Rainy day activities include indoor gyms, playgrounds, video arcades

Rain or shine, New Hampshire has family activities for adults and kids and family friendly places to stay nearby. With historic sites, museums, and great shopping you’ll never be bored even when it rains. Learn about the social history of the telephone from the first sentence spoken in 1876 by Alexander Graham Bell to smart phones of today at the telephone museum. Take a craft-making workshop and make something from your own hands from jewelry to tie-dyed shirts and sweatshirts. An all-indoor play space features multi-player video games and dance games, jungle gyms, a three-story slide and a beautiful carousel imported from Italy.

Ciders in the Orchard - Rhythm Ciders - Lincoln, NH
Rhythm Handcrafted Beverages

25 South Mountain Drive Lincoln, NH, 03251 Phone: 603-745-7550

Too rainy to pick apples? Visit this cider studio to enjoy them another way

You might not be able to go apple picking in the rain, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy apples. Stop by the Rhythm Studio at the Atrium Wine Bar in the Lincoln Village Shops for a taste of what Rhythm Handcrafted Beverages has to offer. Pull up a chair to a barrel table in the light-filled cider studio and choose from a variety of crisp, refreshing ciders, all fermented naturally from locally sourced fruits. Choose the original hard apple cider, or ask for something different, like the blueberry hard apple cider, heirloom apple cider, hard blood orange cider or hard lemon-lime cider. There’s no extra flavoring in any of them, and label art features the work of local artists.
Bottle Selection - Seven Birches Winery - Lincoln, NH
Seven Birches Winery

River Walk at Loon - 22 South Mountain Drive Lincoln, NH, 03251 Phone: 603-745-7550

Rain or shine, winery located inside a resort the perfect way to spend time

The day may be gray and rainy, but it’s all about the product of the sun at the Seven Birches Winery, located within the grand new Riverwalk Resort at Loon Mountain. Take a tour and see how locally sourced fruits and European grape varietals are transformed into wines of distinction. Chat with winemakers to see how the wines are handcrafted on-site. At the winery’s Tasting Room and Wine Bar, the staff will provide tasting notes, serve and discuss the wines. Over at the Lincoln Village Shops in the center of town, head to the Atrium Wine Bar and ask for a flight to sample a variety of wines. Grab a bite from a special selection of crackers, cheese, chorizo and chocolate.
Bluegrass Band - Great Waters - Wolfeboro, NH
Great Waters

54 N. Main Street Wolfeboro, NH, 03894 Phone: 603-569-7710

Rain can’t put a damper on amazing live performances at Great Waters

Let it rain! Great Waters is presenting its second season of Concerts in the Clouds at Castle in the Clouds in Moultonborough, N.H. – under a tent in a beautiful meadow. So get your tickets now for some great shows this summer! Opening night features “1964: The Tribute,” the most popular Beatles performance you can imagine. Other concerts include Broadway artist Michael Cavanaugh playing songs by Elton John and Billy Joel, an Electric Light Orchestra tribute band, and the ultra classic sounds of Fleetwood Mac classic album “Rumours”. And you need to act fast if you want to score tickets to “One Night of Queen: Gary Mullen & The Works.” Enjoy premium live music while you marvel at amazing mountain views.
Kids & Science - Castle in the Clouds - Moultonborough, NH
Castle in The Clouds

Route 171 - 455 Old Mountain Road Moultonborough, NH, 03254 Phone: 603-476-5900

Arts-and-Crafts mansion, set high in the clouds, ideal to visit on a rainy day

If it’s one of those days where the rain, rain won’t go away, then it’s time to visit the Castle in the Clouds. Take a vintage trolley trip up to the magnificent Arts and Crafts-style mansion, the centerpiece of the Lucknow Estate, built in 1914 for Thomas and Olive Plant. Take your time exploring the mansion on a self-guided tour, highlighting everything from vintage clothes in Olive’s closets to innovative electrical fixtures and a central vacuuming system. A basement tour features the then-ultra-modern appliances and gives a glimpse into the lives of the servants. Hands-on activities include scavenger hunts and picture-drawing. The exhibit in the Carriage House offers images, memorabilia and objects highlighting the women, like Olive Plant, of the Progressive Era.