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Suggestiosn for snacks I take for a day at a theme park?

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dontdillydally Mon 01-Jun-09 22:15:59

right heading to legoland next week, first day going straight there so want to take a bag full of snacks - dont want all unhealthy stuff so looking for ideas please - here's what I have so far on my list:

raisons
mini cheddars
fruit bars
apples
bananas

paranoidmother Mon 01-Jun-09 22:55:02

Hello - we went today. Have you been before?

You will see plenty of people with popcorn, hotdogs etc wandering around so we took some little brioche - plain but the kids like them as a treat. They don't feel that they're missing out on cake/sweets.

Carrot sticks/cucumber sticks
baby tomatoes
cheese sticks
bread sticks (with cheese dip or humous or similar)
Plenty of water

Scrumplet Tue 02-Jun-09 01:39:14

Oat cakes (mini ones are nice) to dip in houmous, or bits of torn pitta for doing the same
Squeezy yoghurts - the ones in tubes which don't need a spoon for eating
Boxes of nuts - cashews and pistachios a hit here
Banana chips
Sandwiches
Homemade plain popcorn
Cooked pasta with some pesto, cherry tomatoes, olives and pine nuts thrown in
Strawberries
Blueberries
Grapes
Plain crisps
Hard-boiled eggs

dontdillydally Tue 02-Jun-09 11:14:32

Great idea for the pasta, my ds loves it and the pittas

HensMum Tue 02-Jun-09 11:19:57

Innocent have just started doing smoothie style things in squeezie tubes. You could freeze them beforehand. They're a bit pricey but probably cheaper than buying a round of ice-creams at Legoland...

Ohforfoxsake Tue 02-Jun-09 11:36:27

Don't go too mad! Food is fuel to children on days out like this and they are too busy to be bothered with eating. I would say take a good packed lunch which you can sit and eat (you will need to have a rest) and something for the end of the day when you are on your way back. Make sure you have a water bottle on the go all day.

Otherwise don't overload yourself. Any snacks you take need to be eaten on the hoof, you won't be stopping and sitting too often - Legoland is big and there is a lot to do! I think the pasta and houmous is a great idea, but would have that at lunch, rather than inbetween times. A banana is ideal for a child running to get to the next ride.

In addition to lunch we buy ours an ice-cream in the afternoon as a treat and leave a cool bag in the car with sarnies and snacks for the end of the day for when they are worn out.

Hope you enjoy it! smile

stitchtime Tue 02-Jun-09 11:38:16

i would suggest less snacks, and more of a picnic lunch. that can be carried in backpacks. and lots of water to drink

dontdillydally Tue 02-Jun-09 13:16:02

yes youre right about picnic - i will do a combination of both I think. Thanks for advice

PurpleCrazyHorse Wed 03-Jun-09 22:18:48

You could also freeze a couple of bottles of drink so they defrost during the day and remain cold. They also act as cool blocks for the rest of the picnic.

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