On Friday night we headed up to Portsmouth, NH for an overnight and visit to Water Country on Saturday. We got a later start than we originally wanted, but I guess that helped up to avoid traffic! We arrived at the hotel around 9 pm. The next morning we went to a wonderful restaurant in downtown Portsmouth for breakfast. The Friendly Toast had top notch food and great service — for those of you from Providence, it reminded me of Julian’s!
I had a wonderful scramble with black beans, cheddar cheese, avocado, and a side of toast with their signature home-made bread. The boys had gingerbread waffles that were AWESOME! After breakfast we headed over to Water Country (about a 10 minute drive from downtown Portsmouth). We couldn’t have asked for nicer weather for our trip to Water Country. It was sunny and in the high 70’s. After entering the park we got bracelets for tubes, life jackets for the boys, and our cabana bracelets.
Our cabana was in the Jolly Roger area–right next to the Pirate Lagoon. The boys were so excited to be right next to the Pirate pool! They wasted no time getting in the water to cool off! We put life jackets on both of them, since there are many attractions that they need to have a life jacket for if they are under 48 inches. I think it’s a great idea to put one on your younger kids anyway, for safety’s sake. The life jackets are free to use–you just need to put down a deposit.
Our cabana was great! We had a table, four chairs, and two chaise lounges. The only thing lacking was a decent amount of shade for William. We had to jerry-rig a canopy. If I were to bring a baby again, I would bring an umbrella for shade. The canopy tops let in a fair amount of sun. The great thing about the cabana is that you can also order food to be delivered there! We wound up walking over to Capt’n Finn’s for lunch. They had a variety of wraps, pizza, macaroni and cheese, desserts, etc.
The rest of the afternoon was spent taking turns with the baby, so we could hit all of the slides we wanted to do. The kids loved Big Ollie and the Wild Canyon. They did the Tahiti Treehouse too–what a great attraction for kids! My older son and I also did the Lazy River–which I loved! It was a great way to float around and stay cool. It was nice to be able to pick up a tube with your bracelet and return it as soon as you were done, so you don’t have to lug it around! We wound up leaving around 4 pm, when my middle son fell asleep sitting up in the cabana chair! I can safely say we all had a great time!
If you would like more information on Water Country and admission rates, hours, attractions, etc. click HERE. You can also visit them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
30 Something Mother Runner received four tickets, tube bracelets, and a cabana rental for the purpose of this review. All opinions and writing are 100% my own.
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