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7 Ways to Win Winter With Kids


Family-Friendly Winter Fun in New Hampshire

Winter is the perfect time to trek the family on a snowy adventure—and New Hampshire is just the place to do it. With plenty of off-the-slopes family fun, you’ll have no trouble finding the perfect activity for you and yours. Check out these seven ideas that are sure to please the crowd!

Cosmic Snow Tubing at Granite Gorge

Cosmic Snow Tubing at Granite Gorge
Snow tubing is a winter classic—but it can be an adventure when you do it in the dark! On Saturdays throughout the season, Granite Gorge offers up a stellar tubing experience under the stars. With neon lights illuminating the tubing lanes, music blaring, and glow necklaces included, this one is a party for the whole family!

Closed for the 2020-2021 Season
Granite Gorge
341 NH Route 9, Roxbury/Keene


Winter Thrill Rides at Cranmore Mountain

Winter Thrill Rides at Cranmore Mountain 

Cranmore Mountain is much more than just a skier’s paradise. Hailed as the #1 Resort for Off-Hill Action, you can trust there’s an adventure here for everyone. Cranmore Mountain’s Tubing & Adventure Park offers loads of variety with 10 tubing trails, a two-seater zipline, a giant swing, and a mountain coaster that will tour you through the forest! Both the adults and the kiddos will enjoy the assortment of fun offered all in one great location.

This year, advanced online reservations are required for tubing at Cranmore Mountain due to Covid-19 capacity restrictions.

Open through early April
Cranmore Mountain
239 Skimobile Rd. North Conway

Snowmobiling in the Great North Woods


Snowmobiling in the Great North Woods
There’s nothing that emulates true winter thrills like an exhilarating snowmobiling excursion through the woods. And here in New Hampshire, we have over 7,000 miles of groomed trails ready to be conquered up in the North Country. Fly through scenic winter vistas, explore snowy landscapes, or simply enjoy your northern adventure. Plus—snowmobiling is fun for the whole family, and even kids as young as six can ride (as a passenger). Your snowmobile must have a state registration, available at over 200 locations across the state. If you don’t own a snowmobile, you can find a list of rental shops here.

Fat Biking at Great Glen Trails

Fat Biking at Great Glen Trails
Take the family on a winter bike ride—with Fat Bikes! These specially designed bikes come with extra-wide tires to traverse unstable terrain… much like snow. Head to Great Glen Trails to cycle on the groomed cross-country paths winding through scenic countryside vistas. Pick up a trail pass and rentals at the lodge and get pedaling!

Trails open at 8:30 am daily, weather permitting
Great Glen Trails
1 Mount Washington Auto Rd., Gorham

Kahuna Laguna Water Park

Kahuna Laguna Water Park 

Warm up with a dip in the heated waters at Kahuna Laguna—an indoor waterpark paradise. Enjoy the three-story waterslide, dip in the wave pool or hot tub, play in the arcade, and explore the rest of the 40,000 square-foot adventure park! And be sure to keep an eye out for the Tiki Tide Café, which serves up beer, wine, and special frozen cocktails for mom and dad!

Note that for the 2020-2021 winter season, admission is reserved only for guests of the Red Jacket Mountain View Resort and capacity has been limited to 50% to comply with health and safety guidelines. 

Open year-round
Kahuna Laguna Indoor Water Park
2251 White Mountain Hwy., North Conway

Ice Skating at Strawbery Banke

Ice Skating at Strawbery Banke

Ice skating at Strawbery Banke is an experience like no other. The museum’s historic Puddle Dock Pond is nestled in the center of a restored colonial village, offering that just-stepped-back-in-time feeling as you glide along the ice. Afterwards, explore the museum and learn about the history of Strawbery Banke through costumed role-players, heritage garden tours, hands-on activities, over 30,000 artifacts, and more!

For the 2020-2021 winter season, ticket sales begin at 9AM for same-day paid public skating sessions. No online or phone reservations available. Free skate (free admission) tickets are not available until 10 minutes before. 
 
Skate times vary, check calendar
Strawbery Banke
14 Hancock St., Portsmouth

SEE Science Center

SEE Science Center

Your kids can walk on the moon, generate electricity, discover their DNA and more — all in one spot. The SEE Science Center brings science to life with more than 90 exhibits, hands-on discovery and engaging demonstrations for kids of all ages. Or, check out the LEGO® Millyard Project...it's the largest permanent LEGO® installation at minifigure scale in the world!

Online reservations are required prior to visiting the SEE Science Center this season. Check online for the latest hours of operation before arrival. 
 
Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm; Saturday and Sunday, 10am-5pm
200 Bedford St., Manchester

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