Parties & Groups

Birthday Parties

Our waterparks are a great place to host your child’s next birthday party in an exclusive party area!  Take a moment to check out what our party packages offer and don’t forget to print your free invitations once you book with us. 

Great Waves Waterpark offers two birthday areas for Big Splash parties.

Your choice of Cowabunga Cove, located centrally in the waterpark near Minnow Bay baby pool, and North Shore, located on the north end of the birthday party deck next to the wave pool. Each area has two picnic tables and a large shade structure to keep you and your guests cool on a great summer day.

Big Splash Party at Great Waves Waterpark

Maximum 25 – Minimum of 10 must be paid at time of reservation

Cowabunga Cove
Times:  1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

North Shore 
1:00 pm- 4:00 pm


$35.00 per child, includes the following:

  • All Facility Pass - Unlimited rounds at Batting Cage and Mini Golf!
  • Admission to Great Waves Waterpark ALL DAY
  • Private Party area for 3 hours
  • Free Chaperone for guests under 12 years old (food not included)
  • Party Assistant for duration of party
  • Gift/Cake cart to use during party
  • Birthday inner tube for birthday child to use while in the waterpark during birthday party
  • Special Gift for Birthday Child
  • One dozen assorted color balloons
  • Valuable coupon for all birthday guests
  • 2 slices of pizza per child
  • Drinks- water, fruit punch or lemonade
  • One ice cream cup per child (chocolate or vanilla)
  • Plates, napkins, utensils
  • PDF icon Free Printable Invitation.pdf

Add-on gift bags, Dippin’ Dots, additional pizzas and other items available for purchase

  • Pizza $12 each
  • Ice cream cup $1 each
  • Drink pitcher $5 each
  • Gift bags $3 each
  • Dippin’ Dots-$3.50 each
  • Balloons – $12/ dozen

Birthday Party Reservations


  • Deposit to cover minimum of ten (10) guests must be paid at time of reservation. Your reservation is not final until the full deposit has been received.
  • No outside food or beverage, except birthday cake/cupcakes and bottled water, may be brought in to the waterpark.  We are not responsible for holding or storing cakes.
  • Additional non-party guests will be charged general pool admission. Additional food and beverage may be purchased.
  • In case of inclement weather or waterpark closure, party may be rescheduled to another available date at no charge.
  • Cancellations or rescheduling more than 2 weeks prior to event shall incur a $20.00 fee. Cancellations or rescheduling (unrelated to weather) less than two weeks prior to event will result in loss of half of deposit. Cancellations or rescheduling within 48 hours of party will result in loss of deposit.
  • In the event of cancellation due to facility closure, a full refund will be made, or the party may be rescheduled to another open date.
  • Package includes two (2) hour exclusive use of party area. (Three (3) hour use at Great Waves Waterpark.)  See party details.
  • One free adult chaperone per guest, 12 and under.

  • All party packages include plates, napkins, cups and plastic flatware. You may bring additional decorations.

  • Bags, coolers, and backpacks will be checked prior to entry for food, beverage, and other items.

  • Most birthday areas have maximum occupancy.  Please be sure to reserve the appropriate size party area for your party.

  • Payment is due in full by the end of your party for all add-ons and additional guests.

  • Lifeguards are on duty to respond to aquatic emergencies.  Parent, chaperones- you MUST watch your children.


Payment is required at the time of arrival (billing options available for government agencies).

Got a group of 20 or more? Visiting the park Monday – Friday? Check out our group rates and fill out the online form below to make your reservation today. 


Government groups from the counties of Fairfax, Arlington, Loudon, and the cities of Fairfax, Alexandria, and Falls Church $9.50
Non-government groups from the counties of Fairfax, Arlington, Loudon, and the cities of Fairfax, Alexandria, and Falls Church  $12.00
Non-Jurisdiction Groups $13.00

We also offer all-facility group rates!

Group Application Form



Great Waves Waterpark offers group meal menus available for scheduled groups of 20 more guests. Payment is due at the group's arrival and is paid with admission. Applicable tax applies. 

  • $6 Meals: Includes two slices of cheese or pepperoni pizza and choice of a fountain drink, bottled water or juice.

To reserve your group meals, email or call 703-960-0767.