Friday, February 20, 2015

PA Dutch Country Weekend Trip: Turkey Hill Experience

Finally, the last leg of our long weekend trip was a short stop at Turkey Hill Experience on the way home. We told the kids they could eat all the ice cream they want and there was cheers all around!!
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I SCREAM, You SCREAM, We All SCREAM for ICE CREAM!

The regular admission for Turkey Hill Experience is about $10/person, but we saved $3 per ticket by buying them on CertifiKid. However, having now visited the place, I will say that even with the discount, $7 is steep for what you get. Luckily, kids 4 and under are free. So, yay!
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The whole family's favorite part was the unlimited ice cream samples. There were 16 flavors to choose from -- I am surprised that the kids didn't eat more than one scoop, but I, on the other hand, ate 3. What a great lunch :)
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Once we finished our treats, we watched a short film on the making of ice cream at Turkey Hill and went through some interactive, hands-on exhibits. The main focus of the exhibits was the 3-step process of using computers to design your own ice cream flavor, design the packaging, and film a commercial...but my little kids just had fun running around (there was a small ball pit that they loved! and a slide!) and pushing buttons. I ended up designing my own ice cream flavor and, before we left, just for fun, Anna made a little commercial.

Would we come back to Turkey Hill Experience? Maybe? The kids will definitely get more out of it once they know how to read. I would also love to try the Taste Lab option.

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Now We Need a Summary:

JOYCE
Fave: Everything we did at Dutch Country
Yuck: Long drive to Crayola Experience

LUKE
Fave: Buggy ride, all the pies, Bird-in-Hand Bake Shop, crispy noodles at Saigon Cafe, dessert at Dienner's
Yuck: Crayola Experience

ANNA (age 4, almost 5)
Fave: Crayola Experience
Yuck: Buggy ride ("It was too long")

WILL (age 3)
Fave: "Staying in the hotel where it is warm"
Yuck: Buggy ride

I thought they would get a kick out of riding in a buggy!

Anyway, overall, a great trip. Can't wait to go back and spend more time at Dutch Country!

4 comments:

  1. Interesting, the mixed reviews on the Crayola Experience. And LOL on Will just wanting to stay inside. That'd be my 4.5 yr old's review too. Stay-in and watch TV on the comfy hotel bed. I'd love to visit the Turkey Hill place. So it's along the route between here and Lancaster?

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    1. haha, yes. Will associates hotel with unlimited tablet time. Sigh. Yup, Turkey Hill is about 20 minutes from Lancaster, on the route home, half way between York and Lancaster.

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  2. Meh...that pretty much sums up my view on this ice cream stop. I actually find it more enjoyable to browse the frozen food isles of a Walmart than this place. Why did we go here again?

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  3. Laffs@FatherTime.

    Wally world ice cream isn't "handmade".....

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