We hear that the rain is going to stop eventually and when it does, you’ll want to get out of the house, especially if that house is full of bored kids.
We’ve got plenty of ideas for you, including fun family waterfall hikes near or in the Berkshires and a list of New England’s best water parks, but now we’ve found the largest Splash Pad in the Northeast and it’s an easy ride from Berkshire County.
The Dinosaur Place at Nature’s Art Village in Oakdale, Connecticut is a 60-acre outdoor adventure park home to over 50 life-size dinosaurs on pristine nature trails. While all of their other dinosaur actions are great, on a hot August summer day (trust me, they’re coming) you can also experience New England’s biggest Splash Pad. It is described as a unique zero-depth water park that has over 30 water features such as giant water-spitting Stegosaurus, T-Rex duel and Velociprator water cannons, gigantic “rib cage” dinosaur waterfall and a flying pteranodon triggered by ground sensors through the splash pad.
Additionally, there’s a dinosaur-themed maze, two dinosaur caves, and Monty’s Playground, complete with the T-Rex tower.
The park is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., however, the wading pool and T-Rex tower are open from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.