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6 Rainy Day Escapes for Kids

Escape Indoors for Rainy Day Fun in New Hampshire

Here in New England, we have a saying: If you don’t like the weather—wait five minutes. But on those occasional days when the forecast calls for gloomy skies and rain all day, it’s wise to have a backup in case that beach day or family hiking trip gets rained out. Here are six indoor activities to keep on your radar that the whole family will love!

Children's Museum of New Hampshire, Dover
Head to the seacoast for a visit to New Hampshire’s most visited educational and cultural institution! The one-of-a-kind, hands-on exhibits are specially curated to engage not only the kids, but the whole family.

Fun Spot, Weirs Beach
Impress the family with a visit to Funspot, the largest arcade in the world! With three floors, over 600 games, bowling, indoor mini golf, cash bingo, a tavern, and even a trove of vintage classic arcade games—there’s truly something for everyone.

SEE Science Center, Manchester
The SEE center is fun for the whole family—with hands-on exhibits exploring topics like earth, space, and biology. Plus, be sure to check out the LEGO® Millyard's the largest permanent LEGO® installation at minifigure scale in the world!'

Living Shores Aquarium, Bartlett
There’s a whole lot of indoor fun awaiting you at Living Shores Aquarium. Get up close to ocean life at the touch tanks – home to sting rays, sharks, sea urchins and snails; dig in the digital sandbox; see the tropical birds in the walkthrough aviary and much more.

SkyVenture, Nashua
Save the day with a visit to SkyVenture, where action-packed indoor fun is the name of the game. Feeling brave? Why not try indoor skydiving! Or give it a go on the SurfStream, where you can challenge simulated waves indoors. And there’s plenty more where that came from… including boogie boarding, a Fishpipe ride, rock climbing walls, and so much more. 

Cheshire Children's Museum, Keene
Voted the "Most fun Place for Kids in Best of Monadnock Readers Choice Awards," this play-based children's museum is home to hands on exhibits that are both fun and educational. Let their imaginations run wild as they explore exhibits like a space station, construction zone, recycling station, fire truck, artist corner and so much more.

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