Silliman Swmming

This week has been spring break time for all the local schools in our area. Since we rather unexpectedly started doing the homeschool thing it was fun to enjoy our usual after-school friends for lots of fun activities during the day.

5 other moms and I caravaned up to Silliman Activity Center in Newark on the East Bay yesterday. Why we had to go by caravan I still haven't figured out, but it was kinda fun, lol.

Silliman is an indoor aquatic park with a variety of different entertaining features for your water babies (or kids). There is a zero-depth entry pool with a play structure full of slides, water fountains, and water cannons. A lazy river with inter tubes to ride on, a large lap pool, a hot tub, and a giant double water side. Math was SO disappointed he wasn't tall enough to slide yet (48 inches, he was 2 inches shy!). There were some very nice features such as the family changing rooms (complete with private shower, hair dryer, and changing station), and the food was pretty decent as well. I think the main drawback was we went during spring break and it was packed!

Some things that are nice to know beforehand:
  • No outside rafts, floats, or swim fins are allowed (Silliman provides inter tubes for the lazy river and life vests of varying sizes (though you can bring your own vest)).
  • Apparently you're not supposed to bring outside food, but we saw lots of people who brought their own healthy snacks.
  • You need to ask the front desk to un-lock the family changing room, and bring shampoo unless you don't mind using hand soap.
Alexander right before we had to switch out the swimmies for a life-vest

The giant slides

My reward

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