $3 Refundable Deposit 12” X 12” X 18”
LARGE $15 + $3 Refundable Deposit 18” X 18” X 18”

Water Country is located at 2300 Lafayette Road in Portsmouth, NH 03801.  And guess what?  Water Country is on InstagramTwitter & Facebook, too, so be sure to follow them to keep up with their latest news and updates.

If you’re in New England and looking for a fun day out with the family, Water Country is the place to be.  My boys are already asking when we can go back!

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  112 Responses to “There is Something For Everyone at Water Country”

  1. I love it here they have rides for every age 0-99. I can’t wait to go back and use the wave pool. Getting the cabanas is a must though because they make it easier.

  2. I think having a cabana is a great idea,we do not have these in our water parks mostly because most of it is located indoors as UK weather is not always that nice lol.Looks like your boys had a great time.

  3. We took the girls to Splish Splash last year and want to try to go back this year (that is our local water park). Love these types of parks, too and just so much fun 🙂

  4. We used to take our kids there every year when they were little. We all always had a great time there.

  5. This is right around me, I’m definitely going to check it out!

  6. It looks like you had a fun day! I love that they have personal cabanas.

  7. Having a cabana is a great idea! It’s nice to have a home base in a park like this when you have kids. Everyone can rest.

  8. Looks like everyone had a great time. What fun!

  9. My son would love Bubble Bay! (I could do with a lazy river, and the lounge chairs.) Such a fun place!

  10. The cabanas are a great idea. I can only handle so much sun before I am a lobster so am always seeking shade.

  11. My family loves waterparks, this place looks like it has some great slides! We are in a heat wave right now – I want to go now!!

  12. I have heard a lot of good things about this place. Water fun and kids, is a fun combination to watch.

  13. Who could not have a great time at a place like this?! Love it.

  14. We love water parks, and cabanas are great for getting some shade space.

    • I wish the water park we went to had cabanas to rest in! It is always so hard to find shade because it is usually crowded.

  15. Water parks are so much fun for both kids and adults. I love that you can get your own cabana!

  16. I LOVE places like this. We really enjoy going to water parks with my niece.

  17. I love water parks! We always have so much fun!

  18. I love places like this that have something for the whole family! Looks like a blast!

  19. We love the Water Country in Williamsburg, VA. We’ve already been a couple of times this summer and want to go back.

  20. Looks so fun! I have yet to go to a water park yet with my boys. I’d love to do that one summer after my boys know how to swim. Water parks are so fun!

  21. That looks like so much fun. Water parks are the perfect place for family fun I think. I especially love the cabana!

  22. What a fun time! That looks like exactly where i wish I was right now. It’s so hot here in FL and we are planning to go to the water park next week if it doesn’t get rained out. It’s a few hours away but totally worth it. They have the best water slides!

  23. That place looks so fun. I have a few watermarks near me but we haven’t ever been to any because of the baby. I am thinking she will be better to go next year and I can’t wait!

  24. That’s a fun looking park! I like that you got the cabana, that would be cool to have a secure place for the day for your things.

  25. How much fun is that?!!! I would totally rent a cabana for the day. That’s a great extra!

  26. Very cool review! Thanks for the heads up on all the park’s details.

  27. Seriously when are you going to adopt me. I love all the adventures that you go on. It looks and sounds like you guys had a lot of fun.

  28. My kids love the one that is like this in our town. They offer free sunscreen too. I can’t imagine summer for only 3 months. Wow!

  29. I would rather go to a water park then go to a roller park.. my wife and kids disagree.. This is not too far from us a few hours.. thanks for the info and great pictures!

  30. ROFLMAO! Glad we aren’t the only ones who only get 3 months of summer. I can totally relate to wanting to go to the water park. I love being able to curl up with a book and escape even if its loud all around me :0)
    This place looks awesome!

  31. This looks like such fun. I want to go.

  32. Now that looks like an awesome Water Park to spend the day at!!

  33. This looks really cool! I love the cabanas for the day. There have been times when I could have used a little shady break from the sun when I was at a water park. I WISHED for cabanas like the ones at Water Country.

  34. The cabanas really do it for me. It’s easy to get overheated having all that fun in the sun. Water Country had a brilliant ideas with those cabanas!

  35. Looks like a fun place for the kids and adults. Too bad it is too far from me. I love it when you call the boys the gruesome twosome! LOL!

  36. Looks like a great family water park, with attractions for all ages! The cabanas are a nice touch, wish all water parks had them.

  37. We love water parks! I like them more than amusement parks! You got some great photos!

  38. I love water parks! The cabanas are a great idea. Take out the ick factor of changing in some locker rooms.

  39. Looks like so much fun. I want to go! lol

  40. It looks like a really fun time! Something to look into whenever I’m in the area 🙂

  41. I love seeing pictures of water parks and hearing about different ones. That way, I can keep my options open! This one looks like a blast!

  42. Is that an automatic tube lift that takes the tubes up to the top? I wish our local places had one of those. We have to lug them up ourselves and it SUCKS when carrying a 30/40# kid.

  43. looks like a blast! Cute pics 🙂

    I always like the “lazy River” ridesxoxo

  44. Our family loves places like this!!!! We have one here called WAter Worls. Love it.

  45. Wow! You’re right about something for everyone. That looks like a pretty awesome place to hang out. I’d be there all day (and night).

  46. Looks like loads of fun. I want to float in a lazy river right now. I’d enjoy watching my kids play in that pirate ship area.

  47. Water parks are so much fun! Hoping to get to one this summer.

  48. Looks like you and the family had so much fun here! I would love to check it out someday!

  49. Looks like a great water park. There seems to be so much to do!

  50. I love Adventure River. It is one of my favourite water attractions. I like to go in a tube and float casually. So much fun.

  51. Oh wow. That looks like a great water park. I like the idea of renting a cabana. Makes it more fun and relaxing.

  52. Looks like a great time. Nothing like water on a hot day!

  53. I love water parks. They are great places to cool off in the summer and to spend family time together.

  54. Living in Maine, I know what you mean about making the most of our short summers before the snow starts flying again! Portsmouth is a doable trip for us. I will have to keep this place in mind for when my daughter is a little older. I can’t wait to get in that wave pool!

  55. This is an awesome place. Looks like tons of fun.

  56. Wow NH sure has changed since i was a kid. Can I Come hang out with you?

  57. Looks like you guys had a great day! Water parks are a great place for family fun during the summer!

  58. Oh wow, looks like a lot of fun! I love that you get your own cabana. I really want to take my kids to a water park this year.

  59. We were here on Monday! It was awesome and that cabana is the same ones we had, totally great. I love that the cabana area is restricted, so I didn’t even feel the need for a locker. All my stuff was safe, even though I suppose I could have taken a risk as other guests in the cabana area may not be trustworthy. We went on a Monday and it wasn’t too packed. Love the pics! I am still working on my write up of our day, can’t wait to have you read our experiences!

  60. I’m not sure if my first comment went through, so here goes again. Sorry if this is twice for me. Water Country looks like so much fun. My kids love to go swimming in the summer, and they have never tried a wave pool!

  61. This looks like a fantastic water park. We’re considering taking our two older kids (almost 4 and 5) to a water park for the first time this summer.

  62. I love water parks, the kids always have a great time. Looks like yours did too.

  63. What a fun day! Glad you got to go!

  64. I unfortunately can’t do chlorine so it’s been years since I’ve been to a water park or swam in a pool. This looks like it was definitely worth the 90 minute car trip!

  65. We have a water park that has an awesome wave pool – omgoodness – we literally spend hours in there…it is soooo much fun.

  66. Wow, what an awesome water park! Those blue slides look intense..just what I like!

  67. I love wave pools. It looks like your family had the best time ever! I love all the pictures!

  68. Going to a water park is one of my favorite summer time activities! This one looks fun and I love the cabanas!

  69. Water themeparks are a must for the kiddies for the summer. I am sure your kids had a blast!!!

  70. What a fun waterpark. I love the wavepools!

  71. This place looks like a blast and the prices of entrance and rentals seem pretty reasonable!

  72. Looks like you had tons of fun. My kids would love this.

  73. I have never been to Water Country before, looks like a fun place for kids.

  74. This would be the perfect place to take my daughter during the summer.

  75. It looks like there really is something for everyone. For me, it would be sitting on that lounge chair!

  76. That is one killer cabana! I love that they have places to relax out of the sun. #PaleGirl Problems 🙂

  77. I love how they get those tubes on the conveyor belt like that. Nothing pisses me off faster than trying to lug one of those big tubes to the top of a slide.

  78. My family and I love going to water parks during the summer, and this one looks especially fun. The wave pool sounds nice!

  79. This looks like such a fun place! I know my family and I would have a great time at this water park!

  80. Your kids surely do enjoy the summer. I wish I had more free time to take my kids out but I’m always at work. If I’m ever that way, that is definitely one place that I would love to take the kids and having my own cabana would surely be good.

  81. That sounds like a phenomenally fun place to spend a hot summer day! I like that there is something for every age and comfort level of the family to do. If the daring ones want to go down those high slides they can and the little ones can play at the splash pad!

  82. A fun looking waterpark. I love wave pools! My first time with the kids was like 6 years ago and they loved it. I’d love to give this place a try

  83. What a great water park! Looks like it was a blast!!

  84. I love that they have cabanas. It gives us time to rest and relax. Rides are exhausting lol

  85. We just had a place open down the street from us, SO much fun!!

  86. Oh that looks like an AWESOME place! Hopefully we can find some fun places like this after we move and get settled!

  87. I have some friends who live up that way. They all rave about how much they really like this park.

  88. We have a water country near me, and I absolutely love it! With this warm weather, Water Country is the best place to be!

  89. Woohoo, Water Country looks like a blast! Thanks for sharing, I wanna go to Water Country!

  90. We love Waterparks. We could spend all summer at one!

  91. Oh! We haven’t been to a water park yet this Summer! Sounds like so much fun!

  92. This looks like a great water park. I could spend every hot summer day in the water!

  93. How fun! I love going to water parks and we use to go all the time when we were little! I really love the wave pool!!

  94. That is really an amazing water park. Not sure if I have ever seen anything quite comparable to that. My kids would have lived there in the summer.

  95. Girl you and your family are totally taking advantage of summer! This water park looks like so much fun.

  96. My kids might be too little for the slides just yet. I need to get them swimming first and then we will be hitting up the water parks!

  97. You guys always have so much fun!! I really need to get myself to a water park asap too – it’s soo hot out!

  98. That looks nice and relaxing. The cabana was an awesome touch too. I bet that was convenient.

  99. That is a nice park! I love the cabana idea!

  100. I love water parks. I used to go as a kid and I used to take my daughter when she was little. Now I can take my grandkids.

  101. It looks like your boys had a blast! My kids are still little but I’m sure someday they will be all over this!

  102. Can I go with you next time? Pleeeeeeeeeeez?

  103. looks like tons of fun…We love splish splash kingdom :)..can’t wait to hit the pool and thanks for sharing..

  104. I love those cabanas! After our most recent trip to Sea World, we’ve been debating renting one next time we visit (which is often).

  105. Oh boy, this looks like so much fun. I would love to go!

  106. Looks like a great water park. We’ve been debating on getting a cabana when we go to our local park. I think this year we’ll go for it. My son would love the Pirate ship play area!