The second stop on our trip was to Cedar Park Resort in Bowmanville, Ontario. This resort boasted a water park geared towards smaller kids and our littles were super excited to check it all out. The water park is included with the camping fees with the exception of the large waterslides. They were $7.00 per person for the day. Since our kiddos are so young, we didn’t bother with the slides.
Cedar Park as AMAZING playground facilities. As playgrounds are a huge attraction for our kids, this park met and exceeded our expectation in this regard. They even had a 2 story play structure and slide which was so fun for the kids and dizzying for the adults. The play ground was very large and could handle a large number of kids with little crowding.
The playground even included a small structure for the littlest of kids which was nice for our 2 year old who could navigate the entire thing without help from mom or dad which he insists nowadays.
Check this monster out! My kid is up there for scale. It was just HUGE!
The water park was nice with lots of splash park variety for the kids. There was a wonderful splash and slide area with lots of different gadgets and gears to turn water on and off and splash kids in other areas of the equipment. The slides were gentle and totally appropriate for young kids. Adults were able to go on the splash area with their kids as needed but most kids didn’t need any help.
There were also some additional splash pools with water features throughout with a very small water slide which was perfect for some adventurous toddlers. What wasn’t great is that these splash pools shown below had no step or hand rail to get in and no zero entry area. The step was a good way down for small kids and both of mine had trouble getting in. I could see a little one take a tumble thinking the step down isn’t as far as it really is.
There is also a very large swimming pool with a shallow end, swimming lane and deep and with diving board. All pools have lifeguards. When we visited there were swim tests going on which made the pool feel very crowded and the water temperature was pretty cold. I think the swim tests may have been to access the deep area of the large pool but we weren’t certain.
Our campsite was fully serviced and we were able to select our own at check in. We chose one along the sports field so the kids could run around away from the internal road.
This shows the back of our site facing the field. Our fire pit was in the back and in the distance the kids ran around for hours.
The resort also had a mini putt which we found to be very expensive at over $25.00 for a round for all of us. There was also a snack bar with typical water park fare and ice cream. We did not come across an arcade sadly!
Good to know:
- A full service site will run $70.00 per night (2 adults and 2 kids under 12) and includes the water park (not large slides).
- The pools were a bit too cold for us.
- Kid pools were tricky for our small kids to get in and out of.
- There are lifeguards on duty but parental supervision is a must, particularly for small kids
- Pets are not allowed in the resort or campground
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