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Holiday World and Splashing Safari in Santa Claus, Indiana

Holiday World and Splashing Safari in Santa Claus, Indiana

What better way to beat the heat than a trip to Holiday World and Splashin’ Safari in Santa Claus, Indiana? There are family-friendly slides and pools for every age. No one will feel left out (and that goes for the babies in your group, too).

We’ve already covered part of Holiday World–now get ready for plenty of water fun at this family friend Spencer County attraction.

Holiday World and Splashin’ Safari in Santa Claus, Indiana

Holiday World Splashing Safari Santa Claus Indiana Water Slide

Holiday World Splashing Safari in Santa Claus, Indiana Water Slide

We hadn’t planned on visiting the water park section of Holiday World at all. But, during the great tour we received from Nathan, we quickly changed our minds. Splashin’ Safari looked phenomenal. We couldn’t believe that even with our toddler that we could still all find things to do and ways to keep us all entertained. What a brilliant design.

After changing, renting a reasonable locker, and stowing all of our stuff in it, we headed over to Kima Bay. Generally less crowded than Monsoon Lagoon, you can beat the crowd and enjoy more than 100 different types of water play elements. There were 125 water jets alone. It looked like the perfect place to begin.

Kid #1 jumped right in, or on, in this case. If he wasn’t zipping around on slides, he was figuring out all the different ways to get drenched. 

Kid #2 wasn’t sure about the whole thing. He wanted to be held and fussed when I set him down (he was missing nap time at this point). If I had been paying closer attention, I probably should not have stood underneath the large 1200 gallon tipping bucket with him in my arms. That was a shock for both of us. It probably didn’t help him feel any more relaxed about the whole thing either.

Splashin’ Safari Water Attractions

Holiday World Splashing Safari in Santa Claus, Indiana

Holiday World Splashing Safari in Santa Claus, Indiana

Eventually Kid #1 let us move along to super family friendly Safari Sam’s Splashland. This was my favorite part of our day.

Only kids and their families are allowed here. You won’t find a bunch of older kids hogging the slides and scaring away the little ones. Instead, you would just find me. Kid #1 and I splashed down almost all of the slides here–several times. It was so much fun. My husband, Jeremy, and I traded off watching the baby.

As for Kid #2, he fortunately got over the whole 1200 gallons of water splashing over his head incident and loved the shallow pool. He splashed and played with the various water jets scattered around the facility. What a wonderful way for our young boys to both be occupied and entertained.

Go There

Things to Do in Santa Claus, Indiana

There’s Congo River, Holiday World’s peaceful lazy river and Crocodile Isle with the animal slides (word is they are due to get more of those adorable things in). It goes without saying that there are many more water slides and things for much bigger kids–and very brave adults!

With so many more things to see and do in Santa Claus, Indiana–let alone Holiday World and Splashin’ Safari, we just couldn’t get fit it all in! This Indiana town will keep you busy. Don’t forget to include this incredible Indiana theme park and water park in your vacation plans.

Small Towns: Destinations, not Drive-Thrus! I’m Jessica Nunemaker and THIS is Little Indiana.

Just don’t forget to tell them that Little Indiana sent you.

Holiday World and Splashin’ Safari
452 E. Christmas Blvd.
Santa Claus, IN 47579
812.937.4401 or 877.463.2645

Special thanks to Paula Werne at Holiday World for hosting our stay. Opinions are always mine and mine alone.

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