Splash Pad Fun

Do you know what a splash pad is?  I didn’t before this summer.  It’s literally just an area (a pad) that has multiple fountains to splash in. Aka the PERFECT summertime activity for kids of all ages, especially on hot, sunny days!  I didn’t want to take William to one before he was walking (PS: WILLIAM IS WALKING!!!), but now that I’ve been, I totally wish I would have taken him sooner.  It’s completely fine for crawlers!  We’ve been twice so far, but after the first time I decided I was going every single day.  William absolutely loves it!  Not only is it the cutest thing ever to see him toddling around in his little swim trunks and swim shirt, but his facial expressions are priceless!  He waves his hands, claps, splashes, squeals.  It’s the best!

Side note: Obviously, sunscreen is a must when you’re outside for any length of time.  There have been so many articles lately published on how toxic chemicals have made their way into sunscreens, even ones claiming to be “natural.”  The solution? Ava Anderson Non Toxic.  It’s not greasy, it’s organic, it does not contain any nanoparticles, no chemical UV absorbers, no parabens, phthalates, synthetic preservatives, fragrance or dyes.  30+ SPF, perfect for babies, kids, and adults, alike.  I don’t feel compelled to rush William into the bath tub right when we’re finished.  It doesn’t have the usual sunscreen smell.  It’s awesome.

Now, some splash pad fun pictures because they’re too cute not to share!

See? Even crawlers love the splash pad!


William could probably spend all day there.  Well, actually not because the splash pad wipes him out!  He’s always super tired and hungry after!

The water and humidity does great things for his curls.

Fountains are the coolest!

Can you hear him shrieking?  He loves it!

Mommas: do you take your little ones to a splash pad? How do you keep cool in the summer?

8 thoughts on “Splash Pad Fun

  1. Aw, adorable photos! We have tons of splash pads around here, so we frequent them often in the spring and early fall. Lately it’s been so hot that we have to go in the evenings when the sun is starting to go down. So glad you guys found a fun summer activity to do!

  2. Looks like a blast! We have a splash pad here but we haven’t been there other than the girls running through it quick after soccer (it’s at the same park). They have been spending a lot of time in the trampoline with the sprinkler under it and in their small pool.

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