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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!

Woman and children playing at the table at Children's Museum of New Hampshire
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.

Boy playing at game at Fun Spot
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.

Children playing in an indoor pool at Kahuna LagunaKahuna Laguna, North Conway

Explore an indoor tropical oasis at Kahuna Laguna—New Hampshire’s largest indoor waterpark. Voted amongst the Top Ten Indoor Water Parks in the Nation by USA Today, you’re sure to be impressed by this 40,000 square-foot paradise. Dip your toes in the wave pool, fly down waterslides, or just let the kids run wild!

Lego model of the city of Manchester, NH at SEE Science Center
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 Project...it's the largest permanent LEGO® installation at minifigure scale in the world!

Young child indoor sky diving at SkyVenture
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. 

Bowling ball about to hit bowling pins at Yankee Lanes
Yankee Lanes, Keene
Visit Yankee Lanes in the Monadnock Region, where you and the family can enjoy a classic bowling competition. With 24 state-of-the-art lanes, there’s plenty of room to spread out and enjoy some family bonding time together.

New Hampshire Corn Mazes

Challenge your family and friends to navigating a corn maze this fall in NH. Corn mazes are a fun fall tradition and you may just find yourself lost for an afternoon.
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Southern NH Guide to Apple Picking

Take a bite out of fall in New Hampshire this year! Here’s your guide to apple picking at locations across the southern portion of the state.
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Northern NH Guide to Apple Picking

Apple picking in NH is fall must-do. Here are 5 orchards in the northern part of the state that are not only chock-full of delicious fruit, but boast stunning views in some of the state's most scenic spots.
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4 Ways to Discover NH’s Wildlife at Night

After dark is when some of New Hampshire’s most interesting wildlife comes to life! Our moose tours, sanctuary visits, and guided adventures will introduce you to the undiscovered nature that comes alive after we go to sleep.
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5 Icy New Hampshire Adventures

Winter in NH: time to explore an ice castle, check out an ice carving competition or head to an ice festival! Here’s 5 ways to celebrate all things frozen this season. 
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Family Road Trip to New Hampshire

Adventure seeker and accomplished photographer, Jacob Moon set out with his family on a cross country trip, bound for NH. He discovered there’s so much to do, he’s going to have to plan a return visit!
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The Ultimate Summer Bucket List

This bucket list is your roadmap to a classic Granite State summer! No matter where your travels take you, you’re never more than a stone’s throw away from the perfect adventure.
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10 Budget Friendly NH Attractions

These low-cost activities are the perfect way to spend an afternoon in the Granite State. From museums and indoor attractions to unique outdoor activities that can only be found in New Hampshire, there are plenty of ways to get out and explore what the state has to offer. With so many affordable activities—there’s no excuse to miss out!
 
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Holiday Lights, Tours & Events

Light up your holidays with a visit to New Hampshire. Dazzling light displays, holiday strolls and quintessential events bring the magic of the season to life.
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