Waterworld is a Paradise for 10-Year-Olds

Nicky Miller and Ashton La Motte at Waterworld in Concord, California

Waterworld, a water park for kids of all ages, and a vacation paradise to my 10-year-old city kid is located just 25 miles east of San Francisco in Concord, California. Waterworld is open only during the summer months so I recommend getting over there soon for some wet and wild fun. The website warns: Many rides at Waterworld California are dynamic and thrilling! My son and I fully agree with the description. We had fun on every attraction, and the entire experience felt like a wild adventure. We hope to get back soon for another spin on the Tornado!

Things to Know Before you Go:

  • Make it a deluxe experience by renting a cabana for the day
  • If amusement park fair is not your style, bring your own food or eat before you arrive. There is a shaded picnic area located to the right of the entrance. Outside food and drinks, coolers and picnic baskets are not permitted inside the park itself
  • Readmission is OK, but remember to have your hand stamped at the exit turnstiles to get back in
  • Beer and wine are available inside the park

Fashion Notes:

  • Wear flip-flops to save your feet from hot concrete
  • Lather on the waterproof sunscreen — it’s sunny in Concord
  • Bring a pair of sporty yet inexpensive sunglasses with UVA and UVB protection
  • Thong swimsuits, Speedos or other revealing swimwear not permitted
  • Swimwear is required for all rides and attractions

Waterworld is a Paradise for 10-Year-Olds: