This was our first trip actually driving a car through the city and into Pennsylvania, so we ordered a Zip Car and made a day of it. Being that the park is only about 90 minutes outside of New York City, it made for the perfect day-long getaway with the kids.
The park, which is celebrating it’s 30th anniversary, is designed after the very popular children’s show Sesame Street. There are many preschool-age appropriate attractions spread over the 14 acres, while also providing lots of fun for older children and even adults. My husband loved the Count’s Castle water attraction, and all of us were sufficiently cooled off after spending time in the sprinkler areas.
We enjoyed a really lively yet intimate show with some of the characters, and afterwards had lunch with none other than the Count, who had the kids rolling while pretending to eat their food. The kids had a blast playing in the pretend fire trucks, on the carousel, and especially in the bounce house. It’s a small enough park that while it’s a lot of fun, it isn’t overwhelming by it’s size.
The park is vibrant, clean, and the staff was always very attentive and helpful. I was happy to be able to take the kids out of the city and to a fun place with games and activities geared toward their ages. The best part? We were home within an couple of hours in time for dinner and packing for another big road trip the next day. Sesame Place was a great way to spend a hot summer day, and I would definitely do it again.
Momma’s Gone City covered this event for Mom in the City