We just completed 1.5 days of Story Land in Glen, New Hampshire and I wanted to share our tips while the trip was still fresh in my mind. It is a great little park for young kids (2-12) and was definitely more cost effective than a trip to somewhere like Disney World. Since traveling with small children is not easy, maybe these tips can help you out a little!
- Plan on arriving your first day after 3pm because you’ll get a free ticket for any other full day of the season, we used ours the next day. It’s nice to break up your trip into 2 separate days, especially with young ones who need naps.
- Bring your own snacks because there are areas to picnic as a family and they will even allow you to bring a cooler in. We didn’t have one and while the food is definitely kid-friendly, there are not many options for someone trying to eat healthy.
- You may want to bring a swimsuit for your kids, especially if older, because there are some rides where you will get soaked!
- Start on the left side of the park and work your way back because most people start at the front right side of the park.
- The least busy days of the week (according to them) are Fridays & Sundays. We came on a Thursday/Friday of a holiday week and neither day was too crowded.
- Pay attention to the height restrictions because it may appear your toddler is too short, but that is if they want to ride by themselves- if you go with them they can ride almost everything! For example, Jackson is only 36″ tall but with an adult he can ride every ride!
- They now offer character dinners on Friday & Saturday nights in the summer. Check out their site for details.
- Have a dog traveling with you? They offer FREE kennel service while you’re in the park.
- Have 2 kids? Bring a double stroller and a lightweight blanket to throw over the top in case one needs to nap. My light-weight Aden & Anais bamboo swaddling blanket was the perfect cover for Sidney to nap (for 1.5 hours!) out of the sun while staying cool.
This was our first time visiting Story Land, so I’m sure we will learn more tricks in the upcoming years.
What are your best Story Land tips? I’d love to hear them for next time!! 🙂