The best inflatable water parks are some cool spots to beat the heat. Summer in New England is a truly special time. We've crawled out from our winter hibernations and are fully ready to embrace the sun, fun, and season of... water parks! Water parks come in all shapes and sizes. Some parks are an integral part of one of America's top amusement parks for families. Others stand alone and are great for family day trips. If you're looking for a new adventure, check out New England's inflatable water parks. We've also included an inflatable adventure park in Massachusetts that is coupled with a separate water park.
What's an inflatable water park? Inflatable water parks are just that: inflatable, blow-up play structures meet water park features. If you visited one of New England's indoor water parks during the winter months, now's the time to enjoy some fresh air and splash around in the great outdoors. And if you're looking for a completely dry theme park experience, check out the best amusement parks near New England for families.
Best Inflatable Water Park in Massachusetts
Skip the sand and stay cool at Cape Cod Inflatable Park! Photo by Tara Goettel, courtesy of the park's Facebook page.
The Cape is calling your name! New England's popular summer shore getaway spot just got even more enticing with two fun theme parks in one. The Cape Cod Inflatable Park is the biggest one in America. It offers tons of gigantic inflatable fun with rides and slides such as the Bungee Run, Ninja Wall, and King of the Mountain. The Wicked Waves Water Park is the perfect place to cool down and includes slides and adventures such as the Lobster Lagoon, Twilight Twisters, and the Kraxy River. Included in the rides is the 4 Lane Hippo which is an inflatable water slide. Admission prices are as follows: $45 for the Wicked Waves Water Park; $30 for the Inflatable Park; $60 for a Two Park Combo Pass.
Best Inflatable Water Parks Around New England
Get ready to challenge yourself on a new adventure added for the summer of 2023 at Candia Springs Adventure Park. The Aqua-Venture is a new inflatable water structure set up for over-the-top adventure fun. Kids, teens, and adults ages 7 and up (maximum weight 300 lbs) can reserve a time slot to jump, slide, and splash on this enormous, colorful inflatable challenge course. Life jackets and water shoes (both provided) are required to use the water park course. Reservations are highly recommended. While visiting Candia Springs, you may also want to check out their Guided Zipline Tours, climb the Aerial Adventure Forest, or try your hand at axe throwing. All of these adventures have age and participation restrictions, so check the website for details.
New England's inflatable water parks are just a hop, skip, and a jump away! Photo courtesy of Brownstone Adventure Sports Park
At Brownstone Adventure Sports Park, you'll find tons of things to do. On those hot summer days, cool off on one of the dozens of inflatable obstacles. Water inflatables and a giant slide are waiting for you to explore. To jump. slide, and play on the water obstacles, you'll need to purchase an Adventure Sports Daily Pass. These cost $49 and allow visitors to enjoy swimming, rock climbing, the waterslide and inflatable obstacles, cliff jumping, and zip lines. Season passes, group reservations, and private birthday party rentals are also available to purchase on the website.
In our northernmost New England state, you'll find a summer oasis waiting for you. Point Sebago Resort is a lakefront, picturesque resort that has amenities for everyone in the family to enjoy. From an 18-hole golf course and a sandy beach to restaurants and a marina, you'll feel like you're a world away as you enjoy all the resort has to offer. The water park obstacle course is only available to Point Sebago residents, seasonals, and guests for $10/$12 per 45-minute session. Bounce and climb on two inflatable water structures. The Kids Water Play Park is reserved for ages 6-8, and they must be at least 36 inches tall. The Big Water Play Park is for kids ages 9 and up who are at least 48 inches tall. The resort books up quickly in the summer, so make sure to contact the resort to check availability and book in advance.
While this New England resort doesn't feature a fully inflatable water park, they have enough water activities, pools, and slides, that we wanted to feature this location as a summer getaway option. Smugglers' Notch boasts a whopping 8 pools, including a lap pool, an outdoor heated pool, and hot tubs. Visitors and guests can also enjoy 4 different waterslides and 2 freshwater reservoirs. If you're staying at the resort, you'll have access to these amenities. If you're looking for a day trip experience, check out their Smuggs Daycation Tickets or Vermonter Daycation Pass (for Vermont residents only).
Best Inflatable Touring Experience
America's biggest bounce house is on tour this summer! Photo courtesy of The Big Bounce America
Ready for the biggest inflatable playtime? The Big Bounce America takes the idea of bouncy castles to a whole new level. While there's no water feature, The Big Bounce America includes the world's biggest bounce house and more. This giant inflatable tour travels the country to spread joy and energy to kids and adults alike. All ages are welcome, but sessions are split into 4 different age groups: Toddler Sessions (ages 0-3, must be accompanied by an adult), Junior Sessions (ages 0-7), Big Kids Sessions (ages 0-15), and Adults Only Sessions (ages 16 and older). The tour stops in Boston from June 17-July 2, 2023. If you happen to miss out on the bouncing fun in New England, check out the other tour dates across the country, including a stop in Philadelphia, to see if it fits into your summer plans.
If your summer plans take you south this year, don't miss the family-friendly inflatable water parks in New Jersey.