Story Land – Glenn, New Hampshire

Jun 1, 2012 at 2:13 p.m. ET

Head to most amusement parks with kids under five-years-old and chances are, you’ll find only a handful of rides your kids will be big enough to go on. Not so at New Hampshire’s Story Land – this place is chock-full of attractions for the littlest riders.

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Story Land, Glen

As you enter Story Land, you'll feel just as if you've stepped into the pages of a fairy tale -- though not the Disney kind. Some kids might get upset that the characters in Story Land aren't the ones from that other "land," so you may want to prepare them in advance by reading non-Disney versions of books like Cinderella and Alice in Wonderland.

However, your kids will likely be so enchanted by the amusement park that they'll be too busy having fun to feel any disappointment. The park has 21 rides for your kids to explore, and over half of them are tame enough for toddlers (and even infants) to ride with their parents. The park's youngest guests tend to love the Story Land Queen, the Buccaneer and Swan boats, or riding in Cinderella's Pumpkin Coach. There's also the carousel, hot air balloon, Ferris wheel and a number of other rides for the pre-kindergarten set.

For families with grade school-aged kids, the park has a number of rides that provide a bit more excitement, like the high-speed Polar Coaster and the wild spinning of the Crazy Barn. Interactive attractions, like the Loopy Lab, which allows guests shoot foam balls at one another, also tend to be a big draw for the pre-teens.

Don't forget to pack towels, swimsuits and an extra set of clothes so that your family can take advantage of Story Land's water attractions. Cool off with little splashes riding the Bamboo Chute flume ride and the turbulent waters of Dr. Geyser's Remarkable Raft Ride, or get totally soaked in the Oceans of Fun Sprayground.

Perhaps the best part of Story Land catering to a younger clientele is the absence of noisy groups of teenagers hanging around the park. Young families can enjoy the atmosphere without worrying about extra-long lines or inappropriate language.

More about Story Land

Address: 850 NH Route 16, Glen, NH 03838

Phone: 603-383-4186


Image courtesy of Story Land

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