Kids Activities in Somersworth

Up to 26% Off Visits to Water Country

Water Country

Portsmouth

$38.99 $28.99

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More than 26 acres encompass a 700,000-gallon wave pool, a 40 ft. long pirate ship for kids, and a tubing ride with a twisting 40 ft. drop

64% Off Bowling and Pizza for Up to Six at Bowl-O-Rama

Bowl-O-Rama

Bowl-O-Rama

$80 $29

28 candlepin lanes host competitive and entertaining games while computerized systems keep score and a kitchen kicks out hand-tossed pizza

Ogunquit Museum Of American Art – Up to 50% Off a Visit

Ogunquit Museum Of American Art

Ogunquit

$20 $11

Oceanfront museum exclusively exhibits American works of art, including paintings, sculptures, photography, and graphics

Up to 53% Off Brick Store Museum

Brick Store Museum

Kennebunk

$15 $7

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

Up to 50% Off at Funtown Splashtown USA 

Funtown Splashtown USA

Saco

$50 $25

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

Amesbury Sports Park – Up to 53% Off Tubing and Zorb Rides

Amesbury Sports Park

Amesbury

$39.50 $23

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Two lanes and a conveyor belt usher tubers up and down hills; zorbs enclose guests in a plastic sphere for trips downhill

Up to 43% Off a Boat Cruise

Al Gauron Deep Sea Fishing & Whale Watching

Hampton Harbor

$33 $19

Individuals or pairs enjoy a whale-watching or island cruise

51% Off Candlepin Bowling at Riverwalk Lanes

Riverwalk Lanes

Amesbury Town

$42.50 $21

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

50% Off Four 30 minute private music Lessons

West Newbury School Of Music

West Newbury

$100 $50

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

Up to 43% Off Newburyport Whale Watch Tour

Newburyport Whale Watch

Newburyport

$48 $29

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

Up to 53% Off at Liquid Planet Water Park

Liquid Planet Water Park

Candia

$40 $19

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All-day pass grants unlimited access to water slides, pools, and splash parks; guests also get a zipline ride and round of mini golf

Up to 51% Off Children's Indoor Play

Froggy's Party Pad

Haverhill

$30 $15

Kids aged 18 months to 5 years gather to exercise, dance, and participate in open play in a fun, colorful environment

Up to 53% Off Reptile Tour from Zoo Creatures

Zoo Creatures

Plaistow

$16 $8

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

Up to Half Off Private or Group Music Lessons

DeAngelis Studio of Music and Arts

Haverhill

$60 $30

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

Up to 59% Off Park Outing or Membership in Salem

America's Stonehenge

Salem

$22 $10

Maintained trail guides guests through a 4,000-year-old manmade site complete with inscriptions, maze-like hallways, alpacas, and chambers

$14 for Family Games, Attractions, and Snacks

Joker's Family Fun and Games

Riverton

$26 $14

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Vast indoor play areas serve housemade pizza as kids play with jungle gyms, inflatable air bounces, train rides, and arcade games

Victoria Mansion — Up to 58% Off Visits

Victoria Mansion

Portland

$30 $15

This National Historic Landmark showcases elaborate Italian-villa-style architecture and 19th-century interiors that are 90% original

Up to 55% Off Cryptozoology-Museum Visits

International Cryptozoology Museum

Downtown

$14 $7

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

Up to 51% Off Membership to Skyline Farm Carriage Museum

Skyline Farm Carriage Museum

North Yarmouth

$35 $17

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

Southworth Planetarium – Half Off Visit or Membership

Southworth Planetarium

USM Portland - Science Building

$26 $13

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

Up to 57% Off Ice-Skating at Portland Ice Arena

Portland Ice Arena

Portland

$14 $7

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

58% Off a Kids' Educational Camp

Bricks 4 Kidz

North Andover

$45 $19

Kids explore their creativity and learn engineering fundamentals through guided projects incorporating Lego and Duplo blocks

50% Off a One-Day Football or Kicking Training

Sports International Football Camps

Merrimack College

$199.97 $99

Kids receive position-specific training at football specialty clinic, or kicking, punting, and long-snapping academy

40% Off Classic Arcade Games, Pinball, and Skeeball

Pinball Wizard Arcade

Pelham

$25 $15

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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

Capt. Bill and Sons Whale Watch – Up to 49% Off Excursions

Capt. Bill and Sons Whale Watch

Gloucester

$48 $28

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A family of experts shares tips on spotting humpback and minke whales—as well as dolphins and seals—during three- to four-hour outings

Up to 40% Off a Cape Ann Whale Watch Cruise

Cape Ann Whale Watch

Gloucester

$48 $29

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

Up to 41% Off at Wenham Museum

Wenham Museum

Wenham

$16 $10

Marvel at 10 model train layouts, vintage dolls and antique toys and step back in time to visit a New England home from the 1690's

46% Off Blueberry Festival

Connors Farm

Danvers

$23.90 $13

Guests feast on blueberry pie and ice cream, go on hayrides, watch duck races, and listen to music

38% Off Pottery Painting at Look What I Made

Look What I Made! Pottery

North Reading

$40 $25

Adorn a bisque piece with provided paints and sponges inspired by surrounding pieces during a laid-back paint-your-own-pottery session

50% Off Bowling and Billiards at Kings Lynnfield

Kings Lynnfield

Lynnfield

$40 $19.99

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Fun center offers 16 lanes, two pool tables, bocce court, and shuffleboard table amongst 50 HDTVs, two bars, and a restaurant

Half Off Pop-In Playtime at Pump It Up

Pump It Up

Peabody Town Center

$40 $20

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

Salem Wax Museum – Up to 54% Off

Salem Wax Museum

Downtown Salem

$64 $39

Visitors can view eerily life-like wax figures and practicing witches or visit Frankenstein at Salem Wax Museum's Haunted Neighborhood

Up to 53% Off at Griffin Photography Museum

Griffin Museum of Photography

Winchester Center

$28 $14

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

Up to 57% Off Kids' Tumble Gym Passes

Together in Motion

East Arlington

$69 $34

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

49% Off Bowling Package at Acton Bowladrome

Acton Bowladrome

Acton

$57 $29

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Sixteen synthetic candlepin lanes host strikes after which bowlers can exercise their digits in the arcade emporium

Up to 55% Off at Harvard Bowling Lanes

Harvard Bowling Lanes

Harvard Bowling Lanes

$56 $24.99

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

Up to 60% Off Urban-Race Entry

CitySolve Urban Race

The North Star

$50 $20

Teams race on foot past city landmarks, solving clues and tackling obstacles for a chance at cash and other prizes

51% Off Bowling for Up to Six at South Boston Candlepin

South Boston Candlepin

South Boston Bowl

$59 $29

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New England–born variation of bowling employs balls and pins smaller than standard 10-pin games

54% Off Basketball Camp

FLS International

Boston

$300 $139

Students spend three full days a week at the beach to study basketball techniques under experienced instructors

Up to Half Off Urban Dare Adventure Race for Two

Urban Dare

Bell-in-Hand Tavern

$90 $45

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

Up to 50% Off Family Activities at Kings Back Bay

Kings

Fenway - Kenmore - Audubon Circle - Longwood

$40 $19.99

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Retro wall art and vibrant, high-def screens surround bowling alleys, shuffleboard tables, and skee-ball games

The Old State House - America's Revolutionary Museum – 70% Off

RevolutionaryBoston at the Old State House

Downtown

$20 $12

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

56% Off In-Studio Piano Lessons

New England Studio of Music

Multiple Locations

$135 $59

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

45% Off Musical Instrument Course

Musicians' Playground

Boston

$180 $99

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82% Off One Year of Online Guitar Lessons

Center Stage Guitar Academy

Online Deal

$108 $19

Bryan Billhimer leads lessons organized by skill level, covering technique and song learning in high-quality videos shot from many angles

55% Off Scavenger-Hunt Adventure Race

The Ultimate Urban Scavenger Race

The Times Irish Pub & Restaurant

$55 $25

Teams race to solve clues and strategize to win cash prizes and awards during urban race; music and drink specials at post-race party

50% Off Admission to Maine State Aquarium

Maine State Aquarium

Boothbay

$20 $10

Tanks display anemones, wolffish, and lobsters and hands-on exhibits allow guests to handle horseshoe crabs, sea stars, and sand dollars

Up to 50% Off at Boothbay Railway Village

Boothbay Railway Village

Boothbay

$20 $10

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See more than 60 antique cars, 28 historical buildings, and a lovingly restored Merci Boxcar gifted to America by France post-World War II

Up to 51% Off Camping at Wolfe's Neck Farm

Wolfe's Neck Farm

Freeport

$50.76 $25

Enjoy a night of camping at nonelectric campsites in wooded or ocean-view spots on the farm's 626 acres

Up to 44% Off a Visit to Indoor Playspace

Inside Playground

East Watertown

$10 $6

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Shoeless tykes romp through inflated structures, ball pools, and sit-down games and puzzles in an indoor playplace

45% Off Art Camp

Globe Trotter

Watertown

$500 $275

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

Half Off Kids' Playground Fun in Maynard and Natick

Jam Time

Multiple Locations

$50 $25

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Bounce house, pretend grocery market, climbing structures, ball pit & full-size playhouse with kitchen enthrall kids at indoor playground.

Up to 62% Off Kindermusik Play-Dates

Suzuki School of Newton

Auburndale

$15 $7

Parents engage with their children through guided musical activities using instruments provided by the Suzuki School of Newton

Up to 77% Off Roller-Skating Package

Roll On America

Fun America at Roll On America

$65 $15

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

Up to 41% Off at Sky Zone Westborough

Sky Zone

Westborough

$32 $19

Jump for fun, work out, or play games on expansive floors and walls covered in trampolines

Up to 50% Off at Jump In With Us

Jump In With Us

Marlborough

$20 $12

6,000-square-foot indoor playground with bounce houses, inflatable slides, obstacle course, and rock-climbing wall

50% Off Kids' Birthday Party

Fore Kicks Golf Course & Sports Complex

Multiple Locations

$50 $25

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

Up to 65% Off a Meteor-Shower Boat Cruise

Mark's Tree Farm

Plymouth

$300 $109

High-powered laser pointer showcases planets, galaxies, and nebulae during guided astronomy boat tour

Up to 40% Off Whale-Watching Tour for Two

Capt. John Boats

Plymouth

$94 $56

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A 3–4-hour boat tour takes visitors through Cape Cod Bay to see wildlife such as humpback whales, minke whales, dolphins, & razor bills

45% Off a Pinball Party Package at Pop Bumpers Pinball

Pop Bumpers Pinball

Weymouth

$250 $138

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

Up to 50% Off Bowling, Skee-Ball, and More at Kings Dedham

Kings

Dedham

$40 $19.99

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Retro wall art and vibrant high-def screens surround bowling alleys, shuffleboard tables, and skee-ball games

Up to 53% Off Kids’ Indoor Recreation

Kids' Fun Stop

West Roxbury

$12 $6

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While parents supervise, kids aged 6 or younger frolic on climbing structures and slides or create crafts at the art table

Up to 45% Off Ceramics Painting at Make Meaning

Make Meaning

Dedham

$50 $29

Guests paint ceramics such as picture frames, bowls, and trays

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 Ave
Dover,
NH
US

Since moving from Portsmouth to Dover in 2008, the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire has educated and entertained more than 280,000 children and families from New England and around the world. Devoted to sharing arts, sciences, and cultural experiences with families from all walks of life, the museum houses 16 static exhibits highlighting local art and literature as well as interactive science displays. In addition to daily learning visits, the museum hosts birthday parties, and special events throughout the year teach valuable skills, such as spotting trick candles before blowing.

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

Gundalow Company likens its namesake to the tractor-trailer rigs of today. Flat-bottomed cargo barges with a single mast, gundalows once sailed down shallow rivers, carrying fish, lumber, bricks, and coal to towns in the Piscataqua region. The company’s mission is to preserve the history of this ship and the maritime life it once facilitated. They are aided in this mission by two vessels. The Captain Edward H. Adams is a historically accurate replica of the Fanny M., the last commercial gundalow. It was helmed by Captain Adams, who was also known for gathering awareness for the health of the Great Bay Estuary. Visitors can hop aboard this permanently docked ship and participate in an array of hands-on educational programs. The Piscataqua, on the other hand, offers on-the-go lessons, as it is US Coast Guard–certified and available for public and private sails. During two-hour tours, passengers travel along six inland rivers, picnicking, helping the crew pull up lobster traps, or searching the water’s surface for a third eye in their reflections.

56 Middle St
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