With both daughters being born in December, it can be VERY challenging to arrange a birthday celebration for them. Combine this with the school holidays in December and a parent could be really frustrated. This year we’re spending the weekend in Niagara with 9 children. We are staying at the Skyline Inn and spending our time at Fallsview Waterpark, we even had a birthday party for the girls!
The thought of spending an overnight in a hotel with 9 kids, arranging a birthday party and activities were overwhelming at first but to be honest the folks at Falls Avenue Resort took all of the guess-work out of it for me. I contacted them, explained what we would have liked to do…and they made it all happen!
We arrived at the Skyline Inn and found it was a low-lying Inn building which is made up of 206 guest rooms, catering to families. For once I didn’t have to be concerned about our gaggle of 9 children who were speaking at a very loud, excited volume. We had 2 adjoining Family Bunk Bed Rooms which feature two queen size beds and television in the main room, and a separate sleeping area with a bunk bed featuring a double and single bunk, and a 19” Flat Screen Television.
The rooms have been upgraded and it shows! They are done in warm colours, the bedding is lovely and soft and everything seems to be in tip top shape. It’s as clean as a whistle and spacious enough for a large family.
Fallsview Waterpark is the place to be for families, especially during the Winter. Walking into the waterpark your skin instantly remembers how lovely the warmth of summer really is!
With 5 connecting hotels, and 5 restaurants (including the Hard Rock Cafe, The Rainforest Cafe and Planet Hollywood) you never have to walk outside! There are connecting breezeways between hotels, inside corridors and well let’s just say I was thankful to escape Winter for a while.
As the kids saw the massive waterpark, their faces began to light up. 125,000 square feet of FUN waited for them and they were raring to go. There are lockers and change rooms, plenty of chairs and food/drinks available to purchase.
With kids ranging from 3 years old to 18 years old, we had different interests and physical capabilities. Fallsview Waterpark had plenty of choices for each of them. The littler ones enjoyed the Beach House play area and the Tiny Tots Splash Pad.
When I asked the older kids what their favourite activity was they yelled “the waterslides!” There are 16 different waterslides, in 3 different sections, organized by type; Extreme Racing slides for the speed lovers, Toob Tower where you can ride on tubes with a friend and finally my husband’s favourite, the Canadian Plunge which is a giant water centrifuge super bowl which swirls you around and spits you out the bottom
Sydney’s favourite was the Tidal Wave! It’s a full size indoor wavepool that has a gradual entry and waves of 3 to 4 feet. This is where I found all the kids gathering to float on tubes after whizzing down the waterslides when they wanted to relax.
The highlight of the day was the birthday party for our girls which was completely arranged by the Fallsview Waterpark staff. It was held above the water park in the mezzanine area. We enjoyed hamburgers, fries, soda and some sparkling cupcakes. Each child got a souvenier cup, a beach bukets and lootbags.
The staff is very professional, relaxed and completely took charge of it all. They paid special attention to the children and kept the party atmosphere going. We were able to use the reserved table all day which made it very siple to have a comfy spot to relax as I watched the kids play from afar.
This is the BEST party my kids have ever attended, I highly recommend you check out the Birthday Party packages.
Christmas Holiday Magic Packages
The package includes:
- HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS
At one of 4 Falls Avenue Resort Hotels
- FOUR “TWO DAY” FALLSVIEW INDOOR WATERPARK PASSES
FREE BONUS ADDONS
- KIDS EAT FREE DINNER – (Valued at $65)
At Fallsview Buffet or the Rainbow Room by Massimo Capra
- 4 TICKETS FOR MEGA MAGIC SHOW – (Valued at $140)
Show is not available on December 19th, 20th & 31st
- 4 TICKETS TO WILD SAFARI MINI GOLF – (Valued at $25)
- 4 TICKETS TO COMBAT BUMPER CARS – (Valued at $30)
- 4 TICKETS TO ADVENTURE HEROES LASER RIDE –(Valued at $30)
- 4 TICKETS TO 4-D MOTION THEATRE – (Valued at $55)
Featuring Happy Feet and Journey 2: Mysterious Island
- FREE VOLCANO DESSERT – (Valued at $15)
At Rainforect Cafe (with Minimum $40 spend)
- FREE SOUVENIR FAMILY PICTURE – (Valued at $15)
(Tightrope backdrop) at Advenutre City
- HERSHEY’S CHOCOLATE WORLD GIFT – (Valued at $10)