Gearing up for Great Wolf Lodge

I’m honestly shocked that my two toddlers are napping right now (giving me time to clean, pack and write this post).  They’ve been counting down the ‘sleeps’ until our family trip to Great Wolf Lodge in Niagara, ON.

Family Travel Guide

Great Wolf Lodge circa 2015

We went once as a younger family when Jack was 13 months old (toddling about after having recent found his sea legs).  We took Noah (who was 10 years old at the time) and one of his classmates.  The trip was great, but Jack didn’t really appreciate all that the renowned lodge offers and now that we’ve got Harrison as well, we felt it was time to do a reassessment with two toddlers.

Great Wolf Lodge

Jack finds his footing

A lot has changed since we last visited the resort more than three years ago.  For starters, they offer the Grand Wolf Suite, which we booked for this review, offering families a lot of ideal perks (like early check-in, late check-out, an in-room dining area etc).

We’ve received quite a few emails leading up to our departure this afternoon, which help your kids countdown the last couple of days until your exciting vacation.  The emails contain helpful tips, information about dining options and a lot more.

We’re excited to check out their toddler-focused offerings.  A lot of families that message us ask whether it’s worth taking young kids.  The room costs are up there (ours goes for $789.99/night in peak season) and some worry that the water park (which is the main attraction) isn’t suitable for little kids.

Rest assured, we will answer all of these questions for you guys.  The last time we went, Jack was a wee little thing so he basically toddled in the water park and rode a small carousel in the arcade area.  He absolutely LOVED the experience (he still mentions the story-telling tree in the main lobby) but now that he’s four years old we’re expecting it to be even more enthralling.

We’re also traveling to GWL with the Lenihan family who also have a four-year-old boy as well as an infant.  They’re staying in the Family Fireplace Suite.

We’re hoping to round out all ages for this coming review (since our blog is intended for parents traveling with kids 5 and under).  We’ll have you covered with infants, two-year-olds and four-year-olds.

Feel free to email us any specific questions you might have about the resort or send us a direct message via for Facebook or Instagram.  We’d love to make sure we tick off all of your boxes in the coming review.

Time for this mama to sign off and get the car packed up. Once our kiddos wake from their afternoon nap we’ll be hitting the road.


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