I am a very blessed mom, but I am also a very blessed wife. Charley and I have been married for 13 years, they say time flies when you’re having fun. That saying holds true because it does not feel like it has been that long! Between running our own businesses and raising 5 kids, sometimes it can be hard to find that alone time to focus on each other. Over the years, we have always made it a priority to find activities we most enjoy doing together – which usually involves watching our favorite shows together or watching stand-up comedy. We do try to go out- just the two of us- as often as our schedule will allow. Some months we get more date nights than others, but for us, sometimes it’s okay to value quality over quantity.
Last week, we decided to have a date together at Silverwood and find some rides where we could get in some cuddle time to relax and enjoy being in each others company. We waited to enjoy the park until after 5 pm just so it was a little cooler outside. Sometimes those hot summer days in Idaho can be draining! Did you know that after 4 pm you can get a discounted ticket at the gate? Another perk to making a late afternoon trip to Silverwood! Of course, we took every chance we could to get in some selfie moments for our scrapbooks and Silverwood has some great photo op spots!
Our first stop was to the magic show – neither one of us has ever seen the magic show, so we snuggled up together and watched the mesmerizing illusions. You can find Nick Norton performing all summer at Silverwood and he is also performing his award-winning show “Phantasm” at the Fox Theater in November.
After the amazement of the magic show we headed over to one of my favorite rides, the Scrambler. That ride always makes me giggle uncontrollably! It was great to squish in with my hubby and laugh together.
We grabbed dinner at Lindys, our favorite restaurant in Silverwood. I love being able to enjoy a meal that is prepared for me and I don’t have to do dishes! Every once in awhile it is so refreshing to break out of our normal schedules and go be silly and laugh together. Between the rides and yummy snacks, having a date night at Silverwood is one of our new favorite things we can do together! Also, my hubby and I love the chance to act like kids again!
My favorite memory from our date at Silverwood is being able to belly laugh together on a ride and then laugh at each about how much we laughed on the ride. That’s how you know you’re having a good time! We also took a break from the excitement of the rides to hold hands and appreciate the scenery within the park. The landscaping is part of what makes Silverwood so special (and romantic). While we may not be able to handle the rollercoasters as much as we did when we were “younger”, we had a blast together doing something a little different than our normal date nights. Plus, who doesn’t love a reason to enjoy some funnel cake with the one you love!
Keep reading to hear what Charley has to say about our Silverwood Date Night.
So I will tell you, gentlemen, if you want to take your wife out for a nice time and do something different from the norm, Silverwood is definitely the place to go. Even if you’re not the kind of guy that wants to ride every roller coaster out there, there is something fun at Silverwood for everyone. My favorite ride with my honey is the scrambler. After the Scrambler, definitely check out the Tilt A Whirl, the Log Ride, and driving the old-time cars. Also, we had a blast just walking around the park, it’s a great way to get in some quality time. Then try your hand at some of the carnival games to win her a big teddy bear or other plush animals. The games are inexpensive and fun to play or if you are a competitive couple, challenge each other at a few games! And even if you can’t win a bear, run over the ring toss where every game you win a flower. Don’t forget to stop by the creamery and enjoy a big scoop of ice cream and of course take some time to cuddle up together during the magic show. The illusions they have in there are amazing!
About the Author:
Hello! My name is Jackie. I am married to a handsome handyman, and I’m the proud momma of 5 kids. About 12 years ago, I started my photography business, Jax Creations Photography. Last year, I started a family website called Wanderful Memories. I use this site to share ways other families can document moments in life through travel and lifestyle. A fun fact about me is that I love to cook/bake for others, and I throw a great dance party in the kitchen (when no one is around to watch my awesome dance moves, of course)! There are many parts of Silverwood that I enjoy, but if I had to narrow it down, it would be riding the Tilt-a-Whirl with my boys. I love to hear them belly laugh! My family enjoys visit Silverwood multiple times during the summer with season passes — it is the perfect way to split up the summer days by visiting the water park or getting their adrenaline going on a roller coaster.
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My husband and I always go with our friends. I think we’ve only been to Scarywood by ourselves. A date night at Silverwood sounds so fun and romantic. Yours is quite inspiring.
Great blog. I so want to go back to Silverwood this year
Thank You for the great information
Thanks for the fun ideas!
Date nights are fun especially at Silverwood.
What a great story!!
My Husband and I would lov to go we have never been to Silverwood !!!
Beautiful way to spend time together. My husband and I have done silverwood a couple of times for our anniversary and just for fun. We will celebrate our 15th wedding anniversary this coming month. This is probably what I’ll surprise him with
What a great way to spend a date night!
Great information! Sounds fun!
Awesome! Sounds like a great time.
Very cute! I love the idea is a date night at Silverwood. Maybe this year or the next with my boyfriend! 💕
Great information, cant wait to come with the family!
I looooveeee silverwood! I used to go every summer with my family. Now i would love to take my boyfriend. He has never been to an amusement park! There are so many fun things to do here!
We love Silverwood (& Scarywood) ~
I have never been to Silverwood. It is on my list of things to do in the next couple years. Thank you for this blog.
Looks like a fun night
Absolutely adorable!!!! The actual best place on Earth
I love this it’s so cute
Lovely!!!! Silverwood is such a fun place to visit!!!
Sounds like a perfect night
We love Silverwood! As our kiddos have gotten older they often break off from us, and we get to enjoy a couple hours “dating” in the park. So much fun for everyone!
I would love a date night with my husband at Silverwood! Thank you for sharing your story!
Love this idea for a date nite! My hubby and i are roller coaster junkies, this would be perfect!
This would so nice to win. My 13th Anniversary is in August and I’d love to play like kids with my spouse.
Would love a date night at Silverwood!!!😍
What a sweet story. My husband and I dont have kids, but he has had to have a life saving surgery and a few after rs, so we try and spend as much time having fun as we can,
Awesome story and could really use a getaway
Silverwood seems like such a simple place for date! I hope to go with a new guy.
Silver wood is always a great time! Great post!
My husband and I LOVE amusement parks and we love making those memories together!
This would be an exciting chance to feel like a kid again!
My other half and myself have never been to silverwood. We have been talking about going before summer is over. This would be an awesome getaway.
Words can’t express how Wonderful a Blessing this would be. Questionis: How lucky can we be?
We love Silverwood❣️
I love this. Keeping the spark alive. Sounds like so much fun.
What a good idea!
I wanna go again so bad! I haven’t been there in about 5 years!
We have five now adult kids. We didn’t take the time out for date night like you. I love that you do. Enjoyable read. Someday we will make it to Silverwood but it hasn’t happened yet.❤
This is awesome and inspiring!
We went for the first time with our kids earlier this summer we had an amazing time I bet it would be so much fun just the husband and I!
I would love to win! As a single mom, an adventure like this is much over due! Also, I’d need a date! 🤣
Silverwood would be a great place for a date with my boyfriend!! Looking forward to having the opportunity to win free tickets! Thanks for the reminder that it’s ok to act like a kid again 😁
We come every year.Such a good Family fun time.Seeys in a couple weeks
What a great date night idea!
Thank you for sharing.
Sounds like such an amazing datenight! I never even thought of Silverwood for a date without the kids! Me and my hubby are celebrating 2 years of marriage this month, this would be a perfect way to celebrate.
I really enjoyed reading about both sides of your experience at Silverwood! I never thought about doing something so fun and different for a date night and hope my fiancé and I can have one there someday.
My wife needs this…..
Amazing story, It would nice to go there for a date night with no kids and not be in a rush to get everything done and just take our time doing what we want.
Such fun times!
Great story. I haven’t been to Silvetwood in years .
I here ppl always talk about this park!!! I cant wait to visit soon.
Cute write up. Didn’t know you could get discounted tickets for later in the day. Great info.
Please let us win!
Never been, this would be fun and much needed.
Sounds like a fantastic date night!
Would love a date with my hubby!!
We have never been to Silverwood before but are planning our first ever trip in 2 weeks. Thanks for some great ideas!
I would love to win! My Anniversary is coming up and this would be perfect for us to reconnect after having our kid. We love this kind fun!
I have never been to a place like this. The closest thing would be a small town fair rides. My boyfriend and I need some fun in our life especially have a baby almost a year ago we haven’t done anything fun in a long time. We would love to experience this! Couples tend to forget to go have fun. My boyfriend deserves to go have fun, he is a hard working man that provides for our family. Best of luck to everyone!!!
My husband and I had one of our first getaway to Silverwood when we were dating 10 years ago. Can’t wait to go back now with our two boys!
Haven’t been to silverwood in years
Sounds like a blast
We would love a date night!
This would be a lot of fun! especially with being able to camp right there!
Date night!!! What’s that 🙂 🙂 I was thinking yes, not having to be the grown up for the day!!
What a fantastic idea, we have never been to Silverwood, but have always wanted to!!!
Would love to win!
What a fun idea. Remembering date nights are key to a long loving marriage.
I’ve never been to Silverwood, but I’d LOVE to.
This is awesome! More people should have date nights!
I love Silverwood! I would love a date night there!!!
Lone Silverwood just had my 505th birthday with Grandboys there but would love to have just a date night and with as busy as we have been we need I might together….finally ride Tremors and survived 🙂
What a great way to spend time with your wife. I definitely agree that Silverwood has something for everyone.
The biggest theme park in the Pacific Northwest! So much fun. I’ve only been once, but can’t wait to go back! Would LOVE to win those tiks!!
I haven’t been to silverwood in years, and I have never really looked at it as a romantic place to go until seeing this post. Would definitely love to go again sometime, especially after having another baby recently. I would love to see other great places for date nights or days!
My husband and I have decided to make Silverwood our last minute family vacation for the summer before our kids go back to school in two weeks. We are so excited!!!!!
For years we purchased season passes and bring the kids and their friends to Silverwood. We have not been in years since the kids are grown. We would love to enjoy Silverwood as a couple, without kids. ❤ What an amazing idea! If we win tickets we will be sure to post pictures of our date.
I love silver wood is makes for such fun date nights! Always a blast!
I have wanted to take my boyfriend to silverwood as a date be ause he has never been there and I love going there we just haven’t had the money to go. But i still full plan on trying to get him there with me. We have had a rough couple momth money wise because of roommate situations but we are in with a new roommate and can start trying to save up to go
It looks like you guys had a lot of fun. My hubby and I are celebrating 10 years this Sept. We have talked about going to Silverwood.
Love going to Silverwood with my kiddos and friends. From when you walk in we are received with lots of love and everyone is lovely in there and of course love the rides our favorite one is Innertube With the kids. Love seeing their little faces when we are sliding down! I would love winning those tickets! 🙏🏼
Sounds like a wonderful time!
My family LOVES Silverwood! My husband and I have been foster parents for 8 years, we make sure all our kids get to experience Silverwood at least once! Our daughter, whom we have now adopted, looks forward to summer because of Silverwood!
I’m glad you found time to have a couple date. I wish my hubby,and I could find the time with 2 kids doing sports during every season and a daughter that is having a baby. We have no time for nothing but sports 😂
A date night at Silverwood sounds wonderful!
I hope to win because I have a special someone I want to bring along!
So awesome! 💕
Date nights are so important to a happy, healthy, long lasting, relationship! ❤️
I love this so much 🙂 such a fun date night!
Can’t remember our last date night! Must be time!
Silverwood is a great place for date night!
What a fun date idea!!
This sounds like it would be amazing and so fun!
So many great memories are made at Silverwood ❤️
Sounds like an amazing place to take someone on a date! Look forward to going this year!
Love this article! Silver wood is a magical place.
Hoping to go this August for my fiancés birthday and his first ever time in silverwood! Thanks for sharing great date ideas at silverwood what to do and how it’s a good date!!
Hoping to go this August for my fiancés birthday and his first ever time in silverwood! Thanks for sharing great date ideas at silverwood what to do.
Hoping to go August for my fiancés birthday and his first ever time in silverwood! Thanks for sharing great date ideas at silverwood what to do.
Going this August for my fiancés birthday and his first ever time in silverwood! Thanks for sharing great date ideas at silverwood what to do.
This is where we went for our honeymoon. 27 years ago There were tigers back then!
sounds like a wonderful date night.. certainly one I’d love to try to experience
How fun would this be! I went when I was a young kid and bringing my family and kids now has always been a dream.
My husband and i go on a date once a year. However we love silver wood. We have 3 beautiful little girls and live in kettle falls. I think the ride id ride with my husband is the teacups their my fav.
Sounds like a delightful, memory-filled time!
I love this! Silverwood is an awesome place to go. Can’t wait to go back
This is one of the greatest ideas yet. Looking foward to a date night.
Awesome first date idea!
Sounds like you had an amazing date night.. Something I need to do more often
Sounds so fun Silverwood Theme Park! Excited to go someday.
Love this ….so sweet 💞 husband has never been and i haven’t been in 20 years