Don't let the weather stop your family from making a splash this winter. Grab your swimsuits and towels and get ready to plunge into fun at an indoor water park! Check out our guide to the best indoor water parks for families in the Washington, D.C. area where it's swimsuit season year round.
Cub Run RECenter - Chantilly
A family favorite in Fairfax County, this affordable indoor water park is equipped with a zero-depth entry for the little ones, an aquatic playground with spray features and slide, two big water slides, a lazy river, a whirlpool spa and more. Cub Run also hosts epic birthday parties! For more information on hours and location click HERE.
Claude Moore Recreation & Community Center - Sterling
Located within Claude Moore Park, this Loudoun County family recreation center delights with a leisure pool, giant water slide, children's play area, lazy river, and free swim and play area. For more information on hours and location click HERE.
The St. James Entertainment Complex - Springfield
This brand new 450,000-square feet, multi-attraction family recreation and entertainment complex features an interactive indoor waterpark with multiple slides, multi-directional water sprayers and three buckets that fill and dump. When you're finished splashing around, head to Super, Awesome & Amazing, the St. James' active entertainment complex, to continue the family fun with climbing structures, obstacle courses, trampolines, VR gaming, eSports and more. For more information on hours and location click HERE.
The St. James Interactive Waterpark
Warrenton Aquatic and Recreation Facility (WARF) - Warrenton
The WARF features nearly 60,000-square feet of recreational fun for families, including a 68,000-gallon leisure pool with a water slide, lazy river, vortex, and zero-depth entry for easy access for the littlest littles. Budget a little extra time before or after your water adventures to play at the popular Claude Moore Fun For All Playground. Located in the park surrounding the WARF, this special, accessible playground was designed as an area where children with differing physical, social, and psychological abilities and their families can come together and play. For more information on hours and location click HERE.
Dulles South Recreation & Community Center - South Riding
Another Loudoun County family gem, this facility features a leisure pool with a 125-foot water slide, children's play area, hot tub, vortex, and free swim and play area. The recreation center also has a rock climbing wall for adventurers 3-years-old and up. For more information on hours and location click HERE.
SplashDown Water Park at Columbia Swim Center - Columbia
It's all fun and thrills at this indoor water park. Zoom down two 40-foot high, 360-foot long slides, launch off the springboard into the pool, or swing on the jungle rope and drop into the water. For the younger kids, there's a wading pool to soak up the fun. Save 44% on admission to SplashDown Water Park with this CertifiKID deal.
Slides at SplashDown Water Park
North Arundel Aquatic Center - Glen Burnie
Located about 30 minutes south of Baltimore, this indoor water park features a zero-depth entry, 134-foot water slide, a waterfall, water buckets, splash down and vortex area, a preschool water slide and more. Grab a Frequent User Pass and splash all winter long! For more information on hours and location click HERE.
Rollingcrest-Chillum Splash Pool - Chillum
Located in Prince George's County, this affordable indoor water playground is perfect for little fishies with multiple low slides, water sprayers and dump buckets. Children under 2 are admitted free and children ages 3-17 are only $5 for PG County residents or $7 for non-residents. For more information on hours and location click HERE.
Rollingcrest-Chillum Splash Pool in Chillum, MD
Germantown Indoor Swim Center - Boyds
Bring your mateys and make waves at this indoor pirate ship-themed water fun land within the South Germantown Recreational Park. This sun-filled complex features multiple slides for every level, sprays, fountains, waterfalls, dumping buckets, a wading area, and endless fun for all ages. For more information on hours and location click HERE.
Worth the Drive
These water parks are a little farther away, but definitely worth the drive. Enjoy a weatherproof family getaway at these indoor water parks all located within a few hour's drive of the Washington, D.C. area.
Great Wolf Lodge - Williamsburg, VA
Stay and play at one of the most popular family indoor water park resorts in the country! Great Wolf Lodge's Williamsburg, Virginia resort is only about a 3.5-hour drive from Washington, D.C. and definitely worth the trek. Boasting the perfect temperature for splashin' family fun year round, your stay includes access to their 84-degree, multi-attraction indoor water park, complete with thrilling rides, tubing fun, surf simulator, water slides, hot springs, wave pool, in-water obstacle course, spray features and much more. Soon the fun may be even closer with Great Wolf's expected expansion to Maryland. For more information on hours and location click HERE.
River Canyon Run, Great Wolf Lodge
Massanutten Indoor WaterPark - McGaheysville, VA
The popular Massanutten Resort area is not reserved for just skiing, tubing and other snowy fun, their massive water park is a year-round destination in its own right. Rated one of the best indoor water parks in the country by USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice 2018, Massanutten Indoor WaterPark features a huge, multi-level play structure with slides, water cannons, spray features, and water falls; a lazy river; tube and body slides; FlowRider; baby and toddler play pool; and more. Whatever adventure you choose, there's fun for everyone at this awesome indoor water park. For more information on hours and location click HERE.
CoCo Key Water Resort - Laurel, NJ
Located about 3 hours from the Washington, D.C. area, CoCo Key boasts over 55,000-square feet of splashing excitement with a number of water activities to choose from for all ages from babies through adults. Experience the thrill of jetting down the four-story high Sharks Slam, cruise through the lazy river, balance your way through the Lily Pad course, climb the aquatic jungle gym and more. For more information on hours and location click HERE.
Sahara Sam's Oasis - West Berlin, NJ
Another New Jersey gem located only about 20 minutes from CoCo Key, Sahara Sam's offers non-stop surfing, sliding and swimming fun for the whole family! Try surfing at the indoor surfing simulator, race down the five-story Tut's Twister slides, drift along the lazy river, or maneuver through the Crodile Flat's obstacle course at this 58,000-square feet aquatic and arcade attraction. For more information on hours and location click HERE.
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