Last weekend we went to Storyland in New Hampshire. We had an amazing weekend, catching up with friends, enjoying the sunshine and having a lot of fun on the rides!
Storyland is a theme park aimed at younger kids, the rides are all smaller, and once kids hit three feet tall they can go on everything, as long as they are accompanied by a ‘responsible guest’. The wee girl just about made the height requirement this time round, if we got her to stand tall! At four feet, kids can go on the rides by themselves, which the 8yo loves; it gives him a real sense of independence.
The scale of the rides also make them perfect for adults like me who aren’t massively keen on theme parks :)
We went a couple of times last year, which you can read about here, here and here (we really got our money’s worth from the season passes that we bought!) and the boys absolutely loved it. The wee girl was still a little young, but had a great time on the smaller rides.
We’ve been so busy with the house move over the last month or so that we were all in need of a break, so when friends said they were going up and did we fancy meeting them there, we jumped at the chance.
We spent all day on both Saturday and Sunday in the park, spending the Sunday with two other families which was a lot of fun. We were in a group of six children, so each of our three had a friend of a similar age, and they had an absolute blast! It also made it a lot of fun for the adults as we were able to split up with different combinations of kids depending on who wanted to do what.
As we have been before I didn’t take nearly as many photos as previous trips, I just focused on enjoying the weekend. I did manage to capture a bit of the fun though :)
It was a weekend where I actually managed to get a few decent shots of the three.
It was a weekend of smiles and laughter.
We sailed in a pirate ship and drove swan boats.
We had old fashioned fun on the carousel.
We made the mistake of going on the spinning turtles. It took me two hours to recover, mortified doesn’t even come close… This was taken before they started spinning and the nausea took over!
We met Cinderella.
And took comedy photos.
And, being with friends meant that we got a rare photo of all five of us.
It really was a fantastic weekend. The weather was perfect.
The new wooden (very fast, very bumpy) roller coaster became the new favourite ride for the 8yo. I declined going on that one and stuck to the small one! The log flume ride remained a favourite for all of us. The wee girl experienced the raft ride for the first time, and was distinctly unimpressed :)
We will never, ever go on the spinning turtles again!
We ate ice cream and rode the train; we got wet and screamed, a lot.
We loved it so much that we are heading back on Monday to introduce friends from the UK, who arrive at the weekend, to the delights of New Hampshire and Storyland. Those season passes are being very well used!
I’m linking up with the wonderful Country Kids at Coombe Mill, as always. Click on the badge to see what everyone else has been up to and be inspired to get outside!