Northern Virginia summers can be notoriously hot. As the heat index rises, families all over the region are searching for a way to chill out. If you can’t get away to the coast for the weekend or don’t have access to a pool, a giant water park is a great way to keep cool while having a blast. Pirate’s Cove Water Park in Lorton, Virginia, delivers a full day of underwater fun and is perfect for the whole family.
Pirate’s Cove Water Park
This pirate-themed water park delivers splashes that last all day and memories that will last much longer. The kids will have so much to do they’ll soon forget about the blazing heat. They can dig for treasure to their heart’s content on Buccaneer Beach, which is the park’s large sand play zone.
Once they’ve gotten their fill of treasure hunting, they can head on over to the huge pirate water playground. This pirate-themed play set has a massive bucket that dumps 500 gallons of refreshing cool water all over the place periodically throughout the day. There are two large water slides for adventure junkies 42 inches and taller.
For the shorter thrill seekers, the park has a multitude of kid-friendly slides scattered around the splash pool areas. After some time taking in the rays on the large sundeck, retire under one of the huge umbrellas and take a relaxing nap in the shade.
Inevitably, hunger will begin to strike your crew. Head over to the Captain’s Galley for a lunch fit for a pirate. The grille offers burgers, hot dogs, sandwiches, corn-dogs, and chicken nuggets, among other items. So, you’re sure to find something to please your little buccaneer.
Specials and Activities
There are various promotions and activities throughout the week. After 4 p.m. on Tuesdays throughout the summer, kids are admitted at half price when accompanied by an adult paying full admission. If you visit Pirate’s Cove on a Wednesday, you’ll receive a 50 percent discount the next time you return to any NOVA water park. You have to use this discount within seven days of the initial purchase. Every Thursday after 4 p.m., Pirates Cove has Family Fun Night. Discounted admission is granted to families, and special activities take place throughout the evening.
Pirate’s Cove Water Park also has two designated areas for birthday parties and groups and offers ticket and meal plan packages tailored to fit the needs of large parties. If you’re a local, season passes are available so that you and your little ones can enjoy the park all summer long.
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