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.

My wife rocks!

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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Comments (126)

  • Coleen Ohm . July 25, 2019 . Reply

    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.

    • Abby Rivera . July 27, 2019 . Reply

      Great blog. I so want to go back to Silverwood this year

  • Brandy Day . July 25, 2019 . Reply

    Thank You for the great information

  • Cassie W . July 25, 2019 . Reply

    Thanks for the fun ideas!

  • Carmen . July 26, 2019 . Reply

    Date nights are fun especially at Silverwood.

  • Casey Earls . July 27, 2019 . Reply

    What a great story!!

    • Cindy Mizenko . July 31, 2019 . Reply

      My Husband and I would lov to go we have never been to Silverwood !!!

  • Amanda . July 27, 2019 . Reply

    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

  • Amy . July 27, 2019 . Reply

    What a great way to spend a date night!

  • Tara H . July 27, 2019 . Reply

    Great information! Sounds fun!

  • Dustin . July 27, 2019 . Reply

    Awesome! Sounds like a great time.

  • Heather . July 27, 2019 . Reply

    Very cute! I love the idea is a date night at Silverwood. Maybe this year or the next with my boyfriend! 💕

  • Nicole . July 27, 2019 . Reply

    Great information, cant wait to come with the family!

  • Serenah . July 27, 2019 . Reply

    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!

  • Jeff D . July 27, 2019 . Reply

    We love Silverwood (& Scarywood) ~

  • Sandi . July 27, 2019 . Reply

    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.

  • Tina . July 27, 2019 . Reply

    Looks like a fun night

  • Abbey Bradley . July 27, 2019 . Reply

    Absolutely adorable!!!! The actual best place on Earth

  • Ashely Nelson . July 27, 2019 . Reply

    I love this it’s so cute

  • Teresa Lawrence . July 27, 2019 . Reply

    Lovely!!!! Silverwood is such a fun place to visit!!!

  • Cathy . July 27, 2019 . Reply

    Sounds like a perfect night

  • Angie Graves . July 27, 2019 . Reply

    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!

  • Teresa Davidson . July 27, 2019 . Reply

    I would love a date night with my husband at Silverwood! Thank you for sharing your story!

  • Jamie . July 27, 2019 . Reply

    Love this idea for a date nite! My hubby and i are roller coaster junkies, this would be perfect!

  • Samantha Hamelin . July 27, 2019 . Reply

    This would so nice to win. My 13th Anniversary is in August and I’d love to play like kids with my spouse.

  • Cassandra Marvin . July 27, 2019 . Reply

    Love silverwood

  • Shannon Lenhard . July 27, 2019 . Reply

    Would love a date night at Silverwood!!!😍

  • christina harmon . July 27, 2019 . Reply

    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,

  • Nick Wirtz . July 27, 2019 . Reply

    Awesome story and could really use a getaway

  • Stephanie . July 27, 2019 . Reply

    Silverwood seems like such a simple place for date! I hope to go with a new guy.

  • Nora schillo . July 27, 2019 . Reply

    Silver wood is always a great time! Great post!

  • Abby . July 27, 2019 . Reply

    My husband and I LOVE amusement parks and we love making those memories together!

  • Ryan12 . July 27, 2019 . Reply

    This would be an exciting chance to feel like a kid again!

  • Leticia Ridesatthedoor . July 27, 2019 . Reply

    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.

  • Melody DeMaster . July 27, 2019 . Reply

    Words can’t express how Wonderful a Blessing this would be. Questionis: How lucky can we be?

  • Trista . July 27, 2019 . Reply

    We love Silverwood❣️

  • HillaryB . July 27, 2019 . Reply

    I love this. Keeping the spark alive. Sounds like so much fun.

  • Journeymarie Donovan . July 27, 2019 . Reply

    What a good idea!

  • Kylila M . July 27, 2019 . Reply

    I wanna go again so bad! I haven’t been there in about 5 years!

  • Serena Bussanich . July 27, 2019 . Reply

    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.❤

  • Brittany Nichols . July 27, 2019 . Reply

    This is awesome and inspiring!

  • Amanda Brown . July 27, 2019 . Reply

    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!

  • Sheena . July 27, 2019 . Reply

    I would love to win! As a single mom, an adventure like this is much over due! Also, I’d need a date! 🤣

  • Lesslie Whysong . July 27, 2019 . Reply

    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 😁

  • Amy Dingle . July 28, 2019 . Reply

    We come every year.Such a good Family fun time.Seeys in a couple weeks

  • Stephanie Gabriel . July 28, 2019 . Reply

    What a great date night idea!

    Thank you for sharing.

  • Alex . July 28, 2019 . Reply

    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.

  • Brandi . July 28, 2019 . Reply

    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.

  • Joshua Ponczoch . July 28, 2019 . Reply

    My wife needs this…..

  • Joy Ponczoch . July 28, 2019 . Reply

    So cool!

  • Zac Taiclet . July 28, 2019 . Reply

    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.

  • Jennifer Hoyt . July 28, 2019 . Reply

    Such fun times!

  • Michael W. . July 28, 2019 . Reply

    So fun!

  • Shelly Peterson . July 28, 2019 . Reply

    Great story. I haven’t been to Silvetwood in years .

  • Ingrid . July 28, 2019 . Reply

    I here ppl always talk about this park!!! I cant wait to visit soon.

  • Julie . July 28, 2019 . Reply

    Cute write up. Didn’t know you could get discounted tickets for later in the day. Great info.

  • MaryRose Morigeau . July 28, 2019 . Reply

    Please let us win!

  • Nicole . July 28, 2019 . Reply

    Never been, this would be fun and much needed.

  • Nancy Benson . July 28, 2019 . Reply

    Sounds like a fantastic date night!

  • Janey bredwick . July 28, 2019 . Reply

    Would love a date with my hubby!!

  • Amy Allen . July 28, 2019 . Reply

    We have never been to Silverwood before but are planning our first ever trip in 2 weeks. Thanks for some great ideas!

  • Lauren Alvarez . July 29, 2019 . Reply

    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!

  • Teal Harris . July 29, 2019 . Reply

    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!!!

  • Kayla . July 29, 2019 . Reply

    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!

  • Merritt . July 29, 2019 . Reply

    Haven’t been to silverwood in years

  • Gabby . July 29, 2019 . Reply

    Sounds like a blast

  • Nichole Mann . July 29, 2019 . Reply

    We would love a date night!

  • James Wittman . July 29, 2019 . Reply

    This would be a lot of fun! especially with being able to camp right there!

  • Nancie Newman . July 29, 2019 . Reply

    Date night!!! What’s that 🙂 🙂 I was thinking yes, not having to be the grown up for the day!!

  • April Hamby . July 29, 2019 . Reply

    What a fantastic idea, we have never been to Silverwood, but have always wanted to!!!

  • Colby Lenz . July 29, 2019 . Reply

    Would love to win!

  • Shayna Johnson . July 29, 2019 . Reply

    What a fun idea. Remembering date nights are key to a long loving marriage.

  • Ally . July 29, 2019 . Reply

    I’ve never been to Silverwood, but I’d LOVE to.

  • Toni . July 29, 2019 . Reply

    This is awesome! More people should have date nights!

  • Austin Leigh . July 29, 2019 . Reply

    I love Silverwood! I would love a date night there!!!

  • Tamara Dahardh . July 29, 2019 . Reply

    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 🙂

  • Lily Hanson . July 29, 2019 . Reply

    What a great way to spend time with your wife. I definitely agree that Silverwood has something for everyone.

  • Eric Bailey . July 30, 2019 . Reply

    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!!

  • Chelseymae17 . July 30, 2019 . Reply

    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!

  • Callie . July 30, 2019 . Reply

    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!!!!!

  • Gina Evans . July 30, 2019 . Reply

    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.

  • Tammy Stephens . July 30, 2019 . Reply

    Great idea!

  • Natalia . July 30, 2019 . Reply

    I love silver wood is makes for such fun date nights! Always a blast!

  • Harley Davis . July 30, 2019 . Reply

    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

  • Christina . July 30, 2019 . Reply

    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.

  • Lucy . July 30, 2019 . Reply

    So fun!

  • Hidalia Garcia . July 30, 2019 . Reply

    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! 🙏🏼

  • Kelsie . July 30, 2019 . Reply

    Sounds like a wonderful time!

  • Shayla . July 30, 2019 . Reply

    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!

  • Kristi . July 30, 2019 . Reply

    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 😂

  • Sarah . July 30, 2019 . Reply

    A date night at Silverwood sounds wonderful!

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  • Anthony M Davis . July 30, 2019 . Reply

    I hope to win because I have a special someone I want to bring along!

  • Amanda . July 30, 2019 . Reply

    Good story!

  • Whitney . July 30, 2019 . Reply

    ❤ Silverwood!!

  • Natalie . July 30, 2019 . Reply

    So fun!!

  • Elisa Schwartz . July 30, 2019 . Reply

    So awesome! 💕
    Date nights are so important to a happy, healthy, long lasting, relationship! ❤️

  • Rea . July 31, 2019 . Reply

    I love this so much 🙂 such a fun date night!

  • Leslie . July 31, 2019 . Reply

    Can’t remember our last date night! Must be time!

  • Katelin Quezada . July 31, 2019 . Reply

    Silverwood is a great place for date night!

  • Kaeli . July 31, 2019 . Reply

    Cute idea!

  • Rachel Graham . July 31, 2019 . Reply

    What a fun date idea!!

  • Rebecca Rodriguez . July 31, 2019 . Reply

    This sounds like it would be amazing and so fun!

  • Angel . July 31, 2019 . Reply

    So many great memories are made at Silverwood ❤️

  • Whitney Hansen . August 1, 2019 . Reply

    Sounds like an amazing place to take someone on a date! Look forward to going this year!

  • Chrissy Bieker . August 1, 2019 . Reply

    Love this article! Silver wood is a magical place.

  • Jenny . August 1, 2019 . Reply

    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!!

  • Jenny . August 1, 2019 . Reply

    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.

  • Jenny . August 1, 2019 . Reply

    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.

  • Jenny . August 1, 2019 . Reply

    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.

  • Lisa . August 1, 2019 . Reply

    This is where we went for our honeymoon. 27 years ago There were tigers back then!

  • Jazi . August 1, 2019 . Reply

    sounds like a wonderful date night.. certainly one I’d love to try to experience

  • Monica . August 1, 2019 . Reply

    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.

  • Virginia rosenthal . August 1, 2019 . Reply

    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.

  • Korri . August 1, 2019 . Reply

    Sounds like a delightful, memory-filled time!

  • Michael Fisk . August 2, 2019 . Reply

    I love this! Silverwood is an awesome place to go. Can’t wait to go back

  • Alma Avalos . August 2, 2019 . Reply

    This is one of the greatest ideas yet. Looking foward to a date night.

  • Meriya . August 2, 2019 . Reply

    Awesome first date idea!

  • Tanya Azure . August 3, 2019 . Reply

    Sounds like you had an amazing date night.. Something I need to do more often

  • Robert Rule . August 3, 2019 . Reply

    Awesome idea!!

  • Jose . August 3, 2019 . Reply

    Sounds so fun Silverwood Theme Park! Excited to go someday.

  • Jessica Robinson . August 3, 2019 . Reply

    Love this ….so sweet 💞 husband has never been and i haven’t been in 20 years

  • April Leblanc . August 3, 2019 . Reply

    ❤❤how sweet!!

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