Yesterday we had the great opportunity to spend the day at StoryLand in Glen New Hampshire. I am pretty sure I went there when I was a very young child but definitely didn’t remember much about it. So we made the journey from Maine to New Hampshire with two very excited kids in tow.
Our first issue was how to get there. We had three different GPS’ with three different sets of directions so of course we opted for the one that takes the shortest amount of time. In doing so, we were directed up and over a mountain in the chain of White Mountains. Unexpected but exciting. The kids loved driving 5 MPH up a mountain and back down the other side on a single lane road!
This road was barely wide enough for a bicycle – which we did not see a bike or a car the entire ride up and over. What we did see is this sign…
Then we finally arrived at StoryLand. The kids had their naps in the car and we were ready to go have fun!
There are so many unique things about this park that I have never seen anyplace else. That doesn’t mean no one else does it – just that I have never seen it – and we get around.
First – as we were walking through the parking lot to the main entrance there is a sign posted that basically says they report any vehicles (owners) that leave their dogs in hot cars. Thank goodness for that. You all know I am a major advocate for animals of all kinds and so many people do not get this! Storyland not only gets it but they report owners who are not responsible AND they offer kenneling for your pets while you spend the day at their park.
As you enter the park it is clear that everything is designed for use by the entire family. My children are 8 and 12 and they were both able to go on every single ride. No one was excluded at any point in time due to height. What’s more is I didn’t see any rides that my husband and I couldn’t also go on. We did go on some but not all.
Everything about the park is fun – check out these water fountains (or what we call bubblers in my neck of the woods)…
There are plenty of clean restrooms, snack shacks and restaurant facilities. You can even picnic in many places.
We spent the entire day there and still did not experience all that the park has to offer. The kids had a terrific time and were incredibly exhausted afterwards. We could not have asked for better weather. Here are some shots from the day.
We did purchase the bottle below for each of us for the day and it was a great investment. If you purchased the bottle you were entitled to free refills all day long. We refilled many times on that hot day. I highly recommend it! Also, my son’s cover broke at some point during the day and the replaced the cover no problem. If you go more than once during the season, the bottles are good all season.
There are signs everywhere directing you to where you wish to be. They are very easy to follow.
There are so many incredible water rides for the children/families to enjoy. My kids loved that they were able to go on these alone and navigate for themselves.
My children have special needs – Two weeks ago my daughter suffered a panic attack and sunk our boat in the pond. No panic attack today – she was so proud of herself for doing it alone. The water is only 36 inches deep and she is a really good swimmer. Of course none of that matters if she is panicking. Not today though – look how happy.
There were really no major lines for any attraction. Food and drink are available all over the place
If for some reason you don’t want to remain wet after some of the water attractions – there are drying booths available for $5. We saw quite a few people using them – you can fit alot of people in them for the $5 and the drying cycle takes 3 minutes. We didn’t use them but they were very helpful for people with little children who were shivering.
And for those persons who were way to hot and needed a way to cool down – there were cooling mist tents throughout the grounds…
And dancing characters….
This was a phenomenal day for all. We stayed till closing and it was the perfect addition to our vacation.
Check out Storyland for yourself at www.storylandnh.com or by clicking HERE
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