Thank you to the folks at Dutch Wonderland for hosting us last weekend after Thanksgiving.
As our family has grown, we have tried to establish some traditions but truthfully I believe that now that my girls are older, it is easier to make them. When they were younger, we would have Thanksgiving by ourselves and even perhaps there were some years that we were invited to a friend’s home.
This year we had the privilege of hosting 4 families who do not have family near. It was so dear and such a great time was had by all. There is really nothing like bringing people together over a large meal. It is something to be truly thankful for.
In past years when it was only me and my husband, we would go Black Friday shopping but as we kept adding kids, the experience seemed daunting. Online shopping just ended up being easier. This year we decided to leave everything behind, and enjoy a day in Lancaster country. We used to live closer when we were in Chester County but now we have a longer trek.
We all enjoyed a nice road trip, but guess what? We ended up checking out some outlets and we regretted it because it was pure mayhem. We enjoyed an early dinner before we surprised the kiddos on a visit to Dutch Wonderland. There is nothing like having family fun during the holidays.
Have you ever visited a theme park over the holidays? I am not quite sure I have or else I have mom brain, but this was for sure, my girls’ first time. There are so many things to offer at Dutch Wonderland liked themed rides, special entertainment, and not to mention, a fully-decorated theme park with sparkly lights.
Since we have three daughters varying in age, we enjoyed some rides together and some split up. My 4-year old daughter is definitely more sensitive to motion so we enjoyed toddler rides and even the sky ride. The sky ride was probably the best ride to see the whole park decorated.
Was it cold? Yes, it was, but as we kept moving, it kept us distracted. We arrived bundled in our coats, hats, and gloves and there were sections of the park that provided heaters.
Park Hours and Discount Code
Are you looking for something different to do with your family over the holidays? I heard from locals that as the month goes by it gets busier but it only means it is worth enjoying! Check out the calendar for select dates and times to visit the event this season.
GO to the website and use my discount code, DWWBlog19 to receive a discount this season. Tag me with #singerinkitchen when you visit with your family and friends!