A months ago we took a break from the renovations and headed up to Cedar Point for the weekend. Every time I drive the 2 hours to get to Sandusky, Ohio I think about how awesome it is that Cedar Point is so close for my family to enjoy! And while most people think of Cedar Point as the place to ride roller coasters (and it is), since my boys are younger, we have found tons of things to do there as a family.
October is a great time to visit Cedar Point during their HalloWeekends. While most people think of HalloWeekends as scary, they have so much to do with the kids during The Great Pumpkin Fest. The Great Pumpkin Fest is every Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 7pm through October 30th. The boys loved the hay bale maze.
And bubbles! I have never seen so many bubbles for a kid to play in. The boys were asking to do this all weekend and it was one of the last things we did. I would recommend doing this before you leave as the kids get a bit wet. It was no big deal since we were heading out.
With all the stimulation with the rides, there was also crafts for the kids to do. I think they liked the down time and I did too! The kids got to pick out which craft they wanted to make, and took it so seriously. 🙂
And of course the rides! There are three main sections for the kids. On top of that, there is the railway, the antique cars and so much more. We’ve been to Cedar Point many times and I still feel like there are things we haven’t done with the kids yet.
One of the key things about staying at Cedar Point is staying at Hotel Breakers. Have you checked out the remodel yet? It’s incredible. Since we arrived on Friday and stayed through Sunday, we took full advantage of everything there was to do. We played in the sand each morning before the park opened and could walk into Cedar Point an entire hour before the general public.
Hotel Breakers has a splash pad area for the kids that was a huge hit. The first night we were there we ordered pizza from a local place and took the time to hang out by the pool. Pictured is my nephew. We made the weekend an entire family event since there was a conference we were attending.
Cedar Point really is a destination. On Saturday it was raining, but we didn’t let that end the fun! We headed to Castaway Bay, the indoor water park. It’s perfect, perfect, perfect for kids. It’s not a huge waterpark where you’ll get lost. Since we were three families with 7 kids under 7 between us, we didn’t lack for things to do or ways to wear the kids out. Non stop fun no matter the weather!
If you’re looking for a weekend away, I highly recommend Cedar Point. We usually travel there a couple of times a year and this time of year is an awesome time to visit! The park is open on the weekend through October 30th and you can take full advantage of everything without the heat. Plus, with The Great Pumpkin Fest there are additional things for kids to do!
Have you visited HalloWeekends? What’s your favorite part?