If you are a New England parent of little ones, at some point in your life you’ll probably consider visiting Story Land, located in Glen, New Hampshire in the heart of the White Mountains. Story Land, which is most appropriate for kids 8 and under, is an institution in New Hampshire, and has entertained generations of children.
We like to go to Story Land over two days. If you purchase a full-price admission ticket during the last three hours of any day (after 3:00pm July and August, or after 2:00pm other months), and you’ll receive a free pass to come back the next day. We’ll go one day right at the three hour mark and do most of the activities at the front of the park, and then on day two, we head straight to the back of the park.
The back of the park contains the most exciting rides, such as the Farm Tractors, Flying Fish, and Polar Coaster, while the front has fairytale inspired attractions. Even though we’ve been to Walt Disney World countless times, my kids still love visiting Story Land.
If you are making a vacation of it, you’ll probably want to stay in North Conway or Bartlett, two neighboring towns. North Conway is famous for its outlet shopping, where you can get great deals, especially considering that New Hampshire has no sales tax. Bartlett is closer, and has several condo hotels, and many vacation homes available for rent.
850 NH Route 16
Glen, NH 03838
Photo credit: Jodi Grundig