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A Family Weekend Getaway at Castle Rock Resort & Waterpark in Branson, MO

We were provided with a two-night stay at Castle Rock Resort & Waterpark in Branson, MO. All opinions are my own. 

Years and years ago, my husband and I loved going on road trips and traveling. Three kids later, those things seemed nearly impossible and honestly, quite intimidating. How could we sanely manage three kids under the age of 4 in unknown territory? How would we survive? However, this year I knew the impossible had to be conquered.

Castle Rock Resort & Waterpark in Branson, MO

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This weekend we are going on our first family road trip (one of two this month). We are taking our older two boys (3 &4) to Branson for a couple nights. It is a four hour drive and I am not quite sure how they are going to handle it. I have been trying to find things to take so they don’t get bored easily while we are on-the-go.

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I have always loved road trips. Almost immediately after I started driving, my friends and I would plan a handful of road trips each summer. Last summer was the first time I went on one in years, but we didn’t take the kids. I have always thought about where we can go as a family, but how would I, or we, survive?

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We Booked our Family Weekend in Branson at Castle Rock Resorts

I am being provided with accommodations at Castle Rock to review, however I am not required to write this post and all opinions expressed are my own. 

Castle Rock Resort & Waterpark

Since having three kids, we have yet to go on a family vacation. The main reason is trying to find the right family-friendly places that can make the stay comfortable for everyone. I am extremely excited that we finally booked our first trip with the kids for this May.

We didn’t want to travel extremely far, therefore Branson, MO was a good choice (traveling from St. Louis). The drive will be about four hours and then we will be staying at Castle Rock Resort & Waterpark for three days.

Castle Rock Resort offers a 30,000 square foot indoor waterpark and 10,000 square foot outdoor waterpark. They also have an on-site restaurant, a 24-hour arcade and gift shop, and day spa & salon. That seems like a little something for everyone.

I know the waterpark will be the kids’ favorite part, but the most attractive thing for me are the rooms. The one we will be staying in has a built in Kiddie Cove (6′x4′) with a bunk bed and its very own 19″ flat screen TV. Being the first time staying at a hotel, this will make the kids stay much easier and enjoyable.

There is still lots of planning I want to do, but I can’t wait for May to get here!


Current Coupon for Castle Rock Winter Weekend Package Special – Includes 2 nights lodging, waterpark access, breakfast for up to 4 for both days, water blaster, Castle Rock drawstring backpack, and late checkout until 2pm. Packages start at $180. Valid on new reservations only. Not valid in conjunction with any other offers, discounts, promotions or packages. Blackout dates: 02/14/2014 & 2/15/2014 Expires 03/01/2014. Call 1-888-273-3919 to book or visit