A day at the amusement park is fun for children of all ages, but just like any outdoor activity you want to ensure that you arrive prepared for the elements and level of physical activity required. There is nothing worse than being in the middle of an amusement park and realizing you forgot something.

At this point you options are pretty much limited. You can either leave to retrieve the item you forgot, or you will just have to do without it. If you are planning a day out at an amusement park  Houston there are some tips on what you should consider packing to make sure you have a fun and safe day.

Weather Appropriate Gear

Before you head to the amusement park you are going to want to check the weather report. Depending on the expected weather for the day you may want to consider packing any or all of the following:

  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Wide brimmed hat
  • Rain gear
  • Coat or light jacket

Snacks and Drinks

Most amusement parks allow you to bring in some light snacks. Exactly what types of food you can bring will depend on the specific parks rules. You will want to check the parks website for the rules regarding outside food and drink. This will not only save you money, but will be especially helpful with the little ones, and those that suffer from problems with blood sugar levels while waiting in long lines. Some easy to carry snacks you may want to consider:

Raisins and other dried fruits

M&Ms or other candies that won’t melt

Bottled water

Baby food (if needed)

Sliced apples or other fresh fruits and vegetables

Medication or Other Medically Necessary Devices

It’s easy to leave the real world behind when visiting an amusement park, but don’t step too far outside reality. You want to make sure to bring any medications or medical devices that you require. Some things to keep in mind:

Prescription medications

Aspirin, Tylenol, Advil, etc…

Personal mobility devices or wheelchairs (these can often be rented as well)

A cane or walking stick (even if you don’t use one every day)

Prescription sunglasses

Baby wipes and diapers

Other Things You May Not Think Of

Remember once you are inside the amusement park you are not going to want to leave just retrieve an item, even if it’s just outside in the car. By packing up a backpack or other bag before heading to the park you will be certain you have everything necessary to have a great day. Some items you might want to consider:

  • Portable charges for your phones and cameras
  • Extra digital media (SD cards etc…)
  • A wall charger
  • An empty water bottle (you can fill these at water fountains)
  • A towel
  • An extra t-shirt
  • An extra pair of socks

Nothing beats a day at the amusement park. It’s a wonderful opportunity to escape from the everyday grind, and a great way to have fun with your kids. Of course you want everyone to come home healthy and happy, and with just a little planning you can ensure that you have everything you need to have a fun filled day at the amusement park. So before your next trip to the amusement parks in houston double check your bag, check the weather report, and make sure you are prepared for the fantastic day ahead.