Disclosure: We received free admission to Story Land for purposes of review, but also visited many times at our own cost. All opinions are my own.
If you have kids and live in the New England area, then chances are, you’ve at least considered going to Story Land in Glen, New Hampshire. I have fond memories of visiting Story Land with my parents and sister when I was young, and was so excited to bring my own children. Most appropriate for kids up to about age 8, Story Land is a place where little kids can have fun and ride almost everything. There are also lots of fun shows and other things for kids. It’s located in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, where you’ll also find lots of other great activities for young kids.
Review: Story Land New Hampshire
Story Land is generally open all week during the summer, and on weekends in the late spring and early fall. If you arrive within a few hours of closing, you’ll receive a free pass for another day that season. That’s what we generally do, and the day and a half is perfect. Check their website for hours before doing this – the time you need to arrive after varies depending on closing time.
My kids love the rides in the back of the park, so we generally start there, and ride the Flying Fish, Tractor Ride, and Whales. This area usually opens a bit later than the rest of the park, so They also love the Polar Coaster and the Flying Shoes. By starting at the back of the park, you can also limit the amount of crowds that you face. The flume ride is another must-do, as are the antique cars. There are various shows held throughout the day, and they are worth visiting, especially the circus.
In recent years, the park has added some new attractions, including the new Dinosaur section of the park, featuring the Roar-O-Saurus wooden coaster. I love how they keep expanded – the park is so different from what I remember as a kid, and it’s always improving.
The front of the park features small classic “exhibits” featuring some of the most popular fairy tales, like the Women Who Lived in a Shoe and Heidi. These are generally more crowded when the park opens and quiet down throughout the day – so visit them last. They are great photo opps – I have pictures of my kids sitting in the very same spot that my sister and I posed. There’s also a castle (less impressive if your kids have been to Walt Disney World, but still lots of fun), a carousel, and a few boat rides.
Tickets are available for a single-day visit, a two-day visit, and a full season pass. Story Land New Hampshire also offers character dining, and tea time with Cinderella.
850 NH Route 16
Glen, NH 03838