Story Land, where fantasy lives. A motto that I wish for on occasion. We wrapped up our summer fun at Story Land in Glen, NH this past weekend. Story Land is a fantasy filled amusement park for young children filled with your favorite nursery rhyme characters, family friendly rides and attractions, games, barn yard animals and a ridiculous amount of gift shops. They say most appropriately for ages 12 and under but I think probably age 10 would be ok, maybe a little boring but I think it depends on your child. In my opinion, children ages 3-8 probably enjoy it the most.
It was my son’s first time (age 5) and he absolutely loved it. It was a last minute trip and wouldn’t you know it, it turned out to be one of the best. Why is it that whenever something is pre planned and very well thought out, it doesn’t end up as good as a last minute decision? We usually do one trip during the summer and then some small day trips here and there but this year, we decided that two vacations would be ok.
After scouring the local hotels, b&b’s and resorts, we settled on the Residence Inn by Marriott in North Conway, NH. There are many family friendly resorts but being last minute, our choices were limited. The Residence Inn is new as of 2010 so everything inside was beautiful, new, modern and VERY clean. The fact that this hotel is 5 miles from Story Land, has studio rooms equipped with full modern gorgeous kitchens, new baths, gorgeous linens, full hot buffet breakfast included (which was good!) as well as being very reasonably priced, makes this our first choice for our next trip to North Conway, NH. We went on a Sunday to Story Land as it’s the least crowded day (tip from a friend) and boy was she right! No lines, NO wait! PERFECT! We spent about 6 hours in the park. We were a little exhausted by the end of the day .
This is my insane husband standing on the media console re-directing the air conditioner vent because he was cold! I suggested adjusting the thermostat but no, he insisted on using his little MacGyver knife set.
The first day was over 95 degrees. This was our reaction to my husband’s tank top he had to stop and buy because he was so hot. I am not a fan of tank tops on men 🙁 Call me a snob, I don’t care. I just don’t like them.
My husband all wet. Poor thing. hehe.
If you live in New England and haven’t been to Story Land, I highly recommend it! We will definitely be heading back for the Polar Express extravaganza in December. Traveling to Storyland in Glen, NH was fabulous trip and certainly something my son will remember. Perfect memories :).