Things to do in DOVER with kids

New Hampshire may be small but it’s jam packed full of incredible places to go with kids. Rivers, valleys, history, mountains - it’s an outdoor paradise!

The world’s first cog railway? Yes please! Mount Washington Cog Railway offers incredible views from up high (be brave!).  Want to go higher? High 5 Ballooning is an option for hot air ballooning over the White Mountains! (be even more brave!)

Snow activities, horseriding, hiking and biking can all be found in the park, from Pillsbury State Park to Franklin Falls Dam - and if you fancy going even deeper Polar Caves Park or Lost River Gorge have fascinating gorges, caverns and gems to uncover!

Don’t forget those snow shoes because the mountains are waiting! Cannon Mountain, and Granite Gorge Ski Area are just some of the places where kids can learn those basics or master their skills!

Farms, camping, railroads, museums too…that’s only scratching the surface!  Great things come in small packages? Got that right…

Enjoy this little gem of New England just bursting with kids fun!

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  • Children's Museum of New Hampshire

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    Dover

    Two floors of interactive exhibits and hands-on learning at this New Hampshire children's museum, dedicated to a child's development! Perfect for under 12s

  • Twice The Fun

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    (1 miles) Dover

    Great indoor fun for kids under 12 years in New Hampshire, with playhouses, trampolines, ball pits, toys and soft play! A fun baby zone too.

  • Hilltop Fun Center

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    (4 miles) Somersworth

    Family fun with all year round indoor attractions (and seasonal outdoor attractions) where kids can enjoy Laser Tag, Batting Cages and Miniature Golf! To just name a few...!

  • Strawbery Banke Museum

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    (10 miles) Portsmouth

    Visitors to Strawbery Banke have the opportunity to experience and imagine how people lived and worked in this typical American neighborhood throughout four centuries of history. Through its ...

  • Rumble Tumble gym

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    (10 miles) Portsmouth

    Rumble Tumble is a child's instructional gym offering fun fitness classes through a child's natural desire to tumble and play. Rumble Tumble is also a huge indoor soft play zone and private party ...

  • Water Country

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    (12 miles) Portsmouth

    A family fun water park that offers a variety of water-based activities for all ages and all swim levels including slides, rides, waves, sprays and features on all sides.

  • Yorks Wild Kingdom

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    (12 miles) York Beach

    A great place to enjoy beautiful wild animals and fun rides.

  • Seacoast Science Center

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    (13 miles) Rye

    The Seacoast Science Center is a "must see" for anyone wishing to discover the natural treasures and rich history of coastal New Hampshire. The Center's dramatic seaside setting, interpretive ...

  • Rye Airfield

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    (14 miles) Rye

    50,000 square feet facility cleverly arranged into a dozen sections which allows them to accommodate everything from bikes to skateboards and scooters to inline skates, all at the same time.

  • American Independence Museum

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    (15 miles) Exeter

    Discover the stories behind America's revolutionary past and how they relate to your experiences today by visiting the American Independence Museum. Located in historic Exeter, New Hampshire, the ...

  • Beach Acres Campground

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    (16 miles) Wells

    A relaxing and enjoyable Southern Maine coastal campground. Kids will love the ocean breeze, and the beautiful beaches to play on!

  • Fuller Gardens

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    (17 miles) North Hampton

    Fuller Gardens is a public display garden, located on the ocean, that features over 1700 rose bushes of hundreds of varieties, formal English perennial borders, Japanese Garden and Koi pond, annual ...

  • The Wells Reserve at Laudholm

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    (19 miles) Wells

    Get your whole family out for the day in 2,250 acres of beautiful protected land rich in natural wildlife in Maine, filled with trails and exhibits.

  • Captain Bills Charters

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    (21 miles) Deerfield

    Captain Bill's Charters offers the best deep sea fishing, scuba diving and sightseeing tours in New England. Plan your private fishing trip for cod, haddock, blue fish, shark and tuna., great fun for ...

  • Liquid Planet Waterpark

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    (21 miles) Candia

    is a locally-owned and family-run business inspired by New Hampshire's great outdoors, combining the tranquility and beauty of nature with the fun, excitement and adventure of a state of the art ...

  • Seashore Trolley Museum

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    (24 miles) Kennebunkport

    The Museum contains the "National Collection of American Streetcars" plus collections af rapid transit vehicles, trackles trolleys, and buses. The exhibit "History in Motion" contain a children's ...

  • New England Sports Park

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    (25 miles) Amesbury

    Big thrills, fast and steep snow tubing, and globe riding...yes please!

  • Charmingfare Farm

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    (26 miles) Candia

    Charmingfare Farm is home to many of the traditional agricultural animals you would expect to see on a farm. Children will enjoy the Oakhurst Dairy Discovery Barn , home to our large "hands-on" ...

  • MetroRock North Climbing Gym

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    (27 miles) Newburyport

    Open a new world of adventure to your children that develops them physically, mentally and socially in a positive reinforcing environment. Kids are introduced to climbing through a series of games, ...

  • Party PlayLand

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    (28 miles) Hampstead

    Indoor play fun for kids up to 12 years, with inflatables, soft play, and birthday parties too!

  • Chucksters Family Fun Park

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    (29 miles) Chichester

    Family Fun Park featuring miniature golf, go-karts, batting cages, climbing wall, and more in New Hampshire! Great for active kids!

  • High 5 Ballooning

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    (30 miles) Derry

    A once in a lifetime experience in the sky with hot air ballooning adventures. A natural and exciting New Hampshire adventure for the family!

  • Americas Stonehenge

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    (30 miles) Salem

    Explore the mysteries of America's Stonehenge, and try and work out how it was built! Most likely the oldest man-made structure in the USA!

  • America's Stonehenge

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    (30 miles) Salem

    A mysterious historical attraction - possibly the oldest man-made attraction in the entire country - our very own Stonehenge! Right in New Hampshire.

  • Space Entertainment Center

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    (30 miles) Hooksett

    A fast paced, high energy and colorful environment of over 30,000 square feet, with a full gaming arcade, multi-story laser tag arena and a variety of rides for kids and adults!

  • Cowabungas Fun Center

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    (30 miles) Hooksett

    Kids can have a bouncing fun time at New Hampshire's Largest Inflatable Playground!

  • Jays Bayside Miniature Golf

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    (30 miles) Alton Bay

    Jay's is a beautiful miniature golf course and ice cream store at the southern tip of Lake Winnipesaukee on Route 11. Come by boat or car!

  • Krazy Kids

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    (31 miles) Pembroke

    A fun and family friendly space where kids are encouraged to keep active, have fun and stay healthy! No video games here!

  • Scouting Museum

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    (31 miles) Manchester

    The Lawrence L. Lee Scouting Museum/Max I Silber Scouting Library represents an exciting, unique, and colorful repository for an exceedingly large collection of Boy Scout memorabilia and an ...

  • The Robert Frost Farm

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    (31 miles) Derry

    The Robert Frost Farm was home to Robert Frost and his family from 1900-1911. Frost, one of the nation's most acclaimed poets whose writings are said to be the epitome of New England, attributed many ...

  • 19th Century Willowbrook Village

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    (32 miles) Newfield

    Take a trip back in time to experience 19th century America, with over 10,000 artifacts depicting the crafts and trades, as well as a fascinating 1894 carousel! History can be fun at this unique ...

  • Mcintyre Ski Area

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    (32 miles) Manchester

    Skiing and snowboarding with parents and tot lessons beginning at age 3 and around 30% green runs. Also has lift serviced tubing hill.

  • The Wright Museum

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    (32 miles) Wolfeboro

    The Wright Museum is a non-profit educational institution dedicated to celebrating Americans' sacrifices and achievements during WWII.

  • Klickety Klack Railroad

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    (32 miles) Wolfeboro Falls

    An incredible hands-on experience within this museum and hobby shop for those families and kids who just love trains!

  • Funtown Splashtown USA

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    (32 miles) Saco

    An amusement park and water park rolled into one with Funtown and Splashtown USA!