Great Wolf Lodge celebrates with Howl-O-Ween events

Have kids, will travel—for Howl-O-Ween, the spooktacular event goinng on now Great Wolf Lodge at Grapevine, Texas near Dallas.  This incredible resort and water park is the best fun a family can have, in water or out—and all under one roof.

Now through Halloween on October 31 kids can enjoy thrilling weekend activities that are fun, safe, and just a boo-bit scary.  Little ghouls and boys are invited to Cub Club for pumpkin painting and witchy crafts, while the whole pack will enjoy Trick-or-Treat Trail, costume parades and Spooktacular Story Time!

Lazy River at Great Wolf Lodge waterpark

When not creating Halloween fantasies on dry land, kids of all ages will love splashing in the 80,000 square foot indoor water park available exclusively to guests. Hundreds of thousands of gallons of swirling, sloshing, sliding water provide fun in a safe and controlled environment that’s always 84 degrees.

Parents and kiddies romp around Fort McKenzie, a huge water-themed playscape full of climbing and sliding opportunities.  Float down the lazy river, bounce in the wave pool, or play volleyball in the activity pool.  Toddlers have their own space, while adventurous children and parents splash down River Raft and Howlin’ Tornado water slides.  All in all, it’s a fantasy land of wet wonders.

Tired of playing dress-up? Send your little princess to ice cream-themed Scoops Spa. Meanwhile mom can take a vacation from her vacation at the grown-up Elements Spa.  Older kids gravitate to more than 100 games in Northern Lights Arcade, the live-action role-playing game called Magic Quest, and the flashy Gr-8 space (the interactive family tech center).

Restaurants run the gamut from quickie meals to buffet and menu dining, guaranteeing options that tempt even picky palates.   With 402 spacious, all-suite guest rooms (some themed like KidCabin Suite, complete with mini log cabin for small-fry sleeping), you’ll have plenty of room to relax.

Paw print in the lobby of Great Wolf Lodge, Grapevine, TX

Best of all, you never have to leave the 52-acre site until it’s time to head for home.  You can even check out on your last day by 11:00 a.m. and then stay and play in the water park until 9:00 p.m. or until the kids—and parents–are exhausted.

Rates include waterpark passes  for the entire stay, making this a reasonably-priced family getaway.

Check for Halloween activities at Great Wolf Lodges located throughout the country: Charlotte-Concord, NC, Grand Mound, WA, Kansas City, KS, Mason, OH, Niagara Falls, Canada, Pocono Mountains, PA, Sandusky, OH, Sheboygan, WI, Traverse City, MI, Williamsburg, VA, Wisconsin Dells, WI.

Photos by Larry Burmeier

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