As summer approaches, and I start researching things to do in Southern California, two things go through my head:
YAY! More time with the kids!!
OMG! More time with the kids!!
Depending on my mental state (and coffee consumption) determines if my response is positive or running for the hills screaming.
As the years tick on I want to really make the most of these summers when my kids want to spend time with me. I hope they always want to spend time with me, but realistically they are going to wake up to that dawn of hormones and coolness and I won’t be their world.
When I factor in what my kids like to do, what their friends dig, things that are fun, affordable and never gets boring I always think of amusement parks.
Oh and I also like to factor in what my friends like to do and who has passes to where… because, it takes a village right?
Knott’s Soak City Waterpark is my favorite waterpark to take the kids during the summer and a huge hit with my friends. The park has many slides and attractions to keep everyone happy in this 13 acre park of awesomeness.
My youngest loves Gremmie Lagoon where he can run amok in this water playground. This is a great place for parents with younger ones to set up for the day and hang with the little thrill seekers. While the older kids go on thrill seeking rides like Old Man Falls, Malibu Run and Laguna Storm Water Tower I like having a spot they can check in with me where it’s a little more mellow.
When the whole family wants to take it up a notch we head over to the three story Toyota Beach House where we can play with water guns and try to avoid the giant bucket! Or we try to catch some waves in Tidal Wave Bay.
The Sunset River is also a big favorite. I don’t know what it is about a lazy river but we can circle around in a group for hours and never get bored. I like trying to, lovingly, soak my sweeties under the waterfalls.
You can’t beat the price for a day of fun with the family and making Knott’s Soak City a regular summer activity is more than worth the affordable season pass price.
I’m looking forward to the summer, fun times with friends and watching my kids have a blast at places like Knott’s Soak City. Enjoy these times while you can and make the most of them.
And for all my friends reading this… get your passes… let’s rock
Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. I sincerely love water parks like a big kid and I made plans to visit Soak City on opening day with media tickets.
Photos belong to Soak City OC
About Leila DontSpeakWhinese
Leila, aka The Ninja, is the advocate for all things not whining. Parenting is fun when everyone stops b*tching! She is the Mom of a big blended family of four awesome kids. They ninja kick through life together. Oh and she is a total jackass.