Our main reason for choosing to head north in to New Hampshire for our holiday was so that we could take the kids to Storyland. Everyone has recommended Storyland to us, but to be honest we did wonder whether it could possibly be as good as people said it was.
Storyland is a theme park geared towards children aged between 2 and 12, although there were plenty of rides that we could take the wee girl on – and she particularly enjoyed the flying shoes and whales!
The rides and attractions all have a fairy tale or nursery rhyme theme and you may come across Cinderella, Humpty Dumpty, Mother Hubbard or Red Riding Hood as you walk around the park.
The park is celebrating it’s 60th anniversary this year, and having spent two days there without a whinge or complaint or an I’m bored from either of the boys, I can see why it has lasted so well – and why it was so highly recommended. You can see from the photos how laughter filled our time there was.
We took advantage of the ‘final three, next day free’ offer, which means that if you arrive after 3pm and pay full admission, you can come back the next (or any other) day for free. This allowed us to get a good feel for the park, enjoy a number of the rides and then come back the next day armed with a plan!
We ended up buying Seasons Passes, which we could offset our initial admission against, cost less than three visits to the park and are valid until the end of the 2014 season – again taking advantage of an offer! This meant that we actually visited on three separate occasions while we were up there :) And we are already talking about doing a weekend in September, before the end of this season!
With two full days, hundreds of photos and lots of stories, this trip will run to two posts – so keep an eye out for Part  in which you will see me looking terrified on the roller coaster… in Part  you will see me looking terrified on the log flume ride!
Our adventures in Storyland – the water chronicles
There were two outright winners for favourite rides – Dr Geyser’s Remarkable Raft Ride and Bamboo Chutes!
The raft ride was the first ride we went on, and we all loved it! The wee girl was too small for this one, so hubby and I took turns to take the boys on it.
And, yes the 4yo wasn’t wet enough when he got out off the ride and had to go running through fountains too :)
The following day we discovered Bamboo Chutes – the log flume ride… I think the pictures speak for themselves really *ahem*.
The 7yo loved this ride, and went on it as often as he could. He was tall enough to go on all the rides by himself, so while I took the 4yo back to the rafts (once was enough for me on the Chutes!), hubby looked after the wee girl and the 7yo was able to go on again and again!
There was another ride that the boys loved, all three of them – Splash Battle – but there was no decent angle to take photos. The wee girl was able to go on this one, so I let the four of them go and watched from a safe distance! The ‘battle’ involved squirting water from a boat to the shore where passersby could shoot back at the boats! Everyone, in and out of the boats got very wet, including the wee girl. We got some photos of her not long after, still soaking wet!
We also went on two boat trips – definitely aimed at the younger children – the Swan Boat and the Pirate Ship. The 4yo loved the Pirate Ship, rowing for all he was worth!
The Swan Boat and magic island
Buccaneer Pirate Ship
There were lots of ‘dry’ rides too, including flying shoes, flying fish, spinning tea cups, and of course the Polar Coaster… photos of mummy and daddy pulling some more funny faces to follow in Part !
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