On April 8th, I was lucky to go to opening day of the Renaissance Pleasure Faire! Before they opened the gates, they had a couple of gents greeting us and welcoming us to the faire.
When we first walked in my daughter was whisked away to paint. The gentleman asked what my daughter’s name was and he gave her a corresponding letter on paper to paint. So, adorable that the paint is inside the seashells. Very easy for her to paint since they were water colors.
Once she finished painting her letter she was greeted and given beautiful Daffodils. I truly love the attention they were giving her as if she were the only one at the entire faire but they still managed to give the same attention to other children as well, they even gave little Azalea a flower that I think she ended up eating later 🙂 girls gotta eat!
We then found our way at the maypole where there was a performance going on. I know it sounds a little daunting when it’s called the pleasure faire but they have a lot of kid friendly activities and shows. The performers at the maypole were very sweet with my child crashing their party.
When we walked into the faire we were immediately told about the Queens College where there are a lot of crafts for kids of all ages. There is definitely a craft for everyone.
In addition to the Queens College and fun shows they have a lot of kid friendly rides like swings and they have a cute petting zoo with llamas, bunnies, fuzzy chickens and more! They even have a place for the little ones, with blocks and little toys.
There’s a ton a space and open areas for kids to run around and be kids. It’ll definitely make the little ones tired.
In all it was such a fun trip, Sophia Rose is 4 years old and this is up her ally with princesses and fairies. I was really taken back by her watching the shows. She wanted to sit and watch all the shows and even laughed and made comments at appropriate times. With her Autism, you never know how she’ll react or take a crowd but everything is so spread out and wide that it didn’t feel crowded.
I hope you enjoyed my view on the faire!
- Bring cash!! They have ATM’s but all the rides and crafts cost money and only accept cash. Most vendors accept credit cards.
- There are quite a few porter potty’s but there are real bathrooms scattered around the faire.
Children under 4 years old are free! Tickets can be purchased below: