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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Families Out and About: Slip-Slidin’ the Day Away

A summer visit to the Pump House Indoor Waterpark

Posted By on Thu, Jul 25, 2013 at 9:00 AM

Jay Peaks Pump House Indoor Water Park

An indoor water park isn’t the most logical destination on a gorgeous summer day. But last Sunday, spurred by my 6-year-old’s incessant begging, my family made the hour-and-a-half trek north to the Pump House Indoor Waterpark at Jay Peak Resort for a day of wet-and-wild fun.

We’d been to the Pump House several times, but only as an antidote to cabin fever in the dead of winter. Without a blanket of thick snow, the resort was easier to navigate. And the mild weather meant no jarring transition from winter boots and coats to bathing suits.

It also meant fewer crowds, as we happily discovered upon entering the building around 11 a.m. After quickly suiting up in the locker room, my daughter Mira, 6, practiced her swimming skills in the pool in the middle of the park. Then she moved on to the Double Barrel Flowrider (Pumphouse-speak for a surf-wave machine) for some boogie boarding.

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Alison Novak

Alison Novak

Alison is the former managing editor at Kids VT, Seven Days' parenting publication and writes about education for Seven Days.

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