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.

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.
Build Challenge 500x250 - Children's Museum of New Hampshire - Dover, NH
Children's Museum of New Hampshire

6 Washington Street Dover, NH, 03820 Phone: 603-742-2002

Closed for 2020 - We look forward to seeing you in 2021!

There is so much fun stuff to do at the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire that grownups will be green with envy. Kids can make a flying machine, duck inside a “cave” (using a special light to find cave paintings), check out replica dinosaur bones, operate a periscope in a submarine and press their faces into the giant pinscreen (see what comes out the other side!). The museum includes a studio to make your own art, a place devoted to the 3 and under crowd and a “thinkering lab” where kids can test their engineering ideas. Young visitors can pretend they are mail carriers, play on a sound sculpture, put on masks from Mexico and try to win at Mindball, a biofeedback game.
Carousel - Fun World - Nashua, NH
Fun World

200 Daniel Webster Highway Nashua, NH, 03060 Phone: 603-888-1940

Rainy Day Solution #1 – Get the Family Over to Fun World

Rainy weather shows no courtesy for people on vacation. But there's no need for tears in Nashua. Fun World is an all-indoor play space where everyone in the family can find action to fit their tastes. Teenagers will flock to the multi-player video games and dance games, or bunch up at the prize showcase to claim prizes for their redeemable tickets. Meanwhile, the tots of the family can wear themselves to a frazzle climbing jungle gyms and riding the slides in the three-story-tall play space, which also has a ball pit for little-kid foolishness. Parents will appreciate the beautiful carousel imported from Italy, and they might even take a spin on the indoor roller coaster. Eat a pizza lunch, and keep on playing!
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

Drizzly day? How about exploring a mansion on top of the mountains?

Even on a rainy day, the mountains are magnificent, and so is the mansion at Castle in the Clouds, a perfect place to explore on a drizzly day. Taking a self-guided tour through the Arts and Crafts-style Lucknow Mansion will bring you into the 1910s and 1920s, since the rooms look as if the original owners had just gone out for the day. Vintage clothing hangs in closets, period pieces reflect the times, and a basement tour lets you see how the servants lived. For kids, there’s an interactive play area and a scavenger hunt with small prizes. An exhibit gallery, in the Carriage House is full of photos, restoration stories and information – plus, visitors are asked to help solve some research mysteries!