We went for a weekend trip in March and absolutely LOVED this place! It was still cold out (pool and water area was closed, so I don't know about those). However, the kids loved the jumping pillow, hay rides and playground. It was just warming up enough to get outside and shake off cabin fever.
When we checked in, we were given a nice yellow bag full of information for our stay. When we looked over the activity schedule, we were overwhelmed! Since the wet activities were not available, the staff did an awesome job with other activities to keep kids occupied. There was an activity scheduled every hour or hour and a half! We were trying to figure out how we would get the kids away to get our meals in!
They had the wake-up the bears parade with a craft before to make masks, ties, bowties, and noise makers. The staff that helped with the activities seemed to be high school or young college aged kids. However, I was VERY impressed with their attention. They were not constantly on cell phones or just hanging out together. They actually did their job!!
Activities included: wii games, jumping pillow games, dodgeball (kids vs parents), relay races, Pajama Jump and Jam, movie night, basketball games with Yogi, hay rides, candy bar bingo, kickball, Pajama Dance Party, Wake Up the Bears Parade and volleyball
Crafts included: tie dye shirts (they have all sizes, including adult), painting ceramics (they spray these with sealer which is nice!), beaded bracelet and keychain, the things I mentioned earlier specific to the weekend theme, making a sock puppet, egg carton bugs, and decorating a pillowcase.
Some of the crafts cost extra, but the prices are reasonable according to the materials and supplies used.
I liked the individual bathrooms (sink, toilet, shower) all in one private, locked stall. It provided privacy. Some people complained about water in these stalls. However, if campers are respectful and dry off IN shower, this wouldn't be a huge ordeal. We did have extra towels with us and I did put one down outside the shower for us to step out on.
We will definitely be back again and for a longer trip!! This is probably the best trip we've ever taken- or close to it- with two little ones (ages 6 and 6). The activity director/manager (I think her name is Rachel?! is awesome. She tries to ensure the kids have a great time and she does a wonderful job with the junior staff!!
- Also Known As:
- Yogi Bear`s Jellystone Park At Natural Bridge Hotel Natural Bridge Station