It’s hot. We need a splash pad quick. It’s not merely about cooling off—no—we can do that in the shade with a slushy. What we’re looking for is something massive and memorable. We want waves and slides; refreshment and invigoration.
There is so much happening in Waterloo Region from farm-to-table dining experiences to winter activities for families. We’ve enjoyed our adventures at African Lion Safari but the other pillar of entertainment in Waterloo Region is Bingeman’s. We pack up, hit the road and in no time flat we arrive.
We enter a jungle of an entertainment centre. In the pit below is Gameworx, two spacious rooms of the latest arcade games. In an instant my son whips down the staircase to join kindred spirits in the latest games from simulated car races through the desert to Hologate virtual reality. I try to keep up as he climbs through the Funworx Playland, but end up benched with all the other parents, coffee in one hand, cell phone camera in the other.
Life jackets clipped on, we wade deeper into the pool until we’re hurled back by a veritable tsunami. Giggles abound as my son’s familiar refrain, “Again, again,” is met with wave upon wave. The water slides are for the bigger kids, which means we’ll have to return for them next year, at which time I may even be coaxed into enjoying them. They are huge; they look like roller coasters; and the screams of exhilaration we hear from them are convincing enough. The adjacent outdoor water play land for kids happily occupies him as he frolics with others, splashing endlessly.
For more info, got to: bingemans.com