In case you’ve got young kids, you’ve likely heard them beg to take them to an amusement park. If you’ve ever tried it, you know it can be an wonderful day full of wonder for your children, and a huge headache-filled nightmare for you. It’s entirely possible for you to enjoy amusement parks and ride as much as you once did, together with your children. Here are a few tips:
If at all possible, wait to visit these parks until all of your kids are out of stroller age. The hassle of carrying around a stroller is guaranteed to dampen your experience, what with diaper changes, organizing the young ones’ napping schedules with everyone else’s desires and needs. Of course, there are also all the age and height restrictions that come along with rides. Your kids will have more fun being portable, and you’ll too.
Make sure to have at least two adults. Even if you don’t have infants, it’s frequently the case that the youngest is either too young or to scared to participate in rides that the older ones want to go on, so this way you can take turns entertaining the little one and not miss out on additional interesting all the time.
Have a plan. For example, the early morning is for rides when the lines are shorter, and the day is for swimming or eating. Also you definitely want an”in case you get lost” plan and make sure each child knows what to do. There are numerous strategies such as having a picture of each child in what they are wearing that day for identification, composing your cell phone number on their stomach, doling out walkie talkies, and agreeing on a specific, recognizable meet up location.
Have a bag with water, water and more water, snacks which aren’t vulnerable to heat or melting (somebody is going to get hungry and you can save yourself from shelling out too much money ), hats to protect from sun as well as sun block. You can even have small backpacks for each kid with their name on it, let them personalize it so they are less likely to lose it, and have them take their own items so you don’t need to take as much.
Last but not least: Adopt the experience. Know that you and the kids certainly will get tired and hot, at least one or more of you will get cranky before the end, over-expensive junk food is totally going to happen, and each and every one of you’ll have so much fun! Your children will not forget this day. Ride the rides, be safe, enjoy every minute of it – your kids will!