Morgan’s Wonderland is a fantastic play space for kids with and without special needs. It’s located in San Antonio, Texas and offers many sensory activities, train and car rides, and playgrounds that are handicap accessible.
We went to San Antonio in June this year and I kept meaning to blog about the play spaces that we visited there… and just haven’t gotten around to it. It’s October and I was thinking about Morgan’s Wonderland today so I decided NOW was a good time to talk about how much I love this place. Morgan’s and the Doseum were definitely my favorite places when we visited and I look forward to returning to both on our next trip to Texas. I don’t think I can possibly explain how much I LOVE the two, except to say I wanted to move right next to them. Haha. My husband kinda likes his job though so he poo-poo’ed on that idea. If I lived in SA though, I could definitely see myself with a membership to both and regular visits. I live in Maryland and we have lots of cool options for play areas, but nothing (I can think of) so beautifully well designed. And as a social worker, I was so impressed with how well setup Morgan’s Wonderland was to accommodate people with many different needs.
What makes the park special?
For example, there were significant amounts of shade provided in the multiple outdoor areas, as well as fans in some areas, to keep everyone cool. This is a big deal in Texas where your weather can be quite harsh in the summer. NOT all places in Texas do this. It also allows the play to continue if there’s rain. It also means that you don’t need to engage in power struggles with a child who doesn’t want sunscreen on. It also makes waiting in line to “drive” the cars less painful if you or your child doesn’t tolerate the heat well.
Features at Park
- Carousel horses
- Water table area
- Sand area
- Driving cars
- Train that tours the park
- Indoor play area with play store
- Fishing area
- Motorboats (it wasn’t working when we went, but they looked like fun!)
- Water guns for a windmill type item in the water.
- Food and refreshment stands
My only regret is that I didn’t take more photos of this place to show you!
Have you ever been to Morgan’s Wonderland?
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