Things to do in LACONIA 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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  • Art Escape

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    (1 miles) Laconia

    Don't think you are an artist? Walk in to Art Escape and they will help you create a masterpiece! Paint your own ceramics is a great family activity!

  • Jump N Joy

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    (2 miles) Laconia

    Indoor fun in New Hampshire with FIVE different bounce houses, and 5000 sq ft of fun activities for kids!

  • Mount Washington Cruises

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    (5 miles) Belknap

    The M/S Mount Washington is an excursion cruise ship on Lake Winnipesaukeen, NH. It offers scenic cruises, Sunday brunch and dinner dance cruises. The ship stops at 5 ports on the lake, Wolfeboro, ...

  • Gunstock Mountain Resort

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    (6 miles) Gilford

    Skiing and snowboarding with lessons from 6, 12% green runs, tubing, zipline adventure and terrain park with beginner hill.

  • Weirs Beach GoKart Track

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    (6 miles) Laconia

    Weirs Beach GoKart Track offers a FUN, safe, clean environment for the ULTIMATE interactive racing experience!

  • Monkey Trunks Zipline and High Ropes Adventure

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    (6 miles) Weirs Beach

    Active kids love this zipline and high ropes fun for all ages in New Hampshire! A challenging and exciting family day out!

  • Jays Bayside Miniature Golf

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    (10 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!

  • The Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad

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    (10 miles) Meredith

    Enjoy a nostalgic scenic excursion along the shores of the lake. We travel between Meredith & Lakeport always within view of the lake.

  • Daniel Webster Birthplace

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    (11 miles) Franklin

    The Daniel Webster Birthplace State Historic Site is associated with the birth and early childhood years of Daniel Webster, one of our country's most respected orators and statesmen. While the site ...

  • Franklin Falls Dam

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    (11 miles) Franklin

    A beautiful area in New Hampshire stretching along the Pemigewasset River, with fun activities like canoeing, fishing and snowmobiling.

  • Canterbury Shaker Village

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    (12 miles) Canterbury

    A National Historic Landmark museum with 25 original Shaker buildings and 694 acres of nature trails to explore. Families will find hands-on activities scattered throughout the Village ranging from ...

  • Abenaki Ski Area

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    (13 miles) Wolfeboro

    The oldest small ski area in America offers skiing and snowboarding with lessons available, with 4 of the 7 runs offered being green.

  • The Wright Museum

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    (14 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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    (14 miles) Wolfeboro Falls

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

  • New Hampshire Boat Museum

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    (15 miles) Wolfeboro Falls

    The Museum features many of the finest examples of vintage mahogany and antique boats on a rotating basis, including; Garwood, Chris-Craft, Century, Dodge, Penn Yan, Lyman and Hacker. There are ...

  • Squam Lakes Natural Science Center

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    (17 miles) Holderness

    Open meadows, mature forests, and marsh boardwalks connect interactive natural exhibits where native animals reside: black bears, mountain lions, raptors, river otters, bobcats, and more. Spend a day ...

  • Chucksters Family Fun Park

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    (20 miles) Chichester

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

  • McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center

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    (21 miles) Concord

    Take a journey to the stars: where the sky is no limit, it is just the beginning! Kids can participate in a rocket-making workshop, make a comet, land the space shuttle, try the amateur satellite ...

  • Museum of New Hampshire History

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    (22 miles) Concord

    The New Hampshire Historical Society serves thousands of children and adults each year through its Museum of New Hampshire History, research library, educational programs, and award-winning ...

  • No Brushes Allowed

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    (23 miles) Concord

    It's all about creating ART! Whether it's through their hands, sponges, spray bottles....they can experiment and create anything, WITH anything!

  • Polar Caves Park

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    (23 miles) Rumney

    America's most sensational glacial caves in the most beautiful of woodland settings. Plus kids can have fun panning for gems at the Polar Sluice, or try the family treasure hunt by torchlight in the ...

  • Krazy Kids

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    (24 miles) Pembroke

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

  • Mt Kearsarge Indian Museum

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    (24 miles) Warner

    Exhibits of Native American objects, special events,and programming. 2.5 acre Medicine Woods Nature Trail. Tipi and Northeast Woodlands lodge frame on grounds. Shop for souvenirs in our giftshop.

  • Captain Bills Charters

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    (25 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 ...

  • Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm

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    (25 miles) Tamworth

    Take a guided working farm tour, visit our gardens, view our exhibits and new exhibits changing every month. Take a scenic walk by foot or by wagon or sleigh ride. A beautiful destination, visited by ...

  • Kahuna Laguna

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    (30 miles) North Conway

    is 40,000 sqare feet of tropically themed wet adventure, with four high speed water slides, wave pool with body surfing and water basketball; plus family fun pool with interactive features and ...

  • Charmingfare Farm

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    (32 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" ...

  • 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 ...

  • Cowabungas Fun Center

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    (33 miles) Hooksett

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

  • The Fells

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    (33 miles) Newbury

    One of New England's finest examples of an early 20th-century summer estate. Enjoy the old garden, rose terrace and Japanese water lily pool.

  • Space Entertainment Center

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    (34 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!

  • Liquid Planet Waterpark

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    (34 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 ...

  • Hilltop Fun Center

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    (34 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...!

  • Enfield Shaker Museum

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    (34 miles) Enfield

    The mission of the Enfield Shaker Museum is to protect, enhance, and utilize its historical structures, landscape and Shaker cultural heritage.

  • Ham Ice Arena

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    (35 miles) Conway

    In addition to public skating, hockey programs and home to many figure skating clubs for children and adults. Ham Arena also features a pro shop stocked with equipment, sticks, skates, and gear from ...