Last weekend we packed the kids up and headed to Cedar Point. We went last year for the first time but I was pregnant and couldn’t ride any rides and Isaac was just 2. Even with those two things we had a fabulous time there and were looking forward to heading back. Packing for 2 small kids is no small task and sometimes I wonder if going away for a weekend is harder than a week as you need the same amount of stuff. 🙂
We stayed at the amazing Castaway Bay hotel which is a couple of minutes drive from the park. If you go Lake Erie Islands & Shores has some great lodging packages to check out. When you bundle your hotel and park pass like that you always save money! Castaway Bay has an indoor waterpark too which was just perfect for our little Munchkins but would be great for older kids too. Make sure you sign up for their Birthday Club for kids age 12 and under when you go and receive a FREE waterpark pass to use on their birthday.
I would recommend going during the week with kids as the weekend there’s lots of parties and fun for adults. We grabbed an Island Fun Pack full of coupons and savings and took the train tour around the island. They’ve got an antique car museum, mini golf and even a winery. We headed to Perry’s Cave. Yes, I’m wearing Chase in a Snugli down into the cave. Yes, those are flipflops! Clearly I didn’t think this through 😉 That was some cool exploring for Isaac. Then back on the boat to the Castaway Bay waterpark for the night and to relax for the big event.
Although it was cold we spent a few hours at Soak City Waterpark and I got to relax on the Lazy River sans kids (bonus!)
We made a final couple of stops on our way home – one to the Merry-Go-Round Museum and then finally to see some animals.
“Um, yeah that animal’s pretty close Honey!” I ‘took care of Isaac’ and didn’t open my window while Hubs bravely fed whatever walked up at the African Safari Wildlife Park.
If you want to check out Sandusky, OH or Cedar Point or any of the attractions, check out the Shore Savings packages offered from lake Erie Islands & Shores. Thanks for the fun guys!
I blog with integrity: While my family and I were guests of Cedar Point and the other attractions, this review and the opinions are 100% my own.