Summer Activities for Kids
Ten Kid-Approved New Hampshire Adventures
“Mommmmmm….. I’m bored!!!”
Consider this checklist of New Hampshire kids’ activities to be a ‘parental survival guide’ when looking to alleviate boredom during those long summer days! Not only will you find great amusement parks and museums, but there are also many unique kids’ adventures to be had all over NH as well. Ask about NH fun for kids or share comments. To feature your business in NHLiving, contact us.
Kid’s Summer Fun & Activities
Alpine Adventures, 41 Main St, Route 112, Lincoln, NH 03251 | 888-745-9911
Zipline canopy tours with 2 courses to choose from, with 14 total ziplines, ropes bridges and plenty of exhilaration. Professionally guided, 2 hour tours offered year round, winter gear provided. Check out the Safari tours in 6-wheel Pinzgauers and guided snowmobile tours.
|1. Alpine Adventures
Based in Lincoln, Alpine Adventures offers year-round fun for the whole family. With summer and winter off-road tours, snowmobile tours, and the ever popular zipline canopy tours, the kids will have a blast whatever the season.
|2. Whale’s Tale Waterpark
With a wave pool and such rides as the Lazy River, the Banzai Pipeline, Harpoon Express, Beluga Boggin, the Eye of the Storm, and Whale Harbor, Whale’s Tale Waterpark offers a full day of fun for kids of all ages.
|3. Attitash Mountain
In addition to great winter skiing, Attitash is loaded with fun summer activities for all ages. From horseback tours and waterslides to alpine slides, climbing walls and a EuroBungy trampoline system, the whole family will enjoy this northern NH hotspot.
|4. Clark’s Trading Post
Offering trained bear shows for over 60 years, Clark’s Trading Post in Lincoln, also offers train rides, a circus, blaster boats, a climbing tower and an impressively large gift shop, as well as a handful of different museums.
|5. Children’s Museum
With a wealth of educational, hands-on activities, the Children’s Museum of Dover, NH is the perfect solution for those rainy summer days. Kids will delight in exploring multi-sensory exhibits throughout the museum.
|6. NH Fisher Cats
Located in the heart of Manchester, the NH Fisher Cats draw huge crowds throughout baseball season. The Fisher Cats are a minor league affiliate team of the Toronto Blue Jays and offer NH families an affordable day of fun at the ballpark.
|7. Canobie Lake Amusement Park
Located in Salem, Canobie Lake is NH’s largest amusement park. Offering everything from bumper cars and rollercoasters to spinning cups and a waterpark, Canobie Lake guarantees a full day of amusement park fun for the whole family.
|8. Ruggle’s Mine
Whether you have a mini rockhound in the family or are just looking for a unique experience, Ruggle’s Mine in Grafton will be a perfect fit. Be ready to collect your own crystals, as Ruggle’s houses mica, amethyst, rose quartz, garnets, beryl and smoky quartz.
|9. Squam Lake Natural Science Center
With live animal exhibits, science education programs and lake cruises, Squam Lake Natural Science Center has been delighting visitors for over 40 years. Come see the many owls, hawks and eagles that call Squam Lake home.
|10. Pittsfield Hot Air Balloon Festival
Held every summer in Pittsfield, NH the Pittsfield Hot Air Balloon Festival is guaranteed to delight kids of all ages. Helicopter rides, a carnival, evening glow balloon launches, fireworks and more are offered over the course of three days.
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