**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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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:
Regular Parking is $5 per vehicle.
Bus parking is free!
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.
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.
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 Instagram, Twitter & 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!