Who Let the Wolves In?

Washington grandmother and artist creates DIY Fort Kits for Great Wolf Lodge guests

You probably associate Great Wolf Lodge with its massive waterslides because it is, after all, the world’s largest chain of indoor waterparks, but there is so much more to see and do at the resort. There’s the magic wand-enabled MagiQuest game, an ice cream-themed kids spa, a glow-in-the-dark mini golf course, nightly group story time, gift shops, and full restaurants, just to name a few amenities.

Great Wolf recently debuted sleepover-worthy build-your-own fort kits for hours of imaginative play right in the suite. Designed by Mill Creek-based Etsy artist Marla Stimmel, a mom of four and grandma to 12, these kits make great souvenirs.

“I created the build-your-own fort kits as a way to spend quality time with my kids and grandkids, and that is also at the very heart of what Great Wolf Lodge does best.”

The kit contains all the materials needed to create a fort, including two colored sheets with ties, clothespins for clipping, a camp lantern, a tag to personalize the creation, and it is all wrapped up in a Great Wolf Lodge-themed backpack for easy clean up and transportation home. The kits are available in red, beige, and gray. Kits are $30 at several of the chain’s lodges.

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