Great Wolf Lodge is fabulous for families, just ask my kids, and they’ll tell you. My family and I have always stayed one night and played in the water parks all day while adding in MagiQuest. On our last visit for Howl-o-Ween we stayed two nights and tried new activities. With so many things to do at Great Wolf Lodge in addition to the water park, there is fun for all ages!
Things to Do at Great Wolf Lodge
Did you know there are other things to do at Great Wolf Lodge than the indoor water park? I was surprised at just how many additional activities are on property. We spent 3 days at Great Wold Lodge and never left the property. Things can add up, that’s why I recommend a Paw Pass, a Wolf Pass, or a Pup Pass. The Paw Pass is the best value and what my family used during our vacation. Each pass lists all the activities included and you save over $54 when buying a pass rather than paying individually for each activity. We wished we had an extra day to spend more time on everything.
Indoor Water Park at Great Wolf Lodge
This is the main attraction and rightfully so. You can spend days at just the water park. With attractions such as water slides, Howlin’ Tornado, a lazy river, slideboarding, a toddler play area, and more, there’s something for everyone. Water park passes are included in your hotel stay at Great Wolf Lodge for every member of your party on the reservation.
Add this to the list of things we wish we had more time to explore. MagiQuest is a live-action game you play all around the resort. You start by choosing a wand, registering for a game and then setting off on your quest.
You’ll want to go to the MagiQuest store to start your adventure. Here you’ll choose your wand if you don’t have one. They also have additional toppers for extra features for the game. Also, if you have any questions about how to play, this is where you want to ask. Wands start at $15.99 and the game is $14.99. You get unlimited play during your stay and each quest takes about 15-30 minutes to complete. It’s a fun way for the kids to explore the resort as there are MagiQuest stations all around. Extra bonus is that you can reuse your wand on future visits to Great Wolf Lodge and your game play will be saved.
Creation Station at Great Wolf Lodge
Never underestimate the power of a stuffed animal. All my girls ages 13 to 5 love stuffed animals. So when they saw Creation Station, they were in heaven. Here you can choose a furry friend like Wylie, Violet, and some of their friends, have him stuffed, and also choose an outfit! My daughter never left without her Violet and insisted on carrying her around with her wherever she went.
Bowling at Ten Paw Alley
Spoiler Alert: I kicked everyone’s trash at bowling. Every single member of my family had a ball bowling in this mini bowling alley. We can be competitive in this family and my oldest daughter and I were battling it out for the top spot, but my younger ones just had fun trying to knock down pins. The balls are small enough for littles to join in and you can choose to use bumpers. We had such a great time we went back for another game a different night.
Howlers Peak Ropes Course
My family spent hours on the ropes course! I would come back just to do this over again. There are three different levels, so there’s a challenge for everyone. I even went to the very top. There’s a mini zipline on Howlers Peak Ropes Course that my kids adore. It’s just enough thrill, but I’m a big chicken so I skipped the zipline. You are safely harnessed, and shoes must be closed-toe and closed heel with rubber soles. No flip-flops are permitted. Guests must be 48 inches tall or be accompanied by a responsible adult to participate on the main ropes course.
If you want more of an athletic challenge, try the rock wall next to the ropes course. Only my husband was able to make it to the top and ring the bell, and we’re still hearing about it.
Howly Wood XD Theater
Add the Howly Wood XD Theater to the list of things to do at Great Wolf Lodge. It’s something quick and fun. Motion-simulated seats added with a 4-D movie make it an adventure! The little ones felt brave and tough, the older ones could have used a bit more thrill. It’s a fun addition as part of the Paw Pass, but I would probably spend my money on a different activity if I had to choose.
Northern Lights Arcade
Ah, the lights of the arcade call to my children. And frankly the giant Space Invaders called to my husband. We ended up purchasing a $20 card to see how far it would take my family of 7. I was surprised at how many things we were able to play. Some games cost more points than others, so I did tell my children to choose wisely. We enjoyed spending some time in the arcade, and I had to pull my husband away from Space Invaders.
These were all activities and things to do at Great Wolf Lodge Williamsburg. Many Great Wolf Lodge properties share some of the same attractions. Be sure to check out what you can expect at the Great Wolf property you want to explore. I recommend spending a few days at Great Wolf Lodge to experience all the fun they have to offer. My family and I will definitely return for more memories on future Great Wolf Lodge vacations.
Great Wolf Lodge invited my family to a media event which included lodging, some food, and some activities. All opinions are my own.