There is nothing better than being a kid or acting like a kid at one of Virginia’s indoor or outdoor waterparks.
These days it doesn’t have to be a 101 degree day in July or August to enjoy the slippery slides, wave pools, and lazy rivers.
Thanks to the Virginia indoor waterparks, you can continue to enjoy splashing around when the temperature is below freezing at the water parks at Massanutten and Great Wolf Lodge.
These water parks in Virginia are a great way to have the time of your life with family and friends throughout the year.
Table of Contents
- 1 Water Country USA
- 2 Kings Dominion – Soak City
- 3 Ocean Breeze Water Park
- 4 Great Wolf Lodge
- 5 Massanutten Indoor WaterPark
- 6 Great Waves Waterpark
- 7 Maui Jack’s Waterpark
- 8 Pirate’s Cove Waterpark
- 9 Waterworks Waterpark
- 10 Volcano Island Waterpark
- 11 Atlantis Waterpark at Bull Run
- 12 Water Mine Family Swimmin’ Hole
- 13 SplashDown Waterpark
- 14 Splash Valley
- 15 Chessie’s Big Backyard’s Our Special Harbor Sprayground
- 16 More Water Parks in Virginia
- 17 Pin it and Start Planning!
Water Country USA
Just a few miles from Busch Gardens and Colonial Williamsburg, this park offers dozens of attractions that include lazy rivers, wave pools, water slides, waterfalls, and free-fall slides.
Take it slow as you enjoy time at Surfer’s Bay wave pool or float along Hubba Hubba Highway. If you want to race, head to Vanish Point, where you will free fall through a tube, or Nitro Racer, where you can race friends and family to the bottom.
When you need a break from the water of Virginia’s largest water park, enjoy the aquatic show full of amazing dives and a laugh or two.
The small folks in the family will have a blast in the Kritter Korral, Cow-A-Bunga, cow-themed water play area or at Rock’ N’ Roll Island, where they will float along the lazy river, play in the pool, take to the kiddie slides, or try to navigate the lily pads
Kings Dominion – Soak City
In the middle of King’s Dominion’s 12 roller coasters and 50 other rides, you will find the 20-acre Soak City water park.
When you need a break from the roller coasters and driving on the Blue Ridge Tollway, cool off at Splash Island, ride the 65’ slides in Hurricane Heights, or relax as you float along the lazy river.
Soak City offers plenty of kiddie attractions along with cabana rentals.
Ocean Breeze Water Park
Virginia Beach, VA
Just a few miles from the Virginia Beach Oceanfront, Ocean Breeze offers over 30 rides and slides for a day of water thrills.
For the thrill-seekers, try out the 350-foot Sea Serpent that is full of twists and turns or the Vortex that drops you into the pool below.
Small children will enjoy spending time in Hook’s Lagoon and Buccaneer Bay.
Runaway Bay, the wave pool, is also a great hangout and is centrally located in the park.
Great Wolf Lodge
Great Wolf Lodge offers guests year-round fun at their 67,000 square-foot waterpark.
The indoor park is always 84o and offers something for everyone. The little tikes will have a blast splashing in the water at Raccoon Lagoon or Club Paw Pool. Wolf Rider Wipeout or the River Canyon Run is where the adrenaline seekers will be hanging out.
When you need a break from the slides, head to the Hot Springs, the North Hot Springs is an adult-only hot tub, while the South tub is open to everyone.
Massanutten Indoor WaterPark
After a hot day of hiking the Blue Ridge Mountains or skiing down Massanutten’s black diamond slopes, head to the 84o year-round indoor waterpark for some fun on the FlowRider and surf in the mountains, slip and slide down the water slides, or relax as you mosey around the lazy river.
During the summer months, the water fun doubles when the Outdoor Water Park is also open. This park offers a beachy atmosphere around the White Caps Wave Pool, private cabanas, and waterslides to race with friends and family.
Young children will want to spend hours at the massive Massaunutten Meltdown or the Frog Pond, where they can play the day away.
At the park, besides the water fun, you can golf, ski, shop, dine, and spend the night, weekend, or an entire week to take in all there is to do at Massanutten Four Seasons Resort.
Great Waves Waterpark
Catch a wave at the wave pool, race down the water slides, or twist and turn on a tube slide just minutes from Washington, D.C. in Alexandria at the Cameron Run Regional Park.
Thrill-seekers will want to head to the park to try out all five water slides to race, twist, turn and curl before plunging into the pool below. When you want to just bob around, head to the humungous 17,500 square foot wave pool and have a blast.
Small children will have fun playing in the kiddie pools, splash pads, and activity center.
When hunger strikes, the Riptide Café offers all your park favorites like burgers, hotdogs, French fries, funnel cakes and refreshing cold drinks.
When you need a break from the water, head over to the mini-golf course, hit some balls at the batting cages, or test your skills on the climbing walls and mazes at the 30-foot high Paradise Play structure.
Maui Jack’s Waterpark
Chincoteague Island, VA
As one of Virginia’s newest water parks, Maui Jack’s opened in 2018 with some water fun for the whole family.
With the legendary Maui Jack watching over the Chincoteague park, you will have a blast bobbing along the lazy river, zipping down the water slides, or relaxing in the tiki cabanas.
When you need to refuel or take a break, enjoy the concessions and shopping areas.
Pirate’s Cove Waterpark
Head to Pohick Bay Regional Park and walk the plank to cool off at the Pirate’s Cove Waterpark throughout the hot summer months.
For those who don’t want to fight the crowds at the beach, plop yourself down on Buccaneer Beach and enjoy the sun deck, sand, and water while keeping your eyes keeled for lurking pirates.
When you need a little cooling off, head to the two water slides, stand under the 300-gallon dumping water bucket, splash around in the pool, or visit the spraying palm trees.
Within the park, there are shelter rentals and a snack bar. The park offers season passes and swimming lessons throughout the season.
Dale City, VA
For an action-packed day, head to Andrew Leitch Park, where you can not only walk the woodsy trails, shoot hoops but have a blast at the Waterworks Waterpark.
Your hours in the water park will be sure to include time in the wading pool, zipping down the water slides, explore the water obstacles, rest under a cabana, or grab a treat at the snack bar.
Tiny tikes will love entering the zero-depth entry pool and playing in the play area.
Volcano Island Waterpark
Volcano Island Waterpark in Algonkian Regional Park is a Polynesian-themed park that will allow adrenaline junkies to have a blast in the giant pool and shooting down the two water slides. For a bit calmer day, head to the kids’ pool where you can enjoy the sprayers, waterfalls, the water deluge from the dumping bucket, or time relaxing under a palm tree or tiki canopy on the deck or in the sand.
When not in the water, grab some food at the Paradise Café snack bar or head to the mini-golf course and have a little miniature golf competition.
Atlantis Waterpark at Bull Run
What could be more fun than spending a hot day racing down a 230-foot open slide or 170-foot enclosed slide before slashing into the cool pool below?
The Atlantis Waterpark has a large pool for your swimming, splashing, and playing pleasures. Around the pool, there are small slides for a splash entry and a play island for some extra laughs and fun.
Head to the park’s centerpiece, where you can get drenched by the 1,000-gallon dumping bucket or get soaked by the water cannon.
When hunger strikes, head to the Nepture Reef snack bar for your favorite foods, drinks, and sweet treats.
Those who enjoy people watching or just want to sunbathe have plenty of chairs in the sun and shade for you to stretch out and relax the day away.
Water Mine Family Swimmin’ Hole
When you need to cool down on a hot summer day, head to the Water Mine Family Swimmin’ Hole and floating along the 725-foot Rattlesnake River, splashing around the interactive water playground or zig-zagging down the slides and flumes before plummeting into the pool below.
In the Tenderfoot Pond and Boomtown kiddie areas, your little ones will discover wild animals, covered wagons, and ore carts that dump, spray, and shower them with water.
Take the challenge and head to Box Canyon Crossing to see if you can make it through the log obstacle course or enjoy a game of water volleyball.
This Wild West theme park is based around local legend Pete the Prospector. In 1849 Pete staked a gold claim but only found water.
The SplashDown Waterpark is NoVa’s largest water park and has 13-acres of water fun.
The nine giant slides, Big Kahuna sandy beach, 750-foot lazy river, and zero-entry kiddie play area are all designed to help you cool down throughout a hot and humid Virginia summer.
Climb to the top of the four-story Pipeline Tower before barreling down the twisting and turning slide, test your balance on the log walk, or swish and swirl through the Tropical Twister.
SplashDown’s two huge pools are perfect for swimming, splashing, and having a fantastic watery time.
Both children and adults will enjoy the bubblers and fountains in the kiddie area. Here they will also find water slides just for them.
When not in the water, enjoy a game of beach volleyball or head to one of the five concession stands for a refreshing drink or a favorite snack.
Splash Valley is a great place to spend the day at the beach, cooling down at the enormous outdoor pool. Take a plunge into the water from one of the many slides, including the high bowl, high starter, or flume slide.
Little ones will have a blast playing at the sprayground that offers a leisure pool with a zero-depth entry.
Relax in the water at the lazy river and float around and around and around again.
The park has a concession area with cold drinks and great snacks.
Chessie’s Big Backyard’s Our Special Harbor Sprayground
Our Special Harbor Sprayground is the perfect place to come and relax while enjoying the cool refreshing water around the Chesapeake Bay-themed spray park.
The kids will run the day away as they sprint through the sunflower, lighthouse, and sea serpent sprinklers, along with navigating the computerized water maze
When the kids need to slow down, go to the beach area with interactive activities, bubblers, and interactive water tables.
Take a break from the water and head to the Tiki Village playground. The treehouse is vast and fully accessible to all children.
More Water Parks in Virginia
- Ocean Dunes, Upton Hill Regional Park, Arlington
- Evelyn Alexander Water Park, Randolph Park, Dublin – handicap accessible water park
- Allegheny Springs at the Omni Homestead Resort, Hot Springs
- Cobblestones, Glen Allen
- Jellystone Park Recreation Center, Luray
- Signal Bay Waterpark, Manassas Park
- Ocean Dunes Waterpark. Arlington
- Portsmouth Splash Park, Portsmouth
- Onesty Family Aquatic Center, Charlottesville
- Riverside Park Sprayground, Lynchburg
- Rockwater Park Splashpad, Culpepper
- Twin Hickory Park Sprayground, Glen Allen
- Pocahontas State Park, Chesterfield