Amber from FamilyHomeLove recently took a hosted trip to Holiday World in Santa Claus, IN on behalf of Outnumbered 3 to 1. Here’s a recap of her family’s summer fun at Holiday World & Lake Rudolph.
Summertime is a time for fun, adventure and making family memories. That’s just what we did when we took a 7 hour road trip for summer fun at Holiday World and Lake Rudolph in Santa Claus, IN. They both go hand in hand if you want to make the most of your family’s getaway because you can stay and play for a few days, exploring all that the area has to offer.
Play All Day at Holiday World!
The World’s first theme park idea started in 1941 and a majestic place called Santa Claus Land was born in 1945. New attractions are added as the years flew by and 71 years later, Santa Claus Land is now known as Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari which offers 47 rides for endless fun for all ages! To help make the most of your family’s vacation, Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari offers free sunscreen, wi-fi and soft drinks!
Each of Holiday World’s 47 rides has height and weight restrictions located on them, and are also listed on the park maps which is extremely helpful when planning a trip with small children. Holiday World has different sections to their park such as Christmas, Halloween, Thanksgiving and even 4th of July. Then of course there is Splashin’ Safari for water fun!
With so much to do, Holiday World needs planning for sure. We went the holiday route and chose Christmas first. The boys loved the rides while I loved the carnival like games. Halloween lead us to spooky family fun where “play until you win” games are available which was amazing for my one year old who at least knows how to pick up ducks. Fourth of July’s rides were perfect for my family of little ones. The weather allowed us to enjoy the rides outside and thanks to the crafty line placement, shade was provided while we waited. Thanksgiving has a colonial feel, a must ride (multiple times) would be Gobbler Getaway where you get a turkey caller and see how many turkeys you can get. It seems simple and easy however it was a bit more difficult. My boys had to ride this one twice.
Everyone’s Gotta Eat!
Food is also an essential part of the day and with 22 options throughout the park, you are sure to find something for everyone. Have allergies when it comes to food? No worries because Kringles Kafe, Safari Pizza and Jungle Jakes are allergen-friendly places to eat. Gluten allergies? Then head over to George’s Gluten free Pizza and Snacks. Games, shops and shows are the icing on this very large cake.
Play & Sleep at Lake Rudolph!
Lake Rudolph Campground & R.V. Resort is a beautiful campground that is great for family fun or couples looking to spend some quality time together. With 516 sites ranging from a full cabin to wooded tent areas – cabins, cottages and RVs are up for grabs. Don’t own an RV? Want the experience? Lake Rudolph owns RVs you can rent! If you do own an RV Lake Rudolph Campground also has you covered with full-hookup sites. Tent sites also have water and electric hookups.
Lake Rudolph has an amazing selection of activities to choose from including splash pads, a fishing lake, game room and so much more! My family traveled all around Lake Rudolph and both of the parks caught my younger children’s attention while the water slides lured my older children. We spent a good portion of time in the game room the first day, where everyone left a winner and happy.
The camp store had many interesting souvenirs and of course the essentials one naturally forgets, such as s’mores. We were so excited to go to Holiday World we went to bed a bit early. The thing about going to bed early is we wake up early, for children it seems especially early. I was surprised at how comfortable the beds are and thankful to get rest.
What adventures do you have planned for your family this summer? What do you think you’d like best about a trip to Holiday World and Lake Rudolph?