I know what you’re thinking… an amusement park for a baby? Yep, they do exist!
As soon as my mom found out about Dutch Wonderland, we packed our things and headed to Lancaster, PA.
Dutch Wonderland- An Amusement Park For Toddlers
Before we even walked into the amusement park, Riley Blake was laughing and having a blast. She was just as excited as I was which confirmed the day would make for a good one.
When you walk in, you have baby stand in front of the “which rides are for you sign?” Once you find out which color they are, you’ll see the same sign in front of everywhere ride so you just have to be sure that color is indicated to know if they can go on that ride or not.
Rides And Activities For One Year Olds:
Since Riley is 12 months we were focused on what she could do. I was pretty amazed at the amount of rides available.
- Sand Box
When you walk in you see all the rides, food trucks, and showrooms for play then when you get to the second half of the park you’ll find the nature side of things. This is where the san box is located. There’s a variety of things for the kids! I love it because if you have more than one child, they can all enjoy the park.
Surprisingly enough, RB did great watching the shows. I thought she would try to get out of our lap to go walk up stage. Instead she watched along, clapped her hands, and laughed away.
What To Bring:
- Baby snacks
- Plenty of fluids
- Hand sanitizer
There is a bag check as you walk into the park, but baby food is allowed. The snacks will come in handy during the shows. As I recall, there were two stages with about 10 different show options. One of the stages has a pool so there is a wet zone. If you want to get wet, bring towels too.
Planning Your Visit:
The park is located in Pennsylvania. It’s actually right across the street from the mall making it great for a weekend visit too. We went just for the day and it was fabulous, but if you want to stay longer there are more things to do for the whole weekend. I highly suggest checking out their website here as it includes information of camping at the park and enjoying a character breakfast at the restaurant.
We went to the park on a Sunday in the month of May and there was plenty of parking. The whole park was easy to navigate with workers everywhere if you have any questions. There are also lots of food options so come hungry!