storylandNew England families with small children will once again descend upon the small town of Glen, NH this spring and summer, when the popular Story Land amusement park opens on May 25th, 2013.

My kids are 6 and 8, and still enjoy our annual visit to Story Land.  It’s about a 3 1/2 ride from Boston, MA, so it’s perfect for a long weekend getaway.  Last year, we visited on opening day for the season, and found that the lines were completely manageable.  The weather in May in New Hampshire is still a little unsettled, but can often be perfect for a day at a park.

I used to visit Story Land with my family when I was a child, and while much of the park remains the same, many new sections have been added. My kids are a little too old to enjoy the Fairy Tale section of the park, but they do enjoy the Polar Coaster, the Bamboo Chutes (the flume ride), and many of the other rides at the park.  We generally take advantage of the deal Story Land offers – visit within three hours of closing and receive a pass to return another day. It’s great way to spread your visit out for two days.  There’s also a season pass option for those who plan to visit three times or more in a season.

Food at the park is fairly average, but is widely available. You can also get a handstamp to leave in the middle of the day and return later if you choose.  We do generally eat a big breakfast before we leave and have a light lunch there.

To learn more about Story Land, visit their website.

Disclosure: I received complimentary passes to Story Land last year.