Are you still looking for that perfect gift? Gift giving does not have to be about a material thing when it can be so much more!
When my oldest graduated from high school and went off to college, I quickly realized just how much I had not done with him or my younger children. I realized that we had missed out on many opportunities to just experience life with our kids. We have given them all the gifts they asked for: video games, phones, computers, CDs, clothes, etc… If it was on their wish list, they got it. Unfortunately, the gifts did not provide us with quality time with one another. Instead, those gifts provided hours of our kids spending time connected to some type of device. This got me thinking about the bigger picture.
Life is meant to be lived and enjoyed. It is about making memories with those you hold dear. From that moment on I realized that my goal would be to provide those memories for my children rather than focusing on the material stuff! I want my kids to look back on their childhood and have stories and memories to cherish and share with their children. So I want to challenge you to give the gift of experiences this holiday season! What better way to do that than to give the gift of a memorable trip to Great Wolf Lodge in Lagrange, Georgia!
Great Wolf Lodge’s Snowland
Right now Great Wolf Lodge is in the middle of its howliday season with its annual Snowland celebration through January 4, 2019. Spreading cheer to families with daily snow showers in the Grand Lobby and visits from Santa Claus along with a life-sized Gingerbread House, this is the best place for families to get into the spirit of Christmas. And with all the recent rain in our area, I can’t think of a better thing to do than splash in the 84-degree waterpark and create memories together that will last a lifetime.
From the moment you walk through the doors and step into the Grand Lobby, you can’t help but be merry and bright! The winter wonderland is filled with hundreds of twinkling lights, Christmas trees and other jolly decorations. Plus, you be amazed when you see the centerpiece of Snowland with the life-sized Gingerbread House constructed from more than 600 pounds of gingerbread dough, 1,300 pounds of sugar and hundreds of candies. For a truly delectable experience, guests can also dine in the life-sized gingerbread house with a small donation to the Ronald McDonald House.
Guests can enjoy favorite complimentary activities including:
Hot Cocoa with a Great Wolf Kid
Delicious hot cocoa bar
Cookies with Mrs. Claus
Polar Wolf Walk
Festive Family Flicks
Snowland’s Most Popular Activities
Snowland’s most popular offerings are available including visits from Santa Claus; Santa’s Letter Depot, where kids can mail a letter to Santa in the Grand Lobby; and North Pole University, where kids complete fun, holiday-themed assignments around the resort for the chance to earn a Snowploma. During the howliday season, children’s activities such as Story Time, Yoga Tails and Paws on Projects will also get dash of Christmas cheer.
Even if you can’t make it during their Snowland event, Great Wolf Lodge is the perfect destination for families ANYTIME of the year thanks to its indoor attractions.
Swim, Splash & Slide
Great Wolf Lodge Georgia is one of Georgia’s first-class destination with 457 guest suites and nearly 500,000 square feet of entertainment space and lodging amenities to enjoy. The centerpiece of the resort is the nearly 100,000 square foot indoor water park. With signature Great Wolf Lodge water rides and attractions including Fort Mackenzie, a multi-level interactive water fort treehouse with a massive tipping bucket, high thrill water slides, a relaxing lazy river, a huge wave pool, and several zero-depth entry pools and kid water play areas, Georgia’s newest family-centered resort has tons of water fun for everyone.
The resort also features a massive outdoor resort pool with additional water attractions for families to enjoy together. Great Wolf Lodge Georgia even has an exclusive, adult-only oasis adjacent to the outdoor pool, complete with relaxing chaise lounge chairs and a private hot tub for parents to enjoy.
Activities & Attractions
Beyond the thrills of the water park, Great Wolf Lodge Georgia features dozens of entertainment options under its massive roof. Families will delight at the wide variety of activities found throughout the entire resort, perfect for children of all ages. Featured attractions include the 40,000-square-foot Great Wolf Adventure Park, a full service family entertainment center featuring the Howlers Peak Ropes Course®, Howl In One™ Miniature Golf Course, Ten Paw Alley™ family bowling, Northern Lights™ Arcade, and Rustic Ridge, a multi-story rock wall.
Additionally, Great Wolf Lodge Georgia will delight children with the dozens of kid’s activities from morning to night. From waking up with Yoga Tails™, a fun and creative yoga class set to engaging stories, to crafts and interactive science experiments in the afternoon, and finally ending the fun-filled day with nightly Story Time in the lobby—the wolf pups will retreat to their dens at night fully tuckered out. The resort also features the all-new Forest Friends show in the Grand Lobby. This interactive animated show utilizes the latest in 3D mapping technology to bring the Great Wolf Lodge characters to life in new and exciting ways and help tell the story of Great Wolf Lodge.
A fan-favorite of kids visiting Great Wolf Lodge is MaqiQuest, the brand’s exclusive live-action adventure game where guests scour the resort using magic wands to uncover relics and runes needed to defeat dragons and goblins.
The fun continues into the guest rooms where families will enjoy a variety of suite options that will suit the needs of any group. Great Wolf Lodge Georgia has eight suite types, from Family Suites that sleep five in two queen-sized beds and a pull-out twin sofa sleeper to premium suites that sleep up to 13 with separate bedrooms and bathrooms. The resort also has themed suites, including the popular KidCabin Suite and Wolf Den Suite. These suites offer a unique family-friendly configuration including a separate, themed sleeping area for the kids complete with bunk beds, wall murals, TVs, and other fun surprises.
Food & Beverage
Great Wolf Lodge Georgia is a full-service vacation destination for families and dining is a key part of the experience. The resort has several restaurants and food outlets onsite including Barnwood, whose menu is sourced from within a 100-mile radius of the resort ensuring freshness and an ever-changing array of dishes based on seasonality, and Hungry as a Wolf, which serves handcrafted pizza and pasta.
This resort also features a food hall, a new dining concept for the brand with multiple types of pre-packaged and ready-to-eat items to appeal to a variety of tastes and preferences. For guests with food allergies, all kitchen facilities at Great Wolf Lodge are peanut and tree nut free.
Howl on into LaGrange where your pack can be splashing their way through the lodge on your next getaway. Enjoy family-fun activities, water park thrills and memories that you’ll keep for a lifetime!
Not quite ready to book your stay? Why not purchase some gift cards to Great Wolf Lodge. Imagine the excitement in your child’s eyes when they open up a package filled with water toys and a gift card to the coolest water park in town!
Give the gift of memories this holiday season to those you love. You can’t go wrong with that!
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