This year we wanted to do something a little different. Since she had been asking to go on vacation or as she calls it, “Bacation”, we decided to go on a long-weekend getaway to celebrate her birthday. But, where do we go?
We have been told by many that she is a little too young to truly enjoy Disney. We needed to find a fun-filled, spot that was geared to little ones. We decided on Story Land in Glen, New Hampshire. Story Land is a family-friendly park geared for families with kiddos ranging in ages from 2-12.
Last year, we went to another well-known theme park in Pennsylvania but unfortunately had an awful experience. We swore to never go back.
By contrast, our visit to Story Land was truly magical from the moment we got there until we left, seven hours later! I honestly can say that everything from conscientious park attendants, cleanliness to the variety of rides and attractions received a positive check.
We arrived right when the park opened at 9 a.m. Since it was my daughter’s birthday, she was given a special birthday sticker at the entrance desk. Each ride attendant would comment and wish her a Happy Birthday. The Old Lady in the Shoe even gave her extra stickers which made her day!
Speaking of park attendants and characters, they were all very helpful, never rushed us and truly seemed happy to be working there.
As you may have been able to tell by some of my facebook posts, I’m somewhat of a neat freak. I can happily tell you that Story Land met my high expectations and was extremely clean. Another check in the positive column!
Another plus, having a preschooler that seems to have the need to “go potty” every half hour, it was great that there were so many restrooms around the park. We never had to walk very far to get to one.
As mentioned above, we were looking for a park that was age appropriate for our preschooler but also one that my husband and I would enjoy as well. Story Land fit the bill.
We walked around the nursery rhyme themed area, drove the antique cars, rode up in Cinderella’s Pumpkin Coach to Cinderella’s castle (the highlight of the day for my princess-loving daughter), rode through the park on the train, swirled in the tea-cups, relaxed on the Swan Boat ride and soared through the air on the flying fish. We also sat under the “big tent” to watch the Story Land circus which was cute and again, fun for all.
Our last stop was to the kiddie water park, the Ocean’s of Fun. It basically was an area with ocean-themed sprinklers. It was a nice area for the little ones to run around and cool off but not get totally soaked. There was no need to change into a bathing suit but I would recommend water-safe shoes like crocs because there are tiny puddles around that you know they will want to jump in.
All in all, Story Land was an absolutely perfect vacation and way to celebrate our little one’s 4th birthday. We were sad to leave and are already planning next year’s visit! I really cannot say enough about it and highly recommend it.
So this being said, thanks to Story Land, we are able to giveaway 3 tickets to one lucky Family Made Simple fan!
ENTER the Story Land GIVEAWAY
(you must follow all entry steps):
- You must be a FMS fan, If not LIKE our page
- LIKE Story Land’s Facebook page and tell them FMS sent you!
- Comment below as to why you'd like to go to Story Land (make sure to include your email address so we may contact you if you are the winner!)