Children’s Vacation Paradise

12 Jul

A "throw-back" kid's vacation. Sometimes the best toys are made by nature.

Madden’s Resort on Gull Lake is a gold mine for the young to experience a true vacation. We’re not saying the adults won’t have fun, but you might just get a little jealous! With many ways to get wet, run around, and explore the great outdoors, children can enjoy an amazing experience that will last a lifetime. Did you know Madden’s was featured in Parents magazine as one of four resorts in the nation for great “throw back” family fun?

What is it that makes Madden’s a great place for kids you ask? To start, Madden’s offers an exclusive day program for those between the ages 4-12 at Adventure Cove. With a friendly and fun staff, Adventure Cove offers many activities.

Slip ‘n Slide and water games at Adventure Cove

Adventure Cove Activities:

-Balloon animals
-Face paint
-A full playground with a sandbox
-Water balloon wars and toss
-Fishing contests
-Field trips to Paul Bunyan Water Park, Pirates Cove mini golf & go carts, Jacks Family Bowling Alley, Outback for horse trail rides, Sunup Ranch for a tour a quarter horse and beef ranch
-Soccer, Frisbee, scoop toss, and other outside games
-Water Ski School
-Tennis lessons
-Fun arts and crafts, playdough activities
-Activities at our marina including kayaks, paddleboats, canoes and pontoon boats
-Pizza and S’mores parties!
-Finally many games and swimming opportunities

Playdough time at Adventure Cove

Madden’s Waterpark

The fun doesn’t stop at Adventure Cove, after a great day there children can enjoy a lakeside swim at one of our three natural sand beaches. At our Lodge’s beach we even have a waterpark with a water trampoline, tetter totter, and wall climber.

Water trampoline and water tetter totter at Madden's Waterpark

Or if water doesn’t seem appetizing, the children can go to our recreation center at the Tennis & Croquet Club and play a variety of games including:

Tennis & Croquet Club Activities:

Kid’s can enjoy various games including badminton
at the Tennis & Croquet Club

-Sand volleyball

For “kids” of all ages:

Just so you’re not getting too jealous, let me list a few activities scheduled weekly during social season for “kids” of all ages. These are great for the entire family!

-Tennis Lessons
-Golf Lessons
-Putting & other golf contests
-Water Ski School
-Horseback Riding
-Ranch Tour
-Biking on local trails
-Minnow Races
-Movie Nights

Face painting at the weekly welcome reception. Open to all guests.

Check your schedule when you arrive or inquire at the Tennis & Croquet Club for more information on all of the resort’s recreation opportunities.

Yours in Fun, Tim (, Social Activities Coordinator

**Submit photos of your kids enjoying Madden’s to be featured in our summer photo posts by emailing**


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