Does the July summer heat have you locked indoors? Trying to find something to do where you won’t melt away? Grab the kids and visit one of Loudoun County’s water parks or outdoor water attractions that provide a refreshing break from the summer heat.

Lather on the sunscreen and catch some rays at Volcano Island Water Park at Algonkian Regional Park. Fun for all ages, the park features riveting rides such as a 230-foot open slide, water cannons and sprinklers. The centerpiece of Volcano Island is a huge play feature with tube slides, fountains and an impressive giant 500-gallon dumping bucket! Positioned in shallow water, the play feature is great for young and old alike. The shallow area also features a small slide for kiddos. Need a break from the water? Try the onsite miniature golf course or enjoy some delicious snacks from the concession stand.

If your travel takes you closer to Leesburg, visit AV Symington Aquatic Center located within Ida Lee Park. This park features everyone’s favorite water activity – a 600-foot lazy river! Besides the river, enjoy numerous slides and body chutes, 25-yard lap pool, dumping buckets and more. Don’t forget to have the little ones say hi to the cute squirt whale, floating snake and alligator. Additionally, there is a large “beach” area with bubblers and water fountains, a concession stand and a grass picnic area. Bring a lunch and make it a full day of fun at the water park!

If you are looking for a smaller experience that still provides relief from the summer heat, try one of the outdoor pop up fountains at One Loudoun and the Village at Leesburg. Watch the kids as they dodge – or try to catch- the water as it sprays up intermittently from the ground below for a fun, interactive water experience.  After, grab a bite to eat at one of the numerous restaurants or catch a movie at the Alamo Drafthouse, located at One Loudoun.

Whichever activity you choose, we are sure your family will have a blast while staying cool. Share your experience with us by using #LoveLoudoun.