Halloween at Great Wolf Lodge is the perfect place to bring your little ghosts and goblins for Halloween tricks and plenty of treats!
Great Wolf Lodge is one of our favorite quick getaways. We have a location only an hour away so it’s easy to come up with an excuse to go for a night or 2! I love bringing the girls here because it is relaxing and we always have the best time. You know those vacations that you need a vacation from? This isn’t one of those! Unless you plan to leave the hotel (and I don’t know why you would), all you need to pack are bathing suits and pajamas. Ok, maybe you can throw in a dress for dinner…or just order room service if you don’t want to.
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October is one of our favorite times of year to visit Great Wolf Lodge. During this time, they have the place set up for Howl-O-Ween. Along with Halloween decorations, there is also a scavenger hunt trick-or-treat trail the girls just love! It’s also always fun to find extra reasons to wear your Halloween costume in October! We are sad that our schedule doesn’t allow us to go this year, so I guess we will have to make up for it next year!
In addition to the scavenger hunt trick-or-treat trail, they also have a Monster Bash Party and Spooktacular Story Time! So it just adds that much more Halloween festivities and fun to your stay. And just like any other time you stay, the water park is still included.
We love that the water park is perfect for younger and older kids so both girls can enjoy it. If you have never been, there are several slides that younger kids can enjoy. And even several smaller kiddie areas. But there are also bigger slides that bigger kids can enjoy. So it’s the best of both worlds. And we always have the best time alternating between slides and the wave pool.
Since we have been here a few times, we know what we like. We like to spend the first half of the day at the water park. Once we are water logged for the day, it’s time for pajamas (or costumes if it’s Halloween time) and Magi Quest!
Magi Quest is like a magical scavenger hunt!
We are pretty much addicted to this game. We have completed both Magi Quest and Shadow Quest and love them both. You can bring your wands each time you come and reuse them so you don’t have to purchase a new one. You just pay for the game to be loaded. We have used our wands for 3 different visits and they have always worked.
If your curious about the age for this game… for your child to play alone, they need to know how to read. Otherwise, you will have to help out or you can purchase the mini magi mode that allows little kids to use the wands to open treasure chests and interact with objects without playing the game.
We also love to spend some time at the arcade. Air hockey and games…yes please!
Looking back at these pictures from the last 2 years, makes me realize just how fast these girls are growing. It makes me so glad that we take the time out to make these memories. When we stay at Great Wolf Lodge, I usually book the trip on school days. They miss 2 days of school, but we get memories that last a lifetime! The best part about this is its not crowded at all and you get to take advantage of super low rates. Usually you can book a trip for $99/night if you are willing to let your kids miss a day of school or 2. And your kids will think you are the coolest ever for letting them miss school for this!
Keep an eye out during your visit, because you never know who you might run into in the lobby!
Speaking of Halloween, who does family or sibling costumes? I love the idea of doing this, but my days are over! I got 3 years of family costumes before they started getting their own opinions on what they want to go as. My favorite sibling costume will always be the year they went as Ariel and Sebastian 🙂
The other fun group costumes we have done are The Incredibles…
And of course Frozen. I am not sure if girls dressed as anything other than Elsa and Anna this year!
Let me know some of your favorite group costume ideas that you have done. The girls already have their costumes for this year. Abigail will be going as Maddie Hatter and Olivia has Hermione. Olivia is especially looking forward to using her wand from The Wizarding World of Harry Potter to accessorize her costume!
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Great Wolf Lodge is so much fun. I have never been with the kids during this season but it seems like it is definitely worth checking out. We are always ready for new experiences!
I love reading post about Halloween as we dont have such occasion over here. There are very little people celebrating here but really not that much. The children were dressed in the most fun manner and I really hope to participate in such event every year.
That looks like such a cool trip! I’ve only ever seen commercials for the Great Wolf Lodge, but it looks like a great time!
How much fun is this?! We have been wanting to bring our family to Great Wolf Lodge. Never would have thought about during Halloween festivities!
That is where I want to be! I would love to check this out during the holiday.
The kids must have really enjoyed this! They cannot stop smiling.
My kids LOVE the Great Wolf Lodge! I’ve never thought of going for Halloween, but we may have to make a trip!
OMG so much fun! Is Great Wolf Lodge also have this for adults?
How I wish that this is just one drive away from my town. If it soes, I would love to spend every parties in there. Seems it is really a goofs place to spend the holidays at.
How fun! Love the pics of you and the kids. Where is this located! I see ads for places by me in Texas.
Hi Thea! They have multiple locations. You can find them all listed on their website https://www.greatwolf.com/
I don’t celebrate Halloween but like to eat candies from trick or treat ;-). Hope you guys have a great time.
I absolutely love it when parks embrace seasonal decor!!! Also, you are 100% right about Halloween costumes – you think up something so great that I want to wear it as many times as possible!
We LOVE great wolf lodge! This looks like you had so much fun!
such cute photos! What a fab place …. I love halloween
That sounds like such good fun! You’ve done brilliantly with your costumes, love the mermaid one.
This totally looks like it would be so much fun! I have always wanted to take my kids to GWL!