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 Ciders

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 Craft Cider Studio at the Atrium Wine Bar in the Lincoln Village Shops for a taste of what Rhythm Ciders 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

Great Waters’ Concerts in the Clouds the perfect solution for a rainy evening

Troubled by cloudy skies? Great Waters, which has been entertaining residents and visitors to New Hampshire’s fabled Lake Regions for over 25 years, has a solution: Concerts in the Clouds, debuting this season in the meadow of the beautiful Castle in the Clouds. Events this summer scheduled for the tent, set against the stunning backdrop of Lake Winnipesaukee, include jazz artist Peter Cincotti, the Australian Bee Gees, Classic Albums Live performing the Eagles’ “Hotel California,” a Comedy Night with Juston McKinney and Carolyn Plummer, 50 Years of Rock ’n’ Roll with Neil Berg, and Broadway singer Kate Baldwin. The season closes with a free folk festival Aug. 28 featuring Ballroom Thieves, Susie Burke & David Surette, Co-Pilot and Carolyn Ramsay Band.
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!