Being A Kid Without Your Kids!

August 18, 2020.Bridget Axtell.8 Likes.35 Comments

My family has been enjoying Silverwood every summer for the past 19 years, but this is the first summer EVER that my husband and I decided to go without the kids! No kids, just us… for a DATE NIGHT! Some of you may be thinking, date night? YES!! Trust me when I say that we had such a great time and that everyone should have a date night at Silverwood at least once!

Since we had never experienced the park without kids, we weren’t sure what to expect. Would it be fun without them? Would we be bored and ready to go home quickly? Let me just say that we had a great time and have gone back, just the two of us, a few times since our first date!

Our date started off relaxing in the lazy river. We each grabbed a tube, kicked back, and enjoyed the float. We have both said many times that we could just sit and float the lazy river all day long and be perfectly content and happy. I always seem to be the one that ends up going under the water spouts, but it’s all good! We enjoy everything about it… including people watching and the music.

Next, it was off to the Magic Show! We hadn’t been in a few years and we were glad we went. There were new tricks and illusions that we hadn’t seen before and even some funny jokes about the current pandemic we are facing that made all the adults laugh! The magic show lasts about a half hour and is perfect for the entire family!

After the magic show, we walked around the park and decided to hop on the train! We have always enjoyed the relaxing and entertaining ride on Engine #7 through the woods and around the park. The 30-minute train ride is fun, scenic, and entertaining! I’m not going to give away all the details and secrets, but I love seeing the baby bison, the view and the pesky bandits are awesome! It’s not only a ride but also a show!

To end our perfect date, we went to Lindy’s for dinner. I’ve always been impressed by the fact that there is a sit-down restaurant inside the park. I honestly don’t think that is common at amusement parks. I love the old-time feel and decor, it honestly makes you feel like you have gone back in time to the wild west… that’s what I love about Main Street!

For dinner, hubby and I decided to order the full order of ribs and share it. It came with two sides, so we chose mac-n-cheese and garlic fries. When they brought our order out and sat it on the table in front of us, our eyes about popped out of our heads! How on earth were we going to be able to eat all that food? Let’s just say, we had dinner and then hubby had the leftovers for lunch the next day!

Our food was absolutely delicious! Everything was cook perfectly! The mac-n-cheese was creamy, the ribs fell off the bone and we cooked perfectly and the garlic fries were to die for! I also had a huckleberry lemonade that was amazing!!! Plus, I got FREE refills! Our waiter was amazing as well. We couldn’t have asked for our dining experience to be any better.

RJ and I celebrated our 21st anniversary earlier this year and I’m happy to say that we are still having fun and enjoying each other’s company! Silverwood Theme Park and Boulder Beach Water Park is the perfect place to relax, laugh, have fun, and enjoy a memorable date with your special someone!


Meet The Conductor

Hello! My name is Bridget Axtell. My husband and I were both born & raised in Idaho and wouldn’t want to love anywhere else. We have two amazing children, (ages 16 and 19) and 3 mastiff’s! We have been enjoying Silverwood as a family for 18 years, but my first experience at was the airshow back in the late 80’s! The thing we love most about Silverwood is that there is something for EVERYONE to enjoy! Our family loves everything about visiting the park and am not sure what we would say is our favorite ride or attraction… but you absolutely MUST visit the Ice Creamery and have a waffle cone! I’ve always been a frugal Mom, so 10 years ago I started my blog Being Frugal and Making It Work, so I could share frugal deals, tips, tricks and even giveaways!

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Comments (35)

  • Mandi . August 18, 2020 . Reply

    Hard to get away without the kids, but we will have grandparents with us on this next visit, so we can have a little alone time.

  • April Klingler . August 18, 2020 . Reply

    It would be an awesome date night.

  • Lindsay Roberts . August 18, 2020 . Reply

    LOVE the idea of a date night at Silverwood!!

  • Kelsey Schabell . August 18, 2020 . Reply

    We have an anniversary coming up and this is a great idea!

  • Lisa DeRosier . August 18, 2020 . Reply

    Great idea!
    A bit far for just a date night since we live in Southern Idaho, but might be a fun weekend get-away. ;o)
    Thanks for the post!

  • Kim Walker . August 18, 2020 . Reply

    What a fun date! I’d love to relax in the lazy river.

  • Leslie Stockdale . August 18, 2020 . Reply

    Still haven’t gotten to Silverwood with my husband! I’m sure it would be entirely different than going with the grandkids. I look forward to it… More of the big, wild and scary stuff for sure!

  • Melissa M . August 18, 2020 . Reply

    My husband and I would love to have a date night at Silverwood, so fun!

  • Melissa McCracken . August 18, 2020 . Reply

    My husband and I would love to have a date night at Silverwood, so fun!

  • Marlo . August 18, 2020 . Reply

    Thanks for the info. I haven’t been to Silverwood since my son was a teenager and he’s 27 now. A date night really sounds like fun. 😁

  • Tawny . August 18, 2020 . Reply

    My husband and I have been dying to go on a trip just he and I. And we haven’t been to silverwood in years. And we have also never gone without our kiddos! This would be quite a treat!

  • Deanna Blomstrom . August 19, 2020 . Reply

    Would love to go just my hubby and myself!!! Thanks

  • Bailey Kirby . August 19, 2020 . Reply

    My husband and i just had our 4 year wedding anniversary. We didn’t get a chance to go out or do anything this year for our anniversary between trying to raise to 2 kids and get just us parents night out is hard. My husband has only been once to silverwood and he didn’t even get to go on the rides. Hope with this win we can go without the kifs and do something nice just for us two. πŸ’—

  • Kim Walker . August 19, 2020 . Reply

    This would be such a fun date night!!

  • Misti . August 20, 2020 . Reply

    A trip to Silverwood would be great! Would love to take my kids, but for a date night….great idea, sounds like so much fun!!

  • Rochelle Nunley . August 20, 2020 . Reply

    I havent been here all year…id love to spend time with my husband at a fun place like here

  • Stef . August 20, 2020 . Reply

    I want to plan a date night there so bad! I also have heard great things about the restaurant. Definitely on the list!

  • Sheila . August 20, 2020 . Reply

    Love this !!!

  • Shelly Peterson . August 20, 2020 . Reply

    This would be great to win. I would like to see posts about your events.

  • Linsey . August 21, 2020 . Reply

    We love Silverwood!

  • Tiffanie . August 21, 2020 . Reply

    I never thought to have a date night with my hubby at silverwood without the kids. What a great idea!

  • Kyra M. Harrell . August 21, 2020 . Reply

    I have always wanted to go! Would be awesome for us!

  • Katie . August 21, 2020 . Reply

    My hubby and I love going to theme parks just the 2 of us! So much fun πŸ™‚

  • Cecile . August 21, 2020 . Reply

    I’ll take anything for a date night at this point lol, but thus sounds like a treatπŸ™πŸ’•

  • Linda . August 22, 2020 . Reply

    My husband and I have our 3 grandkids that live with us keeps us busy im a infant teacher and my husband works very hard this would be awesome our 32 anniversary is in September this would be a great date night .😎🌞

  • Vicki B. . August 22, 2020 . Reply

    I wpuld live a date night with my husband. We recently lost a loved one and would like to get our mind off of things.

  • Julz . August 22, 2020 . Reply

    I would love to win

  • Kristin B . August 24, 2020 . Reply

    My husband and I have been talking of doing a silver wood date night. We did it once when we had season passes and loved it. It would be great to go again.

  • Maggie . August 24, 2020 . Reply

    Would be fun

  • Sara B . August 24, 2020 . Reply

    Would love a date day with the hubby

  • Samantha Barcus . August 25, 2020 . Reply

    My husband and I will be celebrating 7 years together soon! This would be the perfect date night!!!!

  • Jessica . August 25, 2020 . Reply


  • Jill Carugati . August 27, 2020 . Reply

    This would be such a fun thing to do!

  • Christi . September 26, 2020 . Reply

    My first trip to Silverwood was on our honeymoon 23 years ago. I LOVED IT!! I think my favorite moment was having rootbeer floats in the Saloon on Main Street. It was a warm day mid-June, and it was so nice to sit down for a bit. We’ve been back several times with different family members (parents, siblings, niece and nephew, cousins), combinations of friends, and just the two of us. Each trip has it’s own wonderful memories, but there is something special about visiting Silverwood with just my husband.

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