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One of the things on my to do list this summer was to take the kids to Edaville Railroad in Carver, Massachusetts. Edaville Railroad is an amusement park that is geared more towards younger kids. It can be intimidating to go to a new amusement park for the first time. Here are 7 things to know about visiting Edaville:
Sections of the Park: There are 3 sections to Edaville Railroad – the main part, Dinoland and Thomasland.
The main part is the original Edaville Railroadd that has some older, but fun and classic rides that cater to kids of all ages. It includes the Ferris Wheel, Flying Elephants, and one of our favorites, the Tilt-a-Whirl.
Dinoland is a walk through portion of the part that has make believe dinosaurs through the woods. There are buttons you can push to learn about each dinosaur. There is also one ride in this section that is fun for the kids!
Thomasland is based on Thomas the Train and is pretty new. They have a nice variety of rides for all ages – some more thrill rides and some for younger kids. There is also a small show that goes on a schedule throughout the day.
Height Requirements: At 40 inches, my daughter was tall enough to go on pretty much every ride with an adult or alone, with the exception of maybe 2 or 3.
Food: There are two main places that you can get food for lunch, one in the original Edaville section called KC’s Cafe and one is in Thomasland called Dockside Diner. They each offer what I would call regular amusement park fare – pizza, grilled cheese, cheeseburgers, hot dogs and french fries.
One of the nice things about Edaville is you also have the option to bring in your own lunch. There is a nice, shaded area with picnic tables that you can sit and eat. We have done this before and then treated ourselves to some ice cream after!
Shade & a Nap: Dinoland is the perfect place if you need some shade or are looking to get a younger sibling to take a little nap. The entire section is shaded while you walk through and even though it is a gravel path, it is easy to push a stroller on. My little guy easily fell asleep in this section whenever we have been at the park.
Transportation: While we have preferred to bring our stroller on trips, you are also allowed to bring in a wagon, which can be nice for older kids who are going to be getting out a lot to get on rides.
Splash Areas: Just last summer for the first time, they added a couple small splash places within the park. They were in the form of an animal that was shooting some water or misting. It was a great little space to get cool but not get soaked in, unless you stayed under there for a minute or two! There were a few of these throughout the park!
Christmas at Edaville: A big attraction of Edaville Railroad is the Festival of Lights. Shortly after Thanksgiving, the park is transformed for Christmas. They offer free train rides where you can see a wide variety of Christmas lights that are throughout the park.
They also have colder weather options like hot chocolate available and a chance to meet Santa Claus!
Edaville is fun in particular for younger kids – is there a fun park near you that you love to take the kids to?
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