Raging Waves: Combating summer boredom one wave at a time!

July 11th, 2014

“I received complimentary admission and dining while visiting. No other compensation was received. All opinions are my own.”

This summer, it has been my goal to do more with the kids and as a family in general. But that isn’t always easy with the small town that we live in. We’ve been more active outside, we’ve been going new places in the suburbs but one thing Landon and Emmie both really wanted to do was go to a water park.

Raging Waves Water Park #welcometosummer
Photo Credit goes to Raging Waves

We’re never been to an exclusively outdoor one. In fact the last time we went to a water park was the dells in 2012. We were slightly over due. But luckily we’re found something that is just as lovely and close to home in Raging Waves Water park!

Kangaroo Falls at Raging Waves #WelcometoSummer
Photo Credit goes to Raging Waves

If you’re in the Chicago area, then you will want to make sure you plan a visit for this summer. Whether you want a relaxing day in the Kookaburra Kreek lazy river, have kids who would LOVE Kangaroo Falls, or have the dare devils who would enjoy the thrill of PJ’s Plummet 72 foot water slide, this waterpark has a little something for everyone. One of our favorite finds was the sand area. After lunch, this was a huge hit with the kids!

While at this park, we got to listen to the head people tell us some great fun facts and wonderful safety features that this park has. Concerning water and safety, it’s always better to be safer rather than sorry. Raging Waves is really on top of their stuff in this regard. They normally have 35-40 lifeguards on duty. Not only that but their lifeguards must complete at 28 hour course as well as maintain 4 hours monthly of training to stay employed there. They really don’t mess around. You can see the sweeps that the lifeguards do. It’s pretty impressive!

This place really impressed me and I can tell you that as soon as we left my kids were asking when we could go back again. They are reasonably prices, safe and very clean. I can’t wait to take another trip to Raging Waves Water park but hopefully next time I leave without a killer sunburn!


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