A sad thing happened at my house over the holiday weekend. The big blowup pool we put up in our yard just over 2 weeks ago sprung a leak, and we don't know if we can fix it. My kids have already spent endless hours swimming in it, but to see the top of it slowing deflating is breaking their water-loving hearts.

Since I am a smart parent that always has a backup plan, I went on a search for a different water adventure to go on in case we have to break the bad news that our current pool is officially toasted. What I found was Raging Waves Waterpark in Yorkville, IL.

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My girls love going to Hurricane Harbor Rockford, so I know they will LOVE Raging Waves too. Plus, checking out somewhere new will help lessen the blow about the death of their beloved pool, (there's always a method to my madness).

What Fun Awaits Us At Raging Waves Waterpark?

Raging Waves Waterpark is home to 32 different water slides that are actually rated by Thrill Factors of 1 through 5. (I can pretty much guarantee I am not brave enough to go on the Thrill Factor 5 slides like this one...)

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If waterslides are not your thing, Raging Waves also features a " quarter-mile lazy river, a massive wave pool, three giant areas just for young kids, and plenty of water features to make your visit a blast." according to onlyinyourstate.com.

Raging Waves' three kiddie areas offer different features depending on your child's water comfort level, and one of them even has GIANT sandbox kids can build in! Here's a look at one of them called "Quokka-Nut Island"...

Have I got you packing your beach bag yet? I thought so.

Admission into Raging Waves is $39.99 per person, but discounts are available for kids under 42 inches. Raging Waves does not require advance reservations, but they do offer a few different options for buying tickets which you can read about here.

Looking forward to Raging with you all very soon!

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