Last summer, our family visited Kalahari Resorts for the first time to celebrate our son’s 9th birthday. It was a great experience! Here are some helpful tips to plan your family’s visit.

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1. If you plan to go during the summer, which is peak season, consider booking a room for at least one night. You can attend the water park for 2 whole days; the day you check-in and the day you check-out. Families can visit the park the morning they open on check-in day even before your official check-in time.

2. Consider visiting the park during the off-season (ie. after school starts is the perfect time!) and book a room. The rates are sometimes more than 50% less than rates during the summer.

3. If your budget is tight and you are looking for other options for visiting, Kalahari has an evening waterpark pass which is $40 less than the all day pass. If you choose to visit for the day, don’t forget to bring your towels as they are not provided to day park guests. Towels are included for overnight guests

4. Don’t worry about bringing a life vest for your little ones or less experienced swimmers; these are provided in all sizes for children and adults

*The indoor waterpark stays a constant 84 degrees so be prepared for a warmer and more humid atmosphere.

5. If you are interested in more than the waterpark, there is an indoor game space; Tom Foolery, but it comes at an additional costs. We did not try it but that is the next item on our to-do list as a family.

6. There are cabanas and bungalows available for rent; we did not book this as there was plenty of available seating on the ground level of the waterpark. There is additional seating above the waterpark dining area. We claimed our spot with our towels and shoes, paid for a private locker for our personal belongings and set about our day.

7. The indoor waterpark is expansive with plenty of activities for babies with their own dedicated play area. There is a dedicated area for toddlers and children with less swimming experience. There are slides, water toys and a waterpark playground for kids to play. Of course, there are plenty of slides and other water activities for older children and adults as well.

8. The park does not allow outside coolers or food so be prepared to buy food and drinks at the waterpark. We bought water, but when kids were hungry we dried off, put on our dry clothes and headed off the waterpark grounds to grab a bite at one of the restaurants nearby. As long as you have your wristband you can enter and exit the waterpark during business hours.

Courtesy of Kalahari Resorts

Summer might be over, but the fun is year-round at Kalahari Resorts!

Janina Roberts, M.A., LSSP, a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology married to her college sweetheart, Allen, Sr, for almost 14 years. She is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and Trinity University. She and Allen have two children, Allen, Jr. (7 y.o.) who is very active in sports and a loving gentle soul and Aelicia (2 y.o.), who is very independent and a spit-fire. Janina is what some would call a military brat who moved frequently. She was born in Louisiana, moved to Las Vegas, NV then Abilene, TX where she graduated high school. Janina is currently pursuing her Doctorate degree in Educational Leadership while also working full-time. She is avid party planner especially her kid's birthday parties and loves eating ice cream from Amy's. On the weekends you can find her at the track field, at basketball and football games cheering on her son, AJ.


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