Ray's Blog

Here you will find helpful hints, recipes, fun facts, and stories about our waterpark and campgrounds to make your experience unforgettable!

How To Decorate Christmas Cookies with Your Kids


You may be thinking that cookie decorating is too hard or too messy. And, yes, without these handy tips, you'd be right! Of course, any activity you do with your…

6 Hot Chocolate Recipes Your Kids Will Love


Who doesn't love hot chocolate? Even when it's still in the 60s outside, nothing says winter like a steamy cup of hot chocolate! Upgrade your Swiss Miss mix this year…

Get Your Kids in the Kitchen!


The holiday season is always accompanied by a ton of cooking and we all know we could use a second pair of hands. If you've got kids in the house,…

6 Holiday Crafts You and the Kids Will Absolutely Love


The winter break comes every year and, while you're busy wrapping presents and cooking delicious feasts, your children are glued in front of the TV or, worse, making mischief! Give…

6 Delicious Desserts for Your Thanksgiving Table


Every family has their Thanksgiving traditions, and most of them center around food! Some families have to have pumpkin pie, others can't go without the classic pecan pie. While we're…

Hallo-Winning Safety Tips for Kids and Parents


While Halloween is all about costumes and candy for the little ones, for parents it can be a little more frightful. You want your kids to have fun and enjoy the…

How To Play Gaga Ball Like a Pro


Have you seen that octagonal pit down by our pond? That's a Gaga Ball pit and it's ready to play in! If you've never played before, here's a simple guide to…

5 Things You Can't Do in the City


City-life definitely has its perks, but some things are simply more suited for country life! This camping season, we recommend getting out of the city, if only for a weekend,…

"Splashway met and exceeded EVERY expectation!" - Mommy Approved (Again!)


What happens when 4 ladies and 5 kids get together on a road trip?! A fun time a SPLASHWAY, that’s what! Last weekend we had the time of our lives…

3 Reasons Splashway is More Than Just a Waterpark


At Splashway, we're best known for our awesome Summer attraction - Splashway Waterpark. And, while our waterpark is the best place to spend a sunny Summer day, Splashway has so much…

"Splashway is the Perfect Place to Have Fun with Your Family" from the Texas Diaries


I remember when my grandpa and grandma went up to Sheridan to cut grass and told us that they were building a waterpark and showed us a brochure. We couldn’t…

Splashway "is so clean that it puts all other waterparks to shame!"


We invited Margret Rojas, AKA Style The Girl, out to Splashway for her first visit ever! Here's what she had to say about her time with us. Last month I…

"Our Family LOVES to Head to Splashway!" - Mommy Approved!


Do you have any family vacation traditions?  Somewhere that each year your family just has to go? For the past three years, our family LOVES to head to Splashway Waterpark and Campgrounds in…

8 Children's Books to Boost Imagination and Get Kids Outside


We all live by routines, day in and day out, even our kids! They wake up, go to school, go to sports or band practice, ride the bus home, do…

5 Awesome Things To Do Labor Day Weekend With Your Family


Labor Day is just around the corner and it's the perfect excuse for one last fun-filled weekend before the back to school grind kicks in! Need something to do? Here…

See Who Won The Wet Your Pants Challenge!


Our Wet Your Pants Challenge has come to a close and WOW were we impressed with all of the great entries we received. Thank you to all of the families…

"Life Slows Down a Little Bit at Splashway" - Mommy Approved


[caption id="attachment_5587" align="alignleft" width="300"] Bear making a splash![/caption] Several weeks ago, my parents came in town for my birthday and post-celebrations, we took a little road-trip to what is now…

Mommy Approved! Jill Jarvis Says "Splashway is Perfect for Families"


Splashway Waterpark & Campground is our very favorite Houston-area waterpark.  It’s a big park, but it’s not TOO big.   There is plenty to do for my 11, 9, 6 and…

5 Reasons to Host Your Next Family Reunion at Splashway


[caption id="attachment_5531" align="alignright" width="318"] Groups big or small, we have you covered![/caption] Even if your entire family lives in Texas, it can be hard to get everyone together. Whose house…

How To Pack Your Cooler Like A Texan


If Texans know one thing, it’s how to be cool! Or at least stay cool in the middle of our sweltering summers. But, can your cooler say the same? No…

5 Ways to Protect Your Child in the Texas Sun


We all know the Texas sun is a force to be reckoned with! That's why sun safety is so important, especially for little ones. The easiest thing to do would…

Fun Things to Do Indoors on Rainy Summer Days


Nobody likes rain on a Summer day, but we all know the weather has a mind of its own! When it’s raining outside, don’t let your kids lock themselves in…

Little Swimmers? Splashway Waterpark Is Made For You!


At Splashway Waterpark, we don’t take being the best family water park lightly - when we say family, we mean FAMILY. That’s why we’ve put extensive thought into the selection…

The Best Gifts for Summer Lovers


We all know someone who loves summer and counts down the days until its arrival. Someone who thrives off of pool days, beach vacations, and soaking in the rays. We…

How To Take Instagram Worthy Photos on your Trip to Splashway


Ever catch yourself daydreaming about the vacations that fill your Instagram feed? Well stop daydreaming - it’s time you write your own adventure! No plane ticket required. Your adventure is…

5 Steps to Teaching Your Kids How to Fish


You’ll certainly have plenty of things to do while visiting Splashway Waterpark & Campground, but we like to encourage our guests to make some time for a bit of fishing…

What Makes Splashway More Than Just A Waterpark


Splashway. When you hear our name, you might immediately think “water park”, and you’d be absolutely right! We are a waterpark. Possibly the best waterpark in Texas. 😉But we’re also so much…

What to Pack for the Perfect Spring Break Vacation


So, you’ve decided to spend your Spring Break with Splashway and we are delighted to have you! Now your week of sunshine, leisure, and silenced alarm clocks is just around…

7 Fun and Funny Family Games to Play On the Road to Splashway


“Are we there yet?” You’ve undoubtedly had to tackle this question when you’ve still got an hour left to get to get to Splashway. Don’t let your car ride kill…

3 Reasons Why Splashway is an RV Paradise


Welcome to Splashway’s RV paradise! More than just a campground, Splashway is a family vacation destination; run by people who don’t just want you to have a good time, but…

Plan Your Ultimate Spring Break with Splashway


This Spring Break, be a hero. Rise in the ranks to “cool” parent status. Give them an experience they’ll talk about all school-year long. Bring them to Splashway! We’re taking…

Camping - Why it's the Best Vacation for Your Family


If you’ve never been camping with your family before, the idea of it may sound a little intimidating. We’re here to tell you about all of the benefits of packing…

FAQs - What to Expect for New Year’s Eve at Splashway


Since Splashway has never hosted a New Year’s Eve bash before, we’ve been getting some questions from people about what to expect. We thought we’d take a moment to answer…

DIY Camping Tips


Summer isn't over yet! To help you enjoy these last few weekends of summer, Splashway is offering very special camping specials! Find a list of the specials here. And to help…

Treasure Cove Tuesdays


Ever wonder what kinds of things we sell in the gift shop? Now you don't have to! Here every Tuesday, we will feature a different Treasure Cove item: Ray's Item…

10 Things You Didn't Know about Ray


[caption id="attachment_2927" align="alignright" width="300"] Ray blushes as his birthday guests sing "Happy Birthday."[/caption]   1. Ray’s birthday is June 9th!   This year, Ray’s family members at Splashway threw him…

Featured Blogs: In Their Words


We're incredibly excited to have partnered with several bloggers in the area: Tamara Woodard from Katy Moms Blog, Alfa Sengupta from Love, Alfa, and Lori Pace from A Day in Motherhood! Their unique perspectives on…

Family Member Spotlights


We truly are a family here at Splashway. Each employee is referred to as a Family Member, and each Family Member works hard throughout both the summer and the off-season to…

Water Safety Tips


We've compiled a list of some water safety tips we feel are most important in keeping your family safe during your day at Splashway.  After our successful participation in World's…

Road Trip Games


“Are we there yet?” “Are we there yet?” Hearing this may be all too familiar for you during your family road trips. What happened to relaxing drives? Why can’t everyone…

Breaking a World Record


The sun was shining high in the sky. The guards were in position and ready, smiles and all. At 9 a.m. on Friday, June 24th, Splashway Family Waterpark was ready…
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