My husband and I decided to forgo Christmas gifts for each other this year. Instead, we bought our 7 and a half year old daughter the gift she forgot she wanted. We got her 2 days at the Great Wolf Lodge in New England.
When the Great Wolf Lodge first opened in New England, they had constant commercials and all our daughter kept talking about is how much she wanted to go there. This was over the summer. As time went on the commercials stopped and soon the nagging stopped.
Jump ahead to Christmas. We decided now is the best time to book this since it is too cold to swim outside. When looking for available rooms, I realized how busy they they were. We decided to go January 2-3. We were all off those days and we could still take advantage of the Snowland event at Great Wolf. And even though you can’t check into your room until 4pm, you can go to the Water Park starting at 1pm. We also asked her cousin to come with us so that she has someone to play with so we made sure to also get the room with the cave. This will be fun!
So Christmas morning comes and our little one opens all her gifts. Great reactions to them all. And at the end we gave her the Great Wolf Lodge gift. She screamed with excitement and then the tears came. When asked why she was crying she says “I am so happy I have joys of life tears. This is the best Christmas present ever!”.
And what better present can parents ask for than seeing their child that happy. Can’t wait to see the joy on her face next week when we actually go.
Stay tuned for The Great Wolf Lodge Experience post coming shortly after the new year!