Kids Activities in Rochester


$29 for Two Hours of Candlepin Bowling with Shoes for Up to Six at Bowl-A-Rama ($59 Value)

Bowl-A-Rama

Bowl-A-Rama

This candlepin bowling alley boasts 20 lanes, a full bar serving a pub menu, and a game room featuring redemption hames and two pool tables

$59 $29

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Admission for Two or Family of Four or Individual or Family Membership to Brick Store Museum (Up to 53% Off)

Brick Store Museum

Kennebunk

Four 19th century buildings including a general store converted into a museum of regional history hold Photography, artwork, and artifacts

$15 $7

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$220 for $400 Groupon — Vibes of Style Entertainment

Vibes Of Style Entertainment

Concord

Dancers perform according to different party themes such as hip hop

$400 $220

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Snowshoe Tour With Option of Skyrider Canopy Tour and BigAirBag Ride at Alpine Adventures (Up to 33% Off)

Alpine Adventures

Lincoln

Ziplining at speeds of up to 60 mph; hike in snowshoes through the mountains; go down a slide, into the air, and bounce off a huge air bag

$59 $41

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Arcade Games at HUD Gaming Lounge (40% Off)

Hud Gaming Lounge

Biddeford

From the merchant: HUD Gaming Lounge offers a unique social gaming experience for anyone who enjoys PC or Console Gaming

$10 $6

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$29 for a Water-Park Visit for Two at Funtown Splashtown USA (Up to $50 Value) 

Funtown Splashtown USA

Saco

60-foot intertwining slides, a pirate-themed play area with eight slides, a family raft slide, and a dark tube-slide foster summer fun

$50 $29

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Candlepin Bowling for Five On Weekdays or at Night at Riverwalk Lanes (51% Off)

Riverwalk Lanes

Amesbury Town

Eight candlepin lanes supply competitive fun for a bowling outing for up to five

$42.50 $21

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$14 for Maple Express Ticket for One at Charmingfare Farm ($19 Value)

Charmingfare Farm

Charmingfare Farm

Event includes horse-drawn ride, maple tree tapping, sugar shack tour, taste testing, and visit with animals

$19 $14

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$38 for a Harlem Globetrotters Game at Verizon Wireless Arena on March 20, 2015 at 7 p.m. ($63.35 Value)

Harlem Globetrotters

Verizon Wireless Arena

Ball-spinning antics abound as this world-famous exhibition basketball team dazzles in a comic and athletic performance

$63.35 $38

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Museum Admission and Memberships to Millyard Museum (Up to 46% Off). Four Options Available.

Millyard Museum

The Millyard

Learn about the history of Manchester, New Hampshire, formerly the home of the world’s largest textile company

$16 $9

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Whale-Watching Tour for One, Tour, or Four from Newburyport Whale Watch (Up to 43% Off)

Newburyport Whale Watch

Newburyport

Passengers head out to sea aboard a custom whale-watching craft to enjoy the majestic mammals, aided by an onboard naturalist

$48 $29

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$50 for $100 for Four 30 minute private music lessons — West Newbury School of Music

West Newbury School Of Music

West Newbury

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$100 $50

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Individual or Family Membership to The Museum of Old Newbury (Up to 42% Off)

The Museum of Old Newbury

Newburyport

Use your membership to visit the Museum grounds and library, and get discounts on gifts and special programming

$30 $19

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Two Private Music Lessons from Zach Field Drum Studios (50% Off)

Zach Field Drum Studios

Newburyport

From the merchant: Experience two lessons for the price of one from one of our qualified teachers

$62 $31

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$30 for Two Private Music Lessons or Four Group Music Lessons at DeAngelis Studio of Music and Arts (Up to $60 Value)

DeAngelis Studio of Music and Arts

DeAngelis Studio of Music and Arts

Students study either voice, guitar, bass, piano, or drum in two 1-on-1 lessons; discovery lessons introduce guitar, voice, piano & drums

$60 $30

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Tour of New England Reptile Distributors for Two or Four from Zoo Creatures (Up to 53% Off)

Zoo Creatures

Plaistow

Get cozy with a pink and purple python or alligator during this reptile tour

$16 $8

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One Year of Unlimited Access, Three Open Jump Visits, or a Birthday Package at Party Playland (Up to 49% Off)

Party Playland

Hampstead

Kids bounce around freely during open jump sessions or birthdays, getting the most out of bounce houses and ball pits

$125 $75

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One or Four 30-Minute Music Lessons or One 60-Minute Music Lesson at Cats n Jammers Music Studios (Up to 52% Off)

Cats n Jammers Music Studios

Merrimac

Music lessons for students of all ages and experience levels include guitar, bass, drums, and piano

$27 $13

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$15 for 100 Arcade Tokens at Pinball Wizard Arcade ($25 Value)

Pinball Wizard Arcade

Pelham

More than 300 arcade games, including 100 pinball machines and 200 classic video arcade games; arcade games are 1 token, pinball is 2 or 3

$25 $15

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One-Day Unlimited Admission for Two or Four, or Private Party for Up to 30 People at Portland Arcade (50% Off)

Portland Arcade

Portland Arcade

Family-friendly video game facility filled with vintage arcade cabinets and consoles from the 70s, 80s, and 90s

$15 $7.50

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Ice-Skating with Skate Rentals for Two, Four, or Ten at Portland Ice Arena (Up to 57% Off)

Portland Ice Arena

Valley Street

More than 60,000 people visit the arena every season to skate on the same ice rink used for practice by the AHL’s Portland Pirates

$14 $7

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Visit for Two or Four, or Membership for One or Up to Four at International Cryptozoology Museum (Up to 55% Off)

International Cryptozoology Museum

Downtown

Cryptozoological museum studies and informs visitors about creatures such as the Loch Ness Monster, the Jersey Devil, and Fiji Mermaids

$14 $7

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One-Year Individual or Family Membership to Skyline Farm Carriage Museum (Up to 57% Off)

Skyline Farm Carriage Museum

Skyline Farm Museum

Annual memberships grant access to special events and tours of a carriage museum with displays from the 18th century through the 1920s

$35 $15

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Entry for Four or One-Year Family Membership to Southworth Planetarium (Up to 50% Off)

Southworth Planetarium

USM Portland - Science Building

Spellbinding space films, laser shows, science lectures, and exhibits

$26 $14

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Two Games of Candlepin Bowling for 2 or 4, or a Birthday Party with Food for 10 at Leda Lanes (Up to 51% Off)

Leda Lanes

Northwest Nashua

Bowlers take aim at thinner pins with lighter, palm-sized bowling balls; party includes one hour of bowling and pizza with clean-up

$26.50 $15.99

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Black-Light Mini Golf and Ten Arcade Tokens for Two, Four, or Six at Funtagious Fun Center (Up to 56% Off)

Funtagious Fun Center

Tyngsborough

Underwater- & pirate-themed sights glow at indoor, black-light mini golf course; skee-ball, air hockey & racing games anchor buzzing arcade

$24 $12

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Laser Tag for Two or Four with Richardson's Ice Cream at Merrimack Valley Pavilion (Up to 46% Off)

Merrimack Valley Pavilion

Merrimack Valley Pavilion

Groups of two and four enjoy laser tag in a jungle-themed arena and cap it off with Richardson’s ice cream

$24 $12.99

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$29 for One Adult Ticket to Any Whale-Watching Cruise from Cape Ann Whale Watch (Up to $48Value)

Cape Ann Whale Watch

Cape Ann Whale Watch

View humpback and fin whales as they feed and play within close range of the 115 ft. boat, Hurricane II; valid for all trips.

$48 $29

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$18 for Four Rounds of Miniature Golf at Monster Mini Golf (Up to $36 Value)

Monster Mini Golf

Danvers

Balls ricochet around 18 black-lit indoor holes decorated with eerie, luminous murals, large monsters, animated props, and music

$36 $18

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Two, Four, or Six 30-Minute Private Music Lessons at The Music Connection (Up to 62% Off)

The Music Connection

The Music and Dance Connection

Family owned music school in business for nearly two decades teaches students how to play the drums, piano, guitar, bass, sax, and more

$60 $29

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5, 10, or 20 Indoor Playground Admissions at Celebration Kingdom (Up to 78% Off)

Celebration Kingdom

North Reading

Large, indoor playground erupts with laughter as children bounce, scramble through an obstacle course, and race on scooters

$45 $12

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Four or Eight Weeks of Musical Instrument Classes for Kids at Music Academy of Chelmsford (Up to 53% Off)

Music Academy of Chelmsford

Chelmsford

Musical Voyagers lets young kids try more than 40 instruments; music lessons focus on piano, violin and drums for kids five and up

$44 $21

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$20 for Five Pop-In Playtimes at Pump It Up ($40 Value)

Pump It Up

Peabody Town Center

Kids’ imaginations run wild as they explore, bounce, and burn energy at vibrantly colored bouncy houses, slides, and inflatables

$40 $20

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Admission for Two at The Butterfly Place (40% Off)

The Butterfly Place

Westford

Get up-close views of colorful butterflies as they flutter and sip nectar from the vibrant plants growing throughout the indoor atrium

$25 $15

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Four Full-Day Admissions or Annual Membership for Two at Griffin Photography Museum (Up to 53% Off)

Griffin Museum of Photography

Winchester Center

Three galleries showcase up-and-coming photographers, in addition to well-known contemporary artists and celebrity photographers.

$28 $14

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$24.99 for Two Hours of Candlepin Bowling with Shoes for Up to Six at Harvard Bowling Lanes (Up to $56 Value)

Harvard Bowling Lanes

Harvard Bowling Lanes

Candlepin-bowling alley provides patrons with retro entertainment throughout the week, adding futuristic accents during cosmic weekend hours

$56 $24.99

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$20 for $37 Worth of Music Lessons — Musique Makers

Musique Makers

Acton

Experienced instructor will show you how to play flute, sax, clarinet, trumpet, guitar, bass, or piano; any style

$37 $20

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14 or 28 Drop-In Play Passes to Kids' Tumble Gym at Together in Motion (Up to 57% Off)

Together in Motion

East Arlington

Parents and children bond as they play with soft blocks and climb through tunnels together on a tumbling gym’s padded floor

$69 $34

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One, Two, or Three Kids' Group Drum Lessons at Gil Graham's Drumming Preparatory School (Up to 57% Off)

Gil Graham's Drumming Preparatory School

East Arlington

Longtime drum teacher instructs youth on keeping the beat through classes of up to 5 students

$25 $12

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Three-Hour Private Introductory Glass Blowing Class for One or Two at Monadnock Glass Arts (50% Off)

Monadnock Glass Arts

Monadnock Glass Arts

Experienced glass artists teaches students the centuries-old European art of glass-blowing during a comprehensive three-hour class

$250 $125

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Four or Eight Private Piano Lessons at Functional Piano Training (Up to 61% Off)

Functional Piano Training

Functional Piano Training

Private piano lessons help players improve piano technique and musical understanding

$260 $105

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Candlepin Bowling with Shoe Rental for Two, Four, or Six at Putnam Street Lanes (Up to 52% Off)

Putnam Street Lanes

Fitchburg

Softball-sized red balls rocket toward narrow pins at 10-lane alley with computerized scoreboards and optional bumpers

$22 $11

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Admission for Four, or Individual or Family Membership at Top Fun Aviation Toy Museum (Up to 52% Off)

Top Fun Aviation Toy Museum

Top Fun Aviation Museum

Scope out more than 800 vintage and modern games and toys, including a Charles Lindberg card game and tin flyers from across the world

$20 $10

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90-Minute Weekday Jump Session for One or Two at Launch Trampoline Park (Up to 45% Off)

Launch Trampoline Park

Waltham

Wall-to-wall trampolines enable bounce sessions, enhance games of dodgeball, and propel jumpers into foam-filled pit

$20 $11

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Admission for Two or Four to the The Mapparium (Up to 50% Off)

The Mapparium

The Mary Baker Eddy Library

The three-story stained-glass globe hosts a musical presentation inside the sphere, complete with LED lights

$24 $12

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Admission for One or Family of Four at Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum (Up to $ Off)

Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

Boston Tea Party Ship and Museum

The Boston Tea Party comes to life with immersive exhibits, tea-ship replicas, and one of the original tea chests from December 16, 1773

$25 $13

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$19.99 for Admission for Two at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum ($30 Value)

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Boston

Explore a unique art collection spanning thousands of years inside a building that resembles a palace; new wing by architect Renzo Piano

$30 $19.99

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$99 for $180 Groupon — Musicians' Playground

Musicians' Playground

Boston

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$180 $99

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$45 for an Urban Dare Adventure Race for a Two-Person Team (Up to $90 Value)

Urban Dare

Bell-in-Hand Tavern

Fast-paced competition challenges teams of two with trivia, photo hunts, and mental and physical challenges

$90 $45

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Visit to Exotic Animal Rescue Center and Wildlife Show for Two or Four at Animal Adventures (Up to 75% Off)

Animal Adventures

Bolton

Exotic animals rescued from neglect or abandonment interact with guests during self-guided tours & live animal shows led by wildlife experts

$28 $8

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Admission or Membership to The Old State House - America's Revolutionary Museum (70% Off)

RevolutionaryBoston at the Old State House

Downtown

Experience the American Revolution through Revolutionary-era artifacts & live performances, then tour the Boston Massacre site out front

$20 $12

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$59 for Three 45-Minute In-Studio Piano Lessons at New England Studio of Music ($135 Value)

New England Studio of Music

Multiple Locations

Lessons based in classical training for pianists of all ages and experience levels

$135 $59

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$10 for Admission for One to Boston Children’s Museum (Up to $14 Value)

Boston Children's Museum

Boston

Boston Children’s Museum offers programs & exhibits that encourage hands-on learning, inspiring kids to use their imagination & creativity

$14 $10

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$25 for Roller Skating, Laser Tag, and Gaming Tokens for Four at Roll On America ($39.95 Value)

Roll On America

Fun America at Roll On America

Roller-skating facility features snack bar, more than 25 arcade games, and laser tag

$39.95 $25

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$60 for $120 Groupon — DMA Martial Arts

Dma Martial Arts

Sudbury

From the merchant: This four-week program gives your child an in-depth look at what our program is all about

$120 $60

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Two or Four Private Piano Lessons or Two Group Choral Lessons for Kids at Yelena's Piano Studios (Up to 57% Off)

Yelena's Piano Studios

Yelena's Piano Studio

In the heart of Brookline Village, students learn to tickle the ivories on a Steinway grand piano

$64 $29

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30 Minutes of Virtual-Reality Gaming for One or Two at The Gaming Center (Up to 57% Off)

The Gaming Center

Nonantum

Strap on a virtual-reality headset and prepare for an immersive gaming experience

$24 $12

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45-Minute Musical Instrument Lesson at Newton Guitar Academy (44% Off)

Newton Guitar Academy

Auburndale

From the merchant: One Single Lesson! With literature to take home

$50 $28

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Three Rounds of Indoor Glow-in-the-Dark Mini Golf for Two, Four, or Six at Glowgolf (Up to 55%Off)

Glowgolf

Wellesley

Glowing golf balls, lit-up putters, neon obstacles, and incandescent walls illuminate players negotiating a tricky, tropical-themed course

$20 $10

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Brick Fest Live LEGO Fan Festival Package at Royal Plaza Trade Center on May 15–17 (Up to 48% Off)

Brick Fest Live LEGO Fan Festival

Royal Plaza Trade Center

Live_logo

LEGO-lovers gather to participate in interactive building activities, exercising their creativity and witnessing huge creations

$42 $22

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$23 for $50 Toward Kids' Birthday Party at Fore Kicks Golf Course & Sports Complexes

Fore Kicks Golf Course & Sports Complex

Multiple Locations

Kids as young as three can choose one of four different themes—sports themed, inflatables, Lil Kicker, and laser tag for ages nine and up

$50 $23

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Select Local Merchants

• For $12, you get an all-family pass for a Friday or Saturday night (a $25 value). • For $20, you get a 5-visit play pass (a $40 value). • For $35, you get a 10-visit play pass (a $70 value).
881 Central Avenue
Dover,
NH
US
Despite its name, The Childrens Museum of New Hampshire isn't just for children. The mission statement of this non-profit organization centers on "family learning"?that is, creating exhibits that engage both kids and adults in problem-solving activities inspired by the real world. Size: two floors with 16 permanent exhibits that introduce kids (and adults) to art, science, and culture through hands-on learning Crown Jewel: Cochecosystem: Lives Built on the River reproduces an entire river system and shows how textile manufacturing once worked, right down to a four-harness weaving loom Eye Catchers: Glow-in-the-dark cave paintings illuminate the walls in Cave Explorers, and visitors can create their own designs with paint or light-up tubing Hidden Gem: Dino Detective invites guests into a rocky dig site to dig up a replica Triceratops skeleton and learn about how it ate greens without saying "yuck!" Other Hands-On Activities: Build flying machines, create music just by moving your hands, and mail letters at the replica post office Special Programs: workshops and classes involve the entire family in building everything from robots to gingerbread houses
6 Washington St.
Dover,
NH
US
For the past several decades, Bowl-O-Rama has been carefully tended to by the Genimatas family. Over its history, the alley has retained much of its original 1950s charm but, as co-owner Dale Genimatas says, "We are always updating and doing new things." Dale operates the alley with her husband and sister-in-law, who she says have been involved with Bowl-O-Rama their entire lives. Dale began working at the facility in 1979 and has since seen it grow to include a total of 28 candlepin lanes, computerized scoring systems, and a food-and-beverage kitchen where chefs bake hand-tossed pizzas and appetizers that include chicken tenders and cheese sticks. Throughout the year, the family hosts open-bowling hours and special events, closing only on Christmas Day to let the pins celebrate with their families. With each weekend comes the return of cosmic glow bowling, and each year brings annual fundraisers such as the Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl-A-Thon. "It's a very electric environment," says Dale, reflecting on the scores of players and benefactors that come together each year to support the organization.
599 Lafayette Rd
Portsmouth,
NH
US
Before they journey down Dr. Von Dark's Tunnel of Terror, riders sit facing each other aboard a two-person tube. But they won't actually see one another for long, since the aptly named doctor has designed a 300-foot jaunt whose twists and 40-foot plunge unfold in complete darkness. The pitch-black tunnel is just one of many heart-pounding attractions at the more than 26-acre Water Country that have helped make Water Country the Parenting NH Magazine's Family Favorite Award for Best Water Park in 2011, 2012, and 2013. Additionally, visitors can dash down the 422-foot-long Racing Rapids slide, navigate a quarter mile of waterfalls and caves along Adventure River, or float in a wave pool with 700,000 gallons of water. Water Country likewise caters to youngsters with giant tipping buckets and a 40-foot-long pirate ship complete with slides. During full days of sliding and splashing, guests can rest at one of the park's shaded cabanas and enjoy an array of tasty snacks and sweets from nearly 10 food options scattered throughout the park, including stands specializing in Dippin' Dots and fried dough.
2300 Lafayette Rd.
Portsmouth,
NH
US
At Garland Stables, proprietor Chelsea Miller continues her grandmother's legacy of training, showing, and selling Morgan show horses, caring for a stable full of her own beautiful, healthy equines amid idyllic farmland and pasture. Here, riders learn proper and safe horsemanship on the ground and in the saddle during private lessons. Once they've mastered the basics, riders often embark on scenic horseback jaunts through the surrounding fields and riding trails. After riders depart for the day, horses relax in the comfort of spacious stalls with cozy matting and free cable.
100 West Road
Rye,
NH
US
Turning Point Show Stables encompasses 30 acres of verdant rolling hills and trainers dedicated to grooming talented, well-rounded equestrians. New students first learn to tack up their horses before mounting up and practicing skills in the hunter/jumper style of English riding. They also get an education in grooming, horsemanship, and how to properly reward a horse. Turning Point also offers boarding and training overseen by head trainer, owner, and manager Sheryl MacLeod, who boasts more than 25 years of experience with horses.
100 West Rd
Rye,
NH
US
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