Showing posts with label This Is The Place Heritage Park. Show all posts
Showing posts with label This Is The Place Heritage Park. Show all posts

Thursday, October 19, 2017

"Little Haunts" Flash #Giveaway at 'This Is The Place Park'

I've been hearing about 4 levels of horror at a nearby underground castle of terror in Salt Lake City. You can indicate which level of horror you want imposed upon yourself, and go from there. I'm sorry, but my days of getting adrenaline rushes from being scared at haunted houses are over! I used to tolerate it, at best. Now I can't even take it! I only wish I could use the excuse that I have to take the grandkids to 'Little Haunts', where things aren't very scary, but I'll have to wait until my sons decide to get married and have kids! Until then, I have nieces and nephews to take! Those of you who have small children or grandchildren, you're lucky! Take them to 'Little Haunts' in Salt Lake City at 'This Is The Place Heritage Park'! They will love it and so will you!

Little Haunts at This Is The Place is the FUN, and not so scary Halloween Haunts for kids and their families!  Trick or Treat throughout the Village! Ride the trains and ponies, Creature Encounters, pan for gold and dig for treasure in Prospectors Pit.  Hear Halloween stories from The Story Telling Witch and join us as Alice the Dragon leads you in the costume parade! You can come with or without a costume.  The Candy Cannon will blast out yummy taffy and there will be face painting, games like Tug O'War, Stick Pony Racing, Bean Bag toss and much much more! For more information call: 801.582.1847

Also, this year there is a special coloring contest! Download and print this page and turn it into the "Deseret Hospital" at the Park, with names and phone so the winners can be contacted. One winner from each indicated age group will be chosen and will receive 6 passes to 'Candlelight Christmas', (another amazing event at 'This Is The Place Heritage Park') and an awesome treat bag for the winner! Make sure to mention my blog, A GAL NEEDS...., to receive $2.00 off each ticket purchased!

Now on to the giveaway! 'Little Haunts' is running this weekend and on the 28th. That's it! I've got 6 passes for the 28th, and if you would like to win them, along with 2 scoops of old fashioned candy from the ZCMI store, just enter the easy Rafflecopter below with as many entries as you'd like! The drawing will take place on the 26th and the winner will be notified via e-mail, Twitter, and Facebook. Tickets will be waiting for you at the Ticket Counter at the Park! Be there, and you will be sure to make this Halloween one you and your littles will remember fondly for years to come! 

Disclaimer: A GAL NEEDS...did receive complimentary passes for the posting of this review and/or giveaway. This giveaway is in no way associated with Twitter, Facebook, or any other social media outlets. Must be 18+ years of age, one entrant per household. Winner will be selected by random draw via Rafflecopter, and notified on October 26th via e-mail and Twitter. A GAL not responsible for delivery of prize. U.S. only.  You are not eligible to win if you have won something within the past year from 'This Is The Place Heritage Park'.
  a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thursday, October 20, 2016

"Little Haunts" At 'This Is The Place Heritage Park' Flash #Giveaway

Little Haunts is going full swing at This Is The Place Heritage Park, one of Utah's most family-friendly and fun state parks! I've enjoyed the park many times and each time have enjoyed it just a little differently! This is the not-so-scary place for kids and their families to go for a ton of fun in a safe and friendly environment! Trick or treat around the village, ride the trains and ponies, pan for gold and dig for treasure in Prospectors Pit, hear Halloween stories from the story witch, and see amazing creatures in 'Creature Encounter'! Wait, there's more! Get up close and personal with 'Birds of Prey' and get noticed in the costume parade. But don't worry, you don't have to be in a costume to join in the fun! The candy cannon will be blasting out loads of yummy taffy, plus face painting and fun games like Tug o' War, Stick Pony, Bean Bag Toss, and much more! For more info call 801-582-1847.

Among the many fun activities this year will be a coloring page contest, where the winners will be selected after the last day of Little Haunts, October 29th, and notified on November 1st. One winner from each age group will be selected and gifted with 6 passes to 'Candlelight Christmas', another amazing event at the park, and a gift bag for the winner. Get more details here!

NEW THIS YEAR: Halloween Costume Contest!!! One winner will win a year's pass to 'This Is The Place Heritage Park'! This is such a great prize because it includes all of the amazing activities and events running throughout the year at no charge! Just take a picture of your costume(s) and use the tag @thisistheplaceheritagepark and #thisistheplaceheritagepark It can be from Instagram, Facebook or Twitter. Better yet, you can post on all 3 sites to get your story out!!! Don't forget to mention 'A GAL NEEDS...' to get $2.00 off each pass you purchase!
Now, I want to make sure the late-comers get a chance to get in on the action, which is why I am running a Flash Giveaway for 2 winners to win passes to the very last day of 'Little Haunts' on October 29th! Read the instructions below and enter for your chance to win! Winner will be selected and notified on October 28th!! Good luck!!
  a Rafflecopter giveaway

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

The Dog Day Of Summer At 'This Is The Place Heritage Park'

I feel like I have become an unofficial ambassador of sorts for 'This Is The Place Heritage Park! It is just the best place out there because of all the fun family events and amenities. Now they've got a new event that is coming up this Saturday! It's called, appropriately, the 'Dog Day Of Summer' Event!

 For any and all of you who have and love dogs, this will be THE place to be! Check this out:
Just $5.00 admission, this will be the best time for your dogs to be the focus of your time and attention. Not only will there be a route for a walk in the park, but sponsor, "I And Love And You" dog food will provide a free meal and poop bags for your furry friend! But that's not all! Meet celebrity dogs, Harlow, Indiana and Reese! Get your pics taken with them and check out their New York Times Best-selling book and have it autographed while you're there! There will be swag and free dog treats available, as well as dog bling at the Heritage Park Gift Shop and other vendors!
 You can find the route for the dog walk here. If you would like to participate in the walk/parade, please register here!

You can bet we'll be there with our feisty rescue girl, Evee! She is a border collie that we found in our local paper for $50. She snarled at me the first time we met and bit my husband's hand when he wanted to pet her. It's been almost 7 years, and she has made such progress! She catches frisbee like a champ and is so loving in our family. But she still has some spunk and feistiness left!
Don't have a dog? Maybe you'll find your match at the event! There will be dog adoptions through the Utah Humane Society from 10:00 a.m. through 1:00 p.m.!

Psst....don't forget to mention 'A GAL NEEDS...' for $2.00 off the price of regular admission every day!(A portion of all proceeds will be donated to animal shelters and other animal friendly organizations.)
Disclosure: I was provided free admission to this event in exchange for PR. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Baby Animal Season At 'This Is The Place Heritage Park' #Giveaway

Spring is officially here and baby animals are everywhere on the farm at 'This Is The Place Heritage Park'! One of many season events, Baby Animal Season is one of the most thrilling for visitors of every age! It's so much fun to see all the baby animals and pet them, feed them, and learn about them.  Mention A GAL the ticket office and get $2.00 discount per ticket!

We are so happy to partner up with 'This Is The Place' in Salt Lake City and give away 2 awesome packages, just in time for this eventful season! Enter in the Rafflecopter below. If you have won something from 'This Is The Place' Park in the last 12 months, you are not eligible to win! Good Luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Candlelight Christmas At This Is The Place Park! #Giveaway

Is it ever too late to start a new tradition in the family? We will be attending Candlelight Christmas this next week! Since I first visited 'This Is The Place Heritage Park' about 16 months ago, and found out about the fun, family-friendly events that coincide with major holidays, I am a huge fan! This will be my first time ever to attend the St. Ives inspired Christmas Village! I know it will be awesome, because everything else I have attended has been wonderful! 

This year the Candlelight Christmas Village is open December 7 - 23 & the 26th (Monday - Saturday). It opens at 5 pm and closes at 9 pm. Make sure to wear your warm and festive clothing! The Park is located in Salt Lake City near the Capitol and Hogle Zoo. 
Ticket Prices:
$11/adults, $8/children (3-11) & seniors, Free/children (2 and under) or if you mention A GAL will receive $2.00 off all tickets purchased!

Take home a little bit of Christmas by joining in the fun of making crafts and homemade gifts in one of the decorated homes or pioneer cabins. And you can save on all your holiday shopping when you visit the park. The Gift Shop at the Visitor's Center and the ZCMI Mercantile have Salt Lake's best selection of unique, all-occasion gifts for everyone on your list! And don't forget to warm up with a hot soup meal at the Huntsman Hotel, complete with a sweet treat for those who have been good this year!

Observe a Christmas of over a century ago, quieter, more simple, fun for all. Take a stroll through streets ringing with music and make Candlelight Christmas part of your cherished family traditions. 

Giveaway: One winner will receive 4 tickets to Candlelight Christmas!
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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

A Good Scare At The Haunted Village #BeUtahful

It was a dark and stormy night.... The Quaker girl in the long black dress and bonnet was silently standing at the side of the house. Just standing there, no expression on her deathly pale face. When we passed, she followed. It was almost as if she were an apparition. That's when the monkey's started scampering around us, shrieking and jumping over the stair bannister, terrifying me, but mostly Hannah! She screamed and grabbed her boyfriend's hand even tighter!  As we left that house to move on to the next house in the village, I looked back, only to see the Quaker girl, watching us leave. 
Hannah, Gaven, and Edison
And that's how it went the whole way, from house to historical house. You never knew when something might jump out, where something would just amaze you with its creepiness. But it was so much fun! 
I definitely got my Halloween on last weekend in the 'Haunted Village' at 'This Is The Place Memorial Park'. By day it is the home of 'Little Haunts,' where the children run, play, ride ponies, pan for gold, and have a costume parade, where the candy canon shoots out loads of taffy! In addition, the local villagers throw out even more candy, so everyone has plenty! Little Haunts is open for two more days, the 24th and 31st, 10 am - 5 pm, both days are Saturdays.
If you mention A GAL NEEDS...when purchasing admission tickets to Little Haunts, you'll receive $2.00 off each ticket!
But come nighttime, the park belongs to the ghouls and things that go bump (literally) in the night. It's such a contrast!
The Haunted Village is open Wednesday - Saturday, through Halloween, with tickets going on sale at 6:30 pm. Gates open for the fun at 7:30 pm. There is a guide to welcome you and show you to your first house in the village. You walk from there through the rest of the town in about 90 minutes. The train is waiting at the last house to take you back. So much fun! Admission is $20 per person (so worth it) and make sure to print off your $5.00 coupon at their website!

Don't live in Utah? I found a great list of Fall Festivals that are from 25 other states! You should check it out, just in case!

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Little Haunts At 'This Is The Place Heritage Park' + Discount Code!

The Halloween Season has started at Utah's 'This Is The Place Heritage Park' and they do Halloween up right!

Every year there are fun festivities at the park, starting with The Witches Ball! This is a grown-up event that is loved by Halloween connoisseurs everywhere!  This event has already passed, but make plans for next year!
 Next, the Haunted Village is a whole evening of fun, fantastical and spooky experiences! Recommended for ages 12 and up, the headless horseman rides again! This year's theme is 'Haunted Ever After!' Come if you dare! Open evenings starting October 14th!

Finally, for the little ones it's 'Little Haunts'! Opening today, October 15th, this is a Halloween spectacular that little ones will love! If you mention A GAL NEEDS...when purchasing admission tickets to Little Haunts, you'll receive $2.00 off each ticket!

My nephews and their cute cousin getting into the Halloween Spirit!

Friday, June 26, 2015

This Is The Place Heritage Park #Giveaway {$100 Basic Family Pass}

Welcome to the BeUtahful Summer Adventure Series, hosted by A GAL NEEDS...We are featuring some of the best attractions in the state for tourists and locals alike!  

Giveaway - Sponsored by This Is The Place Heritage Park
Hosted by A GAL NEEDS...
Special Thanks to our Co-Host, Garden Inspire
And thanks to the great Utah Bloggers helping to promote this event!
 We are giving away a 1 year family pass with a retail value of $100! 
This Is The Place Heritage Park has been around for a long time! Originally established to pay homage to the founders of the state of Utah, with gorgeous memorial statues lining the drive around the park, it has evolved into much more! Families from near and far come to the park to enjoy the many amenities offered to visitors.  

On any given day in the summer, you can visit so many different places within the park! For the entire summer you can ride trains, pan for gold, meet the farm animals and ride ponies! Interact with the Blacksmith, Tinsmith and Saddle-maker! Card and spin wool, make take-home crafts, do pioneer chores, play old-fashioned games and so much more! Visit the Native American Village and see the Native Dancers.

Read about Helena's experience at the park here!

There are also many special events throughout the year and the park is open on a daily basis from April thru October.

Special Events For 2015:

Baby Animal Kick-Off April 2-4
Little Haunts - October 15-17, 24, & 31
Haunted Village Oct 10-31
Christkindlmarkt - Dec 3-5
Candlelight Christmas - December 7-23 & 26
Huntsman Day - June 12
Mountain Man Days - June 12-13
Liberty Days - July 4 
Pioneer Days - July 24 

And "this is the place" for weddings! There are nine venues to have the wedding of your dreams!
"TITP was the perfect venue for our wedding reception. It was cozy but elegant and had a unique feel to it that we couldn't find anywhere else. The staff made us feel like family and helped to make it the perfect day" - Chrislyn Woolston

One winner will receive a one-year basic family pass. This pass includes:
  • FREE general admission, Pony and Mini Train Rides
  • FREE admission to these Special Events - Mountain Man Camp, Liberty Days, Pioneer Days, & Little Haunts
  • Monthly “This Is The Place Messenger” e-Newsletter telling of other events and happenings at the park.
  • 50% discount to Haunted Village
  • $20 per person admission to the October Witches’ Ball
  • 10% discount on purchases at Heritage Park Gift Shop and ZCMI Mercantile Store
 What a great prize for someone and their family! Time for the giveaway! The only required entry is to leave a comment about what you love to do in the summertime! All other entries are completely optional, but the more entries you complete, the greater your chances of winning this amazing prize!

Sponsor is responsible for delivery of prizes, not participating bloggers. This blog received no monetary or other compensation for the facilitation of this giveaway. Enter the giveaway in the Rafflecopter below. Good luck! a Rafflecopter giveaway picture credit 

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Hoseback Ride At 'This Is The Place Heritage Park' + $2.00 Ticket Discount!

Thanks to 'This Is The Place Heritage Park' for providing us with a horseback ride for the purpose of review. All opinions are my own!

The all-important birthday party. It shows your kids that you love them, but parties can be hard to plan and time-consuming. It was my nephew's 7th birthday celebration and we decided to let him invite two friends plus his brother to come along for a horseback ride at 'This Is The Place Heritage Park' in SLC, UT! We had a fleeting thought about whether the horses would be gentle enough, since some of the boys hadn't ridden a horse before but other than that, we were stoked!
It was a gorgeous June morning and we arrived at the horse stables after picking up our admission bracelets at the Gift Shop. We met up with James, the cowboy in charge! He had the horses saddled up and ready to ride. 


 He then helped us up on our horses. All of the horses were so patient and well-behaved! After everyone was saddled up, we were on our way!

We passed through the Pioneer Village

We passed by a Pioneer Cemetery
We saw gorgeous views!
 The boys were thrilled and learned how to manage these gentle horses. It was a fun education and we all enjoyed it thoroughly!

After the ride we were free to explore the village and park. One of the things that really capped off this birthday celebration was panning for gold. The boys were enthralled with the historical skill of finding gold by sifting sand out of a pan and finding gold at the bottom. There was gold a-plenty!
We also "happened" to find some curious rocks and found out they are called geodes. There "happened" to be a way to split them open, revealing beautiful, shiny centers! By this time, the boys thought this place was the mother lode of treasure hunting! Each boy got to take home his own geode! They made perfect party favors!

 From there we went and ate lunch at the Huntsman Hotel and watched the kids cool off at the Splash Pad! 

 There was much more to do than we had time for that day, so we hopped on the train and headed back.

I'd say the birthday celebration was a success!  It wasn't too exhausting to plan, the kids were engaged, and the party favors were epic! This place is awesome!

 Are you planning on going to 'This Is The Place Heritage Park' soon? Just mention 'A GAL NEEDS...' when you purchase admission, and receive $2.00 off your ticket price!