A.V. Symington in Leesburg
With the triple digit temperatures of the DC-area, I’m sure many of you are looking for “cooling” activities to do with your children! What better way to spend a blistering hot summer afternoon then enjoying water slides and lazy rivers? I’ve compiled a list of the water parks in the area, along with coupons or discounts they offer! Several readers have suggested purchasing an Entertainment Book, for the great water park coupons they offer. In the past, we’ve skipped the coupons and headed to our local water park after 5PM for their significant “after peak hour” discount. How about you? How do you beat the heat without breaking the bank?
And, when you’re headed to the pool, here are a few tips to make sure your trip goes a little smoother!
*Bring sunscreen – I can’t emphasize how important this one is! My husband has turned into a lobster more times than I can count, because he’s forgotten it. In fact, he keeps a spare bottle of sunscreen in our car now! To save a little extra, there are printable coupons for $1 off Coppertone and $1 off Banana Boat Suncare.
*Swim Diapers – ah, yes, for those children are not potty trained, the essential Swim Diapers. No water park/pool/aquatic center will let a child in without them. (And, no, you can’t substitute regular diapers for them – don’t ask me how I know!) To purchase swim diapers for slightly less outrageous prices, visit Amazon or print this coupon for $1 off Huggies Little Swimmers.
*Avoid crowds – visit on weekdays or during twilight hours. Not only is it cheaper, but lines are not as long!
*Bring water – hydration, hydration, hydration! With the triple digit temperatures hitting the area, it’s so important to keep hydrated. Kids generally hate stopping to get a drink of water, but I try to call “A” in for a drink, every 15-20 minutes. Pick up a case of water at Costco (one of the cheapest places!), and you won’t have to spend the outrageous prices at the waterpark kiosks!
A.V. Symington Aquatic Center – Leesburg, VA
The A.V. Symington Aquatic Center is a part of Ida Lee Park and features a 600-foot lazy river, large slide tower with two body flumes, drop slide, 25-yard lap pool, two gang slides, water pipe fall, crossing feature, dumping buckets, little squirt whale and floating snake and alligator. Additionally, a large “beach” area with bubblers and water fountains, a concession stand and a grass picnic area are all available for the swimmer to use.
Admission is $6 ($7 weekends) for Leesburg adults (ages 16-59), $9 ($10 weekends) for non-resident adults (ages 16-59). Babies ages 2 and under are free; and, youth prices are $1 cheaper than the adult rate.
Town of Leesburg Residents 11:00 am – 8:00 pm*
Non-Town of Leesburg Residents 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm *
*Starting Monday, August 8 the A.V. Symington Aquatic Center will be closing at7:45pm. Beginning on Monday, August 22, closing will be at 7:30pm. This is due to earlier sunsets.
To save a little money, you can visit A.V. Symington after 5PM, and the rates (for Leesburg residents) is $4 – for out of town guests, it’s $6. You still get to enjoy the waterpark until closing (8 PM); it’s not as crowded; and, the heat isn’t as brutal! It’s definitely a win-win-win situation! Also, A.V. Symington offers fun Youth Discount Days (admission is discounted by $1 for children, ages 15 and under). To read more…