Fun at Calypso | The Life of K: Fun at Calypso

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Fun at Calypso

We didn't get to go last year, so when I told the kids we were going to Calypso they were so excited! I was excited too because as the kids get older, taking them to places like a huge water park gets easier. They can walk on their own and don't cry when they get water in their eyes. I was hoping they'd be big enough to go on more of the rides.

Family fun day at Calypso!
We chose to celebrate our anniversary at the park so J and I booked off Monday, July 10th, and packed up the car and made our way to Limoges. Unfortunately the weather wasn't awesome but there were hardly any line ups, which I'm sure doesn't happen on bright, sunny days.

After arriving, we immediately got life jackets for the kids (they're free to rent either by leaving a piece of ID or a cash deposit) and put our stuff in a locker ($10 to rent). We lathered on sunscreen because even with all the clouds, I'm sure we would have gotten sunburns.

Right near the life jackets you can measure your kids. Kids under 1m are free this year!

Little J.
Little K.
It wasn't super hot so I was happy the water temperature is controlled. The two main kid areas - Zoo Lagoon and Pirate's Aquaplay - are warmer so that's where we spent most of our time, though we did go down Turbulence and Black Hole a few times. Zoo Lagoon is perfect for kids with a number of different slides, and perfect for parents with a great place to chill in the water while keeping an eye out.

Zoo Lagoon was a big hit with the kids!
We did the Jungle Run lazy river twice or three times. There's something so relaxing about lying back and going with the flow.

Moody skies over Jungle Run.
Little J loved the Jungle Challenge which he couldn't do in past years and Little K was a liiiiiiitle bit too short.

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We stopped for lunch at the main cafeteria and filled our bellies with hamburgers, hotdogs and sweet lemonade. By this point, it was lightly raining, but that didn't stop us from checking out the wave pool. Unfortunately the kids weren't too thrilled. Even though they're getting better at swimming and getting water in their faces, the waves were still too much and it wasn't warm enough to hang out in the shallow water.

Entering the wave pool.

We spent the last bit of our time there at Zoo Lagoon while it poured. Even with the rain, we had a great time. So if you're thinking of going, don't let a little rain stop you. (Don't go on a day like yesterday when it poured all day though.) We're lucky to have Calypso in Ottawa.

Disclaimer: I was offered passes for my family as well as lunch at the park in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own.

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