Things to do in New Hampshire 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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  • Santa's Village

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    Jefferson

    A Christmas theme park featuring wonderful rides, great shows and awesome water park Ho Ho H2O, all geared towards kids up to 13 years old! Festive fun in New Hampshire!

  • Water Country

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    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.

  • Liquid Planet Waterpark

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    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 ...

  • Whales Tale Waterpark

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    Lincoln

    Check out our 12 slides, wave pool, lazy river, kiddie play place, Oasis Beach Bar and waveside entertainment every weekend in July and August! One of the many fun family places to go if you're ...

  • Kahuna Laguna

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    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 ...

  • Touchstone Farm

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    Temple

    For animal loving kids, Touchstone Farm in New Hampshire makes a fun day out where they can spend time with horses, as well as other farm animals

  • The Fells

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    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.

  • The Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad

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    Meredith

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

  • Captain Bills Charters

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    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 ...

  • High 5 Ballooning

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    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!

  • Mount Washington Cruises

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    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, ...

  • Outdoor Escapes New Hampshire

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    Conway

    Outdoor adventures in New Hampshire with these great tours, from wood survival skills, to cross country skiing and canoeing!

  • Party PlayLand

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    Hampstead

    At Party PlayLand your child is invited to jump, climb, bounce and slide in a brightly decorated center featuring soft, interactive, fun-filled inflatables perfect for children ages 12 months - 10 ...

  • The Build Station

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    Salem

    Enjoy drop in activities using Legos, Lego Robotics, Knex, Uberstix, Zoob and more than one dozen family friendly build stations. Join us for a fun way to learn!

  • Jump N Joy

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    Laconia

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

  • Twice The Fun

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    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.

  • Cowabungas Fun Center

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    Hooksett

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

  • Space Entertainment Center

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    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!

  • Krazy Kids

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    Pembroke

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

  • NUThin but GOOD TIMES

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    Merrimack

    A clean, fun, and family friendly indoor play center in Southern New Hampshire!

  • Bobos Indoor Playground

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    Nashua

    Indoor adventure jungle gym and play zone for under 7s featuring slides, inflatable fun, rock wall, toddler zone and plasma cars.

  • New England Ski Museum

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    Franconia

    Come and see Exhibits on the History of Skiing which changes annually and Vintage Ski Films Shown in Our Theater. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with ...

  • Mt Kearsarge Indian Museum

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    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.

  • Hood Museum of Art

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    Hanover

    Comprising nearly 65,000 works of art and artifacts from a broad range of cultures and historical periods, the permanent collection of the Hood Museum of Art represents a remarkable cultural and ...

  • Enfield Shaker Museum

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    Enfield

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

  • The Wright Museum

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    Wolfeboro

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

  • New Hampshire Boat Museum

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    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 ...

  • Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm

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    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 ...

  • American Independence Museum

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    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 ...

  • Currier Museum of Art

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    Manchester

    The Currier features European and American paintings, decorative arts, photographs and sculpture, including works by Picasso, Monet, O'Keeffe, Wyeth, and LeWitt with exhibitions, tours, and programs ...

  • Museum of New Hampshire History

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    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 ...

  • Scouting Museum

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    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 Millyard Museum

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    Manchester

    The Museum features the permanent exhibit, Woven in Time: 11,000 Years at Amoskeag Falls, that tells the story of Manchester and the people who have lived and worked here. The story starts with the ...

  • 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

  • Mount Washington Valley Childrens Museum

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    North Conway

    is a educational and entertaining, place to go with kids. It is an indoor play center where kids can learn by interacting with all the fun exhibits. Great rainy day activity for the whole family.