This past weekend it was all about San Antonio and specifically as a wildsider there was an extra special treat at the Bay of Play over at Seaworld San Antonio for us bloggers in the wildside program. If you are not yet aware being a wildside blogger has it’s perks such as special events and season passes to Seaworld San Antonio for my whole family so that I can give you some fantastic information about one of San Antonio’s most popular family attractions. As a single parent I believe that SeaWorld makes it easy to have fun if you have to travel with your children alone. I even had my friend Paul from Houston enjoy the festivities of SeaWorld since he hadn’t been there for awhile.
The Sesame Street Bay of Play at Seaworld is a unique attraction that caters to the Sesame Street fans of all ages in the house. My kids love it and they especially love meeting all of the Sesame Street characters, riding the rides, the concerts and the water play. This area of the vast Seaworld San Antonio complex is a safe environment for toddlers and young children as well as parents. Even if you can’t make it to Aquatica, put on your swimsuit anyway and play in the waterplay area of Little Bird’s Splash.
Our family’s top five favorite things to do in the Bay of Play are:
1) Get a photo at 1-2-3 Smile with Me – Your kids can get a photo with a character from the Sesame Street gang an a chance to meet them up close. My kids love and hate this. I love the photo memories. They also sell upgraded acrylic frames to capture the moment.
2) Catch a ride on Grover’s Round Up – a colorful carousel full of sesame street friends.
3) Little Bird’s Splash If you can’t make it to Aquatica, you can still get waterfun at this attraction meant for little kids. With bubblers, geysers, jets and dumping buckets there is always a lot of fun waterplay fun in the hot Texas sun.
Bonus: Book a cabana starting at anywhere from $99.99 to $149.99. Each pricing level includes special features such as your own private area with a mini fridge, table and chairs, bottles of water and a meet and greet with a special character. The upgraded cabanas include sunscreen, towels, and more.
4) The Net Climb – My daughter did this the last time with my friend’s 12 year old niece. I was kind of fearful but this three story play area with a sandbox underneath is meant for adults and kids to be on at the same time. If your kids need a rescue you can just climb on board and get them (unlike the play area at McDonald’s). The last time she got on this I was hoping I didn’t have to get her, because I’m not sure I want the world to see me chasing my child on this but she had a good time.
5) Rosita’s Cafe – What I love about this place is that that pizza is actually good. There are pastas and salads as well in an all you can eat buffet option. I enjoy this place for food and it is located close to the Bay of Play area.
To purchase tickets, please visit Seaworld San Antonio.
If you are a single parent or a parent of a toddler, what travel tips do you have when going on vacation?
Disclaimer: Dallas Single Mom has been a Wildside blogger for Seaworld San Antonio since 2013. I was provided complimentary admission in exchange for this review. All opinions presented are 100% my own.