mother and son on a yellow tube sliding down a yellow waterslide at Great Wolf Lodge in Fitchburg, one of New England's indoor water parks
Great Wolf Lodge in Fitchburg, MA

Are your kids begging to swim even though the weather outside is most definitely not swimming weather? These indoor New England water parks are close enough to Boston to make a fantastic day trip, or you can do an overnight and make a stay-cation out of it! 

Great Wolf Lodge

150 Great Wolf Drive, Fitchburg MA

There’s something for everyone, including tons of kid-friendly activities, a range of dining options, interactive games, and more, all under one roof!

Water Park of New England

50 Ferncroft Road, Danvers, MA

Check out Water Park of New England’s whopping 65,000 square feet of thrills and spills with giant water slides and water adventures! At Water Park of New England, the fun isn’t just for the kids. A trip to the palm grotto indoor/outdoor spa is your passport to paradise. Featuring giant hot tubs, a swim-through passage, and more, adults will have just as much fun as the kids.

The Cape Codder Water Park

1225 Iyannough Road, Suite #1, Hyannis, MA

The only one of its kind on Cape Cod, the Cape Codder Resort & Spa’s 30,000-square-foot indoor/outdoor water park is truly a fun-filled, action-packed experience — including high-speed water slides and a replica pirate ship!

John Carver Inn Pilgrim Cove Pool

25 Summer Street, Plymouth, MA 

The Pilgrim Cove features lap lanes and a life-size replica of the Mayflower. A giant, 80-foot water slide winds through the historic ship and passes by a refreshing waterfall. The large, relaxing island whirlpool is set in a replica of Plymouth Rock and is accessible by a bridge over the splashing waterfalls below.

Hampton Inn and Suites North Conway Hotel and Water Park

1788 White Mountain Highway, North Conway, NH

Escape to the White Mountains and enjoy a getaway at this fun, family-friendly water park! 

Pump House Indoor Water Park

830 Jay Peak Road, Jay Peak, VT

Enjoy waterslides, kids’ pools, and a lazy river at this fun resort! If you are feeling adventurous, try the tall climbing wall and basketball area. The deepwater activity pool is fun for all ages! For the bravest souls, try La Chute — a 65-foot, 45-mile-an-hour, 6-second-long water slide!

Deanna Greenstein
Deanna is a mom of five (yes, five) children, who lives in Brockton with her small circus of kids, her husband, their dog Penny, and a few cats. Her life is loud, energetic, mostly fun, often gross (did she mention four of those kids are boys?), and she wouldn't have it any other way. In between carting kids to school, baseball, gymnastics, guitar, dance, track and field and every other kid activity known to mankind, she works as a school bus driver for the city of Brockton, and is the Director of Religious Education at the Unity Church of North Easton, a Unitarian Universalist congregation. Deanna also holds degrees in Elementary Physical Education and Dance Education, which she plans to put back into use one day. At parties, Deanna can often be found hanging out with family pets. She follows her children around with a camera like the paparazzi, is pretty sure that 97% of her blood stream is made of coffee, and her laundry is never done. You can also find her blogging at